Restless Rake by Scarlett Scott is book Five in the "Heart's Temptation" series. This is the story of Clara Whitney and Julian the Earl of Ravenscroft. I have read the previous book but this is easily a standalone book.
Clara is an American in London living with her father and Step Mother but she wishes to return home to Virginia. Clara comes up with a scene to offer Julian one hundred thousand pounds to marry her but after they marry she leaves for Virginia.
Julian is tired of being 'bought' by women and whoring himself to keep himself and his family from being taking to the poor house. Julian has been selling himself since he was a young man and turns down Clara's offer quickly. But when her father, Jesse Whitney comes busting into his home to take his daughter and put a end to whatever she is up to....Julian changes his mind. For Jesse Whitney is a very wealthy man and Julian knows there is more to be gain by this marriage that what Clara had offered. But what started out a a solid business or marriage of convenience quickly starts turning into something more. There was an instant attraction between the two but the more that they got to know the other...the more their feelings grew...could either of them walkaway now?
I really enjoyed this book and seeing them come to their happy ending.