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All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne(Review Post)

Published October 1, 2020 by bookbesties

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

This is the first book by Kerrigan Byrne that I am reviewing for all of you, however it is in no way the first book by her that I have had the pleasure of reading.  I first heard of this author while I was attending my first book convention.  As I was meeting authors and told them what genera I read and review they all kept bringing up her name, so naturally I felt that if her books are on the minds of all of the authors I am so in love with, I would be insane not to see what all the buzz was about.  I read her entire Victorian Rebels series and instantly knew I would jump at the chance to review her work for all of you if I got the opportunity.   That opportunity is now, with this new series, and this book.  Sadly this book is number 2 in the series ( no worries, I will read and review book 1 for all of you as soon as possible, even though it has been out for a while), but honestly if it wasn’t printed on the cover I would have never known it had a predecessor.   The first word that comes to mind when I think of this book is “thrilling”.  It truly takes you on an emotional roller coaster from its first paragraph in the prologue straight to its last period.  I loved every second of it!     

Cecilia Teague had a rough start in life but seeing her now enjoying all the riches life has to offer, you would never know it was only thanks to an unknown benefactor who rescued her many years ago.  Little did she know that when she inherited a casino, she also instantly inherited the wrath of the Lord Chief Justice of the High Court.  She also didn’t know that by becoming the owner of the casino she would face the challenge of a lifetime: juggling her new business obligations and her life as a member of society while making sure the two worlds NEVER cross.  But with the help of her best friends she may find a way to combine the two worlds and win the favor of the Lord Chief Justice.

Cassius Gerard Ramsey, Lord Chief Justice to the High Court, has made it his mission to find evidence of illegal activity so he can shut down London’s most notorious gaming hell.  That is until the alluring owner of said gaming hell finds herself the primary target of someone who is determined to kill her.  As determined as he is to shut down her business he is just as determined to keep her safe from harm and to discover who is trying to kill her.  Will the time he spends investigating and protecting her open his eyes to the true corruption in the world and soften his resolve towards her or will he finally have enough evidence to shut her down for good? 

I really, really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read and tell you about both books number 1 and number 3 as soon as I can.