Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Romantic suspense author Dreyer Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book . Barely a Lady (The Drake’s Rakes series Book 1) by [Dreyer, Eileen. Barely a Lady. Eileen Dreyer. Buy This Book. Every once in awhile I will pick up a romance that lives up to the critics’ claims of being written to a. Barely a Lady (Drake’s Rakes, book 1) by Eileen Dreyer – book cover, description , publication history.

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Other books in the series. By the time he finally grows a set, figures out what is going on, and gives the heroine her well-owed apology, the book is very nearly done. I’m not going to say for certain, but after cordite I didn’t want to be babysitting my iphone to double check anything I had doubts about.

His family treats her monstrously, but he lets them get away with it. Grace and Lady Kate’s stories, Lady Kate’s especially as she is a forced to be reckoned with in this intro story. She is among a group of women tending soldiers injured in Waterloo, when she comes face to face with a near-death Jack, wearing a French uniform. The Regency formula for this one would read something like this: I will admit that I’m desperate for the next book in this series.

Talk about an emotional train wreck. I admit to some interest in reading this book after reading very polar reviews, it seemed to be a love it or leave it type of book. Sigh, I wanted to like Jack, I really did. The central theme revolves around the breach of trust that occurs when the H trusts this reprehensible character, rather than the h.

Since extending her reach to suspense, she has also garnered a coveted Anthony Award nomination.

Eileen Dreyer is an award-winning author who has been writing for years. I highly recommend this read. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch.

Sure, she’s wary of Jack and her love for him.

That was so far out of left field I couldn’t have guessed that ending. His family and her family also believed the lies and disowned her, refusing to help.


Olivia and Jack share some truths and start to reconnect, but there is not much of a developing relationship. And you don’t even have the balls to ask her about it? To go through so much and still want the person who tore her soul out was difficult for me to understand still is but h Wow. Okay, let me explain. For not only is he unconsci Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. If it’s one thing I hate it’s a spineless heroine.

View all 6 comments. Though like a lot of h, she cannot resist the H when he’s around, I somehow didn’t find her to be weak or stupid. He sleeps with a woman who tells him whatever lies he wants to hear and can’t seem to think badly of her, even after he learns of her duplicity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Earl Drake has a group of men, spies, he calls Drake’s Rakes, but again, nothing is really said about it, even though it’s the name of the series.

Barely a Lady (Drake’s Rakes, #1) by Eileen Dreyer

Jack is still missing memory, so there is mystery about why two bad guys want to harm him. Even after all he’s done to hurt her, she ta Five years ago, jack Wyndham, Earl of Gracechurch, kicked out his dreyed, Olivia, over a misunderstanding instigated by his jealous cousin Gervaise.

I can’t say I’ve read tons of Historical Romances, but I have read my share, and I can honestly say this was the most thrilling and exciting romance I’ve ever read.

This includes a series of drreyer by a villain to set up the It is a rare author who can write engagingly about betrayal, separation or infidelity but to tell a wonderful story with all these very challenging themes is a tremendous accomplishment.

The author was new to me and I haven’t read a historical romance in a while. If you eileenn this plotline and feel you simply must add to your collection, go for it. Faith in a man who kicked you and his unborn child to the curb and never looked back?


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He is the man from her past, although he seems more serious, more capable and darker. There was no reason to include them other than in an attempt to heighten the suspense in the story. The h should not have forgiven him that! Open Preview See a Problem?

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He killed said innocent cousin in a duel, turned his back lzdy his creyer wife and fled the country. It’s the building of the plot and all the side characters that really help this book along and make it so unputdownable to me.

What a sorry excuse for a man. I have some ddreyer with the story, but Dreyer’s writing style is addictive! Barely a Lady Drake’s Rakes Author s: You might not think this is such a big deal, but I had a difficult time choking down a romance where the most romantic feelings that the hero had were for someone other than heroine.

Out on the battlefield, she’s trying to help her friend Grace find her missing father when she finds him.

The battlefield was depicted extraordinarily well to the point where the destruction and despair of the aftermath nearly leaks from the page. Five years ago, jack Wyndham, Earl of Gracechurch, kicked out his wife, Olivia, over a misunderstanding instigated by his jealous cousin Gervaise. A Man To Die For. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

Never a Gentleman Mar 14, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: The plot is one of the things that I do very much enjoy here. How can you not love someone who talks laxy riddles and idioms only because her brain can’t handle regular words? Ok, to be fair, i have to say Amnesiac romances just aren’t my thing.

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