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Review: How To Love A Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know Book 1) by Kerrigan Byrne

May 7, 2020

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 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.


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.



Nurturing haven of passion! How To Love a Duke in Ten Days stole my heart. Piers was an epitome of all the virtues lovers of historical romance seek. His strong but gentle demeanor was reflected throughout the story. Byrne delivers an angsty, moving journey of pain and salvation in the arms of two strong characters. Alexandra and her Red Rogue sisters are charismatic from the very beginning.
The well-developed characters are a tantalizing mix of their pasts, presents, and futures, transporting readers into a historical romance with all the right elements to please. I loved the fast pace of the storytelling. Byrne gets right the heart of the matter without leaving out any of the important details. Although Piers and Alexandra's past have molded them, together they find the strength to overcome their demons and begin a new chapter in their lives. How To Love a Duke in Ten Days will pull at your heartstrings, and for many, connect on a deeper level. Byrne brought to life a very real and sadly all too common occurrence in the lives of women. I'm delighted I chose to read the first book in the series before reading All Scot and Bothered, book two in The Devil You Know series. If you love a great historical romance with bold and at times comical characters, whose stories move you, then How to Love A Duke in Ten Days is for you.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: August 27th 2019

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