He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who's made his own way in the world through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London's most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he's ever met.
IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY
Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor from her mother's scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips...Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women...and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth?
This is a book I have been waiting a year for and wow it was so worth the wait. I cannot tell you how much I loved Cecelia!
Cecelia Teague is the second of the three Red Rouges to get her HEA and I have to say for a while there I was wondering if it was actually going to happen because Cassius Gerard Ramsay AKA Lord Chief Justice of the High Court was someone that I really had my doubts about.
Cecelia's Aunt has passed away and left her a gaming hell (a brothel) and a boat load of secrets and one sweet little girl, Phoebe, to care for. Cecelia was always the odd duck, the plump girl that was great with numbers so she was always made fun of, but it was the way she was treated by her father that broke my heart.
Cassius Ramsay was a hard man for me to like at first but that was because I love Cecelia so much and he was trying to close down her business, although he didn't know she was the owner. There were also crimes against children going on and he thought said owner was the cause of them. UGGHHH sometimes men cannot see what is right in front of them. And Kerrigan Byrne did a great job of showing just that LOL
This was a wonderful addition to the trilogy and I cannot wait for Francesca's story, thankfully I don't have to wait a year for that one...just until March.
If you enjoy Historical Romances that have as much steam as suspense this one is for you!