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He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart. They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets hi He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart. They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets his sights on the undeniably beautiful Countess of Mont Claire, Francesca Cavendish, he doesn’t realize that he has met a match like no other. TRUE LOVE WEARS NO DISGUISE Francesca is a countess by day and stalks her prey—those responsible for the death of her family—by night. What she does not expect is to be thrown into the path of the devil himself, the Earl of Devlin. She has secrets of her own and he seems determined to lay them bare. Can her heart survive finding the love of her life and losing him when all is revealed? “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch


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He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart. They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets hi He lives in secret service to the Crown—a man of duty, deception, and an undeniable attraction to a woman who threatens to tear his whole world apart. They call him the Devil of Dorset. He stands alone, a man of undeniable power. Moving in and out of shadows, back alleys and ballrooms, he is unstoppable and one of the Crown’s most dangerous weapons. However, when he sets his sights on the undeniably beautiful Countess of Mont Claire, Francesca Cavendish, he doesn’t realize that he has met a match like no other. TRUE LOVE WEARS NO DISGUISE Francesca is a countess by day and stalks her prey—those responsible for the death of her family—by night. What she does not expect is to be thrown into the path of the devil himself, the Earl of Devlin. She has secrets of her own and he seems determined to lay them bare. Can her heart survive finding the love of her life and losing him when all is revealed? “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

30 review for The Devil in Her Bed

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lacey (laceybooklovers)

    I am just a little bit devastated I didn't love this one. I had such high hopes for Francesca ever since she was introduced in book 1, and I loved the setup for her romance in book 2. You can probably guess who the mysterious "Devil of Dorset" is from the ending of All Scot and Bothered. I have one main reason why I was disappointed by this (which I'll get into below), but I will say that even though it's my least favorite of the series, I was still hooked onto the pages. Kerrigan Byrne always w I am just a little bit devastated I didn't love this one. I had such high hopes for Francesca ever since she was introduced in book 1, and I loved the setup for her romance in book 2. You can probably guess who the mysterious "Devil of Dorset" is from the ending of All Scot and Bothered. I have one main reason why I was disappointed by this (which I'll get into below), but I will say that even though it's my least favorite of the series, I was still hooked onto the pages. Kerrigan Byrne always writes sexy, exciting, almost suspenseful historical romances with fantastic heroines and antiheroes, and The Devil In Her Bed hit the spot regarding that. Francesca is the last of the 3 Red Rogues to get her story and she's always been the most mysterious one. She lives her life as a Countess, but it turns out her true goal in life is to get revenge against the people who killed her family and the people her family worked for. Francesca has a secret past full of murder and deceit, and she's so much more than she seems. She's a fierce, strong, intelligent heroine I loved pretty much from the start. And one of my favorite parts about this series is the wonderful female friendship between Francesca, Cecelia, and Alexandra, so I was happy to get even more of that brilliant friendship in this book. Our hero goes by so many names that I don't even know what to call him without slightly spoiling things, lol. His identity isn't that much of a secret if you've kept up with the series, and the prologue gives you a good sense of who he is anyway. He's still an intriguing character – he's dark, tortured by his past, and works as a spy for the government. All of those things should've made me love him, but the main reason I couldn't get into the romance as much as I wanted to was that this hero thinks Francesca is someone else for almost the entire book. So it was hard for me to buy that he loved Francesca for her, rather than for someone else. I don't blame him for thinking she's someone else because of her hidden identity, but he kept going on and on about being in love with this person from his past that I just wasn't sold enough on him loving the real Francesca. I'm sad the ending to this series didn't quite live up to my expectations, but I'll still be reading anything Kerrigan Byrne writes. I love her storytelling and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next! *** One of my most anticipated historical romances this year 😍

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stacey is Sassy

    The Devil in disguise… I’m so happy with how The Devil in Her Bed turned out but I admit that it was a slow-building kind of happiness. This is Kerrigan Byrne at her best. She messes with my mind, mucks around with my heart, and makes me question my preconceived ideas. I can now admit to my bias at having a confident, outspoken, and deceptive historical romance heroine. It seemed out of place and bordering on (the dreaded term) ‘too modern’ for a woman of her time. As the story progresses though, The Devil in disguise… I’m so happy with how The Devil in Her Bed turned out but I admit that it was a slow-building kind of happiness. This is Kerrigan Byrne at her best. She messes with my mind, mucks around with my heart, and makes me question my preconceived ideas. I can now admit to my bias at having a confident, outspoken, and deceptive historical romance heroine. It seemed out of place and bordering on (the dreaded term) ‘too modern’ for a woman of her time. As the story progresses though, we know that her circumstances are far from normal. It becomes completely believable for a woman to have power over men and their baser needs, and to wield it. I absolutely loved the feeling this story provoked in me. I felt protective of Francesca, Ferdinand, Pippa, and Chandler and was devastated at the horror they faced. Again, I admired the Red Rogues for their dedication to each other. Redmayne and Ramsay are the perfect partners for Alex and Cecil, and I loved that we get lots of interactions with them. Francesca’s strength and perseverance made her a heroine I respected and became one of my very favourite characters. Francesca surprised me, to be honest. I’m not normally a fan of independent and stubborn heroines, but in this case, her independence and stubbornness weren’t to the detriment of others. This chick could hold her own. She is confident in her abilities to defend herself and Francesca always went in fully prepared for what she would face. It was great that Chandler was her accomplice…even though he wanted to be her protector. Another surprise…Chandler went nearly the whole book before he went numbskull on me. Silly duffer was acting like a complete hypocrite. Sure, he eventually comes good, but for about 2.5 seconds I wanted Francesca to tell him to stick it where the sun don’t shine. All good. He’s sexy, smart, and intelligent and he loves Francesca even when she’s being stubborn and obstinate. I can forgive him for being a twit for those 2.5 seconds. The storyline was captivating, and I loved that there were plenty of times I was surprised by the secrets being revealed. We are exposed to a scene that’s a wee bit kinky but it’s more from an observation perspective that being in the thick (wink, wink) of things. The sexy times were HOT but there weren’t too many scenes and they were never over the top. This is my favourite kind of historical romance and the exact reason why I’m such a fan of Kerrigan Byrne. There’s a touch of darkness which is a great contrast to the light at the end of the journey. The women in this series are strong and have overcome heartache, devastation and loss to find their happiness. The heroes are bossy, demanding and very protective of the women they fall in love with. This protectiveness has spread to all of the Red Rogues and I loved Ramsey’s defence of Francesca when Chandler was being a douchewaffle. They are a family of their own making. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend going back to #1 in the Devil You Know series. If you haven’t read a historical romance by Kerrigan Byrne…DO IT!! You can thank me later. 😉 Stacey is Sassy, received an advanced copy of this story. The copy provided is not the final copy and may be subject to edits and changes.

