Improper - Darcy Burke


By Darcy Burke

  • Release Date: 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 135 Ratings


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.

Dissolute rogue Tobias Powell, Earl of Overton, has just inherited a sheltered, proper young ward for whom he must find a husband. And that is only the start of his problems. His father’s will demands Tobias marry within the next six weeks, or he’ll lose his mother’s house, a treasure so dear that Tobias can’t consider defeat. Surely he can rehabilitate his scandalous reputation, secure a match for his ward, and find the sophisticated woman of his dreams before it’s too late. Except his ward is a hellion who cannot behave. She can, however, make him laugh.
Provincial Miss Fiona Wingate is eager to swap her boring small town for an exciting London Season. Until she realizes her new guardian, a dashing earl, plans for her to wed with the utmost haste. Fiona has no interest in marriage—she’s only just been liberated from her lifelong isolation! But when she causes a near scandal and Tobias comes to the rescue, an unexpected attraction sparks between them. Except romance between a guardian and his ward would be most improper…


  • Improper by Darcy Burke

    By Old guy in Fla
    Improper is another great historical romance by Ms Burke❣️👍. You’re going to love Fiona & Tobias’ story of ups & downs as guardian & feisty ward first fight, then find love❣️‼️😱❤️👏. Grab your copy of Improper - bet you’ll agree with my 5-star rating & want to order Impassioned as I have‼️👍👏. Enjoy❣️😍. Carol R. Florida USA
  • To marry post haste

    By LisanneH
    Tonias in many ways, is a child. Stuck in perpetual bad behavior and happy to wallow in debauchery for the past two years. We meet him once again caving to his mistress. I wish he had more backbone. He was just being a brat out of spite of his father. Now, he needs to marry in five weeks. Fiona is his new ward, new in town and excited to enjoy a season. I felt that she really needed more time for herself as an independent person. But nope. She’s to be married off post haste, decrees Tobias. Isn’t it convenient that Tobias also has to marry post haste? Yeah, he’s for a sophisticated lady. I did like that they had to develop a relationship. Recommend. Though I so could have done with out meeting Tobias in bed with his mistress. This is never a good introduction to a lead.
  • Great Beginning for a New Series

    By Peg1951
    Tobias Powell is now the Earl of Overton. He receives two “obligations” in his father’s will. First, he has a ward and is responsible for bringing into society. Second, he has three months to marry, from the time the will is read. Miss Fiona Wingate, Tobias’s ward, has spent her life in the country. She has no interest in marriage, at least not soon. She wants to enjoy herself in London. Tobias has not interest in marriage, either, but if he doesn’t wed, he will lose his mother’s estate, a place he cherished. Watching Tobias try to keep up with Fiona while navigating the marriage mart is sheer entertainment. Watching the attraction between the two of them is sometimes amusing and sometimes frustrating. The story becomes very interest when we learn who will get Tobais’s mother’s estate and why the old Earl, and then Tobias, was Fiona’s guardian. I love Fiona and Tobias. There are several other characters I found interesting. Mrs. Tucket is funny. I like the way Tobias accepted her into the household. Mirabella and Lucien are here, as is Lucien’s brother Con. There are some problems to solve, a bit of adventure (usually on Fiona’s part), secrets revealed, a fairly hot romance, and an HEA. I enjoyed this one, and I look forward to Con’s book. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.
  • Improper

    By Rt2025
    Tobias finds himself with a Ward and a stipulation in the Will after his father passes. Fiona is from the country and doesn’t know much about London, but she’s so very excited to find out. While they both try to do what is expected of them their chemistry and missteps are what keeps this story so interesting. Lots of laughs and romance.