Never a Gentleman

Never a Gentleman

Eileen Dreyer / Jun 19, 2019

Never a Gentleman HE HIDES HIS TRUE COLORS Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms Painfully plain she is a soldier s daughter who has spent her life being useful not learning the treacherous ways

  • Title: Never a Gentleman
  • Author: Eileen Dreyer
  • ISBN: 9780446576024
  • Page: 389
  • Format: ebook
  • HE HIDES HIS TRUE COLORS Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms Painfully plain, she is a soldier s daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton She may have been caught in a scandal with society s favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself WHILE SHE HIDES HER TRUE SELF.HE HIDES HIS TRUE COLORS Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms Painfully plain, she is a soldier s daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton She may have been caught in a scandal with society s favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself WHILE SHE HIDES HER TRUE SELF .Diccan Hilliard doesn t know which of his enemies drugged him and dumped him in Grace s bed, but he does know the outcome He and Grace must marry To his surprise, a wild, heady passion flares between them Yet Diccan is trapped in a deadly game of intrigue Grace knows nothing about Will his lies destroy Grace just as he realizes how desperately he needs her And how can he hope for a future with her, when an old enemy has set his murderous sights on them both

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        New York Times bestselling, award winning author Eileen Dreyer, known as Kathleen Korbel to her Silhouette readers, has published 28 romance novels, 8 medico forensic suspenses, and 7 short stories.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 everything to keep their country safe After publication of the first trilogy in the series, she has just signed for the next trilogy, following the graduates of the aptly named Last Chance Academy, who each finds herself crossing swords with Drake s Rakes Eileen spent time not only in England and Italy, but India to research the series it s a filthy job, but somebody has to do it.A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.Dreyer won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by RT Bookclub Since that time she has also garnered not only five other writing awards from RT, but five RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, which secures her only the fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame Since extending her reach to suspense, she has also garnered a coveted Anthony Award nomination.A frequent speaker at conferences, she maintains membership in Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and, just in case things go wrong, Emergency Nurses Association and International Association of Forensic Nurses.Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends She s also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, although she doesn t see herself actively working in the field, unless this writing thing doesn t pan out.Get in touch eileendreyer eileendreyer


    197 Comments

    1. So the author woke up one morning and realized she missed good old bodice rippers.Instead of going to the library and satisfying her need with a good oldie she decided to introduce the new generations to old school plots with cheating,spays and a lovable but tough hero that is stuck with a plain Jane.And oh joy! When she finished, us devoted fans had the charming experience of reading this peace of shoes!Look, we got a heroine! Ain't she cute? A ditzy heroine. Wait is she ditzy if we are told in [...]


    2. 5 stars – Historical/Regency RomanceI’ve pondered my thoughts on this for a couple of days because my reactions to it were so strong that I’m still struggling to adequately express my feelings into a review. Not since Charlotte Featherstone’s Addicted and Sinful have I been so emotionally raw while/after reading a historical romance, and this definitely reminded me a little of those, at least in terms of evoking such powerful, conflicting responses.It’s an unapologetically honest, emot [...]


    3. Page 242*… It’ll be a scene that I’ll always think of first when this book comes to mind. It’s the scene where any hope of a real relationship burned to cinder in my eyes and my stomach dropped through the floor. Not cool. Not cool at all.What’s so bad about this scene is how much it blindsided me. I just did not see it coming. On page 231* I started to get a bad feeling, but before that? No. I knew that the intrigue had changed because a new character had come to town, but I still (na [...]


    4. Beware of the spoilers below, because I care so little about this story that I won't spend time skirting around the issue.Dear HR Authors,If you want to write a long-suffering martyr as your heroine, have at it. Torment that snowflake like you've never tormented before. But for the love of god, at least make the bitch interesting. Yes, I get it. Grace is ugly. Her hair is colorless yet still vaguely red, she has a horse face, and her husband thinks she's unfortunately plain. On top of all that, [...]


    5. Eileen Dreyer is nostalgic for the 80s. Never a Gentleman channels the bodice-ripper romantic interest who heaps endless cruelty on an angelic, long-suffering heroine. Myself, I dislike Man as villain, Woman as martyr. I don't resent men or a man; I'm not an unappreciated wife. So I resent Dreyer's thoroughly Victorian suggestion that women-as-angels will always endure "base," hurtful men. I disagree on all counts. Marriage isn't "to be borne"; women are not angels -a disservice to women vilifie [...]


