Series: Devil You Know #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days, The Devil in Her Bed
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?
All Scot and Bothered is book two in the Devil You Know series which focuses on 3 fierce female friends! I love these 3 ladies and I was very excited to get Cecelia’s book. She is simply charming!
I hated Ramsey for about 70% of the story. He was so sanctimonious! Cecelia is a delight. I expected no different from what we had previously learned about her. Of the Red Rouges, she was the softest. She had nothing but kindness exuding from her, regardless of how she was treated. I think her unbated kindness made me hate Ramsey even more. Being mean to her is like kicking a puppy. Phoebe is adorable as well and I enjoyed her presence in the story.
I will say there were several surprises in the story that I hadn’t really predicted. The plot moves at a good pace overall and there is a solid balance between danger, humor, romance, and Red Rogue determination.
All Scot and Bothered is a wonderful addition to the series and I am very curious for Francesca’s story (especially since I think one “Italian” count will play a role).
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: a few
- Trope: opposites attract, secret identity
- Triggers: View Spoiler »There are some hints at possible abuse of both women and children but nothing explicit « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler