Thursday, February 25, 2021

Waiting for a Scot Like You by Eva Leigh

Is there a future for an adventure-loving lady and a duty-bound soldier, or will their differences tear them apart? Waiting for a Scot Like You by Eva Leigh.

Eva Leigh concludes her Breakfast Club and 80s movie-inspired Regency series with a merry widow and a stoic major on a bumpy road to love...

Adjusting to life in peacetime isn’t easy for Major Duncan McCameron. Escorting a lady on her journey north seems like the perfect chance to give him some much-needed purpose. That is, until he learns the woman in question is the beautiful, bold, reckless Lady Farris. She makes his head spin and being alone together will surely end in disaster.

Beatrice, the Dowager Countess of Farris, is finally free of a stifling marriage and she has no plans to shackle herself to any other man. Ready to live life to the fullest, she’s headed to a week-long bacchanal and the journey should be half the fun. Except she’s confined to a carriage with a young, rule-abiding, irritatingly handsome Scottish soldier who wouldn’t know a good time if it landed in his lap. But maybe a madcap escapade will loosen him up...

Between carriage crashes, secret barn dances, robbers, and an inn with only one bed, their initial tension dissolves into a passion that neither expected. But is there a future for an adventure-loving lady and a duty-bound soldier, or will their differences tear them apart?


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Waiting for a Scot Like You by Eva Leigh

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Waiting for a Scot Like You is the third installment of the Union of Rakes series. As I had not read the previous titles, I can attest to the fact that the novel can easily be read as a standalone, with little to no confusion. However, I do wish to go back and read those two books at a later date.

Now a widower, Beatrice is a mature woman, married for twenty years of her life, with older children. Not only is Beatrice a mature woman, she is mature emotionally and intellectually, which is a pleasant change of pace from the genre norm of silly and vapid, young misses going to balls and galas to catch a husband. Not only is Beatrice a mature woman, she gains the attention of a younger man, something also out of the norm of the genre. I appreciated this dynamic, emotionally connecting to Beatrice.

Suddenly free to live life on her terms, Beatrice sheds the chains of social norms, determined to find joy and pleasure and excitement, wishing a lively existence after escaping an oppressive marriage. Widows have more rights than an ordinary woman, affording Beatrice the opportunity to do as she pleases.

A stubborn Scot, Duncan is struggling to find his footing when not fighting a war. Personalities polar opposites now, Beatrice encourages Duncan to shed his version of chains tying him down from truly experiencing all life has to offer. It's a balance between the budding romantic pair, but also a balance of who they used to be and who they wish to become.

A road trip, with mishaps along the way, forcing Beatrice and Duncan into close quarters. Sometimes silly, sometimes emotional, sometimes romantic. Themes referencing iconic 1980s comedies, from Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Footloose to add comedic value.

Waiting for a Scot Like You was a fun escape, especially if not taken too seriously, while also hammering home the point that just because you're in your midlife doesn't mean life has ended, doesn't mean you can't find love and joy in all life has to offer. Doesn't mean all happily ever afters end with marriage and a baby between a girl of twenty and a grown man in his thirties or forties. Sometimes it's a woman in her late forties, just as deserving of a happily ever after a second time around.



Author Bio

EVA LEIGH is a romance author who has always loved the Regency era. She writes novels chock-full of determined women and sexy men. She enjoys baking, spending too much time on the Internet, and listening to music from the ’80s. Eva and her husband, author Nico Rosso, live in Central California.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Waiting for a Scot Like You (Union of the Rakes #3) by Eva Leigh to read and review.

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