Beauty is not what the eyes see and families have much more than blood in common.
Xander knows himself to be not the legal heir to the throne and indulges in the vice of the world to forget his pain.
Layna, once a beauty, is scarred – quite physically – by the consequences of one runaway prince.
Together they work on a path to bring prosperity to their nation. Together they learn their strengths and how to help and support the other in time of weakness.