How To Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

September 2nd, 2019 Kimberly Review 13 Comments

2nd Sep
How To Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne
How To Love a Duke in Ten Days
by Kerrigan Byrne
Series: Devil You Know #1
Narrator: Derek Perkins
Length: 13 hours and 4 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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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.

friends historical ROMANCE SWOON

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 »

How To Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne, narrated by Derek Perkins delivered suspense, snark, passion and more. #DevilYouKnow #HistoricalRomance #Audio Click To Tweet

About Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan has done many things to pay the bills, from law enforcement to belly dance instructor. Now she’s finally able to have the career she’d decided upon at thirteen when she announced to her very skeptical family that she was going to “grow up to be a romance novelist.” Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in almost every story. She lives in a little Victorian coast town on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her wonderful husband. When she’s not writing you can find her sailing, beach combing, kayaking, visiting wineries, breweries, and restaurants with friends, and hiking…okay…wandering aimlessly clenching bear spray in the mountains.

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13 Responses to “How To Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne”

  1. Carla

    Awesome that you met the author, then requested the book and really enjoyed it. This sounds really good.

  2. kindlemom1

    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.