Always a Temptress (The Drake's Rakes #3)
Captain Harry Lidge has done his duty. After losing too many good men on the battlefield, he's ready to put his responsibilities behind him and live a life free of care. But first he has one last mission: find out what the most outrageous woman in London, the same woman who betrayed him nearly a decade earlier, is concealing, befo...more
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September 2011, here I come!
Eileen Dreyer knows how to break my heart and but it back together. Love this series to bits.
Dreyer has officially become an auto-buy author for me. Her characters are always real and emotional and their struggles worth the read. More than anything I've come to realize that Dreyer's stories ar...more
Harry'd met her when she was fifteen. She'd been his closest friend and he'd fallen for her deeply. His life had been turned upside down when he...more
Major Sir Harry Lidge despite his affirmations that it is not true has loved Katie Hilliard since they were children. He has tried to deny it, run away from it, and even accused her of treason, yet he still cannot stop for the wanting of her even after being apart for ten years. Harry is a squire’s son that made something of himself through his Commission as a soldier, but having left Kate behind when she needed him the most has left...more
In ‘Barely a Lady’, Jack found his Grace, Olivia Grace that is and in ‘Never a Gentleman’, Diccan couldn’t outrun his Grace, Grace Fairchild. And then Harry confronts Her Grace, the Dowager Duchess of Murther in ’Always a Temptress’ and their story, as the earlier two, had me spellbound and on the edge of my seat.
In `Barely a Lady', Jack found his Grace, Olivia Grace that is and in `Never a Gentleman', Diccan couldn't outrun his Grace, Grace Fairchild. And then Harry confronts Her Grace, the Dowager Duchess of Murther in 'Always a Temptress' and their story, as the earlier two, had me spellbound and on the edge of my seat.
How can I do this novel justice AND keep the `spoilers' out?! I want t...more
Lady Kate Seaton has always been a character of interest for me from day one although she never overshadowed either Olivia or Grace when it was their turn. (Although I should qualify and say that's because Never A Gentleman spent so much time carrying on about Grace being worthle...more
The time setting is 1815, and Drake's Rakes are a small band of gentlemen of the ton that have set about to foil a plot by a side group calling themselves...more
Her reputation among members of the ton is scandalous, her admirers as legion as those tight-lipped matrons who decry her shamelessness. The always fashionable and easily bored Dowager Duchess Kate Murphy revels in her reputation. Inflames it whenever she can. And never lets a soul see the truth behind the gay smile and quick wit.
Sir Harry Lidge is furious and fed up. Still smarting from Kate's betrayal all those years ago, tormented by the horrors endured on the battlefiel...more
The scandalous Lady Kate Seaton is suspected to be working with the group trying to reorganize the monarchy. Drake’s Rakes will do anything from letting the lions succeed including kidnapping a well know lady of the ton. Major Sir Harry Lidge has always down what is needed of him. Now he must keep the woman who haunts him against her will. What they learn about each other and the past they both wished to forget will change their lives forever.
Eileen Dreyer has di...more
And there's a scandal looming—a nudie painting with Kate's face is currently gracing the wall of a well-known gentlemen's club. Kate's not too worried about it—push comes to...more
by Eileen Dreyer
4 out of 5 stars
Captain Harry Lidge has done his duty. After losing too many good men on the battlefield, he's ready to put his responsibilities behind him and live a life free of care. But first he has one last mission: find out what the most outrageous woman in London, the same woman who betrayed him nearly a decade earlier, is concealing, before her secrets take down the crown.
Her heart is the on...more
When Kate Seaton was fifteen she fell in love with Harry Lidge and him with her. Harry's father was the squire and a good friend to Kate's father the Duke. Harry had spent lots of time with the Duke and Duchess and worshiped the Duke. The Duke had taken care of his family after his father had passed away. He didn't meet Kate until later and instantly they developed a friendship that turn into something special. Harry thought he would have a chance with the Duke's daughter until all h...more
I have liked but not loved this series up to this point, but in this third installment I found I really enjoyed Kate and Harry’s story. First loves parted by the fact that Kate was a Duke’s daughter and Harry and impoverished Squire’s son. 10 years later Kate is the wild Dowager Duchess of Murther, and she has never forgiven Harry for forsaking that young love, and sending her into the clutches of a sadistic husband. Kate has done everything in her power to see that he has no...more
It took me a while longer to love Kate. She wasn't as tough as she seemed and what finally won me over was her devotion to Bea, of course, the brave face she put forth after facing a serious lack of love over her lifetime, and finally, her love and trust in Harry. Eileen Dreyer had to wo...more
I liked that there was suspense going on as well as the romance between Kate and Harry. They have both overcome so many obstacles in their lives, that may have beaten those fainter of heart. I think Kate and Harry weres destined to be together, even after a 10 year gap and resentment towards each other on both their parts. It was wonderful to watch Harry gain Kate's trust and for Kate to rea...more
(view spoiler)[Having Kate be the victim of sexual and childhood abuse? I'm down with that. It happens. It happens a lot. It's cool that there are authors who will writ...more
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2012 sees Eileen enjoying critical acclaim for her first foray into historical romance, the Drake's Rakes series, which follow the lives of a group of British aristocrats who are willing to sacrifice ev...more