The Bargain - Mary Jo Putney

 Hmmph.

A hero that's not an alpha, not brooding and not angsty. He's not a rake, a rogue, incredibly witty, or overly charming. He's not massive in size or personality, he's not devastatingly handsome or noticeably scarred. He's just...kind of...normal.

Well, at first he thought he was dying and paralyzed, but he recovered.

So, yeah, he's just a normal, nice, regularly good looking guy.

Huh.

I liked him.

Good story.