6 Jul Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer Dear. Ms. Dreyer,. When a friend told me that you had started this historical series, despite the fact that I’m pretty. 7 Jul 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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Sure, she’s wary of Jack and her love for him. You get to the end and everything IMO was tied up way too neatly. But we shouldn’t worry about that because his new ‘love’ was really a spy Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I eieen.

He is willing to believe unsubstantiated lies about her at the drop of a hat. I was initially so excited about this one.

Not only that, but he called out the cousin and left her 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. This was a really heart wrenching read. I don’t have the book in front of me, and I’m not getting up to check, but the line goes something like “The smell of cordite, overridden horses and.

I was bored for the first pages. You might not think pady 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. Why do I have to wait for August for it?? I really liked the secondary characters – Kate specifically – so I’m definitely continuing the series.

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

Not sure I could have forgiven Jack as quick as Olivia did and wish that Jack was a lot more harsher with his family then he was. The book is well written, and the fact that it resembles many, many others on the shelves means this style of book is popular.


Brilliantly written, you are immediately transferr After having her reputation and life stripped from her, Olivia Grace has been spending her time as a paid companion for the last five years. A Man To Die For. Can I just sa Oh hell no he didn’t. Despite the fact that Jack betrayed her without blinking, Liv refuses to believe he would betray his country. A past in which, as he learns slowly during his recovery from amnesia, includes him believing lies about her and subsequently throwing him out on her PREGNANT behind.

Apparently they hadn’t been married for long when this all happened. Mimi is mysterious spy mistress. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. He threw her out, pregnant and dissolute, to become a homeless beggar?

Barely a Lady

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. Talk about an emotional train wreck. I liked how her conflicting emotions of anger, hurt and spite fight with her innate goodness and even her love for him through the book.

I can’t wait to unravel her tale of heartache and see her find love with the man who broke her heart long ago.

All the characters x fully realised and the scenes were rendered so well that you could almost visualise yourself right there with them. Though not a fan of espionage and war deryer cloak and daggger novels, I find myself very much immersed in this story, wanting to dig into the bottom of the story as much as the main characters do.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Now, this is not something I like to read, but at this point I’m not totally disgusted, yet. And he knew she was pregnant.

View all 37 comments. I also thought how Lady Kate made such fast friends with Olivia at a ball where Olivia was a governess and hanging with the servants to be completely unrealistic. Full review on Single Titles http: Olivia and the Jackass.

The book also uses the lust as love shorthand. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform. Olivia definitely wrenched my heartstrings though.

My fiance actually took p Best Historical Romance I’ve ever read! I also liked that the characters were re-united after a long time apart. But like Olivia, fileen see where things went wrong, how things could have been done differently, and most of all how to forgive.

The author was new to me and I haven’t read a historical romance in a while. Apr 16, Vintage rated it it was ok Shelves: Probably one of the most arrogant asses I’ve every read about. In many ways this book was perfectly executed. Jack stands by her side, and starts to prove himself to Olivia not by words but by his actions. Apr 04, Shawna rated it really liked it Recommends it for: His cousin Gervaise told lies causing Jack and others to think Olivia had a gambling problem and had sex with other men while married to Jack.

Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity.