Title: Between The Devil and The Duke (A Season For Scandal, book #3)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Kelly Bowen
Publisher: Forever, Jan. 31, 2017(preorder available)
Source: Free for Review from the Publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Their love was always in the cards. He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he’s more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he’ll have to devise a proposition she can’t turn down. Gossip said he was an assassin. Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie’s club offered a surefire way to make quick money-until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible . . .
This book is suspenseful and sexy from the beginning. Angelique is in dire needs of funds because of money that seemed to just disappear from the family coffers when her father died. Her dissolute brother is a drunk and he spends whatever money Angelique manages to win at the gaming tables on drinking. Alex knows that Angelique’s astute ability with numbers will be an asset to his gaming club but he is also in lust with her.
There is a terrific mystery woven throughout this story. It will keep you guessing and a few surprises will be thrown into the mix. This book is a page turner, full of sexual tension, dangerous villains and a handsome hero who has all the right connections to help a damsel in distress. But wait, the damsel is quite capable also of aiding in solving her problems. There are heated encounters and sizzling chemistry between the Hero and Heroine.
This book is splendidly entertaining. I highly recommend this the latest installment in “The Season For Scandal” series. It is a standalone book with characters from previous books in the series making an appearance.