cover image Waiting for a Scot Like You

Waiting for a Scot Like You

Eva Leigh. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-293244-0

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 (after Would I Lie to the Duke). Duncan’s employer, the Duke of Rotherby, tasks him with escorting Lady Beatrice on her trip to Nottinghamshire, where, unbeknownst to both men, she plans to enjoy the freedom of her newfound widowhood by attending an orgy. Though he’s aware of Beatrice’s impetuous nature, Duncan expects an uneventful outing. But Beatrice, 12 years Duncan’s senior, is determined to have an adventure—though her carriage falling into a ravine, battling with thieves, and pretending to be married out of necessity wasn’t what she had in mind. Through these misadventures, Beatrice’s wit, curiosity, and candor coax Duncan into loosening up while Duncan’s strength, calm demeanor, and measured decisions make Beatrice feel secure—and, eventually, desired—for the first time. Though the tense situations add urgency to the budding romance, 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. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Feb.)