The Scot Beds His Wife (Victorian Rebels, #5) by Kerrigan Byrne
Series: Victorian Rebels #5
Published by St. Martin's Press on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance
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...
I wanted to like this book a lot but unfortunately I did not click with Gavin or Samantha. Which is too bad because usually the Victorian Rebel series is usually dark and intense and with a couple that you really want to root for.
I just really didn’t like how Gavin and Samantha’s relationship is basically built on deception. And I really just found both of them pretty unlikable and didn’t agree with a lot of their choices. When you don’t click with the couple, it can really drag the book down.
A few of the highlights of the book however was that we got to see some of the previous heroes and heroines who I do love. And the writing was still good for the most part. But I’d probably recommend skipping this one and checking out some of the other books in the series.
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