The story of Marcus and Danielle was slow going at first for me. It took getting deeper into the book for me to get engrossed. Once I was I could not put it down. Marcus is a beast in appearance, heavily scarred from being beaten by his father. He carries that darkness inside of him, but at the same time he is loyal and kind. He would risk everything to save his sister from a similar fate, and has done so in the past. Danielle has the power to save him and his sister if she is willing to open her heart to take the risk of loving him. Their journey together was both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. They saw things in each other that no one else had taken the time to do.
I enjoyed this book and if you want a different take on Beauty and the Beast give this a read. Once you get fully into the story and the banter between Marcus and Danielle you will see the magic start to happen. They are no blinded by their love, but see each other for who they really are. It is nice to see a story where all the faults are laid out and they love each other not in spite of them, but because it is part of who they are.