Thursday, June 10, 2021

ARC Review: The Devil in Her Bed by Kerrigan Byrne

The Devil in Her Bed (Devil You Know, #3)From the blurb:

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.


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?

Heather's rating: 

I'm a huge, huge Kerrigan Byrne fan, but The Devil in Her Bed felt underwhelming to me.

I adored the first book in the series and also enjoyed the second, but The Devil in Her Bed is by far the weakest book. I think part of my issue is that the MCs keep so many secrets from each other, right until the end of the story, and communication lacks throughout. Both throw little hissy fits, and it felt like two feral cats in a bag, not like a romance book.

The male MC was also very over the top. I felt like he was too fixated on his idea of what Francesca was like in childhood (or what he thought she was like), and was all up in his feelings far too often. I found him to be broody in a emo way, and I think his chemistry with Francesca was spotty at times.
Francesca was also too private for my tastes. I think the whole magic of this series is the bond between the female friends, and that was very underwhelming in this particular story. I missed their connection and collaborating. Francesca felt like a lone wolf, even when she over romanticized her connection to Chandler.

I enjoyed the exciting plot (though the reveals were both strange, improbable, and anti-climactic all at once), and I always like Kerrigan Byrne's writing style and pacing, but these two MCs didn't do it for me.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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