Book Review: Indecent
The opening chapter of Darcy Burke's Indecent captured me, no pun intended, and I liked Prudence right away. The idiot viscount was going to need to do a lot of groveling.
DESCRIPTION: 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..
Zealous Quill Press Available January 25, 2022. AMAZON
I loved how straightforward Prudence was and how dialog heavy this story was. A kidnapping plot gone wrong could have been strung out with misunderstandings but these two talked from the get go and we had a nice intro to Prudence and Bennet without any heavy info dumps. These two share a bond after what happens as well as an honesty between them that makes them fall hard and fast but it’s entirely believable.
Their forced proximity was enough to spark an interest, but family secrets and personal insecurities get in the way of the financially-desperate viscount and the lonely companion finding their inevitable HEA.
I’m always a fan of books where I can believe the love interests have an attraction and then it also quickly lays the ground for me to believe they have something more. I love how much page time they have together even as the have to overcome their own shame and show a little of that resilience they both have. I haven’t read the other books in this series but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the cast of supporting characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received and ARC from NetGalley.
Have you read any books in the Phoenix Club series? I'm curious about the rest of the stories and how everyone gets their HEAs.