Francesca Cavendish, the Countess of Mont Claire, is the last unmarried Red Rogue. In truth, she is an imposter posing as the countess. Francesca plans to destroy The Crimson Council, the secret society responsible for her family’s death. She happens upon the only person who can expose her as an imposter. Can Francesca convince Declan to help bring down The Crimson Council? Or will her last secret shatter any possibility of a relationship?
Declan Chandler works as a spy for the British secret service. He is known as The Devil of Dorset. Chandler suspects the woman posing as the Countess of Mont Claire is a fake. He intends to learn why she is pretending to be someone she is not. However, Francesca courts danger by gaining The Crimson Council’s attention. What secrets will Chandler hide from Francesca? Can he protect Francesca from The Crimson Council’s evil?
Francesca is hardly the damsel-in-distress type. She is a strong and forthright woman, one who is not afraid to stand on her own. I like Francesca’s foresight and cleverness. She purposely conditioned her mind and body to take on the secret society that murdered her family. Francesca willingly used any ploy to achieve her goals. What I admire the most about Francesca is her loyalty and dedication towards the people she loves. She would literally move heaven and hell to help and protect her Red Rogue sisters.
Kerrigan Byrne is a master at writing wounded hero types. And Chandler is no exception. He is a man hardened and shaped by his traumatic past. I admire Chandler’s ability to assume roles. He embraces the role which allows it to become real. What I love the most about Chandler is how Francesca allows him to reclaim some of his humanity. He is used to living in the shadows and hunting down the monsters who would prey on the weak. She shows him that he is not that monster he believes himself to be.
THE DEVIL IN HER BED is book three in Kerrigan Byrne’s historical romance series, DEVIL YOU KNOW. I suggest reading this series in order, especially to understand the heroine’s close bonds with her two friends. I love how the couples from the previous two books play important roles throughout the story.
THE DEVIL IN HER BED is a thrilling yet breathtaking conclusion to a wonderful series. I am sad to see this one end. I cannot wait to see what new stories Kerrigan Byrne has in store for us readers!