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?
"With the Devil You Know series, Byrne once again delivers the beautifully nuanced characters and seductive storytelling her readers have come to expect."—Booklist
A mysterious inheritance sparks hot romance and tantalizing intrigue in Byrne's stunning second entry to the Devil You Know series (after How to Love a Duke in Ten Days). Orphaned math enthusiast Cecilia Teague has lived a hard life. When Henrietta Thistledown, the scandalous aunt she's never met, leaves Cecilia a school for girls in London (that doubles as a gambling hall by night), her life is given new direction. But she also inherits a journal in which Henrietta recorded dark secrets about London's elite, putting Cecilia in danger from men who will stop at nothing to protect their reputations. Lord Chief Justice of the High Court Cassius Ramsey had been investigating Henrietta for years on suspicion that she played a role in trafficking young girls. Believing Cecilia to be just as criminal, Ramsey's ashamed of his intense attraction to her until she proves her innocence with her fierce devotion to her seven-year-old ward, Phoebe, and he recognizes a kindred spirit in the voluptuous beauty. When danger comes knocking, Ramsey puts Cecilia and Phoebe under his protection and whisks them to safety in Scotland, where the duo slowly break down his walls. Cecelia's mental strength is a perfect match for Ramsey's unyielding determination, and the action adds extra fire to the romance. Readers will be delighted.
All Scot and bothered
Ramsey and Cecilia have both had very tough childhoods. They both have let it affect them differently. Ramsey is hard and tough. Cecilia is soft and sweet. When Ramsey’s job has him investigating her both their lives end up turning upside down. Story is full of mystery, murder and romance.
Amazing read by Kerrigan Byrne. Love her writing style, and her plot keeps me on my toes.
It was good
This was not the story I was expecting, but it was good nonetheless. No spoilers.