BARELY A LADY

EILEEN DREYER

  • Pub. Date: July 2010
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Series: Drake”s Rakes Series
  • ISBN-13: 9780446542081
  • ISBN: 0446542083

From the Publisher

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.

In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER:

MY THOUGHTS:

BARELY A LADY by Eileen Dreyer is a thrilling Regency Historical romance set in Belgium and Brussels in 1815.It is book one in the Drake’s Rakes series. It is well written with depth and detail. It has betrayal, redemption, forgiveness, secrets, intrigue, treason,sweet sensuality, mistrust, friendship and romance.The hero is handsome, charming, has amnesia, and is found on the wrong side of the battlefield possibly making him a traitor. The heroine is heart broken, strong, determined to prove her ex-husband is not a traitor,not lose her heart to him again, and keep the biggest secret of all. Together with the help of friends they found the truth and the love they lost so many years ago due to betrayal and mistrust.This is a fast paced, page turning story. It will keep you on the edge of your chair to learn the true answers and all the people involved. Some of the people the hero trusted he learns are not what he thought.Some of his family would go to great lengths to keep him away from his ex wife. The heroine, finds true friends during this trial and learns to trust her heart again. The secondary characters are charming and should have their own book. They help pull the story together. This is wonderful story of true love, trust, family and friendship. This is a keeper and a must read. This book was received for review and details can be found at  Forever an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.  

RATING: 5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

 

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