Review | All Scot and Bothered — okay, maybe I need to give Historical Romance another try.

Review | All Scot and Bothered — okay, maybe I need to give Historical Romance another try.All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne
Series | Devil You Know #2
Release Date | September 29, 2020
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres | Historical Romance
Tropes | Enemies to Lovers, Grumpy Hero
Format | ARC, eBook
Buy | Amazon | Indie Bookstore
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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.


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?


So historical romance is extremely tough for me to get into, it definitely takes some time to hit my stride. I was a little bit nervous to start this, but I was determined and loved it!

This was my first read by Kerrigan Byrne and I can’t wait to go back and read book 1.

Cecilia, my goodness I admired the crap out of her. Definitely a heroine I love to read about, she’s strong, fierce and loyal to those she loves. She’ll protect everyone she cares about. And curse everyone who things or does anything bad to her. She didn’t deserve any of it!

And then we have the grumpy Scot that is Ramsay. I sure do love a grumpy hero, but it took him a little bit longer than I expected for him to turn things around.

Truly loved their story and throw in a bit of suspense to get your heart racing. And to see Ramsay broken, yet open to love. I was soooo rooting for their happily ever after.

Can’t wait to start this series from the beginning and devour another Kerrigan Byrne book!

About Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan has done many things to pay the bills, from law enforcement to belly dance instructor. Now she’s finally able to have the career she’d decided upon at thirteen when she announced to her very skeptical family that she was going to “grow up to be a romance novelist.” Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in almost every story.

She lives in a little Victorian coast town on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her wonderful husband. When she’s not writing you can find her sailing, beach combing, kayaking, visiting wineries, breweries, and restaurants with friends, and hiking…okay…wandering aimlessly clenching bear spray in the mountains.