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The Scot Beds His Wife (Victorian Rebels #5)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  1,143 Ratings  ·  354 Reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 394 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 O, what a tangled web we weave Stars

The Scot Beds His Wife, the 5th book in the Victorian Rebels series, was an okay read for me. It was slow going. I didn't start to really enjoy it until right after they were married, and that was 200 pages into the book. So for 200 pages I was zoning out, and kinda bored. My problems with this read was the overly flowery words that felt like filler, the crazy amount of the word FUCK in this book, and the ridiculous over the top one upping of the hero. Here
Stacey is Sassy
It's ALIVE!!

The axe didn’t fall as I expected

***4.5 stars***

I was so excited when The Scot Beds His Wife hit my Kindle. I am a HUGE fan of Kerrigan Byrne and the Victorian Rebels series. In the previous instalments, I’ve taken emotion and physical punches (of the book reading variety) within the first few pages of the book. In this case, it was almost light. Well, maybe not light, maybe murky would be a better term. It wasn’t as dark as I expected. Sure, there was a wee bit of pain, torture and
Jan 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star, awful, hr, dnf, read-2017
DNF @ 78

For a more concise and level headed summary, I'll have to refer to Kyraraker's excellent review. My review might end up a wee bit ranty.

To steal from the author's often used technique in this book: Oh. My. God.

Is this the same author who wrote The Highwayman? And did I call Tessa Dare's The Duchess Deal a 'veritable clusterfuck'? Really? Okay, I take it back.


To say I cringed my way through the 78% would not be accurate. Sometimes I simply stared at my Kindle in disbelief. Sometimes I wa
Penny Reid
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency
After Reading
Kerrigan Byrne writes with a distinctive voice, and she writes a very specific kind of historical romance (or maybe this series is just a very specific kind of historical romance). I enjoyed Gavin just fine, but I liked Samantha/Alison a whole heckavalot. She had a terrible temper (for REALS) and it was fun to watch her wield it. She was far from perfect, making bad choices out of fear and other human reasons, which only caused me to like her even more. I have a soft spot for imperf
2.5 stars

***Full Review***

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Samantha has always had it rough growing up in America's Wild West but when the man she married to escape a worse fate turns out to be in an outlaw gang with his brothers, she realizes she may have made a mistake. When she makes a fatal decision to save another life, she gets the opportunity to start fresh in a new country.
Gavin has wa
Robin (Bridge Four)
This started out great!

We have a totally traumatized Gavin St. James (the prologue is a bit brutal) and then we have Sam. I immediately loved her. She is such a breath of fresh air in a historical romance. She is pretending to be someone else but she has so much fight in her and goes against all the norms with her less than delicate sensibilities. I love her frank manner and that she doesn’t swoon at the first Duke to catch her in is arms. In the early stages I thought this would be one of my fa
Lover of Romance
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

May Contain Few Spoilers

The Scot Beds His Wife is the fifth installment in this wonderful and riveting Victorian Rebels series that this author has brought to us. I would like to point our first and foremost, that this author has a very unique style. A writing style in romance that has died the past few years. Her writing voice is tough, emotional and packed with characters that are flawed, but so very realistic. Each character you can see
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
ARC provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 Rating.

Well I seemed to have regressed in this series. It started off with great promise, but unfortunately it's become a disappointment.

This is the second historical romance I've read that has more of a modern feel to it then a Historical Romance novel. I also found it very difficult to like the heroine or hero, as some of the actions and dialogue of both bothered me and didn't sit well. Also another issue is the langu
She'd never expected that the chains threatening her freedom would be made of velvet instead of steel. That the one place that truly never belonged to her was the one place she'd never want to let go of.

So I did a bad thing that turned into a good thing. Can GR now be a confessional? Forgive me, Byrne, for I have sinned.. I saw reviews written by people I don't know (should've been a clue) before reading your latest and as a result I had some low expectations going into this one. Except THE SCOT
So I am a bit of a KB fan. I have read the rest of this series, and enjoyed them to a varying degree. They certainly kept me turning the pages. But this one was just so OTT- even for her!

