Staking His Claim by Brandy Golden
When Mellon Flanagan's father dies in the gold fields of California, the feisty young woman is left alone with no one to fall back on. In desperation, Mellon decides she needs a husband to stake her claim before someone jumps in and steals it.
She only needs his name for a short while, and then she can annul the marriage, with him being none the wiser. It is the perfect plan and all she needs is the perfect patsy. What could possibly go wrong?
Stone McCormick awakes in the Gold Rush Hotel with a pounding headache, an empty bed, and an even emptier wallet. He soon discovers that the luscious Irish beauty he bedded the night before has not only robbed him, but she has also tricked the preacher into marrying them!
With a missing wife, a buyer for a mining claim he didn't know he had, and a rising temper, Stone begins the hunt for the scheming Mellon Flanagan. And he vows that once he finds the devious little trickster, the first thing he's going to do is put her over his knee for a well-deserved spanking.
Publisher's Note: A marriage of convenience, trickery and deceit earns a feisty Irish redhead spankings at the hand of the sexy stranger she chose as her victim.