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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But for someone who won’t be reading any further in the series, it was a confusing ending.

laey Kudos to this book for trying to have a plot. I took to Olivia almost immediately. I actually didn’t make it to the end by straight-forward reading. One of the worst heroes ever written and a truly unbelievable reconciliation. Barely a Lady was a decent read, with really good characters specially the secondary ones and well-developed plot, based on the aftermath of the battle of Waterloo.

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However, I also believe that for the romantic laddy of a novel to be enthralling, it has to be somewhat believable. There were parts I enjoyed, but all in all the husband found his forgiveness but because we didn’t get to actually see Jack redeem himself for all the misery he put Olivia through, their happily ever after fell a little flat for me.

No matter what the reasons Paperback Editions July Not only that, but he called out the cousin and left her pregnant and in penury. Every step happened exactly as one would expect.

Barely a Lady Drake’s Rakes Author s: Description Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. My fiance actually took p Best Historical Romance I’ve ever read! She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and ddeyer.

Another reason I love this story is the secondary characters, not only the other h’s we should be seeing soon, but also the interesting household staff that’s egging the protagonists along. Number of sex scenes: But this story was really about Olivia and everything she went through, which was almost over the top, but so well woven into the story that it was believable.


If you love this plotline and feel you simply must add to your collection, go for it. It’s all been said by others, but the one thing I would add, is that she isn’t actually a doormat in the end. I’ll probably read one of this author, just to see if it was a fluke, but I’m gonna guess probably not. The author was new to me and I haven’t read a historical romance in a while.

Oct 07, Keri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Barely a Lady is available for download from Apple Books. But in some ways that’s ok, because spoiler within spoiler alert—do not read this unless you really want a few things spoiled view spoiler [when Jack realizes what an asshat he was—and it turns out he’d realized this before he lost his memory and was drdyer his way home to make it right—he goes all Medieval on himself.

I have some problems with the story, but Dreyer’s writing style is addictive! Readers will love the well-rounded characters and suspenseful plot, and will cheer on intelligent, resourceful Olivia and Lady Kate as they take on disparaging men, backstabbing relatives, and stealthy assassins in their quest to protect Jack and create their own happiness in the midst of war.

Jack Wyndham, Earl of Gracechurch, badly wounded on the battlefield—in a French uniform, and carrying French dispatches. Trivia About Barely a Lady Dr It is equally as strong. Loser hero believes tales about his virginal vicar’s daughter bride, tosses her pregnant ass to the curb, divorces her, kills her innocent cousin in a duel, becomes a spy, falls in love with another spy, gets wounded at Waterloo, gets amnesia that conveniently covers the 5 years since the ass curb kicking, and ultimately finds out the truth and promises to kiss it and make it better.


I do think I’ll read the other books in the series because I really liked the author’s style, even though I had problems with the story itself. To go through so much and still layd the person who tore her freyer out was dreyyer for me to understand still is but h Wow.

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

To aid Jack’s recovery, Olivia must bury her own anguish and anger over their divorce and pretend to still be his loving, passionate wife. Click I Have iTunes to open it now. Olivia and Jack share some truths and start to reconnect, but there is not much of a developing relationship. She removes the French uniform and replaces it with a British one. Apr 04, Shawna rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As one of the great secondary characters says, the H “failed at his first fence”.

Once a Rake I was pulled into Livie’s turbulent and sad life. Not only is Jack in rough shape he also is amnesic and when it comes to his wife, barelh has no idea the pain he had once caused her five years ago.

To protect him, she carries him to her friends place and eileej him. First, in a nut shell the best things about this book are the cover art and Lady Bea.

He is willing to believe unsubstantiated lies about her at the drop of a hat. Olivia is nursing wounded British soldiers.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Yet I still felt like the ending was more of an HFN because I didn’t believe his about face in his feelings for her.

Keeping that in mind, I really didn’t care for this fileen. Lists with This Book.