  3. 5 out of 5

    h o l l i s

    I have to say, on the one hand, it's refreshing for the male of the pairing to be the drama queen. But on the other hand.. wow, drama queen. I think I've said in all my reviews that the highlight of this series is the strong female characters, and the friendships, and while I think this one didn't showcase as much of said friendship as the previous installments, we didn't really need it to. It had been well established. And it was actually sweeter to see the heroes from books one and two step int I have to say, on the one hand, it's refreshing for the male of the pairing to be the drama queen. But on the other hand.. wow, drama queen. I think I've said in all my reviews that the highlight of this series is the strong female characters, and the friendships, and while I think this one didn't showcase as much of said friendship as the previous installments, we didn't really need it to. It had been well established. And it was actually sweeter to see the heroes from books one and two step into the limelight to support not only their partners but book three's heroine, too. We love a supportive friend group. As for this book's hero, well. My complaint in book two was that character lacked the dimension of book one but I feel like this time Byrne went too far in giving this hero layers and angst. See aforementioned drama. But my struggle was also the dynamic of this relationship was complicated from the word go, with hidden identities and secrets, and nothing really made sense.. romantically. The sudden shift didn't make sense and it felt like some revisionist history was shoved down our throats to conveniently make it all work and I'll admit I didn't swallow, I choked. What also didn't quite work for me was the big reveal of this secret society that was such a driving force behind all of the books leading upto this big confrontation. I appreciate that it's sort've addressed on-page to be pointless and frustratingly simple and or stupid but still.. I struggled with this. The first half of this book is why this rating isn't lower. I felt it to be pretty strong, even if I rolled my eyes at some of the hero's behaviour and dramatic internal monologuing. Seeing the lengths the heroine was going, had already gone, for revenge, for those she loved; what she had turned herself into, become, and without knowing the how or why (at the time), it was also rather lovely to see how the hero appreciated it. Even if he was suspicious. Additionally I was definitely swept away by some of the chemistry and pull between these two before some of the masks came off. All of that really saved this. And with a weaker heroine it wouldn't have worked at all.. but she was truly the saving grace for this story and pairing; which is definitely the theme for most of this series. Sisters really are doing it for themselves. We love to see it. While this wasn't an all-around win, rarely does Byrne disappoint to the point where I find no enjoyment at all in her stories. And I'm forever here for how she always gives us fierce heroines to champion. And that's just one reason I will continue to read this author. ** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. ** ---- This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jenn (The Book Refuge)

    *Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.*   I don't know that I have read a more perfectly put together Historical Romance Trilogy than this one. I don't know how I can separate this one out from the entire Devil You Know Trilogy because it all built on top of each other so well. I was fortunate enough to receive an eARC for this book not long after reading the 1st and 2nd novel in the series and I think it flowed together so well. With Byrne's trademark d *Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.*   I don't know that I have read a more perfectly put together Historical Romance Trilogy than this one. I don't know how I can separate this one out from the entire Devil You Know Trilogy because it all built on top of each other so well. I was fortunate enough to receive an eARC for this book not long after reading the 1st and 2nd novel in the series and I think it flowed together so well. With Byrne's trademark darkness, sexiness, and great characters, I was swept away to the world of the Red Rogues and The evil Crimson Council which is really dived into in this novel. I was so ready to learn more about Pippa/Francesca and I knew from the previous novels dropping hints that her story would gut me. This was so true the Story of Francesca and her revenge is so poignant and she is such a kick ass heroine… I was just entranced. So much so that I started this book the night before Thanksgiving and finished Thanksgiving day as soon as I put my turkey in to roast. I also knew something was up with certain people we meant along the way. Which I won't spoil here since we are a long ways off from the release but… WOW! Was my diligence paid off. Francesca is a power house! She was fierce and takes no prisoners. She was tough and strong and could hold her own against Lords, Assassins, and her friend's husbands. She would not be gainsaid in getting vengeance for her loved ones. But she was also clever and alluring. Our hero… well, I don’t want to say too much about him. I was able to quickly guess who he was.. But it did NOT lessen my enjoyment. I don't think the author is really trying to make his identity a mystery, its more of a mystery about where he has been in the past and why he is watching Francesca. He knows she is an imposter… maybe… and he is obsessed with getting her to admit, while in his bed of course. As always, this is sexy as hell and full of longing. It may be close to one of her darker novels and the Crimson Counsel is no villain to laugh at. I was scared about what damage they could cause. All in all, if you have read the other 2, I know you will be continuing. As you should. If you haven't read a Kerrigan Byrne… Please don't start here. Go back and read How to Love a Duke in Ten Days because it will make this book 1000% more satisfying. But this a 5/5, NO QUESTION! I can't wait to see what she writes next.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris C - A Midlife Wife

