Alexandra is a princess of a war stricken country and is betrothed to King Allen of Ceribia, a thirty-eight year old king who has a son old enough to be her brother. Her headstrong personality does not like the fact that she is being forced into marriage. Adding to that mess, the Outlaws, a band of unknown rebels, despise her father as much as the enemy country, Dandrea. To escape this, she attempts to escape her home, only to be returned by a handsome soldier with the name of Todd Decker. Alarmingly, she grows fond of Corporal Decker and she feels conflicted because her earlier feelings about marriage still reign strong. When nearly captured by the Outlaws, she discovers that Todd has a secret about one of them. Then she meets Gavin, a mysterious young man from the woods and becomes love stricken from the moment she met him. The mysterious appearance of "love at first sight" plagues and haunts her. She has to make a choice and choose. Does she have to do what is right for her kingdom by agreeing to marry King Allen? Or should she delve further into the world of puzzling feelings that is Todd and Gavin? She must decide, but one secret may tip the scale in favor of one choice.