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.
When Tobias Powell, the Viscount Deane, loses the young lady who’s stolen his heart to a pompous heir to a dukedom, all of Society is abuzz with his failure. As a scandal further blackens his reputation, he decides to become the rogue everyone believes him to be.
After courtesan Mirabelle Renault’s older sister marries her protector and is given the cut direct by the very Society who demands respectability, Mirabelle loses hope for her own future. Knowing she can no longer serve as a man’s paramour, she is determined to forge a new path—until she realizes that most doors are closed to her.
Carefree bachelor Lord Lucien Westbrook has lost his mistress and gained his autocratic father’s scrutiny now that his older brother is about to wed. Challenged to do something worthwhile, he launches an exclusive club, where Lucien helps those in need, no matter who they are or where they come from. One never knows who they will meet at the Phoenix Club…
This is the prequel to the new series. Lucien and friends are opening a new elite club. It’s by “Invitation Only”. It’s going to change life’s. I can’t wait to read the first book about Tobias. If the series is anything like the preview we are in for a very big treat!
Great introduction to new series!
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Note: this review contains spoilers!
This review is of Invitation by Darcy Burke. It is a short novella that sets up her series The Phoenix Club. It’s 1813 in England and in London reputation and money mean everything. It doesn’t matter if the reputation is earn or not, the Ton has made up it’s mind. And women don’t have much say in anything. But there are always those who don’t like putting up with things the way they are. Lord Lucien Westbrook Is one such person. Told to do something useful with his life, he opens a club. But not just any club. It’s not for the rich and famous and bullies: it’s for the ones they snub, the ones who aren’t rich, who aren’t in charge. And Lord Lucien and his friends are there to help them!
This is the perfect backstory for the author’s new series. We now know who creates the Phoenix Club and why. And we are give glimpses of future characters who may end up at the club. It’s just enough to get you interested. I can hardly wait to read about these interesting people! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.