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Review ❤️ Waiting for a Scot Like You by Eva Leigh

February 22, 2021


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?

Release Date:
Feb 23, 2021
Series: Union of the Rakes
Book: 3
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon Books
Price: $5.99

This book… oh, this book.

This is the final book in Eva Leigh’s Union of the Rakes series, and it may be my favorite one so far. The final story takes its inspiration from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, primarily. Though there are other lovely eighties movies referenced as well.

We have our heroine, the Dowager Countess Beatrice Farris. She’s finally free from a loveless marriage and is determined to do all the things she’s always wanted to do. No more taking days for granted or being beholden to other opinions and beliefs. Farris don’t give a f**k, Farris does what she wants. I love her. She’s the embodiment of the person I want to be who finds beauty in everything and hasn’t met a stranger that doesn’t have an interesting story. She may be upper class, but she doesn’t look her nose down on people from other classes, colors, or choices. The only thing she has an issue with is when a man tries to tell her what’s good for her.

Enter the gruff, no-nonsense Major Duncan McCameron. Recently returned from the continent and fought in the Napoleonic Wars. He’s a third son with no direction and feeling a little lost on purpose. He’s got some interesting notions about things too, but nothing too harmful to make him dislikable (is that a word?). Secretly this hunk of Scot, who’s been mistreated by a woman before, longs for someone to belong to as much as he wishes for a purpose. It seems though that no one wants him… at least not for the long haul.

When McCameron is asked to escort Lady Farris to a weeklong house party of sexual debauchery, he does so with the understanding as he is doing a favor for his friend. Lady Farris doesn’t want a babysitter and soon enough what is supposed to be a simple two or three day trip becomes a week long adventure that even Bueller would have been shocked by. From rainstorms, weddings, country dances, and follies McCameron and Farris fall into each other and for each other. Each disaster further brings them together because the only way to get where either of them want to go is by teaming up.

Of course, that leads to some fabulous bedroom romps, and a tavern scene worth biting your knuckles for. I won’t give any more details there, but this little adventure is the kind of Ferris and Cameron fanfic I’ve been waiting for. That’s what this is. And Sloane, who? The conflict is rife between internal and external. The grand gesture is absolutely swoon worthy. The final scenes wrapping up this whole series made me a little sad that this is the end of our Union of the Rakes books. Though, the series continues to enrich the world of historical England that Leigh has cultivated. I can’t wait to see the layer she plans to add next.

~ Landra

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