    6. I went from being so excited that the next book in this series was out (I thoroughly enjoyed Barely a Lady) to being very nervous when I saw so many negative reviews. Plus, I read some of the spoilers (I just can't help myself) and knew about "the scene." I don't typically approve of what happens in "the scene" either, but I have to say I disagree with those negative reviews. I do agree with those that say it was awful; it was and my heart bled/ached for Grace (and I wanted to do some serious bo [...]


    7. I received this book for free through .I wanted to like this book. It had potential. What made me dislike it? The constant reminder that Grace was ugly. I have read many a romance novel where the heroine was a plain wallflower. Usually she blossoms into something more. I kept waiting for that moment when we would see that her inner beauty had finally shone through. It never really happened for me. I mean, people felt sorry for the man because his wife was so ugly. Even in the end when Diccan was [...]


    8. Not only does the H cheat on the h (multiple times), but she also watches him have sex with another woman (the scene is played out for the reader in its entirety). Not only that, but while he's having sex with this other woman, he makes fun of the h's physical disability and has a good laugh with this OW. Later on, when the H confronts the h about having seen him, she asks him to do to her exactly what he did to his mistress (because she was super turned on, of course, instead of being repulsed [...]


    9. This is the singlemost recent historical romance where I've seen the term "bodice ripper" used to describe it. It's so 80s. It's a reversion to those nasty bodice rippers that - THANK GOD! - are a thing of the past.Really? I didn't think this was a ripper in any way, shape, or form. Even the tone wasn't ripper-esque. The character types certainly weren't.Dreyer's book read just like most every other historical romance of recent years: uglified doormat heroine with a bucket of wangsty, masochisti [...]


    10. It really bothers me to give this book such a low rating, but this kind of book isn't my style. I've seen many fantastic reviews of this book, I think it's one of those books that you either absolutely love or hate. Possibly the problem for me was that it was packaged as a mainstream historical romance. When I pick up a book like this, I want to read about two characters who love and respect each other. I also don't want to worry about disturbing bedroom scenes. This book broke both of those rul [...]


    11. B-L-O-O-D-Y BLOODY HELL!!!I knew I shouldn't have read it, saw the reviews still I tried to read and now I wanna hit myself on the head again and again :(I simply cannot bear cheating arrgghhh *pulling my hair out*The guy is a scumbag, B/F a$$hole *punch him hard*Why why whyyyy??? Somehow such plots and characters are written with such DEPTH that they leave me traumatized forever! AND why does the cheating part has to be done in such graphic detail and she was watching it ALL!!! I still cannot f [...]


    12. SPOILER ALERT!! I work at a bookstore and we received this book from the publisher to review. I am a huge fan of historical romance novels. So I picked it up; biggest mistake!! This book started out well. The author is very good. Her writing style is wonderful. But the characters sucked! I hated Diccan. He was an a$*hole! I felt sorry for Grace that she got stuck with him. There was no saving grace for Diccan ;) He cheats on her repeatedly and she's such an idiot that she still loves him. He nev [...]


    13. THIS BOOK PISSED ME OFF! Then it made me smile, then it pissed me off so bad I wanted to rip someones head off, and then I smiled again and then I cried. I had so many different emotions that I gave it 5 stars. This was my first read of Eileen Dreyer. It want be my last. The heroine was "the bomb".


    14. I hate that GR doesn't allow for half stars. This is a 4.5 for me, not 4 nor 5 either. Still, the ending was just my cuppa, emotional, angsty, heartwrenching and I liked the heroes, especially the heroine so much I decided to round it to 5 stars.The hero is part of an English spy group, called Drake's Rakes. After a meeting with an informant and while on his way back to London to report, he's drugged along with the heroine and put in the same bed where they're soon discovered by a dozen ton memb [...]


    15. This book doesn't belong in a romance category. I read 56% of the book and I finally had it. To begin with, I felt like I was re-reading The Arranged Marriage by Jo Beverly published in 1991. Both books are absolutely terrible. (view spoiler)[I reached the last straw after reading this sentence “All those things I saw you do to your mistress last night?” she said, trembling with the enormity of her audacity. “I want you to do them to me.” It wasn't bad enough reading in 14 chapters how h [...]



