Devil You Know: Book 2
Release Date: September 29, 2020
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?
The Red Rogues are back! And this time, it’s darling, curvaceous, sweetheart Cecelia Teague who lands herself in a heap of trouble and only the Vicar of Vice—morally rigid, but still yummy—Lord Ramsey can help her find her way out of it. If only he will come down from his high horse, long enough to do so.
If you’ve read the first book in the series (and if you haven’t, why the heck not? It’s amazing!) then you will recognize Cecelia as the “mother hen” amongst the trio of friends known as the Red Rogues and Ramsay, half-brother to the previous stories hero and Lord Chief Justice of the High Court with a rather stout stick up his caboose. You may also remember a very foreshadowing scene, in which a certain curvy red-head, captures Lord Ramsay’s unwavering attention and the seed is firmly planted for a new story you cannot wait to be told.
And what a story it is…
With a quick rewind at the beginning to reveal the root of Cecelia’s utter dislike for the vicar she once believed was her father and how she ended up at the school where she meets her lifelong friends, the story jumps to the first official meeting of our Hero and Heroine, and sparks immediately begin to fly.
When our couple meets for a second time the situation couldn’t be more different.
Having only just learned that she has inherited a school that is funded by a scandalous gambling hell, Cecelia is immediately confronted by an enraged Vicar of Vice who accuses her—in the guise of the Scarlet Lady—of deeds most foul and threatens to not only shut her down, but see her meet the gallows as well.
When danger strikes, Cecelia’s deception is revealed, tempers explode and misconceptions are drawn, but in order to keep her safe and possibly uncover the clues needed to bring down their mutual enemy, Ramsey must first come to her rescue.
Undoubtably, Cecelia is the Yin to Ramsay’s Yang but neither of them can control a nearly over-powering attraction, so when living in close quarters provides them a means to truly see the true nature of each other’s characters, barriers are soon stripped away and protective walls allowed to crumble.
No one can take you on such a compelling journey as this with as much depth and passion as Kerrigan Byrne. Her dark heroes and larger than life heroines travel beyond the page to your heart every single time and the journey you take along side them is one you will want to repeat again and again!