Just call this book 'Sheep Shearing 101' or "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sheep Shearing But Were Afraid To Ask".
This was to me like the smuggling plot was in "Captain Jack's Woman" by Stephanie Laurens -- why do we need to know all these details, when there is a story to be told???
The hero was great, I liked how he ignored the other occupants of the castle's thoughts in regards to his lady-love's looks, or lack thereof. The heroine was a schemer, with the best of intentions, however, she had a secret that nearly destroyed their relationship near the end of the book.
All in all, it was a good book. On the 1-10 scale, I'd give it a
9.6 or so.