For a merry widow and a stoic major, it’s 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?
Waiting for a Scot Like You by Eva Leigh is not the historical romance/regency novel we all believed it would be. The cover and back blurb sucked me into reading this book. I am a huge fan of the historical romance-regency time periods. However, this book was only part that. I was greatly disappointed. I wanted what I thought this book was. A historical romance novel. I read fiction to get away from reality. This tale was half done in the time period the other half was not. Let me educate, there are gay men depicted in this book. That was unexpected. However, pushing that aside, I got a story on how these two men openly expressed their ‘concern’ for each other. The holding hands in a clasped like manner and the undeniable tale that look that said they were helplessly in love-that was not acceptable back then. This favorite writer of mine has gone and destroyed my love of historical romances and pushed the ‘woke’ thing inside this novel. This was supposed to be a M/F romance only. Only I got more than I bargained for this story. If ‘woke culture’ is going to be incorporated into the books like this one was, I need to know as a reader. If I want a particular book, that is what I expect. So, my rating is a deduction for not accurately portraying the time period. Another star deduction was for adding in the M/M stuff into what I thought to be a solid M/F read. Other than those concerns, I liked Duncan. Duncan is a war hero. A man who followed rules and lived by them. He is an alpha worth love. I did not like Beatrice. Beatrice she did things and got away with them somehow. Most women in these type of novels would have suffered from breaking the norms like she did. She went untouched by the choices she made. Duncan did not deserve such a careless woman. The characterization was good. The plot was disappointing. I now, will have to ask about every new historical romance I read seeing as the culture of today is being put into my favorite reads. I will never read another book, if it has things it did not state it had. I like to know what I am reading. Overall, no, I do not recommend this book because of my reasons. However, if you do not care, then enjoy.