Social butterfly and closet bookworm Julia Carter is smart enough to trick her parents into sending her to Germany for the semester, but she would never let those smarts show. It wouldn’t be good for her bubbly reputation. With its antique houses and castle atop the hill, Marburg looks like it stepped straight out of a Grimm brothers’ fairy tale. Yet, life in this little German town is no fairy tale at all - starting with the girls at school. When Julia’s offered an internship she can’t pass up, she begins the treacherous game of balancing her fledgling social life with work that risks a secret she’s kept for nine years - and her new boss' son is out to trip her with it.