    So good! Awesome story to end the series. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever had a love so deep that it consumed you for years or even your entire life? What if that love was unrequited? Or perhaps they simply just didn’t know how you felt. Sometimes love makes us do kind of crazy things. The story is multi faceted; built on deception, revenge, secrets, friendship, even some suspense and intrigue. The story has so many emotions running around it. I really feel for Francesca but yet you think just ge So good! Awesome story to end the series. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever had a love so deep that it consumed you for years or even your entire life? What if that love was unrequited? Or perhaps they simply just didn’t know how you felt. Sometimes love makes us do kind of crazy things. The story is multi faceted; built on deception, revenge, secrets, friendship, even some suspense and intrigue. The story has so many emotions running around it. I really feel for Francesca but yet you think just get it over with. Tell him how you feel! She did make me a bit nuts a few times! The author takes us down a wild path. Deep into a dark and crazy world that you don’t think is possible in these times, but it makes sense. Who can you trust and is it the man you gave your heart to years ago? Will he ever forgive you for the deception? Powerful and captivating, with an ending that you will hold your breath for, Byrne captures the intensity of passion and deep searing love perfectly. * copy received for review consideration Full Review - https://amidlifewife.com/the-devil-in...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Niki (mustreadalltheromance)

    Known by many names, the so-called Devil of Dorset is an enigma even to those who know him. A skilled spy, he is one of the Crown’s most lethal weapons but in Francesca Cavendish, the Countess of Mont Claire, he may have found someone who can match him. Francesca uses her position in society to bring herself ever closer to the secret group responsible for the deaths of every member of her family. She’s worked toward this goal for years but is unprepared to catch the eye of the truly evil Earl of Known by many names, the so-called Devil of Dorset is an enigma even to those who know him. A skilled spy, he is one of the Crown’s most lethal weapons but in Francesca Cavendish, the Countess of Mont Claire, he may have found someone who can match him. Francesca uses her position in society to bring herself ever closer to the secret group responsible for the deaths of every member of her family. She’s worked toward this goal for years but is unprepared to catch the eye of the truly evil Earl of Devlin. She has her own secrets to keep and may be in over her head here, but she’s not prepared to find the love of her life alive again, or accept his help, especially when the truth will likely drive him away. This book was very much a mixed bag for me. I loved the concept and Chandler made for an excellent and many-layered tortured hero, but Francesca was rather a let down as a heroine. Chandler’s pain was actually rather worse than hers all told, but she fell into the trap of believing herself to be the only person with a truly painful past, or at least that’s how she came across. Francesca was quick to believe any disagreement she encountered was merely derived from a man underestimating her because she was a woman. Of course, this was not always the case and because of this arrogance, a criminal was able to escape imprisonment and she nearly ruined a raid set to bring down the corrupt secret society she’d been hunting, all because she had zero faith in Chandler, or anyone else for that matter, to do their jobs better than she could, despite their superior experience. This just struck me as hubris, especially since she kept repeating this behavior and never learned and it made her difficult to like. Despite this, Francesca’s plight was one I could get behind and I rooted for her success, but her determination to do everything alone meant she got in her own way more often than not. What really got me though was that Francesca’s intended portrayal as a strong heroine just showed her to be more akin to a playground bully, responding with violence to anything with which she disagreed. At one point she even punches Chandler in the face after an intimate, loving encounter devolves into a rather minor argument. He excuses her by reasoning that she held back and wasn’t really trying to hurt him, but for me this is still domestic violence, and it wouldn’t be ok if he’d hit her that way so it’s not acceptable for her to do so to him. These aspects of Francesca’s character made it hard to believe she actually loved Chandler and their truth revelation was a long time in coming and then caused the third act separation that I’m just not a fan of. This was not helped by the fact that Chandler spent nearly the entire book believing himself reunited with his childhood love and that was a large pillar of their relationship. Given Francesca’s contempt for all men, even her best friends’ husbands, her rapidly rekindled love for Chandler felt just a bit insincere. I was incredibly invested in the suspense aspect here and in Chandler’s backstory. I loved this concept, but the romance was a bit lacking, especially since these two came together like crashing waves and their relationship remained quite volatile rather than really becoming sweet. That worked for them; however, it just wasn’t that romantic and I wish Chandler had gotten a bit more recognition and acknowledgement of his pain from Francesca. Overall, this book gave me mixed feelings, but I did enjoy the story and would say it’s not to be missed. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Blog link: https://mustreadalltheromance.blogspo...

