Fairy tales just don't happen in modern-day times, or at least practical Penny Doyle didn't think so. Penny's only concern was to earn enough money to build a pre-school in her mother's honor, a pre-school that would have been built already if she hadn't been charmed out of the money by a good-looking swindler. After being given an opportunity to work in El Zafir for a great wage, Penny is determined to follow her dreams - and not let any man stop her again, good-looking or not.
Prince Rafiq Hassan was more than surprised when he noticed that his new assistant was plain Penny Doyle. Despite her shapeless clothes, thick black glasses, and severe hairstyles, Rafiq finds himself intrigued by the innocent American woman in his employ. The prince, known as the family charmer and a bit of a rake, is determined to get to know his assistant better - but is he willing to learn how to love?