A magical Regency re-telling of Beauty and the Beast: Beauty is Minette de Saint Saze, a lovely incent who must save her twin sister's hour at the cost of her own virtue. The Beast is His Grace the Duke of Rochford, a bitter man with a heart as scarred as his own, once handsome, face. Minette reluctantly takes her sister's place in Camer Castle, the lair of the Beast, where she learns to kw the real man behind the cynical mask Rochford presents to the world. She longs to heal his terrible hurt, yet she kws that, for her sister's sake, he must never suspect that the girl who is falling in love with him is t the society Beauty who accepted his fortune and scorned his passion. As love flames into desire, Minette comes to understand that the only true happiness she will ever kw is in the arms of this damaged man who does t, and never can, belong to her.