NEVER A GENTLEMAN
Book Two in the Drake’s Rakes Series
ISBN: 9780446542067/ 9780446576024
Forever, an imprint of Hachette Book Group
Rating: 5 Cups
Grace Fairchild knows what she is and that is most definitely NOT the beauty of the ton. Grace is known mostly for her infallible support of soldiers as well as her unconditional loyalty to her friends.
Diccan Hilliard is a man who is used to the finest beauties. He respects Grace completely, but he can never see himself bedding the woman.
When Diccan wakes up in the same bed with Grace and there just happens to be an unbelievable amount of witnesses, he knows they have both been set up. Forced to wed the woman, Diccan is terrified of trying to respond sexually to Grace, but he is completely shocked when the tame woman turns into a passionate wildcat in bed. However, Diccan must pretend complete antipathy towards his wife or it could put her in grave danger. When Grace finds out what Diccan is doing during all the lonely hours she is away from him, she realizes that her life is going to be a complete and miserable disaster if she does not find a way to fix it promptly.
Never a Gentleman is full of passion, danger, spies, adventure, a villainous vixen, and a vulgar villain. The emotions continue to swell and expand throughout this novel as Grace fights against those who would see her marriage to Diccan fail as well, as those who would see him ruined. I was so engrossed with Eileen Dreyer’s Regency tale that I ranted and raved and harped at Diccan each time he stated something insensitive as well as his moronic actions that seemed to have disaster written all over them. The characters are well written, the setting is perfect, and the historical aspect leaves me feeling as if I am right there in the time. The series itself has me aching to read the first novel as well as has me on pins and needles as I wait for the third installment. I really expected to crack open this book and enjoy a light and fluffy read, but it is so overwhelmingly outstanding and brilliant that I could not just enjoy it…I devoured it!
Caution: This tale contains scenes of bondage as well as voyeurism. It is a red-hot romance that will set you on fire!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More