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The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne
Series: Victorian Rebels #5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 3, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
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Also by this author: The Highwayman, The Hunter, The Highlander, The Duke, The Duke With The Dragon Tattoo
Also in this series: The Highwayman, The Hunter, The Highlander, The Duke, The Duke With The Dragon Tattoo
The Scot Beds His Wife is the next lush, captivating Victorian romance in the Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan Byrne.
They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster.
Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him...more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity...
A marriage most convenient
Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own...
So I didn’t really mince words about how I felt about The Duke, but when I read the synopsis for The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne I was so on board with its story.
Other than Gavin’s unattractive attitude towards the Demon Highlander, aka Liam, and anyone who mentioned the Mackenzie name, he quickly entered my favorites along with Dorian, Christopher, and Liam. Don’t get me wrong, I understood what his issue was with his brothers, and the bad blood that comes from the Mackenzie name, I just wished that he was able to rise above it and not allow it to become a hindrance to him. Heck, Kerrigan Byrne went into detail in the prologue, but because she went into the same detail for Liam’s story your view of Liam won’t change but you will lament about the gap that was placed between Gavin and him.
Samantha was the type of heroine I love to read about. Her inner strength and no nonsense attitude made her the perfect match for Gavin. Their interactions are some of the best I’ve encountered, that I can remember, in all my reading life.
When things came to a head between Gavin’s background, or present response to his background, and Samatha’s past, I found myself getting choked up. I knew things were going to get so bad that something drastic would have to take place in order to work all the kinks out.
The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne was so good that I’m entertaining thoughts of a re-read because it’s been a minute since I’ve enjoyed a historical romance story in its entirety.