Riley Henderson has always been called a princess, by her family and her friends but her fairy tale world was broken on the day her father died. She always hated the idea of mates. She didn't want to be swooped away, and she wanted to be able to choose her mate, not have one already chosen for her. But, she doesn't have a choice...when there is an announcement for the ball for the Prince...She is forced to attend. And she finds out that Prince Sebastian Stone is her mate. At that moment, she feels like she is Cinderella, with all the ballgowns, the ballroom and of course her trying to run away. Except for one fact, she doesn't want him to be her mate and she was caught before she could run. She tries to reject him but she can't as she soon finds out that she is part of a prophecy that she has to fulfill. The whole world depends on it. Riley is thrown into a whirlwind as she tries to ignore attempts from Sebastian and a jealous girl while trying to fulfill her destiny. Her friends are not what they seem. Family ties will be broken. The fairy tale world will open. And, Riley will be left standing between two sides of a war. Cinderella is known for her bravery and unselfishness. But can Riley shrug aside what she really wants and become the brave little Cinderella she was always supposed to be ? Especially with no Fairy Godmother to help?