  7. 5 out of 5

    MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*

    4.25 undercover vengeance seeker stars This is the final book in the Devil You Know trilogy featuring the last single woman standing from the Red Rogues trio: Francesca Cavendish, Countess of Mont Claire. Technically, this book can be read as a standalone, but I would highly recommend reading the previous 2 books in the series before this one as there are recurring characters, some history, and hints about the H/h from this story in the other installments. With both Alexandra and Cecilia in posses 4.25 undercover vengeance seeker stars This is the final book in the Devil You Know trilogy featuring the last single woman standing from the Red Rogues trio: Francesca Cavendish, Countess of Mont Claire. Technically, this book can be read as a standalone, but I would highly recommend reading the previous 2 books in the series before this one as there are recurring characters, some history, and hints about the H/h from this story in the other installments. With both Alexandra and Cecilia in possession of their HEAs, Francesca is feeling a bit like an outsider, but her goal has never been to form relationships: she has been set on avenging the death of her family and closest friends since she escaped the massacre that took all of her loved ones when she was a child. In the pursuit of her goal, she has developed a reputation for being a notorious seductress that occupies many men's beds, but only for one night before moving on to the next. In reality, however, she has been gathering information that has led her to the men she believes were the perpetrators of her family's demise: The Crimson Council triad. The men she has "seduced" (in reality, these are men she has basically "roofied" and left believing they were intimate) have narrowed the field considerably from where she started, and Francesca is very close to getting the answers she has long sought. But once she achieves the retribution she has sought, what will she have left for herself? And can she even be herself as she has hidden her true identity for most of her life? The Devil of Dorset is no one and anyone... He is part of the unofficial secret service to the Crown, and his ability to become many people has made him invaluable. In the last book, we knew him as the Italian Count that pretended to pursue Cecilia to learn whether or not Ramsay was corrupt, but at the end of the book, he tells the couple that he is actually Devon Chandler... the boy that showed up on the Mont Claire estate barely alive who became a trusted and dedicated worker for the Cavendish family. But no one knows his true identity, and he plans to keep that to himself, at least until he brings justice to the ones that destroyed the family that took him in, including his sweet Francesca. He doesn't believe that the woman that claims to be her truly is that same young girl he remembers, and he is determined to uncover her secrets, but he cannot seem to control his reaction to her that has become nearly all-consuming. Will he expose all of the secrets and lies that have haunted him since childhood? And what will happen when he falls for the woman he believed was dead all these years? What I liked: --- Likeable yet flawed MCs that definitely belonged together; they had incredible chemistry that felt palpable --- The elements of mystery/intrigue were fun to explore, and there was some pretty kinky stuff happening; though I figured everything out along the way, it was still well done in terms of the reveal by the author as things unfolded --- The plot moved quickly, and I flew through the book --- Steamy goodness! (Though it was a bit of a slow burn.) What I didn't like as much: --- I felt like Chandler was a little too stubborn once everything came to light (I could have understood a few days to sort through things, but a few months was excessive and felt like unnecessary angst which is a pet peeve of mine); also, it was entirely hypocritical since he was angry with Francesca for things he was equally guilty of --- There were a couple of plot holes... MAJOR (view spoiler)[Chandler survived the drowning of his siblings by his mother; why did he run away from his home and not return if his mother was dead? His father didn't try to kill him, so he was at least safe from that threat, though we know his father was a massive a-hole, he was a child at the time so he was unlikely to really know and understand what all that was about. So then why did the knowledge of his presence at the Mont Claire estate lead to the massacre that kicked off his and Francesca/Pippa's life-long pursuit of justice? Did I totally miss that connection aside from the fact that his father was a power-hungry perv? (hide spoiler)] Overall, this was a solid ending to a fun trilogy about three lifelong friends who never lost sight of themselves and found men that appreciated their intelligence and independent spirits, and ultimately accepted them for who they were. As a note, I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Plot --- 4.25/5 Main Charac2ters --- 4.25/5 Supporting Cast --- 4/5 Steam Level* --- 3/5 Violence --- nothing graphic Language --- some POV --- 3rd *Note that steam level is not a rating so much as a how hot was it: 0/5 - clean; 1/5 - mild (nothing descriptive); 2/5 - 3rd base action/1 home run; 3/5 - now we're getting somewhere (a couple of full-on steamy scenes); 4/5 - yes please! (erotica territory); 5/5 - they did EVERYTHING in this one, y'all

  8. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Rogers

    Series: Devil you Know #3 Publication Date: 3/9/21 Number of Pages: 416 WOW! What an exciting, page flippin’, edge-of-your-seat ending for the delightful series featuring the three lovely ladies from the Red Rogue Society. Each of the ladies in the society – Alexandra (How to Love a Duke in Ten Days), Cecelia (All Scot and Bothered) – and now Francesca have all found their Happily Ever After. While finding those HEAs, they have also managed to put an end to the evil Crimson Council. The story is ex Series: Devil you Know #3 Publication Date: 3/9/21 Number of Pages: 416 WOW! What an exciting, page flippin’, edge-of-your-seat ending for the delightful series featuring the three lovely ladies from the Red Rogue Society. Each of the ladies in the society – Alexandra (How to Love a Duke in Ten Days), Cecelia (All Scot and Bothered) – and now Francesca have all found their Happily Ever After. While finding those HEAs, they have also managed to put an end to the evil Crimson Council. The story is excellently written, excellently plotted, and so well delivered. You will absolutely love the main characters and the visits by the other ladies of the Society make this wrap-up book even more special. Francesca Cavendish, Countess of Mont Claire, has spent the last twenty years of her life in pursuit of one thing – REVENGE. She spent her youth training with every master, in every country. She’s skilled in every defensive (and offensive) art you can name and now she is ready – and she’s very, very close to bringing down the Crimson Counsel because they are responsible for the deaths of her entire family – everyone she loved as a young girl. They tried to kill her too – and they would have if it had been for the young boy, Declan Chandler, she loved – the one who saved her just before they killed him. The Crimson Council will pay for those deaths – especially Declan’s – and they’ll pay for all of the harm they have done in the last twenty years while she was preparing herself. She’s ready – her fighting skills are finely honed – her seductive powers are legendary within the ton – and now she knows who the leader is. He’ll go down and he’ll go down hard – right along with the rest of the Crimson Counsel! Chandler Alquist, the Devil of Dover, is everybody and nobody – a ghost, because he doesn’t exist. He works for the not yet officially formed Secret Service and he’s lethal. He knows his way around every skill known and used by the covert services – from seduction to the lethal. He has names, identities, and homes all across London and England for that matter. If the Crown wants someone eliminated, Chandler is the one they send because he’s as ruthless as they come. Chandler is a lost soul who has lost everything and everyone he’s ever loved – twice over – and now, he’s just an empty shell – a ghost of a man. If you read the second book in the series, you’ll remember Chandler as the man Ramsey brought in to help save the young girls being held hostage. After reading that, I couldn’t wait to read Chandler and Francesca’s book. Goodness, it was worth waiting for. I loved watching Francesca best Chandler – quite often – in both fighting skills and in planning skills. I loved how completely and fearlessly she loved Declan. And – goodness – when all of their secrets were finally revealed – how differently they each reacted. Watching Declan and Francesca work together – and separately – was a pure delight and really made the story believable. I think the two things that might have made the story better would have been for him to reconcile his feelings for Pippa earlier and for there to have been an epilogue featuring all of the couples some years in the future. I hope you will give the book a read and enjoy it as much as I did. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Leigh

