A physician who is uncomfortable with actual patients, Julian DeButy dreams of a life of isolated research. The problem is, such research would require funds he doesn’t have. The perfect deal falls into his lap. Marry and tame Anya Seton, a scandalous and beautiful heiress called the Beast of Rose Hill, and he will be given all he needs for his research.
Long believed killed in the shipwreck that took her parents, Anya spent years as a love goddess on a deserted island. Now she is home, but the life of a Victorian lady doesn’t agree with her. Her beloved freedoms have been taken away, and she’s expected to dress in restrictive clothing and not speak her mind and -- worst of all -- live a life of chastity.
As Julian attempts to civilize his wife and turn the beast into a lady, Anya does her best to release the beast that sleeps inside her husband.