To help her destitute parents, Emma Mercer must marry very well. And very soon. Love is irrelevant. Only security matters...doesn't it? Aided by her friend Olivia -- and Olivia's brother Marcus, Earl of Westin -- Emma quickly gains society's notice. But Marcus himself, the only man whose company Emma truly enjoys, seems oblivious to her charms. With his finances in jeopardy, Marcus knows he can't be the wealthy groom Emma needs. Instead, he'll see her properly engaged to the right man...and break his own heart. Yet Emma's determination and Marcus's resolve may be no match for love, faith -- and a scheming sister determined to end Emma's husband hunt right at Marcus's side.