Belle, a young woman who feels like a big fish in a small pond, yearns to escape the little provincial town she lives in. When he inventor father is taken for hostage by a rumored beast, she takes his place so he can be free. Now in captivity, Belle begins to develop feelings for the beast, who is not who is first appears to be. She explores the castle in which the beast lives, which is magical beyond her imagination. Her new life with the beast starts to come together, but when her father returns with the townspeople in an attempt to rescue her, Belle and the mysterious castle she's been trapped in are the only things protecting the beast.