This is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The storyline was very similar to the regular story line of Beauty and the Beast. Thaddeus lives in a large house out in the woods. He is angry and lonely afraid to let anyone get close to him. He has scars all over his face. Aribelle is beautiful and kind. She is in desperate need of a job but has very few skills. She gets a job cleaning house for Thaddeus. Belle has a neighbor Gavin who is always trying to get her to go out with him but Belle does not like him. I was pulled into the story from the first page and while some of the storyline was very familiar I had a hard time putting the book down until I finished. This is one of my favorite versions of Beauty and the Beast.