Heir and a spare... Jacob Thornton-Spencer never intended to inherit his father's estate-one rarely does when they're the half-disowned second son of a particularly ill-tempered duke-but when his father and his brother drop dead in the middle of a wedding, Jacob finds himself sole heir...and sole suspect. Fortunately, he has an alibi. Unfortunately, confessing the truth would mean the one sentence he's been aiming to avoid: marriage. A Corinthian woman... Eleanor Fane is an accomplished woman, to say the very least. Well-read, well-spoken, and far too proficient in shooting, riding, and wit to be considered any diamond of the first water. Her greatest accomplishment yet? Avoiding the oppressive shackles of the marriage market. She never dreamed that attending her cousin's wedding would threaten matrimony. Much less threaten her very life. Finding a husband is a serious business after all.