Emerald Block is one step away from being straight vanilla recluse after leaving her fiancee. Gryphon Isles owns Cursed, the hottest, members only club in the city. When Emi's foolhardy brother gets indebted to Gryphon, Emi agrees to shoulder some of the burden. When Emerald and Gryphon are put into a situation where they have to work together the fur will fly. She calls him Beast for his aggressive attitude, domineering nature, jerk like qualities and the way he treats her, not to mention the specific NATURE of his private club. He calls her his Beauty and is determined to take her from vanilla shy to dark, secret places she never knew existed in her own soul.