As a young girl, Cecelia Teague was rescued from the home of the man she’d believed was her father, an extremely cruel man who’d treated her miserably following her mother’s death. She was placed in a Swiss school for girls where she became lifelong friends with two other redheads, calling themselves the Red Rogues. Her benefactor remained unknown until now when she’s learned that person has died and left her a gambling hell. Unfortunately, that’s placed her in the sights of Lord Cassius Ramsay, the Justice of the High Court, whose mission is to destroy the establishment…and its owner.
Ramsay is the half brother of Piers Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, who is also married to Alexandra, one of the Red Rogues. Cecelia and Ramsay crossed paths at a dinner they had at their home and shared a close moment. When he confronted her at the gambling hell, she was in disguise so it took awhile for him to learn that the owner and Cecelia were one and the same. There was so much intrigue and subterfuge in this story that it made it extremely interesting, especially when it became clear Cecelia was in danger.
Cecelia is a tall, voluptuous woman who goes against the grain of the typical heroine. She’s brainy with a strong aptitude for mathematics. She was a formidable force with a velvet glove and confounded Ramsay at ever juncture. I liked their interactions, even though I despised his cruelty at times. What I loved most about the story was that it’s unconventional, even down to the ending that was chock full of surprises. Add to that, it’s narrated by Derek Peters, who lends so much authenticity to the characters and delivers another exceptional performance. I love this series and especially liked these two characters who were given a great, creative story to highlight their romance.
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Series: Devil You Know #2
Narrator: Derek Perkins
Audio Length: 11 hours, 44 minutes
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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(Thanks to Macmillan Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)