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Darcy Burke

The Phoenix Club: Book 2

May 25, 2021

Society’s most exclusive invitation...Welcome to the Phoenix Club, where London’s most audacious, disreputable, and intriguing ladies and gentlemen find scandal, redemption, and second chances.

Dissolute rogue Tobias Powell, Earl of Overton, has just inherited a sheltered, proper young ward for whom he must find a husband. And that is only the start of his problems. His father’s will demands Tobias marry within the next six weeks, or he’ll lose his mother’s house, a treasure so dear that Tobias can’t consider defeat. Surely he can rehabilitate his scandalous reputation, secure a match for his ward, and find the sophisticated woman of his dreams before it’s too late. Except his ward is a hellion who cannot behave. She can, however, make him laugh.

Provincial Miss Fiona Wingate is eager to swap her boring small town for an exciting London Season. Until she realizes her new guardian, a dashing earl, plans for her to wed with the utmost haste. Fiona has no interest in marriage—she’s only just been liberated from her lifelong isolation! But when she causes a near scandal and Tobias comes to the rescue, an unexpected attraction sparks between them. Except romance between a guardian and his ward would be most improper…

If you are looking for a great Summer beach read that is low on drama and high on amour then look no further!

The Guardian/Ward trope is one of my favorites! Although, Fiona and Tobias initially get off on the wrong foot with their opposing goals, a friendship quickly develops and from there the first flickering seeds of attraction begin to grow.

This was a very light-hearted and sweet story with just enough in the way of passionate encounters to spice things up before the inevitable HEA ending. And the secondary characters only added to the flavor, stirring an anticipation to see their stories told as this series progresses.

So grab a cold drink, settle in beneath the shade and grab a copy of Improper today. You'll be happy you did.


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