February 20, 2013

Book Review: Captain Durant's Countess by Maggie Robinson

Title: Captain Durant's Countess (The London List #2)
Author: eKensington Brava
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley

Tucked amid the pages of The London List, a newspaper that touts the city’s scandals, is a vaguely-worded ad for an intriguing job—one that requires a most wickedly uncommon candidate…

Maris has always been grateful that her marriage to the aging Earl of Kelby saved her from spinsterhood. Though their union has been more peaceful than passionate, she and the earl have spent ten happy years together. But his health is quickly failing, and unless Maris produces an heir, Kelby’s conniving nephew will inherit his estate. And if the earl can’t get the job done himself, he’ll find another man who can…

Captain Reynold Durant is known for both his loyalty to the Crown and an infamous record of ribaldry. Yet despite a financial worry of his own, even he is reluctant to accept Kelby’s lascivious assignment—until he meets the beautiful, beguiling Maris. Incited by duty and desire, the captain may be just the man they are looking for. But while he skillfully takes Maris to the heights of ecstasy she has longed for, she teaches him something even more valuable and unexpected…

My Thoughts

Captain Durant's Countess is great; a little slow to start but well written and easy to read, I was soon sucked in to this rather entertaining story.

Full of interesting characters thrust in to unbelievably funny, if uncomfortable circumstances, Reyn and Maris will quickly worm their way in to your heart.

A slightly miss matched couple,
Reynold and Maris are both looking for things in the other, that they think they lack, yet ultimately finding strength within themselves. Throw in an evil nephew to stir up the desperation and intrigue and the story takes on a steady pace.

Although I found the conclusion a little too easy,
Captain Durant's Countess was still a reasonably fulfilling read.
3.5 stars ;]


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