Matrimony was simply not Elinor Bennett's affair. As landlady of a bustling coaching inn, Nell did her best to conceal her feminine charms. While overseeing the family business in her brother's absence. Soon Elinor was so successful at inn-keeping that the ton proclaimed The LadyShip one of the best-run hostels in England. No one agreed more than dashing Marcus Allingham! With cool blue eyes and substantial wit, Marcus was Nell's favorite customer, and her secret love.