(The Phoenix Club #5)
Published: April 19th 2022
Publisher: Zealous Quill Press
Length: 318 pages
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ada Treadway has been in love before, and it brought nothing but heartache. Still, she retains her cheerful optimism and is fiercely protective of the independence and respect she’s earned as bookkeeper of the Phoenix Club. When the owner enlists her help to organize his friend’s estate ledgers, she’s eager to prove her expertise and her worth. But his friend turns out to be a disagreeable, unpleasant beast, and Ada works to find the warm-hearted gentleman she’s sure lurks beneath.
Maximillian Hunt, the Viscount Warfield doesn’t care if he lives to see tomorrow, and he certainly doesn’t want to recall yesterday. The arrival of the meddlesome and effusively positive woman who will put his accounts in order not only reminds him of the past he’s desperate to forget, she sparks something within him he thought dead. Tempted by a future he never imagined, he must do the impossible: convince her that he’s worth risking her heart a second time.
Oh, I really can’t resist a beauty and the beast story. It is without a doubt my favourite trope. This book didn’t disappoint, I’ve enjoyed other books in the series but I think this one is my favourite.
It does have some flaws, I would have preferred if more romance happened earlier in the book but overall this is a fun entertaining read that would heartily recommend.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.