With a new name and an eagerness to begin a new life, Lila Jenner answers an ad for a governess and embarks on an adventure she did not expect. Hiding secrets and a past she longs to forget, she is disappointed to find out she has been employed to be a companion of a different sort: to a man who embodies both beauty and the beast.
In a gothic, crumbling manor on the edge of a North Sea cliff, Baron Simon Wolstenholme is cloistered away from society. Horribly scarred from battle wounds, the baron lives up to his infamous title "The Beast of Stonecliff" in appearance and attitude. But he comes to the realization he's been alone too long.
Simon bargains with Lila for a singular night of passion. A storm rages outside, but it cannot compare to the clash of emotions between a lonely man and a distrustful woman. Secret desires are revealed, hearts are laid bare. Many obstacles lay before them until they can admit their true feelings, though pride could destroy the fairy tale before it begins.
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Beauty and the Beast with a twist
Beauty and the Beast with a twist.
Simon is the Baron of Stonecliff. He’s scarred from the war and lonely for intimacy and conversation. Once, he was a handsome debauched young lord. But the war changed him to a recluse and a beast.
He hires a governess under false pretenses.
Lila Jenner used to work in a nunnery. She, too has been scarred. Lila is looking to better her life and received an education.
What she gets instead is an indecent proposal she counter offers on.
Can these two lonely, scarred people searching for true intimacy find happiness?
All the feels, ridiculously smart.