The Second Mr. Darcy by Laraba Kendig (epub)
Darcy and Elizabeth have fallen in love, but can they overcome the troubles caused by his older brother?
Fitzwilliam Darcy is a second son, with little wealth to speak of. His brother, on the other hand, inherited Pemberley’s riches, but those around him suffer from indifference or unwanted attentions.
When Fitzwilliam’s brother dies suddenly, Darcy is faced with the results of his brother’s wild living and dissolute character. Pemberley is deep in debt and suffering from neglect. Darcy struggles with how to pay the creditors and put right the wrongs done by his brother. Must he marry a wealthy heiress?
Elizabeth did not realize how depraved a man could be, and she worries that Darcy could share some of his brother’s tendencies. They have known each other such a short time, but her heart cares not. Can they conquer their fears to be joined in marriage?