I have been reading a lot of Scottish romance novels recently but this one really stuck out to me when I first saw it as it was supposed to have been a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Quite frankly if it hadn't said that in the book description I wouldn't have known that it was supposed to have been a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Both of the main characters, Fia and Dair, have physical deformities so I was a bit confused at first as to who was supposed to be the "Beast." They both had tragic events happen previously in their life that really shaped the way that people now treated them. I did like them both in the beginning of the book but the more they began to get to know each other the less I started to like them.
There comes a point in this book where one character is revealed to be a villain and I could honestly see that coming a mile away. Practically the whole town gets a bit too crazy in thirty anger and I wasn't a fan of some parts towards the end.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.