Pride of Honor by Andrea K. Stein

Book 1 in the Men of the Squadron series

What if two people determined to marry anyone but each other end up falling in love?
Sophia Brancelli, the orphaned, illegitimate child of a duke’s daughter, must ensure her marriage to a suitable gentleman of the ton before her twenty-first birthday, or she’ll be destitute.
Captain Arnaud Bellingham’s plans to ascend the ranks of the Royal Navy via a loveless marriage of convenience go awry when he rescues a madcap Italian poet from kidnappers. Will pride of honor lead to love for these two opposites?

Simply Excellent Read – avidbuyer