Christmas is right around the corner, but after creating a society scandal, New York heiress Melody Hascall-Ebons has nowhere to turn. Cut off by her family for running away with an actor—who turned out to be using her for publicity—Mel is penniless, homeless, and disgraced. There’s only one place to go, and that’s back to the fiancé she ditched. But instead of her ex, she finds his friend Daveed Rafik. The handsome military translator disarms Mel with his easy smile and surprising sympathy. But as she struggles to get her life on track, the last thing Mel needs is to fall into the strong arms of her ex-fiancé’s best friend.
Counter-terrorism expert Sheikh Daveed Rafik has spent his career dealing with delicate and dangerous situations, but none of them compares to Melody Hascall-Ebons. He’s supposed to be helping his friend Murphy find his missing sister, not consoling the spoiled rich girl who dumped their buddy Heath. But the more he learns about Melody, the more he likes. With her unexpected intelligence and distinctive beauty, Melody calls to him in powerful ways. But when the woman he is arranged to marry shows up, Daveed’s highly organized life suddenly gets very complicated.
The streets of New York are steeped in holiday cheer, but can Daveed and Melody thaw the ice around their hearts enough to make room for love.
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 a better king, but the one thing he was terrible at is choosing a royal wife - fearing a marriage that's more about politics 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 will not have the option of quietly splitting out of the girl after the party is over - he will 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 is ready to escape the hot mess of a home that she has grown up in 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 could not 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 in the sunset. Ella is hesitant - and Queen's life was still one of servitude, but it's hard to ignore the pull of a handwritten love letter and a skillfully delivered kiss. Phillip too is caught in seducing what he never expected to find: an eligible woman he could 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, on the chance of true love.