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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…

May 25
Darcy Burke Publishing
Darcy Burke

Customer Reviews

michelle-454 ,

Tobias & Fiona

Tobias Powell, Earl of Overton, has been known as a rake, a rogue, a scoundrel, and a reprobate. Tobias now needs to repair his reputation and find a wife. The deadline is approaching for him to wed. His father had a ward named Fiona from the country. He now learns that he must give her a season so she can find a husband. This is the last thing Tobias expected or needed. When Tobias’ father died he finds out he has three months to marry or he will lose his mother’s home. He now has less than five weeks to marry. Tobias tries so hard to not be like his father. Tobias and his father never got along. Fiona is a breathe of fresh air to Tobias. Fiona is a strong and passionate character with a love of maps. Tobias is charming and vulnerable. Tobias and Fiona have fun together without realizing they are falling in love with each other. They have much passion and chemistry together. This is the first book in the Phoenix Club. This was a very good story. I look forward to reading more books in this series about the Phoenix Club. I received a free copy of this book NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

LisanneH ,

To marry post haste

Tonias in many ways, is a child. Stuck in perpetual bad behavior and happy to wallow in debauchery for the past two years. We meet him once again caving to his mistress. I wish he had more backbone. He was just being a brat out of spite of his father. Now, he needs to marry in five weeks.

Fiona is his new ward, new in town and excited to enjoy a season. I felt that she really needed more time for herself as an independent person. But nope. She’s to be married off post haste, decrees Tobias.

Isn’t it convenient that Tobias also has to marry post haste? Yeah, he’s for a sophisticated lady.

I did like that they had to develop a relationship.
Recommend. Though I so could have done with out meeting Tobias in bed with his mistress. This is never a good introduction to a lead.

Old guy in Fla ,

Improper by Darcy Burke

Improper is another great historical romance by Ms Burke❣️👍. You’re going to love Fiona & Tobias’ story of ups & downs as guardian & feisty ward first fight, then find love❣️‼️😱❤️👏. Grab your copy of Improper - bet you’ll agree with my 5-star rating & want to order Impassioned as I have‼️👍👏. Enjoy❣️😍.

Carol R.
Florida USA

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