In this retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Eloisa James gives us a lovely tale of a breathtakingly lovely woman who falls for an injured and “beastly” man (think Dr. House – Eloisa said in the afterward that he was an inspiration for her hero). The story is well told with enough witty dialogue to make those of us who like sarcastic, bordering-on-nasty heros swoon. There is some explicit sex, though the scenes are fairly short and tastefully written. This was a fun read – quick, too! – and well worth the time I spent immersing myself in the story.