This was my first Mary Calmes, but I've read the reviews. I know the formula, and I saw it throughout this story. Recognizing it, this was an enjoyable fluffy read. There were dark moments, but they didn't pack the punch that they could have. I wasn't frustrated though. There was sweet, and it was nice. I'm accepting it wholly at face-value and not delving beneath to the why's of forgiveness and 10 years of fighting. That path can go no where good. Overall, it was like reading a m/m Presents.