The first comment I have to make is about the language. Specifically the word fuck and variations thereof. There was a lot of it. I began highlighting and bookmarking the bits where either the hero or the heroine used it, and leaving out anyone else who used the word- there was a lot more - and ended up with 41
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
So, this is the 5th book in the Victorian Rebels series.

This book is about Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne who uses his charm and good looks to get what he wants. And he wants Erradale Estate to start a cattle business and get away from the Mackenzie Clan. He wants nothing to do with the clan because his Dad was evil, Satan evil.

Erradale Estate is owned by Alison Ross, a Scottish heiress and while on a train one day in America, the train was robbed by the Masters Brothers. Samantha Masters saves
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
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'The Scot Beds His Wife' by Kerrigan Byrne is Book Five in The "Victorian Rebels" series. This is the story of Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne and Samantha Masters. Gavin has issue with people getting close to him and does allot of things to break bonds that might build. When he sets his site on getting a piece of land that is Alison Ross, he goes to forward with trying to get it from her. Sam happens to meet Alison Ross on a train that Sam's husband and his gang were robbing. When Sam saves Ali ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-list
4 1/3 "Tit for Tat" Stars!

Man... This one had me stressed the entire time! Why? Because I cannot stand this kind of secret. I wanted to love and understand Samantha - I did actually, but This kind of secret always leads to disaster. But I suppose that was the whole point of the plot. To keep me on pins and needles until all is revealed. Success! I loved Sam and Gavin and all the side characters. Sam and Gavin had an explosive relationship! Whew! 🔥
Love this series can't wait for The Duke with th
Well this reread was definitely a surprise. After a downright glowy ecstactic first go, round two of THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE was a decidedly tepid experience for the first sixty percent or so. I just really wasn't loving this -- so maybe it really was those low expectations the first time around. Whoops.

Anyway, the end of this one is definitely strong and the last 30% is satisfying both for emotional content, sweetness, and juicy reveals. But I still think for all that THE HIGHLANDER earned the r
Lynsey A
Prior to reading:
Gavin's book!!! Woot! Woot! But, man what a wait!!!!!

After reading:

Let me start out by saying that yes, this did not have the best historical feel to it. The heroine was too brash and the "f" word came out of her mouth way too often. At times it felt like a historical and other times, well, not so much.

However, despite that I loved this book. I would put it right up there the first book in this series The Highwayman, especially with its emotional intensity. It was a bit frustrat
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
4.5 Scottish Rogue Stars!!

Gavin St. James (Mackenzie), Earl of Thorn, is a beautiful but troubled and broken man, he’s trapped in a life he hates, struggling to get things that he thinks will bring him the happiness and status he craves. He is the youngest son of the hated and loathed Laird Hamish Mackenzie. The former Laird was a cruel and evil man who damaged everyone within his path including his children (as we learned in The Highlander, VR book #3). Gavin and his beloved mother were damag
Kindling Micky
3.5 - 4 stars

As you can see I'm a little undecided on the rating. This is because it had a fantastic early part, some lulling in the middle where my attention wandered and a great final 30%. Overall this is a good read but it didn't hit the spot quite as much as some of her others.

Lord Gavin Thorne is something of an arrogant, conceited lead male. He's got the kind of childhood you recoil reading about so there is some rationale for his distance from most connections and his hedonistic and deter
I've given this an A for narration and a B- for content at AudioGals

In The Scot Beds His Wife, author Kerrigan Byrne returns to the Scottish Highlands and the Mackenzie clan, this time focusing on Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, brother of Liam, the Marquess Ravenscroft (The Highlander) and half-brother of Dorian Blackwell (The Highwayman). [His mother was the old Marquess’ second wife and Gavin’s title comes through her side of the family, for anyone who is wondering (because it’s the sort of
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. The Scot Beds His Wife, despite its unfortunate title, reinforces my love of the Victorian Rebels series. It has all the elements that I adored in the four earlier books - loads of angst, electric chemistry between hero and heroine, sizzling lovemaking, heart-pounding action, and most especially, the far-from-perfect and diverse characters.
What Scot has more of that the others don't is the lightness of humor balancing the heaviness caused by all the tragedies that are constantly befal
Shari Kay
Aug 01, 2017 marked it as not-for-me
Well crap (view spoiler). Dang. This trope never works for me. Ugh! I've enjoyed most of this series, but I guess I'm gonna have to skip this one. And I hate not reading a series in order/entirety.
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I truly enjoyed The Scot beds His Wife. I found the booK to be an interesting dynamic between the past and the future.

