For Rey, life has never been easy. Being born to poor parents, she never really stood a chance at getting a better life for herself. When Rey is hardly seven, a plague crept into her small village, stealing her parents from her, leaving her to her own devices. She steals, barters, and lies to survive.
When all hope seemed lost, the castle that loomed over her village is seeking out servants. Rey sees this as an opportunity and immediately decides to try and get employed.
Prince Finn has lived a very comfortable life in the castle, but he feels confined in the tall stone walls. He's been primped and preened to be the perfect king over his kingdom, and he intends to rule with the same kindness his parents ruled with.
One night, Rey finds herself in the royal library. She's entranced by the beautifully bound books, but one thing her parents never could teach her was how to read. She struggles night after night to read the book, but can never do it. Until someone offers to help her.
Feelings grow and limits are tested as two people from completely different backgrounds fall in love.