Sheikh Selim has a secret. It is so terrible that he would do anything to cover it up. His father is pressing him for an heir. Selim has three wives and several concubines. None have ever given him a child. Secretly, he goes to a doctor in a different country. The news that he can’t father a child is a devastating one. If he can’t provide an heir, his country will fall into the hands of his greedy stepbrother who already has a son. That has to be avoided at all costs.
Sheikh Selim has purchased many slaves in his quest to find a woman able to bear his child. His favorite slave house in Romania is closing its doors. However, before they do, they are going to have one last Christmas auction. Among the women being sold is one who interests him especially.
Will he be able to convince the world, and most importantly his father, that the pregnant woman he bought at a slave house is carrying his child? Will he be able to protect his beloved slave from the intrigues his brother has planned for her and for the child she carries within her belly?
Meanwhile, he has the not too small task of convincing his slave Tonya that he means well for her. After living in the slave house for so long, she is convinced that all men are evil, and that they only want to use her.