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Welcome to the Phoenix Club, where London’s most audacious, disreputable, and intriguing ladies and gentlemen find scandal, redemption, and second chances.
If Bennet St. James, the Viscount Glastonbury, doesn’t find a bride with a sizeable dowry, he’ll be in the poorhouse along with his interminable number of female relatives—all of whom he loves but are a drain on the negative fortune his father left when he died of a broken pocketbook. Desperate, he hatches a scheme to snare an heiress only to be foiled by a most vexing and alluring—and unfortunately equally destitute—paid companion.
Lady’s companion Prudence Lancaster is single-minded about finding her mother and filling in the missing pieces of her life. But a villainous viscount interrupts her plans, and his surprising charm and understanding tempts her in the most indecent ways. Soon, she’s dreaming of the future instead of wallowing in the past.
But when Bennet shares a dark secret, her hopes are dashed. For he won’t break the promise he made to his family, even if it means losing the greatest love he’s ever known.
Instead of work, he kidnaps
Bennet is a broke viscount who kidnapped the wrong person. Instead of a duke’s daughter, it’s her poor companion he abducted. I did not like that Bennet was totally fine with forcing any woman to marry him by ruin and taking away her choices so he could afford his lifestyle and female relatives. In lieu of work, his whole thought process is to simply marry money to solve his problems.
I really liked the spunky Prudence. She has more fortitude than Bennet.
A mistake bring Bennett and Prudence together. They both have their own secrets they are keeping. The more secrets come out the harder things get. But they soon realize that none of that matters and love wins out. Great story