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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review: Never A Gentleman by Eileen Dreyer

Never a Gentleman (The Drake's Rakes, #2)
Never a Gentleman by Eileen Dreyer

My rating: 
This book is one you don`t want to miss! 


Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms. Painfully plain, she is a soldier's daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton. She may have been caught in a scandal with society's favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself?


Diccan Hilliard doesn't know which of his enemies drugged him and dumped him in Grace's bed, but he does know the outcome. He and Grace must marry. To his surprise, a wild, heady passion flares between them. Yet Diccan is trapped in a deadly game of intrigue Grace knows nothing about. Will his lies destroy Grace just as he realizes how desperately he needs her? And how can he hope for a future with her, when an old enemy has set his murderous sights on them both?

Wow. No one can top Eileen Dreyer in emotion. The first book had me on an emotional roller coaster and this one seems to even top that one with emotion. I knew once I started this book, I'd be dragged in, so I laid down with my cat and prepared to be whisked away.

The characters were beautifully crafted and believable. I know many might think of Diccan as cold hearted and down right mean, but I seen through that. Sure, there were many times I couldn't believe the way he treated her, but after reading so many historical novels, this one seemed more likely to happen than every couple of beautiful people who meet falling in love.

The emotion put into Grace's character was admirable. I felt everything Grace felt. Every laugh, every tear and every heart break. There were times when I felt she would break, but she surprised myself and the other characters by being the strongest, most courageous woman I've ever read. Well done Dreyer!

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I also couldn't believe he actually cheated on her. Yes, he did it for the "good of his country" but I haven't read many, or any(?) historical romances where the male actually cheats on his wife during a love story, especially when you know they'll end up in the end. It was different. That's for sure.

All things said, this is another brilliant novel by Eileen Dreyer. You must check out her Drake series. You won't regret it!

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Nikola said...

This sounds so good! I'm not usually one for historical romances, but I do love the sound of this. That Diccan sounds like one hot tamale!

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