17 year old Abigail Marling is the only daughter of King and Queen Marling. She is heir to the throne and will one day become queen and marry Prince Connor; her mother and father’s best friend’s son. Every summer since Abigail was born the families have alternated visiting each other and every summer Abigail finds herself tormented and bullied by Connor and his friends. Having to deal with everything while her parents refuse to budge on the arranged marriage Abigail is both mortified and overjoyed when she discovers that Connor slept with her best friend more than once the previous summer. But when her parents tell her despite this she will still have to marry Connor Abigail has no other option than to run away. But will she discover that marrying Connor was a better option than braving the real world alone or find that the dangerous stories she had been told her entire life were exaggerations of the truth.