The beginning strains the imagination, but if you can accept that, the rest of the book is better. The hero is a tortured soul, who needs someone to show him that he doesn't have to be. The hero, the heroine, and at least one minor character are burdened with excessive pride, which is the source of much of the conflict in the story. The author tells the tale in such a way that you care about the characters and want things to work out perfectly for them. The book is well-written and a pleasure to read.
From back cover:
MARRIAGE ACCORDING TO CHASE McCONNELL:
As far as I'm concerned, one marriage was enough! But my daughter Sarah is depending on me, and I dont't want to lose custody of her. I know blackmailing a stranger into marrying me isn't right, but I'm desperate....
MARRIAGE ACCORDING TO PRAIRIE SKYE:
Ever since I was a little girl, I've known I wanted a big church wedding--and now I'm being forced into a marriage that's a sham. But his motives are honorable--how can I say no?