Captain Durant’s Countess, a London List book, has been sold to Megan Records at Kensington Brava!
Here’s a bit of the synopsis:
Time is of the essence…
The Earl of Kelby is desperate—and dying. He cannot allow his estate to fall into the hands of his nephew David, the man responsible for his only daughter’s death. But surprisingly, fit young males with suitable pedigrees willing to sire future earls are thin on the ground. After an agonizing vetting process lasting more than a year, a candidate is finally found—Waterloo hero Captain Reynold Durant.
Reynold Durant has spent the better part of his life serving King and country, and lost most of his scruples along the way as he advanced on his enemies. When he returns home to find his younger sister ill, Reyn finds his conscience and wants to make her last days comfortable. He presents himself to the formidable Evangeline Ramsey, editor of The London List, willing to do any quick and dirty job to help his sister Ginny, never dreaming what will be required.
After a successful interview with the earl, Reyn accepts the advance money, but returns to London and a life of vice. With his luck at the tables, he reckons he’ll be able to repay the old man before too long. Kelby’s plan is too wicked even for him with his tattered sense of honor. What is worse: borrowing a bit of money for a time to support Ginny or walking away from a child? But when he meets Maris, he finds himself uncomfortably tempted…