A Beastly Kind of Earl
I don't read much historical romance, but I am so glad I picked this series up. Heads up for some open-door moments. From the publisher: "Thea Knight loves a spot of mischief. She especially loves her current mischief: masquerading as her sister, while finalizing her scheme to expose the dastardly knaves whose lies ruined her life. Then big, bad-tempered Lord Luxborough upends her game by maneuvering her into marriage. But it's her sister's name on the license, so the marriage won’t be valid. Thea’s idea? Keep pretending to be her sister until she can run away. Rafe Landcross, Earl of Luxborough, has no love for mischief. Or marriage. Or people, for that matter. The last thing he wants is a wife—but if he marries, he'll receive a large sum of much-needed money. Then he learns that Thea Knight is using a false name. Rafe's idea? Pretend he doesn't know her true identity, marry her, and send her packing once the money is his. Fun, tender, and steamy, this Gothic-flavored historical romance tells of a fake marriage between a grumpy, scarred hero and a trickster heroine who reminds him how to play."