Ava Delmund had it all--as the daughter of one of the richest merchants in Millyuria, she rubbed shoulders with the most elite of Millyuria and lived like a princess in the family townhouse in the Capitol City, Millyuris. But when betrothal to a possessive Baron turns sour, the Delmund family and their faithful housekeeper run to the forested province of Allokai, ruled over by a mysterious, distant prince from time immemorial. They rebuild, but when Ava's father is caught stealing a rare white rose from the Prince, Ava takes his place as the Prince's prisoner. She discovers that the Prince himself is a prisoner. A lifetime alone and the curse of a spiteful sorceress have turned him into a monster in his own mind. Ava learns to love life with the Prince...and then the Baron comes looking for her, bent on carrying her back to Millyuria. Can Ava break the curse and save the kingdom...and her wandering Prince?