There's not much plot to this little story: boy meets girl, boy attempts to buy girl in business transaction with her father, girl tells boy to shove it, boy and girl spend three years pining and then are reunited, boy realizes that pining + lust = love and figures out how to show it, happy ending.
That said, there are some interesting elements. Yates does a credible job of portraying an Arab man who was raised with antiquated beliefs about the proper roles of men and women--and who rules a country where many people still hold those beliefs--but also lives in the modern world and desires an American woman who feels very strongly about independence. A few obvious stereotypes and errors still show up; for example, Taj says several times that he was brought up in a household without love, which doesn't sound like any Arab family I've ever met, no matter how wealthy. Nonetheless, I appreciated Yates's effort to show that Taj is a kindhearted person who doesn't conform to common American notions of the abusive, woman-hating Arab male. I just wish HP had put similar effort into getting a model of Arab descent for the cover.