This started out delightfully appalling, but then just went over the top to only appalling. The way the hero kept stroking the heroine while telling her he was forcing her to marry him and have babies was gross. And then the heroine decides she was just being cowardly by refusing to marry him! (What a surprise when she almost instantly regrets it.) To top it off, there's almost no payoff for his bad behavior at the end.
It's a shame, because this is the first time I've read Lucy Monroe in years without being driven nuts by the actual prose.