Rising Heat (The Prince of Zammar 4) by Samantha Nolan
In the palace, passion and obsession simmer just below the surface.
A deadly curse has made Prince Jalen ‘Anaq Al-Jameyri’s life a living hell. The healer Sadie, a woman whom he rescued from the executioner’s axe two months ago, might be his only hope of salvation. But first, he needs to trust her—and himself—again.
It’s been two weeks since Sadie last saw prince Jalen. Since their last night together, he has been avoiding her, going so far as to take another woman to his bed. Though hurt by his rejection, she strives to make the best of her remaining months in the palace until an attack in the prince’s private garden changes everything.
After the incident, Jalen realizes that Sadie will need protection once he can no longer provide it himself. But his plan might well alienate Sadie for good.
Rising Heat is a 13.9k words novelette (around 65 pages) and is the fourth in the Prince of Zammar serial.
Warning: The novellette includes hot sex, a desperate prince, and one pissed off healer who isn't afraid to speak her mind.
The Prince of Zammar :
1 - Into the Fire (Available) 2 - Slow Burn (Available) 3 - Smoldering (Available) 4 - Rising Heat (Available) 5 - Up in Flames (Available) 6 - From the Ashes (Available)