Despite the pages being quoted as 224 in the estimate above, I think it's important to say that 40% of that page count is an excerpt from the author's next book. So the novella is actually only about 120 pages. That said, it's an enjoyable read. It's well paced, well characterised and well written.
Angelina is hired by John's mother to seduce him back into normal life - he is a war veteran who is spending his days alone, restoring a disheveled castle to keep the ghosts of war away. She is running away from her failure as a high end prostitute and actress. I like the fact that she is straight about the fact that she was a mistress, that he doesn't mind and that she doesn't self flagellate over it.
Angelina and John are scarred individuals who (given the shortness of the story) find love and passion with each other at a sensible pace, without histrionics (alright, only minimal histrionics) and without the idiot actions or blindness that romances are so prone to. Neither do they jump straight into bed, so that's nice too. When they do get together, it's hot, but not oven gloves stuff. I liked that there was some sense that what they were doing was scandalous, a sense of the constrictions of a small town being flouted. The ending is sensible - the mother doesn't adore Angelina and tell John to marry her immediately. She is angry, and comes around gradually, as people tend to do.
For a sweet read at a fair price, this is as good as it gets. (Though if I'd paid full price thinking this was a 220 page book, I'd feel that it was a tad expensive.)