    The Devil in Her Bed was not an enjoyable book for me. I had a really hard time connecting with Francesca and her ways, I'm not sure if this is because I didn't read books 1 & 2. The story starts out really good with a young Francesca and why she seeks revenge but unfortunately it goes downhill quickly after. I love reading romances and this was far from it. I didn't feel any connection between Francesca and Chandler. My biggest issue were the lies, they come together with lies and it continues The Devil in Her Bed was not an enjoyable book for me. I had a really hard time connecting with Francesca and her ways, I'm not sure if this is because I didn't read books 1 & 2. The story starts out really good with a young Francesca and why she seeks revenge but unfortunately it goes downhill quickly after. I love reading romances and this was far from it. I didn't feel any connection between Francesca and Chandler. My biggest issue were the lies, they come together with lies and it continues to the very end. While I believed Francesca's love, I didn't believe Chandlers. Overall The Devil in Her Bed didn't work for me but I am interested in reading books 1 & 2. ***I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.***

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristy

    This was a delicious and satisfying read. Crazy chemistry and tension between Francesca and the Devil of Dorset. I love both of their characters, they are both very well written and developed. So many feelings with this one. A wonderful end to the trilogy. I would read it again and again. My only complaint was I found myself skimming stuff about the Crimson counsel but their romance was so good it was worth it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    T. Rosado

    4.5 Stars! The Devil in Her Bed was a fantastic ending in the Devil You Know trilogy. This book was the near perfection I felt when reading the first book in the series, but for completely different reasons. First, it gave me a favorite heroine. Who knew that would be Francesca? One of the best! Matched with my favorite secondary character from the previous book and it was couple perfection. Some of their scenes were reminiscent of Pitt/Jolie's, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and it had me grinning from ear 4.5 Stars! The Devil in Her Bed was a fantastic ending in the Devil You Know trilogy. This book was the near perfection I felt when reading the first book in the series, but for completely different reasons. First, it gave me a favorite heroine. Who knew that would be Francesca? One of the best! Matched with my favorite secondary character from the previous book and it was couple perfection. Some of their scenes were reminiscent of Pitt/Jolie's, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and it had me grinning from ear to ear. I absolutely loved their verbal and hand-to-hand tête-à-têtes. As well as a little knife and pistol action. Francesca could truly hold her own against the Devil of Dorset. What also made this a delicious read: - the slow burn - the duplicity (what I knew, but they didn't) - the romantic tension - the capable and intelligent heroine - the dark and resilient hero - and the many tender revelations Per usual, there were some darker elements to this story in addition to the grim, stage-setting prologue. Although, the prologue wasn't a surprise, since Francesca's back story was alluded to in the previous books. It was the rather sick and twisted Crimson Council that took an even crazier turn as this book wrapped up the mystery and machinations behind the group. I'm convinced that Byrne had simply been biding her time with the first two books, revealing subtle hints to this finale, while refining and finessing these characters to give her readers the story they’ve been waiting for. I truly hope this isn’t the last we see of this couple. In the very least, cameos in a crossover series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    TeriLyn

    **The Devin in Her Bed generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.** 4 "None had been as dangerous as the Countess of Mont Claire." Stars This was definitely my favorite book of the Devil You Know series. Francesca and Chandler had brilliant chemistry and the premise of Kerrigan Byrne's lovely story telling for this book was as intriguing as it was engaging. These two characters have the most interesting back stories that gave the story an illicit and myste **The Devin in Her Bed generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.** 4 "None had been as dangerous as the Countess of Mont Claire." Stars This was definitely my favorite book of the Devil You Know series. Francesca and Chandler had brilliant chemistry and the premise of Kerrigan Byrne's lovely story telling for this book was as intriguing as it was engaging. These two characters have the most interesting back stories that gave the story an illicit and mysterious feel to it all the while having scorching chemistry. I loved how the previous characters from the first two stories were brought back in this one and how that camaraderie played out from beginning to end in aiding the flow of this one. My favorite part of this one was the strength of this female lead. Francesca conveys a no-nonsense, witty, assertive, and brave female in a time when that "kind" of woman wouldn't be taken overly seriously. I love her plight and and her attitude, her kindness and vulnerability, and how all those pieces complete a compelling feminine puzzle. Kerrigan Byrne's historical romance stories never cease to entertain. She knows how to expertly match her characters to bring out the best and worst in both of them giving readers a whole and complete picture. While each book in the series can be read as a stand alone, I suggest reading from the beginning for a broader understanding and lots of excellent romance.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    Kerrigan Byrne's novels are just amazing to me. They are always filled to the brim with sassy and engaging heroines and alpha heroes who give me all the swoons. I was absolutely obsessed with The Devil in Her Bed and could not get enough of Chandler and Francesca. What I loved more than anything was how empowering and strong Francesca was. She was a woman on a mission and was one of the strongest heroines I have read from Byrne. I also loved the banter between Chandler and Francesca. Their intera Kerrigan Byrne's novels are just amazing to me. They are always filled to the brim with sassy and engaging heroines and alpha heroes who give me all the swoons. I was absolutely obsessed with The Devil in Her Bed and could not get enough of Chandler and Francesca. What I loved more than anything was how empowering and strong Francesca was. She was a woman on a mission and was one of the strongest heroines I have read from Byrne. I also loved the banter between Chandler and Francesca. Their interactions were outright funny but also quite sexy where I could feel the simmering tension between them. Overall, this story was sexy and suspenseful. I absolutely loved this novel so much! 5 stars! ~Ratula

