Ashton Ward, the son of the Queen's Guard, has been secretly healing wounded animals since he was a child. His life has always been quite secluded. That soon changes as he grows older and realizes there are consequences for everything he does and everyone he involves himself with. Princess Beatrice struggles finding herself in a world where everything is controlled for her. She yearns for freedom and will rebel to gain it, especially once she gets a taste of life beyond the castle walls. Besides, she can get away with anything, can't she? She's the heir to the throne, after all. They both have demons to face, and they might discover that they have more in common than just the color of their brown eyes.