All Scot and Bothered (Devil You Know #2)
By Kerrigan Byrne
Originally September 29th, 2020
Dual POV, Third Person
Full of mystery and intense chemistry between the two MCs, All Scot and Bothered felt a little all over the place, yet it came together in all the right ways in the end.
Lord Chief Justice of the High Court Cassius Gerard Ramsay--a title and name that reflects the hulking Scot perfectly. He's got issues and all of his carefully curated control of every aspect in his life is tested at every turn by the soft and brilliant Cecelia Teague. The sentiment is likewise, in Cecelia's case, and when she unwittingly inherits a gambling hell from the closest thing to a mother she ever knew, she and Ramsay are thrown against one another. He believes her establishment to be a den of vice, one harboring stolen children. She thinks he's an arrogant and mislead man on a warpath. Both will have to realize that working together is the only way to solve the horrid crimes sweeping the streets, and to indeed find the true captors of the missing children.
All Scot and Bothered had its dark moments, but it also had brilliantly bright pages of hope and acceptance and total understanding between two very different souls. Cecelia and Ramsay clash, then fall apart, only to get entangled with one another again and again until neither of them can fight it any longer. I loved the angst bleeding from the pages at every interaction, at every morsel one offered up to the other about their past and their desires. It was a lovely romance with a slightly messy mystery that does, however, eventually get straightened out.
Plus, isn't this title the funniest thing ever?
TW: Kidnapping/trafficking, brutality, assault, abuse.