This story deals with the last Belfour sister, Dahlia set in a beauty and the beast setting. The book was fun and all about misunderstood characters. I guess you can say it's Shrek without the fairy tale companions. While the interactions between Dahlia and Kirk were fun, their relationship development was awkward and the resolution pretty high handed.
The Duchess and Lady Charlotte were amusing but played very small roles. I was a little disappointed as these two really stole the show in the first novel but haven't had much of a role in subsequent stories.
All and all a nice brain eraser.