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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...
Byrne's passionate fifth Victorian Rebels historical (after The Duke) is a competitive match between a rough, tough Highlander and a fiery American outlaw, with an ocean-spanning plot that works quite smoothly despite a profusion of fortuitous meetings, secret identities, and hereditary feuds. Sharpshooter Samantha Masters saves heiress Alison Ross by shooting her own husband during a train heist gone wrong. She dodges authorities who have questions about the heist and the killing, and, with Alison's permission, flees to Scotland with Alison's identity, the rights to her Scottish ranch land, and instructions to keep the ranch out of Mackenzie hands. Alison trusts that tough, savvy Sam will have no trouble fighting off the Mackenzies. Scoundrel Gavin St. James wants the land as a way to escape his sadistic Mackenzie family, but finds it impossible to convince competent Samantha-as-Alison to sell it, despite his best efforts at dominance and seduction. Sam's refusal shifts into a mutually convenient marriage proposal when she finds her American trouble has followed her. Byrne builds a powerful dynamic of attraction, rage, and the urge to win kisses become battles of will and dramatic demonstrations of shooting competence seem nearly erotic but she still leaves space for the couple to grow into mutual tenderness.