Gavin, The Earl of Thorne , was indoctrinated in hate and abuse at a young age. He knew he was a better man and vowed to make a new start for him and his mother. He's been successful but to be completely removed from his father he needs something from his neighbor.

Political hierarchy is still prevalent in Scotland but Samantha has a different set of rules. She's a women whose fa
Barbara Rogers
Series: Victorian Rebels
Publication Date: 10/3/17

If I were able, I’d actually give it 3.5 stars because I really liked the premise of this story and was so excited to get to read it – but – once I started I was really disappointed. The story itself is good, but, in my opinion, it is a contemporary romance with horses instead of cars. I don’t know, nor have I ever known, anyone who is as foul-mouthed as the heroine in this story and I truly cannot believe you’d have found anyone in that time – ma
Katie Michaels
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a fan of the Victorian Rebels series since the first installment, The Highwayman, rocked my socks off. Each book has filled in stories of the Mackenzie brothers, all deeply damaged by the father who tormented them in their youth. This book’s hero was the youngest legitimate son, Gavin, who is now the Earl of Thorne.

The legacy his father left behind is one Thorne completely rejects. He took his mother’s last name and wanted to divorce himself of everything to with being a Mackenzie… not
Feb 10, 2018 added it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I may try this again but I didn't like it. Wild West meets highlander. Not my thing.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
The beginning was so good. Sam was on the run and fled to Scotland under an assumed identity with the help of a friend. She was pretending to be the owner of land Gavin the Earl of Thorne wanted. He was determined to do anything to acquire it. Sam was not what he expected. She swore like a sailor, wore jeans, and was damn good with a gun. I loved Sam! Being from the Wild West made her quite different than the usual female in a historical novel. Bold and brave are often traits of these types of c ...more
Austine (NovelKnight)
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
Oh goodness, this book was such a fun read!

I read this without reading the previous books in the series (except The Duke but I didn't see any connection to that in here... that I remember, at least). And it was totally fine because The Scot Beds His Wife stands well on its own.

And talk about entertaining.

SO often I see historical romances take the same path as all the others in the genre and they all read the same. But this one was different. Sam is a sharpshooting sass queen from the American W
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, historical
In respect to the Duke this book was excellent, but compared to the first three it was just pretty good! :)

Gavin is the younger brother of Liam (hero in The Highlander) and he's been abused by their father too, but differently from Liam his mother loved him and gave him a reason to be a better person.
This better person is hidden deep inside Gavin, who does everything to escape the MacKenzie's name. His relationship with Liam is tenuous at best. I would have thought it would be warmer, since Lia
4.5 "The Imposter Who Healed The Earl's Heart" Stars for the story and narration!

I have been an avid fan of the Victorian Rebels Series, so I was eager to listen to the latest addition: The Scot Beds His Wife. Interestingly, while this installment has a slightly different feel than the prior books which all have a "rebel" hero, rather than a "rebel" heroine, it still provided an intriguing and suspense-filled plot along with a believable and heartfelt romance which captivated my attention and ke
Marta Cox
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Having been thoroughly entertained by previous books I couldn't wait to see what the author had in store for the youngest Mackenzie brother and yes you need to go back to the beginning if new to this series.
Gavin wants nothing to do with his family and is determined to strike out on his own. The chance to purchase land that has been neglected consumes him but the owner seems determined to ignore him. Well that all changes when Alison arrives in the Highlands to prove her ownership but all is no
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If you're anything like me, the best night is one spent with a brawny highlander, a mysterious werewolf, a conflicted vampire, or a hot-headed Irishman. My stories span the spectrum of romantic fiction from historical, to paranormal, to romantic suspense. But I can always promise my readers one thing: memorable and sexy Celtic heroes who are guaranteed to heat your blood before they steal your hea ...more
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“Samantha imagined that in another life, she and Alison could have, indeed, been friends.
Had she not been about to rob the train.”
“Alison’s gaze gentled. “Tell me, Samantha, have you ever been to Scotland?” 0 likes
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