I rather liked the feisty plain Jane heroine who blossoms from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. Her beauty though is firmly within the eye of the beholder who happens to be a battle scarred hero with a battered heart. He's had his fill of a particular beauty who shunned him due to his war wounds, but he badly needs a wife and a lonely wallflower catches his eye. Grace is not quite as imagined. She's witty, sharp tongued and astute, which sets her apart from the feather-brained shallow natured beauties all around her. In Caine's mind she suits his needs admirably but he soon wonders if he's taken on more than he bargained for when Grace begins to steal his heart. This sweet romance is less about physical attraction and all about respect borne out of a mutually agreed marriage contract. There's intrigue and mystery as well and makes for a pleasant read. This sweet romance is unlike any other Mills & Boon I've read. The only quibble the ending seemed a little hurried and then bingo an epilogue kicked in. Other than that a very enjoyable tale.