Indecent is a nice story that holds a solid place in the series. Overall, an enjoyable Regency story.


The Description

The Phoenix Club: Book 4
Publication Date: January 25, 2022

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.



The Review

Indecent is the fourth book in the Phoenix Club series by Darcy Burke. It works as a stand-alone story, but readers would gain more depth by reading it as part of the series. 

The book gets off to a brisk start as Prudence Lancaster is kidnapped by ruffians. It turns out to be a case of mistaken identity. The kidnap planner, Bennet St. James, the Viscount Glastonbury, is in desperate straits and attempts to force a marriage but finds he has kidnapped the paid companion instead of the lady in question. 

Prudence and Bennet are forced to spend time at a small inn because of bad weather, and attraction ensues. To complicate an already complicated situation, Prudence is seeking her birth mother, and Bennet is hiding a bunch of very eccentric and troublesome relatives.

Indecent is a nice story that holds a solid place in the series. The characters from the previous books are present, as well as some characters that are sure to have stories in the upcoming books in the series. This story has some interesting twists. I like that the main characters were not perfect but saw the need to grow and improve. Overall, an enjoyable Regency story.Buy Links

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About The Author

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Click here to Join her Reader Club.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, artist daughter, and imaginative son who will almost certainly out-write her one day (that may be tomorrow).

They’re a crazy cat family with two Bengal cats, a small, fame-seeking cat named after a fruit, an older rescue Maine Coon with attitude to spare, and a collection of neighbor cats who hang out on the deck and occasionally venture inside. You can find Darcy at a winery, in her comfy writing chair, or binge-watching TV with the family.

Her happy places are Disneyland, Labor Day weekend at the Gorge, Denmark, and anywhere in the UK—so long as her family is there too.


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January 24:
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2: Mythical Books
3: Literary Gold
4: Romance Novel Giveaways
5: Linda Nightingale, Author
6: Harlie’s Books
7: It’s Raining Books
8: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

January 25:
1: Gina Rae Mitchell review
2: The Key of Love
3: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
4: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
5: Westveil Publishing
6: Girl with Pen
7: Independent Authors

January 26:
1: Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne
2: Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Romance
3: Punya Reviews…
4: Long and Short Reviews
5: The Faerie Review
6: J. Lynn Rowan – Author of Romance & Historical Fiction

January 27:
1: Crowvus Book Blog
2: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
3: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
4: Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
5: Iron Canuck Reviews & More
6: Beyond Romance
7: Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
8: Straight from the Library

January 28:
1: Fabulous and Brunette
2: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
3: Wake Up Your Wild Side
4: The Avid Reader
5: Novels Alive review
6: Sandra’s Book Club
7: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart


Diane Peterson
Diane Peterson
Diane K. Peterson is a retired school library media specialist that promotes the romance novel industry as an analyst, speaker, and reviewer. She is currently compiling an analytic history of the romance genre. Diane leads classes and workshops for authors and older adults (Osher program). A compulsive “fixer,” she uses her status as a Goodreads librarian to correct and improve book records as well as assisting authors. Diane is a member of RWA and the Missouri RWA chapter.



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Indecent is a nice story that holds a solid place in the series. Overall, an enjoyable Regency story.4-STAR REVIEW: INDECENT by Darcy Burke