The last time Shelby visited her mother, she made three promises — to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. She was only a kid, and she didn’t really even know what the promises meant. She only said yes because she wanted to make her mom happy… but now she has to keep her word so she won’t break the promises she made to her dying mother.
For the first 5 years, it was fairly easy to follow all three promises. Shelby and her best friends, Jonas and Ruby, even maintain a “life list” they’ve created to ensure that Shelby will live without restraint. The monkey wrench in the works, though, is the Princess Ball that her father has agreed to help to run. At this ball, she will be expected to make vows to remain pure, and Shelby is not sure if she can see herself (1) getting married really young or (2) remaining a virgin into her 30s so she can live without restraint AND obey the vow she made to her father. Shelby is determined not to break any of her promises, so she is hoping Jonas and Ruby can help her find a loophole.