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Feature book: All Scot and Bothered

16 December 2020

All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne

Subgenre: historical romance
Release date: 29 Sep 2020
Publisher: St Martin’s
Format: ebook and print
Length: 416 pages
RRP: $8.42 (ebook); $14.40 (print)

The last of the trio will find her other half, and a HEA. They are a trio of smart women who have been to finishing school and even to university. All three women are high achievers and should be able to find their place in society, if only the men would let them.

Cecelia Teague is a positive and upbeat kind of person. At least that is what the image projects. Behind the mask is a background that has been rough, and at times, unbearable. Cecil, as she is affectionately known by her closest friends, is a member of the Red Rogues. She has recently come into an inheritance from her biological mother, a gambling hall, and young girl. She also becomes the target of her real mother’s enemies.

While she is there looking at the property, the Lord Chief Justice Cassius Gerard Ramsey arrives looking for evidence of a missing girl. Cecil knows him as her sister-of-the-heart’s brother in law so has had some dealings with him. She hopes that he won’t recognise her under the makeup and wig.

Lord Cassius Gerard Ramsey likes to be in control. He has a difficult relationship with his brother. When he was in the same room as Cecil, he is aroused as he has always been by her. But for him, trusting a woman is a big issue. The last woman in his life, Matilda, was with him to spy on him and provide his enemies with information, and left a huge hole in his heart and lack of faith in women.

Cecil finds that she will become the target of the crime gang and she and the Chief Justice must discover what has happened and who is behind this gang. Naturally, the pair join forces to find those responsible, and also come to understand each other’s quirks and how they come to think the way they do with what has happened in their life. They find their common ground and a HEA.

There is a lot of action in this story and the danger is present as someone tries to take over the gambling hall and the trade of young girls. It really is a case of keep your friends close and your enemies closer as Cecil and Cassius will find out.

These are strong women who know what they want to achieve in life and how to get around some of the restrictions there are on their position in society. It is always a delight to read of strong women who can achieve their aims despite the restrictions of the time. These women are bonded by friendship but also events beyond their control, but they always prevail. I have really enjoyed this series.

reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

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