Beauty is a gift female and while the other gift females like all of the protections, Beauty resents it. She feels isolated and lonely. One night after an unwise or maybe wise :-) run in the rain she comes face to face with Shadow. Of course there is instant attraction BUT both Shadow and Gift have a history of sexual abuse. So their road is not easy.
I have to say I liked this story a lot. First it was nice to see a species with another species YAY
and it was equally nice for these two to be so open to the truth of how they feel.
In terms of action there really is not much and what is there feels like an after thought. It was also a little weird that Beauty would decide she wants to see men and the solution is to ship her off to a cabin??
Despite the issues this is a sweet book. Nice way to end a stressful day.