Isabella was sold to the castle by her own mother. Trying to be positive she looks at this as a chance to get away from the ostracism she has experienced her whole life after being marked by a beast. The king is rich so food and shelter will no longer be in question. The king and prince cannot truly be as bad as the rumors say...can they?
Prince Pierce has only known pain. His father, the king, is so sadistic his own wife and daughter paid the ultimate price...death. Pierce has survived by turning himself into what he hates the most, a version of his father he can live with. He is scarred, marked, trapped.
An accidental meeting, a tragic loss, and an unexpected connection leaves Isabella and Pierce shocked at the turnings of fate as they learn that sometimes it takes two shattered souls to create one whole kingdom.
Warning there is sexual abuse, physical abuse, and murder in this story.