Rose Strongwell was the first non-male heir in five generations of her family’s line of Spring kings, and as a result, she must stand by on Announcement Day as her father, the king, decides who her husband and the future king will be. The moment she lays eyes on the man her father had chosen for her, she knows she’ll never love him.
Desperate to find some freedom, even momentarily, Rose leaves the castle and seeks refuge with her cousin, Alistair. It is there that she meets a man who will change her entire life.
Milo Stark is a guardian of the Spring. It is his duty to serve the king. He didn’t expect to find love while visiting a friend. However, that love is complicated by the fact that Rose is the heir to the throne and engaged to another. It doesn’t matter that she doesn’t want to marry this other man: both he and Rose will follow the will of the king.
What will it mean for Rose and Milo when a visit from the past questions her engagement? Will they have their happily ever after?