Title: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know #1)
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
A love story that starts in 1880 and ends in approximately 1892. Three school girls are finishing up a school year, in France, when their mischievous behavior entails their unofficial leader being called to the headmaster's office to answer for their misdemeanors. The punishment gets out of hand and she is raped by the headmaster. While defending herself she kills the man. All three, plus a trusted gardener, then conceal the body and crime. Move forward 10 years and we find the young lady being blackmailed, broke and single, while attending a party to celebrate the upcoming engagement of one of her school friends. Subsequent events lead to her being the bride and the blackmailer being exposed and dealt with along with other miscreants. All in all a good story line but if I had to sum it up in five words it would be sex, sex, and more sex.
Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.
LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS
Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms.
Mass Market Paperback, 440 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by St. Martin's PaperbacksAbout The Author:
If you're anything like me, the best night is one spent with a brawny highlander, a mysterious werewolf, a conflicted vampire, or a hot-headed Irishman. My stories span the spectrum of romantic fiction from historical, to paranormal, to romantic suspense. But I can always promise my readers one thing: memorable and sexy Celtic heroes who are guaranteed to heat your blood before they steal your heart. Lose yourself in the enchanted Celtic Isles, you never know who, or what, will find you..