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Monday, August 23, 2010

Review: Barely A Lady by Eileen Dreyer

Barely a Lady (The Drake's Rakes series)Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer

I won this book from Books with a Cup Of Coffee

My rating:
-Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?!


Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.

But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.

To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.

My Thoughts:

Best Historical Romance I've ever read!

BARELY A LADY is Eileen Dreyers first Historical book in the new Drake's Rakes series.

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. I'm more of a paranormal gal, but to put a paranormal theme into this book would only diminish it.

When I wasn't laughing or completely in a reading trance, I was crying my eyes out.(My fiance actually took pictures of me crying. :P)

Barely A Lady is a Regency Historical romance set in Belgium and Brussels in 1815. The heroin, Olivia Grace is a strong willed, hurt soul. I took to Olivia almost immediately. She has been living for the last 5 years hiding from her awful past. Olivia isn't the only strong female. Lady Kate, Grace, and Lady Bea are each a force to be reckoned with, together they can accomplish anything.(Especially, a good laugh!) It won't be long until everyone of these ladies have a spot in your heart.

Barely a Lady is a novel your won't soon forget. Brilliantly written, I am now and forever fan of Dreyer. A delightful, heart-warming tale. I cannot wait to read Never A Gentlemen In April 2011!

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Cecile said...

Very nice review!! I have this book on my TBR shelf... So now I am looking forward to reading ti now!!! Hope all is well!

Natasha said...

You won't regret it! It's really good! :)

JenM said...

I also won this book and just read it this weekend. I LOVED it. I'm a sucker for intense, angsty romances so needless to say, this one was perfect. I immediately went to the author's website, but was bummed to find out that this is first Regency. She has written a bunch of category romances and some Silhouette Nocturnes that I assume are paranormals so I'm definitely going to check a few of those out.

Eileen said...

Natasha, thank you so much for the lovely review. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it that you liked Lady. As Jen found out, it really is my first historical romance(but I've written Grace's story, and working on Kate's now--and honey, you ant angst!). I came up as Kathleen Korbel through Silhouette, and then did medical/forensic thrillers under Eileen. The Nocturnes are, indeed, paranormals, my spin on the real Irish fairies(I had such a great time! Never built a world before). Anyway,I'm glad to be doing historicals. Hope to stay a while.

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