Brazen Brides series, book 2
Lady Fiona Hollingsworth has never done a brazen thing in her life. Desperate to obtain a huge ransom to save her brother from bandits, the lovely lady boldly offers herself to the richest man in the kingdom. In exchange for the money, she will marry a man not of the Ton. He may not be of her circle and she may have only met him once, but she's unable to dispel the handsome Cit from her thoughts.
Nicholas Birmingham, the pillar the London Stock Exchange, is accustomed to having women fall at his feet, but the beautiful Lady Fiona Hollingsworth? He flatly turns her down. He's always vowed to marry for love, and he's clearly aware that Lady Fiona is not in love with him. But once she's out of his reach and he knows she'll offer herself to another, he relents. He goes to her, apologizes, and asks for her hand--and her compliant body--in his marriage bed.
Neither of them are prepared for the passion that ignites between them, nor is either prepared to admit their powerful love.