The Beast ~ Natassia Tichkovski
Jolie has been obsessed with the erotic novel The Life of Isabelle since she was a teenager. Written by the Duke of Deprave, it tells a tale of a young woman who plucks a forbidden rose and becomes entrapped by a man called the Beast.
When Jolie begins to write what she hopes will be the definitive biography about the Duke and his lurid novel, Jolie is contacted by a mysterious stranger who claims to be a distant relative of the Duke. And when Jolie meets the stranger, she finds herself entrapped just as Isabelle was by the Beast. Suddenly the lines between real life and fairy tale become blurred, and Jolie is forced to push the boundaries of what she is comfortable with. As the mysterious stranger slowly reveals himself to her, Jolie realizes that the answers to the questions she’s seeking might be more dangerous than she realized.