Readers who are familiar with The Union of the Rakes series remember McCameron from his secondary role in the previous books, and they will also remember Beatrice from her appearance in Would I Lie to the Duke.
Now these two characters have been thrust together (pun intended) as the protagonists in the final book in a most delightful series.
Beatrice, the Dowager Lady Farris, intends to attend a house party, but it’s not just any run-of-the-mill house party, it’s an orgy! And that’s exactly where Beatrice intends to start living her life.
The event is several days’ journey away, and her friend the Duke of Rotherby arranges for his friend Major McCameron to accompany her on the journey. This proves to be rather fortuitous because calamity strikes at every turn, each disaster bringing the unlikely duo closer and closer together. But Beatrice remains undeterred, determined to get to that orgy if it’s the last thing she does!
I have been eagerly awaiting this book ever since Leigh started tweeting hints about a bossy Scot, and the hype met all my expectations and more. McCameron is indeed quite adept at telling Beatrice what to do, which led to several highly charged scenes. Oh my!
But it takes more than good chemistry to make a successful romance novel, and that’s where Waiting for a Scot Like You really succeeds. For one thing, it’s hilarious—this is a road trip from hell, and I never knew what was going to happen next. For another, it’s full of sly 80s references incorporated seamlessly into Regency England. Finally, it’s always delightful to see an age gap romance where the heroine is the older partner.
Neither protagonist has experienced much happiness in previous relationships, so the natural expiration date for their liaison seems convenient at first, but we all know that conveniences can be deceiving and hardened hearts begin to soften. The core message here is flexibility—no, not *that* kind of flexibility—and communication, the important foundations of any relationship.
I would absolutely recommend Waiting for a Scot Like You to fans of historical romance. Although this is the final book in the series, it functions well enough as a standalone. That said, readers would benefit from starting at the beginning of the series, not because of integral plot details, but in order to become immersed into Leigh’s lighthearted take on Regency England, now with 30% more 80s references! I am already looking forward to Leigh’s next project!
I received an ARC of this book from Avon/NetGalley