He needs an heir She ll give him so much Scarred tycoon Alex Santos s Greek island estate is a fortress protecting those outside from the darkness within him When he needs a wife to secure his business, his discreet, compassionate housekeeper, Milly, agrees to his proposal But their wedding night sparks an unexpected fire, and the consequences force Alex to face his painful past Could Milly and his unborn child be the key to Alex s redemption Escape to the Greek islands with this marriage of convenience Beautiful story about two lonely people with troubled pasts Loved it. This turned out to be a big DNF The writing was good because KH is a skilled author but these MC s just didn t appeal to me, personally. A heartwarming Harlequin version of Beauty and the Beast Alex sees himself as a monster because of the hideous scarring on his face He lives his life in seclusion He is a bitter but kind man He broke my heart so many times He wants a marriage of convenience and he thinks Milly his housekeeper is ideal for the job Milly wants the money so she accepts but she falls hard and fast for her scarred husband She is not intimidated or repulsed by his facial scars The problem is Alex is deeply sca A heartwarming Harlequin version of Beauty and the Beast Alex sees himself as a monster because of the hideous scarring on his face He lives his life in seclusion He is a bitter but kind man He broke my heart so many times He wants a marriage of convenience and he thinks Milly his housekeeper is ideal for the job Milly wants the money so she accepts but she falls hard and fast for her scarred husband She is not intimidated or repulsed by his facial scars The problem is Alex is deeply scarred inside and out He is tortured but Milly proves to him that he s not quite the beast he thinks he is.I loved Alex and Milly He was a sensitive, kind and understanding hero She is innocent but strong The ending and the epilogue were super sweet Totally safe Heroine is a virgin and hero has been celibate for years I toughed it out and it was worth itHonestly I was kind of bored for.the first 45% of the book and I was ready to bail but I kept on reading and it got better I actually loved the last half It is definitely a Beauty and the Beast type story except she wasn t that beautiful and while he acted quite cruelly several times he wasn t a beast just a hurt one with a warped view of his self worth It was a slow dance until she went to confront him and I loved her gumption I laughed when she called hi I toughed it out and it was worth itHonestly I was kind of bored for.the first 45% of the book and I was ready to bail but I kept on reading and it got better I actually loved the last half It is definitely a Beauty and the Beast type story except she wasn t that beautiful and while he acted quite cruelly several times he wasn t a beast just a hurt one with a warped view of his self worth It was a slow dance until she went to confront him and I loved her gumption I laughed when she called him a ninny It really was a fairy tale ending and I loved the epilogue It gave me that happily ever after feeling after reading it too Very sweet.