This book was originally published in 2000 as Simon Says...Marry Me! by Myrna Mackenzie.
Simon Cantrell came to the charity auction to find a woman willing to take part in a very brief masquerade to help him gently evade his aunt's matchmaking plans. But that woman has to be just the right type, someone born to say no. Emily Cantrell, a schoolteacher who looks as if her backbone is made of steel, is just the ticket. She's the one he wants. And the beauty of the whole thing is, Emily's skills are for hire.
Too bad Emily has needs of her own, and chief on her list of needs is steering clear of handsome men who make a woman's heart beat faster. She hadn't really wanted to volunteer for the auction, and only the fact that the charity is for a good cause keeps her from running off the stage. But when Simon looks her way, and the bidding begins, she knows that she's made a major mistake. This summer job is going to rob her of her peace of mind if she lets Simon get under her skin. She just can't let that happen, and she won't…she hopes.