Synopsis: (from goodreads)
Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.
Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.
Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…
This story is a wonderful blend of romance and fairy tale, with a little seasoning from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Phantom of the Opera. Definitely not the children's version either! Isabelle Rose is the sweet and lovely heroine that captures your heart right away. Adam Delacroix and Raphael Dumont are both despicable characters but as you read further Adam's finer qualities shine and soon wins you over. Lot's of sexy and steamy scenes with a touch of a historic gothic element, this is a must read!
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.