  14. 4 out of 5

    Archana Devaraj

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  15. 4 out of 5

    Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

    I have a strong love hate relationship with this novel. One hand I love the revenge plot, betrayal, and steamy plot that kept me glued to the pages. On the other, the relationship between Francesca (who is actually Pippa in disguise) and Declan had me pulling my hair. There was hot sexual chemistry sure… but the majority of the novel, the Devil of Dorset thought Francesca was the girl of his childhood who he loved and lost. While Pippa was someone he had previously referred/thoug I have a strong love hate relationship with this novel. One hand I love the revenge plot, betrayal, and steamy plot that kept me glued to the pages. On the other, the relationship between Francesca (who is actually Pippa in disguise) and Declan had me pulling my hair. There was hot sexual chemistry sure… but the majority of the novel, the Devil of Dorset thought Francesca was the girl of his childhood who he loved and lost. While Pippa was someone he had previously referred/thought of as his adopted sister and stated that she would always 'bother' him. So when it was revealed who Francesca really was, Declan's reaction to discovering her deceit made him a new member of my shitlist. It was quite clear to see Pippa was never a real option for him and he seemed more brokenhearted that he lost his childhood crush than their friendship. It was Francesca this, Francesca that. Pippa never once crossed his mind unless a question was brought up about her. I don't know… his words and actions didn't sit well with me and to be completely honest, I was quite disgusted by his behavior. Pippa deserved better and I was more than a little annoyed how he did a complete 180 at the end of the novel and professed he loved the real Pippa. Ugh. Give me a fucking break. Considering everything that has happened thus far, it was entirely unbelievable and it made me stop caring for the characters altogether. I would have much rather had Ferdinand lived through the stampede and made his proclamation come true by making Pippa a real countess. There was real potential there. Nevertheless, it was still an enjoyable read and would highly recommend to all you historical romance readers out there despite my thoughts on the shit-tastic hero who didn't deserve the love and attention of Pippa.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    ARC received for review Great conclusion to the Red Rogues...except I wanted an epilogue about five years in the future. Francesca/Pip is determined to end the Crimson Council and find those who killed her family. Devlin/Declan/Chandler/he has a lot of names since he is a spy, but wants to out her as a fraud. Lots of action and adventure, some scenes with the other Rogues. Telephones...they have telephones. Like I said great book, but I needed that epilogue.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. Lady Francesca Cavendish, the Countess of Mont Claire, is not who she appears to be. Purported to be the sole survivor of the Mont Claire massacre years ago, she is actually Pippa Hargreaves, the daughter of the butler and cook, and best friend to the slain Francesca. Thinking she was the only person who came out of the estate alive, she took on her friend's identity to help her gain revenge, a I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. Lady Francesca Cavendish, the Countess of Mont Claire, is not who she appears to be. Purported to be the sole survivor of the Mont Claire massacre years ago, she is actually Pippa Hargreaves, the daughter of the butler and cook, and best friend to the slain Francesca. Thinking she was the only person who came out of the estate alive, she took on her friend's identity to help her gain revenge, and make those who slaughtered everyone she loved, including her friend and crush Declan Chandler, pay. She's growing closer to finding out just who, alongside the disgraced Lord Chancellor, are in the Triad, ruling over the Crimson Council, when a mysterious man comes into her life. He seems to know a lot about Francesca - the real Francesca, and is a ghost, working with the Secret Service to take down the Crimson Council himself, and he won't let anyone, not even someone he's attracted to as much as he is Francesca, get in his way. I've been so intrigued by Francesca's revenge since she revealed the truth about herself right back at the start of book 1. She may appear to be a countess, but she cares only for her fellow Red Rogues, Cecelia and Alexandra, and making those who killed her family suffer. To the rest of society, she appears to be a scandalous spinster, sleeping with many a man who later has his downfall, but really she drugs them, discovers their secrets, and flees without ever touching them. The more men she seduces, the closer she gets to the truth, and it seems that the Earl of Devlin may be the key to it all. But then the mysterious 'Marquess Drake', a man of many faces, identities and accents, who intrigues her and she may just lose herself to. I don't want to spoil anything about who he was, but I guessed early enough, and the truth about his parentage, but the whole back and forth between our couple was phenomenal. I don't like their romance as much as I had Alex and Piers, or Cecilia and Ramsay's, but still it was an epic read. What made the whole story even more enjoyable was the family aspect that ran through it all, with Piers and Ramsay being pseudo-brother like figures to Francesca, and the five of them all being there for each other, even when it was dangerous. Solving the puzzle of the Crimson Council, and just why the Mont Claire estate was attacked and razed all those years ago was extremely well written, with twists and turns that kept me hooked, and forced me to read the book all in one sitting, without putting it down until I discovered if all our favourites survived, and had their HEA. A really fantastic ending to the entire series - I can't wait for Kerrigan's next story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Katrina

    This is everything I expect from a Kerrigan Bryne book. Dark, sexy, edgy, and full of angst. The secrets that are revealed will leave you needing to read more and read faster. Francesca is my new favorite heroine!!!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Debby*BabyDee

    I so love Kerrigan Byrne and this was definitely a good end to this series. I loved the characters although I had to bring my mind to remembrance of some of the characters from the earlier books in the series. This indeed is Kerrigan Byrne and I liked seeing how the whole story transitioned to the HEA. Just a delightful read and truly enjoyed. I thank NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this ARC in exchange for my fair and honest opinion. I so love Kerrigan Byrne and this was definitely a good end to this series. I loved the characters although I had to bring my mind to remembrance of some of the characters from the earlier books in the series. This indeed is Kerrigan Byrne and I liked seeing how the whole story transitioned to the HEA. Just a delightful read and truly enjoyed. I thank NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this ARC in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Timitra

