Series: Pennyroyal Green #9
Published by Avon on March 25, 2014
Ian Eversea Meets His Match
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND IAN EVERSEA is the ninth book in the Pennyroyal Green series. Ian Eversea, the rogue who famously attempted to seduce the Duke of Falconbridge’s fiancee in WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE and ended up going home naked, meets the Duke’s ward Titania “Tansy” Danforth. Tansy is an American heiress who has come to England to find a husband approved by the Duke.
I really liked this book because it was about how people create masks to hide pain in their lives. Both Tansy and Ian have created superficial flirty personalities in order to keep people at a distance. While at first these two appear superficial, they are actually hiding depths that are discovered when they are together.
At the same time, this book is very funny. The reactions of men to Tansy are simply hysterical. Men are just entranced with her. The subtle competition over flowers with Olivia and the reactions of the other women in the book was also amusing. At the same time, we see Tansy’s caring nature in how she treats people. My favorite part of the book is her list of qualities she desires in a husband which she adds to throughout the book.
I also enjoyed spending time with the Duke and Genevieve again. Because of the situation, Falconbridge is a significant part of this book and his actions in this book made me like him even more than before.
While not necessary to read all the books in the series before this one (though I highly recommend starting at the beginning and reading all nine), I believe that a reader will enjoy this book better if they read at least WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE because of the continuation of the story from that book.
Finally, I really hope the next book us about Olivia and Lyon because the events of this book leave me concerned.