(The Phoenix Club #4)
Published: January 25th 2022
Publisher: Zealous Quill Press
Length: 326 pages
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.
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.
While this book is part of a series each book can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the earlier books in this series and I wasn’t lost.
Bennet has made some bad decisions but he is motivated by his need to support his relatives. Prudence has been hard done by in the relative department but she still allows herself to hope.
These two characters struggle with their feelings because they know Bennet needs to marry for money but in true fashion, love wins out in the end. I loved the story and the characters and I look forward to reading more.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.