King Phillip is a real life Prince Charming. Golden haired with a Danovian accent, and a solid gold crown sitting on his head, he's every girl's daydream. He's a good man and an even better king, but the one thing he's been terrible at is choosing a royal wife -- fearing a marriage that's more about policy than passion. But when his mother invites all the eligible maidens to The Summer House Party, Phillip is trapped in a real-life Bachelor where he won't have the option of quietly splitting from the girl after the party is over -- he'll be wed to her for life.
Ella Fernstone is tired of being the family servant. After her father died, Ella was receded to the basement as her stepmother began a full court press to cultivate her own daughters. Ella's ready to escape the hot mess of a home that she grew up in by finally pursuing her dream of competitive riding: something she's been preparing her whole life to do. All she has to do is marry one of her step sisters off to the King of Danovar to finally find her freedom. It couldn't be that hard right?
That was until Ella was the first to fall for the King's dashing good looks and an offer to ride off with him into the sunset. Ella is hesitant -- a Queen's life was still one of servitude, but it's hard to ignore the pull of this king. Phillip too is caught up in seducing what he never expected to find: an eligible woman he might just learn to love. But when the reality of a royal marriage comes crashing down, Phillip and Ella must decide if they can risk their hearts, or their freedoms.
The Danover Royal family can't weather another scandal following Phillip's notorious wedding. Now, Eric "the spare" is tasked with going full on proper royal to rectify his party boy image. He can start by curing cancer -- or at least working on funding a new scientific breakthrough for breast cancer. But when he finds that the scientist behind the new treatment is sexier than all the sinning he's done in recent years his 'good boy' image change hits a major roadblock.
Anna Fernstone has happily avoided one royal wedding only to end up engaged financially with the second in line. What are the odds? Surely it wasn't normal for a single scientist to have to ward off everyone in line for the throne. But when Eric proves to know a thing or two about the female breast, Anna is too taken to stop him. With their livelihoods on the line, do they risk a once in a lifetime romance even if it has the potential to ruin the reputations they've worked so hard to build? In the end they'll have to choose what means more: what the world thinks or what they think of each other.
Simon Stuart has always been serious. Serious about his studies, his naval service, and supporting the royal family. However, watching his cousins King Phillip and Prince Eric find love and new paths in life has left Simon feeling adrift. That is, until during a Danovian Dahlia event Simon finds himself offered a new proposal: an engagement of marriage.
Penelope Alcott never wanted to be queen. That's why she runs a toy company instead of learning royal etiquette. Because when you're fifth in line for the throne, it's crazy to think that you're ever going to be crowned. Yet, after a series of unfortunate events including a tragic plane crash, two abdications, and a bizarre incident involving a Native American sweat box, Penelope finds herself crowned Queen. While Penelope is unsure about her new position of power, the royal family is taking no chances. They're going to marry Penelope to a ringer: Simon Stuart, the perfect King who isn't in line for a throne.