Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#Review: THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE by Kerrigan Byrne






  4 of 5 stars
 
THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE is one of those books you'll either love or hate. I enjoyed it although I thought Samantha Masters seemed more of a modern day heroine than a historical one. When she's faced with a life and death situation, she finds herself in the Scottish Highlands on a run-down family estate impersonating Miss Alison Ross. There she encounters Gavin St. James who is desperately trying to buy the Ross land and the herd of cattle roaming the estate. Both of them have deep dark secrets and neither wants to give an inch in their back and forth fighting over the land until Sam is attacked. Injured and running for her life, she has no choice but to seek shelter at Gavin's castle. That's when things get more interesting and Sam must make a life-altering decision.

I had a hard time with Sam's constant swearing. Even given her harsh upbringing, it seemed a little over the top and too modern for the times. It took a while, but I did warm up to her. I loved Gavin--a rake with an irresistible smile that hid tortuous secrets of his own. Neither one of them seemed to be able to trust the other. Ms. Byrne did an excellent job of pulling the reader into their nightmares, feelings and fears. There was an element to Sam's situation that was surprising and it was interesting to see how the author wrapped up that. I did enjoy this book, but be warned, there is a lot of swearing and graphic sex scenes.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Blurb:
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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Author Bio:

Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan Byrne uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in every book. She lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her handsome husband and three lovely teenage girls, but dreams of settling on the Pacific Coast. Her Victorian Rebels novels include The Highwayman and The Highlander.

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