A COLD-BLOODED BARGAIN
"I came here to offer to have your child."
Young and beautiful Lady Colby Mannering's proposal to Lord Nevil Browning shocked even him, the most notorious rake in the realm. Yet what she suggested made sense. Lord Nevil badly needed an hair but dreaded the weight of a wife. Lady Colby was in desparate need of funds to rescue her family from ruin.
Their would be a fair if frigid trade, a marriage in physical deed only, ignoring all vows to love, honor and obey. Hopefully their honeymoon in the sinful city of Paris would produce the result that would let them return to their separate lives forever. Surely nothing could change minds so made up or melt dislike as icy as theirs - unti la lady who wanted to give only her body and a lord who guarded his heartstrings with his pursestrings discovered how hard it was to play with passion without have their bridges burnt.