THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE is book five in Kerrigan Byrne's
Rebels series. Kerrigan Byrne seems to delight in
putting her characters in almost unimaginably difficult
circumstances, before eventually giving them an escape
route. THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE is another thrilling romance
in which the heroine and hero have to overcome seemingly
insurmountable obstacles and fight for their happiness.
Samantha Masters may not have started out as a fighter but,
after being married to a man who turned out to be a villain,
she discovers a strength she never knew she had. Gavin St.
James, the Earl of Thorne makes the mistake of
underestimating Samantha when he first meets her, but he
soon sees the error of his ways.
Aliases and assumed identities are common themes in this
Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan Byrne, and THE
SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE is another great example of those themes
done exceptionally well. By mutual agreement at the
beginning of this story, Samantha Masters assumes Alison
Ross' identity and heads to Scotland to keep the Ross
family estate from falling into the hands of the Mackenzie
family. The irony of this situation is that the Mackenzie
who wants the property also fervently wishes he had no
Mackenzie blood in his veins. The Erradale Estate initially
puts Sam and Gavin in opposition to each other, but it takes
the form of flirtation and sexual tension rather than any
real nastiness. Because both of these main characters are so
complex, I'm glad that Kerrigan Byrne tells the story from
both perspectives. Sam does a bad thing by deceiving Gavin,
but knowing her circumstances and motivation makes a big
Likewise, getting Gavin's point of view helps the reader
understand him a little bit better. Sam and Gavin share
heated glances, trade quips, keep watch for dastardly
outlaws, and generally fall in love while trying not to.
In THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE, Kerrigan Byrne brings a little of
the Wild West to the Scottish Highlands with lush settings,
engrossing storytelling, and a plain-speaking pistol-packing
and phenomenal heroine. This may be my favorite book in this
"Victorian Rebels" series because I adore this heroine, and
the storytelling completely pulled me in. I can't wait to
read what becomes of characters like The Rook, Alison Ross,
and Callum Monahan in future!
The Scot Beds His Wife is the next lush, captivating
Victorian romance in the Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan
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
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...