    The Devil In Her Bed was a fitting end to this wonderful trilogy. I’ve been waiting to devour Francesca’s story from the get. It did not disappoint. I loved watching her let her guard down, be vulnerable and fall in love under dangerous circumstances. I figured out the twists before they were revealed but that in no way took away from my enjoyment of the book. I’m going to miss the Red Rogues they captured my heart with their fierce loyalty and love for one another. If you haven’t read this seri The Devil In Her Bed was a fitting end to this wonderful trilogy. I’ve been waiting to devour Francesca’s story from the get. It did not disappoint. I loved watching her let her guard down, be vulnerable and fall in love under dangerous circumstances. I figured out the twists before they were revealed but that in no way took away from my enjoyment of the book. I’m going to miss the Red Rogues they captured my heart with their fierce loyalty and love for one another. If you haven’t read this series I highly recommend that you do. They are amazing. Copy provided by publisher through Net Galley

  21. 5 out of 5

    Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦

    4 STARS! ✨ AVAILABLE NOW! ✨ The Devil in Her Bed by Kerrigan Byrne is the last book in the Devil You Know trilogy! This is the long awaited book of Francesa Mont Claire and the most fierce and serious of the Red Rogues. What a way to begin a story! The first chapter of this novel will hit you with a punch so very full of emotion. Finally, we get all the grim details of what happened to Francesa all those years ago. Now, her sole mission is to seek revenge for the slaying of her family. The Devil of 4 STARS! ✨ AVAILABLE NOW! ✨ The Devil in Her Bed by Kerrigan Byrne is the last book in the Devil You Know trilogy! This is the long awaited book of Francesa Mont Claire and the most fierce and serious of the Red Rogues. What a way to begin a story! The first chapter of this novel will hit you with a punch so very full of emotion. Finally, we get all the grim details of what happened to Francesa all those years ago. Now, her sole mission is to seek revenge for the slaying of her family. The Devil of Dorset, also known as Chandler is a man with many secrets and identities. He's lured and captivated by Lady Francesa and as the story unfolds we soon discover that Chandler is someone important from Francesa's past. The final book was different from the two previous ones. There was a lot of conflicting moments between Francesa and Chandler that I wish were resolved earlier on. I was also hoping for more of an epic ending to the illusive Crimson Council so that I could see what the future held for these ladies. The Devil in Her Bed was filled with twists, turns, and some shocking moments. So much chemistry between the main characters kept this book utterly steamy. The stories regarding these fierce women have embedded themselves in my heart. A great historical romance suspense series you do not want to miss!! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Carissa

    This one had so many twist and turns, I can't even decide which in this trilogy I liked best! They were all good! That prologue chapter also gutted me. Declan/Chandler and Pippa/Francesca, I really loved seeing their relationship develop even with the false identities of the two and both are trying to figure out who the other is and if they've met before. Great revenge story. I look forward to what's next by Kerrigan! I received this book at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased revi This one had so many twist and turns, I can't even decide which in this trilogy I liked best! They were all good! That prologue chapter also gutted me. Declan/Chandler and Pippa/Francesca, I really loved seeing their relationship develop even with the false identities of the two and both are trying to figure out who the other is and if they've met before. Great revenge story. I look forward to what's next by Kerrigan! I received this book at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mary Seaman

    ARC provided by Edelweiss: Byrne’s stories are never just the usual cookie cutter romances for me. I always find the way she weaves a story to be so addicting. Her characters are witty, dynamic and lovable. This series is specifically one that talks about the harder parts of this era. It’s not all swoons and love but darkness and corruption. I wasn’t able to put this down and will always read everything she writes. Content warning: very saucy, torture, murder, child abuse

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carole Burant

    Wow, this story was intense and had my emotions all over the place! It definitely is not a lighthearted romance story, instead it's filled with secrets, danger, deception, suspense and fierce passions. A lot of swearing too but that didn't bother me. I don't think I've ever "met" a heroine that is so stubborn or independent as Francesca/Pippa. I found her a bit over the top at times but then she's gone through a lot and is out for revenge so one can forgive her for being the way she is. As for C Wow, this story was intense and had my emotions all over the place! It definitely is not a lighthearted romance story, instead it's filled with secrets, danger, deception, suspense and fierce passions. A lot of swearing too but that didn't bother me. I don't think I've ever "met" a heroine that is so stubborn or independent as Francesca/Pippa. I found her a bit over the top at times but then she's gone through a lot and is out for revenge so one can forgive her for being the way she is. As for Chandler, my heart cried for him, especially when we learn what he endured when he was a child and the secret he reveals near the end. It's no wonder he's so hardened and angry most of the time. The one thing that really bothered me is the fact that throughout the story, Chandler tells of his love for Francesca ever since they were children but when Pippa is mentioned, he practically shrugs her off. When he finds out "Francesca" is really Pippa, he's angry at first but then says he loves Pippa. That was just too much of a turnaround for me to be realistic. Other than that, a great story that had me anxiously turning the pages!! I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Visionary Druid

    Review courtesy of Romance Junkies 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 a Review courtesy of Romance Junkies 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!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. Romantic with a touch of suspense, not like you would expect in a romantic-suspense, but enough to make this fan of that genre happy, entertained and engaged with the romantic story. The prose - No one writes prose like Kerrigan Byrne. A little over the top at times, but absolute poetry at others. I loved Francesca and Chandler's (view spoiler)[childhood friends to lovers (hid Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. Romantic with a touch of suspense, not like you would expect in a romantic-suspense, but enough to make this fan of that genre happy, entertained and engaged with the romantic story. The prose - No one writes prose like Kerrigan Byrne. A little over the top at times, but absolute poetry at others. I loved Francesca and Chandler's (view spoiler)[childhood friends to lovers (hide spoiler)] tale that had all the twists and turns of a good truly twisty labyrinth. There were times my heart just broke for them. The Red Rogues were three girls who banded together in finishing school and shared their life altering secrets to forge a lifelong friendship. They pledged to live their lives and not bow to societies dictates. Two have found true love and resolved the secrets from their youth. Now, it's Francesca's turn. She has been on a quest to see justice for the murders of her family. She vowed to do whatever it took and she is finally at the point of seeing it done. The only thing standing in her way is the red hot attraction she has for a man that is a true enigma and very dangerous to her mission, even though it appears he may be on a quest of his own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Blushing Reader

