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Barely a Lady
But like Olivia, you see where things went wrong, how things could have been done differently, and most of all how to forgive. The mystery surrounding Jack’s appearance on the battlefield lasts until the very end, but it was really dragged out. His memories fluctuate between the memory of still being married to the h and memories of a saucy French mistress who brought him back to life.
I highly recommend this drejer.
Kate is a wonderful character and glad I read her book first. July 7, Publication Date: And his kisses are so passionate they can make her forget that? That’s it for me. This was my first Eileen Dreyer read and I can’t wait to read the rest of dreter series! Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. You might not think this 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.
Mar 14, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Since then, poor Olivia has to scrap by, while being persecuted by Jack’s cousin, Gervaise, a Iago like character who convinced Jack that Olivia was up to no good. I didn’t find it overly spicy. This book was provided for review by Hachette.
The h is quite a recilient character. The friendship amongst the women and the loyalty from the staff member really makes the household a very warm and safe cocoon to be in and in contrast, the outside world is full of snakes and vile creatures that one worries whenever one of the the characters so much as step outside that really has me near to hyperventilating whenever they do. I admit to some interest in reading this book after reading very polar reviews, it seemed to be a love it or leave it type of book.
To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory.
Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer – FictionDB
I do admire her a lot for what she’s done though really, I do hate elleen ending part because I felt like she lost somehow with what was revealed, like if that’s what had happened, why all the fuss in the beginning seriously?
In many ways this book was perfectly executed. When Jack wakes up, he has amnesia with no recollection of the bwrely five years and thinks Olivia is still his wife.
Her employer leaves Brussels without her.
This is a “WTF – is this the ending to an earlier, discarded draft of the story? Nov 09, Elis Madison rated it really liked it Shelves: Overnight the love of your life goes from the sweetest girl in the world to a lying whore?
Its so angsty that it actually hurts. Refresh and try again. Copyrt 1 star. And you take this for fact based all on one person’s word? Looking forward to reading Grace’s story. I would have liked seeing what Mimi did to get into the jail at the end. Preview — Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer.
Jan 03, Cheesecake rated it did not like it Shelves: Brilliantly written, you are immediately transferred into the Napoleonic era and swept into a mystery where Jacks actions are questionable.
Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. Brilliantly written, I am now a forever fan of Dreyer. Ok, to be fair, i have to say Amnesiac romances just aren’t my thing. There’s even a brief moment when she finds him and thinks him dead – and feels ‘vicious pleasure’.
Infidelity is a theme which I almost never see done with enough insight to generate empathy for the perpetrator.
Overview Music Video Charts. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Kicked out of her home pregnant, divorced by a husband she loved deeply, Olivia Grace was disgraced from everything and everyone she once held dear. I could almost smell the smoking ruins and hear the moans of the wounded.
The book also uses the lust as love shorthand.
To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret.
Copyrt co-authored with Jennifer Crusie and Anne Stuart There were also several characters who spoke with an accent which made it a tough read for me. It was mostly Olivia, with a little bit of Jack thrown in.
Aug 23, Natasha rated it it was amazing. The hero has amnesia. This review is not spoiler free. I just would rather not have to be so upset with the hero for most of the book! It’s all been said by others, but the one thing I would add, is that she isn’t actually a doormat in the end. It won’t be long until everyone of these ladies have a spot in your heart.