A fairy tale set in Regency England . . .
Once upon a time, a duke's daughter lived with her evil stepmother and her two evil stepsisters. Lucy Charming has sworn to never again depend on any man, even one as strong as the handsome gentleman who rescues her from danger.
Nick St. Germain, Crown Prince of Santadorra, has sworn off acts of heroism and fair maidens. But Lucy, who knocks him unconscious at their first meeting and spurns his gallant assistance at every turn, proves an irresistible lure on both counts. Marrying nobility just isn't Lucy's idea of happily ever after . . . until Nicholas proves that the magic of their love will endure well beyond the stroke of midnight — it promises to cast its spell for a lifetime.