This wasn't a bad book. The overuse of the word "wicked" was highly annoying, though. And I did like that the woman actually compromised. Too often in fiction, everything is the man's fault and he is expected to give up everything about himself to bend to the woman's will. This was nice change of pace. I liked that Lady Miranda was to give something in exchange. I did, however, find Win's jealousy of her dead husband a little absurd.