    4.5 stars! Wow, what a way to end a great series, definitely my favorite of the series! Chandler and Frank melted my heart and finally answered my questions I had about Frank and her past. While the revenge was the big driving force, Kerrigan knocked me over with the depth of emotions, the plot twists and the characters in this final installment. I will miss the Red Rogues but I am glad they all got amazing stories.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    Read this review on Fresh Fiction It has been such a long time since I read a Kerrigan Byrne book, so with her latest release, THE DEVIL IN HER BED, the third book in the Devil You Know series, I thought that I would make a return to her books. This book has a lot more action than I expected, especially in the beginning. I have some mixed feelings about this because while I think it creates a lot of drama and conflict, it also seemed out of place in some scenes. As a result, I felt the beginn Read this review on Fresh Fiction It has been such a long time since I read a Kerrigan Byrne book, so with her latest release, THE DEVIL IN HER BED, the third book in the Devil You Know series, I thought that I would make a return to her books. This book has a lot more action than I expected, especially in the beginning. I have some mixed feelings about this because while I think it creates a lot of drama and conflict, it also seemed out of place in some scenes. As a result, I felt the beginning of the book stumbled a bit, but then it finally found its footing toward the end. I think a lot of people would like Bryne’s writing style because it infuses a lot of dramatic elements into it. So if you’re a fan of authors who focus more on plot rather than characterization, then I think you’ll enjoy this. But since I prefer a focus on the characters, I wasn’t such a big fan of this book as I was expecting to be. Nevertheless, THE DEVIL IN HER BED does hold a lot of intriguing elements as well as action and suspense, so I would recommend it if you prefer a faster tone to your books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rainelle

    The intensity in the beginning of the book had my attention. I received a free copy of this book via NetGally and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Reviewed for Wit and Sin I’m a big fan of Kerrigan Byrne’s work so it pains me to say I didn’t enjoy The Devil in Her Bed . The final book in the Devil You Know trilogy is as dramatic as the first two, but in ways that just didn’t work for me. Francesca is on a quest for vengeance. Her family and closest friends were murdered by the Crimson Council when she was a child and she’s determined to discover who caused their deaths and why. But she’s not the only one targeting the mysterious Counc Reviewed for Wit and Sin I’m a big fan of Kerrigan Byrne’s work so it pains me to say I didn’t enjoy The Devil in Her Bed . The final book in the Devil You Know trilogy is as dramatic as the first two, but in ways that just didn’t work for me. Francesca is on a quest for vengeance. Her family and closest friends were murdered by the Crimson Council when she was a child and she’s determined to discover who caused their deaths and why. But she’s not the only one targeting the mysterious Council. The Devil of Dorset wears many guises and he too seeks to destroy the Council. He’s also after Francesca, who he believes to be an imposter…and he’s right. Francesca took the name of her friend after her murder, using her title and the power that comes with it to help her on her quest. Sparks fly immediately between Francesca and the Devil of Dorset and they seem like the perfect match. But what will happen when all their secrets are revealed? Francesca is a bold and brave heroine with a short temper and a grudge. She’s not for everyone but I didn’t mind that she wasn’t perfectly likeable – what she’s been through makes her actions understandable. She hates society’s rules, particularly those that are meant to shame and bring down women. Francesca lives in many ways in the past which again, makes sense. She’s tied up in knots on her mission to avenge her loved ones and she’s so close to her goal that nothing will stop her. She’s laser-focused which can sometimes hinder her but I was impressed by her dedication and creativity. As for Chandler… he’s where I had the most trouble with The Devil in Her Bed . The Devil of Dorset is tied up in the past to an unhealthy degree. He is in love with a memory so powerful that even had the girl he loved survived there is no way she would live up to what he imagines her to be. He lusts for Francesca, sure, and he makes no bones about it. But his heart and mind is caught up in a fantasy. The romance absolutely didn’t work for me because of this. Francesca practically prostrates herself at his feet and yet up to the end he believes her to be someone else and is so in love with his memory there doesn’t seem to be any room in his heart for the woman right in front of him. There is some retconning at the end of the story to make the happily ever after happen and it just doesn’t work. Perhaps if we had seen more flashbacks or scenes from the past in Chandler’s point of view, or if the truth had come out earlier in the book, it might have worked. But as it stands, the romance was completely unsatisfying for me. The Crimson Council has been the series big bad and in The Devil in Her Bed we finally get to the heart of it. As far as villains go, the Council and its head aren’t as interesting as I had hoped. The majority of their actions in this book seem to be outrageous for shock value rather than something more meaty to give the book depth. There’s also a reveal about the main villain that seemed like it was going to be important and then ultimately wasn’t and I questioned why it was in there. The Devil in Her Bed is the first book of Byrne’s that was a miss for me but I will say it’s not wholly disappointing. Byrne’s writing still sucks me in and Francesca’s friendship with the Red Rogues, Alexandra and Cecilia, warmed my heart. I also adored the respect and support Francesca gets from Cecilia’s fiancé, Ramsay. Visiting the past heroes and heroines of the Devil You Know series was my favorite part of the story. All in all, Francesca and Chandler’s book wasn’t for me. That being said, I still recommend the first two books in the series and I cannot wait to see what Kerrigan Byrne writes next. FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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