Holly tells herself that the reason she hasn't asked her girlfriend to move in (after four years of dating) is that she's too busy - but it isn't true. A very book-obsessed librarian, Holly has buried herself in so many romantic and magical stories, that at night, she dreams of a woman who will sweep her off her feet - something her indifferent girlfriend has never done. But one night, during an unusually vicious storm, magic and romance appear in Holly's backyard in the form of a mysterious, gorgeous woman...wielding a sword.
Cindy Fellars is determined to keep her younger twin sisters out of the clutches of her evil stepmother, but it's going to take grit, determination and maybe even a little help from an unlikely knight in a business suit.
Why does everyone across the university campus call the Medieval Literature lecturer, Dr. Alec Knight, a brute and a beast, when Holly Day insists there has to be a better man hidden deep within him? Is there really a concealed beauty in the beast, or is Alec just as terrible as the rest of the world believes him to be? One snowy day, out on a cold stone wall at the center of the university when everyone else has left for the Christmas break, Holly finds out the truth, after which neither she nor Alec will ever be the same again.