As a young girl, Cindy always wished she could live in a fairy tale, full of princesses, beautiful dresses and happy endings. Sadly, that dream has since become a nightmare. Trapped with an unloving family that treats her like a slave, her only reprieve comes when she secretly attends a masquerade ball. But when midnight comes, she must hurry home or risk discovery. As she flees, she runs into a stranger - a man who might just be the key to her happily ever after. Ryan expected nothing but disappointment. Six years of fruitlessly searching for a mate, and burdened by the expectations of his Alpha status, has left him bitter. Yet the masquerade ball brings with it a surprise. A crash encounter with one girl changes his fate. Leaving behind only a mask with unanswered questions as to who has captured this Alpha's heart? After years of searching, only to be left behind when he was supposed to get his happily ever after, one thing is for sure; He is resolved to find her. At any cost.