Declan Sanchez is a STUD warrior. At six feet two inches he has the black-as-midnight eyes of his Colombian father and the chestnut-shot-with-gold hair of his Irish-American mother. Dec is gorgeous. He’s a man who always goes after what he wants—and gets it.
Annie Stanton is a petite, hazel-eyed brunette. She’s beautiful, shy and she’s also the first woman Dec has ever wanted and not bedded. Annie wants him too. He knows that. But she’s inexperienced and he senses that rushing her would be a mistake. That’s okay. He’ll wait. He’ll do anything for the woman he’s starting to think of as his Annie.
Then, without warning, Annie disappears from Dec’s life. The next time he sees her is at the wedding of STUD Chay Olivieri—except she isn’t Annie Stanton anymore. She’s Princess Anoushka of the Kingdom of Qaram. Dec is furious at how she’d deceived him. He’s determined to forget her, but that’s hard to do—especially when, weeks later, it turns out that the only man who can save Annie from becoming the unwilling bride of a brutal dictator is Lieutenant Declan Sanchez and a raiding party of tough, combat-hardened STUDs.