'When their first child laughed and smiled, they all knew that she had been send forth by fairies but their happiness was short-lived for right after the child's naming, a great beast, a monster of a man, came yonder and snatched her away to be his for eternity.'
Phoenix is just an average teenage girl with average troubles; boys, school work, and the search of beauty. All she wants is for Adam, golden-boy of Chipping Camden, the wealthiest town in all of England, to notice her. The opportunity presents itself when she and her best friend, Lily, are invited to a masquerade ball over at his house. what is left is to find the perfect dress.
When her mother presents her with the perfect costume, a reincarnation of Little red riding hood's outfit, she can't help but swoon over it, and even though something about it isn't right, she accepts it, thereby accepting a destiny she had never known awaited her.
soon, she finds herself stuck in a double life; being Phoenix and being someone utterly different...someone from a fairy-tale...someone bond to none other than the trickiest of all tricksters. The shadow man.
She must make a choice...choose between continuing her life as it used to be and accept Adam....or stay in the realm of contubatio, the land of dreams, and spend an eternity with the one who ignites a fire in her that no mortal ever had.