A good HP to start the new year makes me very happy. Honestly, this book was so refreshing and even though the heroine was so sweet and naive, she didn't annoy me. She had grown up with an abusive father and now at 22 she wants to escape with her mother, so she goes to her father's rival, the hero, a man who treated her with kindness at the age of 17. She knows about his reputation with women and business but doesn't care.
The hero is shocked at her innocence and keeps telling her he is not sweet but he kind of is since he doesn't take advantage of her drunken state even when she is throwing herself at him. He knows her father is a bastard but doesn't know how much until she accuses him of using her and takes off terrified, then he finds out about the abuse and helps her and her mother get away. The heroine though is in no mood for gratitude. Even though the heroine could be extreme in hate and love sometimes, I ended up liking her and even the hero.