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 in the world 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 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?
All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne is an amazing read! I was captivated from the start. This heroine, Cecelia, is one of a kind. She’s more curvy than the usual heroine, she loves sweets, enjoys eating food, and has the heart of gold. She goes out of her way to help others. In fact, she puts herself in danger every time. It is driving one particular man crazy. He can’t get her out of his mind. Cecelia tempts him so many ways, he has to grind his teeth and hope she doesn’t notice how much he’s turned on by her. Lust, desire, and something deeper pulls these two characters together. Both have suffered alone in the dark as kids and as adults they’ve become heroes to others. Cecelia is in danger because of something she inherited and might possess. Lord Chief Justice Ramsey is investigating the place Cecelia has inherited and from there both of them are in more danger than they wanted.
This novel was epic. Plenty of action to keep my eyes and hands glued to the book. I did not want to leave this fictional world, Kerrigan Byrne has created. A masterpiece of love, betrayal, and desire. There was enough humor to make me laugh constantly. I loved the heated banters between the two heroes. They made for an interesting duo. The cast of characters from the main protagonists to the minor ones like the gardener that works for Cecelia and the other clever ladies made this a most enjoyable journey. I loved them all.