Victoria Rose Haslett has a dilemma. Her father's chance for freedom and a tender heart force Victoria to marry a hideous billionaire. A woman of her word, Victoria sets out to fulfill her bargain and discovers a humorous, intelligent, loving man beneath the monstrous shell. Judd Huntington has only months to live and nothing except work to sustain him, but he needs a helpmate he trusts completely. He already loves his accountant's beautiful daughter from afar and conceives the plan to marry her and leave her his billions. He believes his appearance won't win her undying devotion, so considers force necessary. Judd recognizes his mistake as feisty, willful Victoria works with his adopted family to make his last days bearable-her way. Will he die of the rare mutilating disease, or will they live happily ever after?