Highest ranking: #406 in romance
"You don't understand-I'm not choosing you because I think you're special, Miss Forrest-I'm choosing you because I have no other choice-and no one else,"
As is the sexist law in Genovia, once girls turn twenty, they list their one accomplishment and are sent off to be "hired" by families who require a person proficient in that accomplishment. Staying true to that law, Aurelie Forrest is sent to the event the moment she turns twenty, her accomplishment being embroidery, and is hired unexpectedly by the Genovian royal family. She goes expecting it to be as terrible as any other position, but soon discovers there's more than what meets the eye-a troubled family is behind the glittering image. An unusually stoic King and Queen have the throne, and their two sons, Xavier and Edward, are battling for the throne.
It doesn't take long for Aurelie to get to know of Edward's philandering, horrible ways, and his angelic behavior in front of his parents that makes him the favorite-the heir.
But Xavier is not giving up without a fight.
He needs someone to help expose his brother and paint himself in the best light- but there's no one he could use the help of except the young, naive, Aurelie Forrest.
Reluctantly, she agrees to help him, but discovers herself in the midst of a secret that might just tear the reputation of the family apart, and an undeniable growing attachment between her and Prince Xavier.
But how long can they resist a forbidden love?
What is the secret?
Cover Credits: BonitaRogue