Aila, a young twenty-something's life consists of attending royal parties, buying expensive finery for events, and being one of Scotland's well-known socialites.
Her world is turned upside-down at the loss of her elder brother and then is flipped once more as her courtship with the king ends. Aila's family shows their open disdain for her loss of such a promising relationship and drives Aila out of their tight knit inner circle.
As time passes, she meets a young man by the name of Maddock Buchanon who for the first time in over a year, turns Aila's life right side up. Even though the Buchanon's history is shoddy at best-he introduces Aila to a life of fun, sin, and ultimately-freedom.