Brant Asher is an American football star who has just inherited the title of Viscount Asherwood. In order to inherit the house as well as the money, he has to marry Daphne, his VERY distant cousin. The problem is that neither one ever wants to marry, especially not each other. Afterall, he's an American and rude and has no manners. She's very English and stiff laced and proper. Until they DO marry and fall in love.
Even though this is a contemporary, it reads like a historical with it's setting mostly in England and it's romance. I really loved this book, as well as everything that Catherine writes. Do try this, I think you'll like it!
Suddenly becoming Viscount Asherwood and the lord of an English manor was enough of a shock for pro quarterback Brent Asherwood. Finding out he could lose it all if he didn't marry the cousin the whole family referred to a an ugly duckling was too much. Brent was damned if some dusty old will was going to control his life. Then he actually met the swan that Daphne had become--and realized that what an eccentric relative had really left him was a legacy of love.