Waiting for a Scot Like You

The Union of the Rakes

by Eva Leigh

On Sale: 02/23/2021

Waiting for a Scot Like You

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Waiting for a Scot Like You

The Union of the Rakes

by Eva Leigh

On Sale: 02/23/2021

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About the Book

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?

Don't miss the earlier books in the Union of the Rakes series—My Fake Rake and Would I Lie to the Duke are available now!

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Critical Praise

"Rigid, rule-following ex-soldier Duncan McCameron meets his match in spontaneous Beatrice Sloane, the Dowager Countess of Farris, in the winning final romance of Leigh’s Union of the Rakes series... the relationship itself is based on a foundation of genuine connection and sincere emotional bonding. With this venturesome Regency, Leigh sends the series out on a high note." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The Union of the Rakes series ends with the exhilarating escapades of a widow and a soldier... This adventure-story romance has a big heart and a madcap plot just like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Footloose, the 1980s films it drew inspiration from. The older heroine is refreshing, and her sexual journey is satisfying and oh-so-sensual. A secondary romance between two male characters is beautifully sweet... the characters’ connections and emotions always feel grounded in truth. This road trip is worth taking." - Kirkus Reviews

"Leigh’s third in the “Union of the Rakes” series charms with sly nods to 1980s pop culture, particularly the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The attraction smolders between the older, fun-loving Beatrice and her serious younger beau, with risqué love scenes keeping the heat levels high." - Library Journal

"My Fake Rake is a feast of female empowerment, positive friendships, feel-good moments, and social satire. And as the first book in a series, it builds a delicious world you'll want to come back to — hopefully because the delightful supporting characters will get their own stories next." - NPR

“divinely charming... Grace and Sebastian are the two of the most glorious dummies ever to grace the pages of a romance novel... The makeover trope is one of the more tired and problematic of the rom-com genre, but Leigh ingeniously turns it on its head, swapping the genders and making Sebastian’s transformation more about social commentary than anything else... our love for these two romantic dunces and their satirical, slow-burn, sexy ruse is nothing but genuine.” - Entertainment Weekly 

“A jolt of electricity, a blast of fresh air—everything delightful and exciting you could want it to be.”  - New York Times Book Review

“Leigh consistently crafts whip-smart heroines and irresistible heroes delivered in packages bursting with wicked wit, feminist leanings, and sex positivity... For any who question whether historical romance is outdated or can be feminist, look no further than Eva Leigh’s work – while maintaining assiduous historical accuracy, she delivers intoxicating yarns that bulldoze tropes and flip gender expectations on their head.” - Entertainment Weekly

"charming... The plot is as well developed as the lovers’ growing feelings. Readers will delight in this heartfelt, swoon-worthy tale." 
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Every now and then, you discover a new (or at least, new-to-you) author who leaves you a little sunstruck... I was dazzled.” - Lisa Kleypas for Powell’s “Lisa Kleypas Recommends” column- Forever Your Earl

"In this first book of her new “Union of the Rakes” series, Leigh adopts the fake dating trope to the Regency Era in a wildly fun and entertaining way, introducing characters who are sure to delight fans of this beloved genre." - Library Journal

"This book is totally charming." - Cat Sebastian, author of A Delicate Deception

"I so adored the role reversal of My Fair Lady. I can’t wait for more books in this series." - Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

“This book is so good! Dorks + rake makeover + kissing = DELICIOUSNESS. Run to read it!!”  - Joanna Shupe, author of The Prince of Broadway

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062932440
  • ISBN 10: 0062932446
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 02/23/2021
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / Scottish
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / General

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