Devil You Know, Book 2
From the publisher:
All Scot and Bothered is the second book in the stunning Devil You Know series by USA Today bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne!
They are a dangerous duke, a fierce lord, and an infamous earl―dark, bold, brave men who know exactly what they want. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees…
He is first and foremost―at everything. A man who’s made his own way through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London’s most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met.
IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY
Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future―until a secret benefactor from her mother’s scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to a prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips…Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women…and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth?
This was my first book by Byrne, and now I’m hesitant to read another. For me, the best thing about this book was the title. As to the story itself, it was so muddled and illogical that I just couldn’t get into it. It may be because this is part of a series and I did not read the first book, but I don’t really think that is it.
Cecelia was a mess of a character. One minute she’s hot for the Lord Chief Justice and the next she is afraid of him. He is supposed to be so good at his job but doesn’t realize that Cecelia and the Scarlet Lady are one and the same person. No one questions the parentage of the child Cecelia has inherited. She staunchly defends her establishment at the accusation of being in the child trafficking business, yet literally knows nothing about the business or the people who are running it. Like I said, it was just an unbelievable mess. I’m sorry to say this book left me all “scot and bothered.”
10/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
ALL SCOT AND BOTHERED by Kerrigan Byrne. St. Martin’s Paperbacks (September 29, 2020). ISBN 978-1250318862. 416 pages.
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