by Kerrigan Byrne
Series: Devil You Know #1
Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 13 hours and 4 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
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These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees...
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.
How To Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne is the first in the Devil You Know series featuring feisty redheaded friends and the men who claim their hearts. The tale delivered suspense, swoons, depth and heat.
I had the pleasure of meeting author Kerrigan Byrne at Book Bonanza 2019 this summer and requested How to Love a Duke in Ten Days, when I returned home. I am delighted that I did, and look forward to the next audios in the series.
Narrated by Derek Perkins I quickly became caught up in this tale. The opening scenes introduce us to Lady Alexandra Lane who is attending college with her friends. We are privy to a life-altering event before we fast forward ten years and find ourselves at a train station as Lady Lane awaits a ride to Redmayne Castle for her friend’s engagement. It is here I came to admire this headstrong, fearless young woman as she faced down a beast.
Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne known to all as the Terror of Torcliff needs to produce an heir to outwit his traitorous ex-fiance’ and backstabbing cousin and is planning to announce his engagement to Lady Lane’s friend. Only the two do not suit and truth be told he can’t stop thinking about her friend Alexandra.
Secrets, suspense, misunderstanding, murder attempts, almost kisses…. gads! From wicked banter to intellectual bickering it was delightful listening to this tale unfold. It was also painful as the misunderstanding came from Alexandra’s inability to share the dark, terrible secrets from her past. I wanted to hug them both. Byrne spun an addictive, wicked tale with passion, emotion, laughter and love.
If you haven’t yet tried this author, this is the perfect series to begin. Derek Perkins was wonderful as the narrator. His voice for Alexandra was soft and feminine while bringing out the gruff emotions of Piers.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention the story discusses some sensitive subject matter. It was well done, but if you feel you need warning, please read the spoiler. Trigger Warning: View Spoiler » The story deals with rape. We are there for the encounter, and experience both the heroine’s emotions and actions from the event and the emotions of those who become intimate with her after. « Hide Spoiler
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I loved this story and really enjoyed the storytelling from Byrne. Have you read her Victorian Rebels series?
This does sound good! Not sure about not having a female narrator, but you do say he does a good job. I have been getting so many historical romances lately that I’ll never get them all listened to or read. My favorites are narration by Roslyn Landor.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I haven’t tried this author yet though I’ve been wanting to and your review definitely sold me! I will definitely look for this is in audio.
This was my first by this author and I was blown away by it. Definitely going back for more.
You were so lucky you got to meet the author. A lot of readers seem to like this one. Great review.
I LOVED this story so much, and I can’t wait for the next book now. Glad to see you loved it too, Kimberly! This is my first time reading Kerrigan Byrne but it definitely won’t be my last!
Jenea's Book Obsession
That’s pretty neat that you got to meet her. And enjoyed the book so much too! It sounds really good!
Anne - Books of My Heart
Robin really enjoyed this one too.
Awesome that you met the author, then requested the book and really enjoyed it. This sounds really good.
I love that you meet the author and then requested this! That says a lot about the author and her work. Great review for this Kim! And you have me excited to try it.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I haven’t had a chance to read this author yet but this sounds wonderfully done. It has been a while since I read a historical so this genre really appeals to me right now. I will have to look for this one. Great review!
Debbie S Haupt
How cool that you got to meet her Kim and I have the print but maybe Macmillan audio will have this on their next audio review package. Great review it does sound good. Thanks
2 devils who deserve each other, oh their conversations would be so delish