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The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne

Series: Victorian Rebels #5  

Title: The Scot Beds His Wife

Author: Kerrigan Byrne

Publisher: St Martin’s Press

Published: October 3rd, 2017

Pages: 394

Rating: 4/5

What an intriguing historical romance this proved to be! Starting in the Wild West with a train robbery and shooting, moving on to impersonation in the Highlands of Scotland this story has a very feisty, determined heroine, Samantha Masters. As for the hero – well he had an abusive father, a loving mother and has used his menace and charm where appropriate but is determined not to be like his father. He is Gavin St James, Earl of Thorne and he wants the land that Sam is determined to keep. This sets them up for some interesting interactions, especially when their secrets lead them into further trouble.

With gun-toting outlaws searching for Sam, feelings between Sam and Gavin developing and so many revelations to be made, this is a fast paced, action packed historical romantic suspense that I enjoyed escaping into, especially in the second half where the dialogue has added sparkle. There are family rifts to be healed, another romance to be encouraged and dilemmas to be resolved. There are also additional secondary characters – especially Callum, Alison Ross and The Rook – who I presume will have important roles in future stories in this series. I’ll certainly look out for more in this series in future!

I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys reading of rebellious Victorians, with secrets from their past to overcome, danger, intrigue and the opportunity to move on to a future together. I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.


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…

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