I was going to read Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (2014) by Julie Anne Long as soon as it came out, but my library purchased an ebook and not the Kindle version. After much waiting, I got the message to check it out, and I realized I couldn’t read it. I was disappointed, but there are a lot of other books out there, and I was soon distracted. It was only recently that I finally decided to suck it up and borrow the paper version. I’m a big fan of many of Julie Anne Long’s books, and I knew I would read it eventually. I had high hopes, but unfortunately I was disappointed.
Tansy Danforth recently lost her parents in an accident in America. She’s come to England to be the ward of the Duke of Falconbridge and find an eligible bachelor to marry–preferably one with a title. Ian Eversea is a rake. We first met him in an earlier book when he is caught by the Duke of Falconbridge in the bed of the Duke’s fiance. That doesn’t go well, and no one in the Eversea family, including Ian, thinks he could be a potential suitor for Tansy. In fact, most of them are intent on keeping Tansy and Ian apart.