Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 2.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Waiting for a Scot Like You is a fun, quick regency romance with plenty of steam. While it isn’t my favorite in the Union of the Rakes series, I still did enjoy it.
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// Content Warning: Violence, Mature Content, PTSD //
Release Date: 2/23/2021
Page Count: 368
Waiting for a Scot Like You follows Major Duncan McCameron, who is tasked with escorting Lady Farris to a house party. Easy, right? Except that Lady Farris, the Dowager Countess, is on a mission to live her life to the fullest and experience everything the world has to offer, which naturally conflicts with Major McCameron’s strict, rule-following demeanor.
I loved the previous books in this series, and I was really excited for Waiting for a Scot Like You, but I think my expectations might have been a little too high. Not to say it wasn’t good, it just didn’t blow me away like the first two books did.
First, let’s talk about the positives.
I know a lot of people are looking for steamy reads so you’ll be happy to hear that this book is definitely on the steamier side. I feel like each book in the Union of the Rakes series has a different level of steam, and this is the hottest. If you like a sweet and honorable hero with a dominant side? You’ll love this.
There’s also a lot of great humor in this book. This entire series is 80’s movies but in a regency setting, and I feel like it’s most evident in Waiting for a Scot Like You. There are a few not-so-subtle nods, that even I, someone who isn’t the biggest 80’s movie fan, was able to understand and enjoy.
That said, the humor and levity doesn’t get in the way of the growth of our two protagonists. They both had great development over the course of the book. Also, their dynamic was really entertaining to read (a stuffy and honorable soldier and a free-spirited, independent widow? You know you’re in for some fun).
I also want to mention- there are so many great tropes in this book. You name it, Waiting for a Scot Like You has it. While some weren’t really for me, the other tropes I did love made up for it.
So with all those positive things, why only 3.5 stars?
I couldn’t really get into it. The characters take us from town to town, scene to scene, but nothing that happened in those scenes seemed to hook me. I found myself not really interested in what was going on around them. Certain moments felt predictable and borderline repetitive, and I found myself occasionally struggling to get through it. Also, the last second conflict seemed so easily fixable and avoidable that it was a little frustrating to read.
Pros- Good characters, funny, steamy
Cons- Plot didn’t hook me
Overall- 3.5/5 stars.
If you want a steamy regency adventure, this book is for you. However, I don’t think I’ll be rereading it like I will the other books in the series.
If You Liked Waiting for a Scot Like You, I’d Recommend:
- My Fake Rake (Union of the Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh
- A Week To Be Wicked (Spindle Cove #2) by Tessa Dare – [Review]
What’s your favorite 80’s movie?