Thursday, July 15, 2010

Barely A Lady by Eileen Dreyer - Book Review

Title: Barely a Lady (The Drake’s Rakes series)
Author: Eileen Dreyer
About the Book:
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?

What I Can Tell You:
The anticipating to the end was a nice change from a lot of the historical romance novels I have been reading. Olivia is a strong female character who was devastated and ashamed that her husband left her. She begins a life taking care of herself and her child only to be dragged back to a past that she has been trying to put behind her.

The book is well planned by Eileen Dreyer and takes you on an emotional trip full of ups and downs.

Don't let the cover fool you, this is much more than a fluffy, romance novel.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from Hachette Book Group.

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