I read this book in one sitting. It really kept my attention. I always love a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and this one definitely did a great job. I fell in love with the characters. Nathaniel "Thane" Harte broke my heart. He is a war hero who returned from war with visible and emotional scars. He believes no one could love him because of the scarring on his face and body, and thus never gave anyone the chance to know him.
Lady Astrid will do anything to protect her sister from the despicable Lord who ruined her life. So, she offers herself to the only man she believes can protect her and her sister - Thane, "the Beast." Astrid is an independent, smart and outspoken woman, who challenges Thane and intrigues him. Sparks fly and passion ignites. I absolutely loved this book.