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?
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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.