    16. This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Good Lord, talk about being torn on a rating! This book was incredible, even with its flaws. This is my first Eileen Dreyer novel, but I have to say that if this is indicative of her writing style, it will not be my last.Deliciously angsty, mildly kinky, and full of intrigue, this book literally grabbed ahold of me and refused to let go.This is not a lighthearted “marriage of convenience” story by any stretch of th [...]


    17. This left me with so much anger uuuurrgggwanted to beat the crap out of Diccan till there's not a single bone left unbroken in his body.will not go into any more details cause then there's no stopping for me with my cursesIMO Grace was not a normal woman "what wife gets aroused looking at Hubby-Mistress having sex" and then asking hubby "do the things you did to your mistress" ?but must say she never broke down after suffering so much from childhood till now never once did she break down.other 1 [...]


    18. This book had such potential and it was so well written that I almost feel bad giving it two starsst.What I am sorry about that there are very good parts that should have stuck on my mind after finishing this book but nooooooo.what is stuck on my mind is the horrible cheating scenes that the author felt necessary to torture us - the poor readers - with. Believe me, the heroine didn't suffer as much as we did fact she was aroused by seeing her husband with another woman !!! what the hell was that [...]


    19. From where I should start,I pushed myself through pages with a positive mind till I reach that scene. Ad than its all over for me. Heroine saw hero fucking his mistress, in a very very detailed way,she was hurt ofcourse but also become aroused! *clap clap* And the outcome? She asked hero to do the same with her. What a punishment! Heroine is ugly, colourless hairs, crippled, horse faced. This fact is repeated by everyone in this book. Why? Everyone has diferent defination of beauty. But not a si [...]


    20. The writing style is great but the plot silly and the leading couple makes me want to bash my head in to stop the sheer pain of having to read about their idiocy. I finished this book out of sheer 'surely this can't keep going this way and the Goddess of Common Sense will bless one or both of these idiots?' but alas no. About the best I can say about this pairing is that at least by hooking up they won't inflict themselves on normal people.Heroine redefines doormat. I am surprised the author did [...]


    21. Grace Fairchild is a soldier's daughter, on her way to Dover. She wakes up in Cantebury, in the arms of Diccan Hilliard, a notorious rake. Neither knows how they got there. To save Grace's reputation as a lady and Diccan's reputation as a gentleman, they quickly marry.Grace is devastated, she'd been planning on finally living life on her own terms, no longer traveling the world with her father, settling down and raising horses. Diccan is a spy, and after this incident he's not sure who to trust. [...]


    22. My Synopis:Grace Fairchild is a respectable spinster. She has traveled the world and seen things no woman should ever witness. Grace was raised by her father, who was a soldier during the Waterloo wars. She'll never be considered the reigning beauty of the ton nor is she their favorite. Grace is very plain, thin, extremely tall, and has one lame leg. She does have the devotion of her friends, the soldiers she befriended during her days marching with her father and her staff. All of them adore an [...]


    23. NEVER a GENTLEMAN written by Eileen DreyerBook #2 in the Drake’s Rakes Series04/11- Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesWhat happens when an ugly duckling realizes she was a swan all along?Diccan Hilliard is a man defending his country and will do everything in his power to work toward protection of the crown, even marry a woman he is not particularly fond of. Grace Fairchild had spent her life living with her father during his military career traveling across the globe [...]


    24. There are plenty of readers out there who will probably have an intense dislike for this book. Totally understandable. Lots of readers have particular tropes and elements that are zero tolerance for them. If that's you, then you might want to take a peek at the quick spoiler below to see if you should immediately put a line through this book. If you're like me, and a more of an anything-goes-depending-on-how-well-it's-written kind of reader, then feel free to skip ahead.(view spoiler)[This book [...]


    25. WARNING: If you DO NOT like cheating heroes then please DO NOT read this book. It is a very good book and you would be giving it a poor rating for that reason, which is unfair. I, on the other hand, enjoyed it very much and looking forward to the next book.



    26. Hmmmm. I debated the review for this one a bit. I waffled between one star and five. I ended up going with one star since that is more unusual for me when it comes to rating books.Now, don't get me wrong. I love me an insecure, unattractive, self-deprecating heroine (hence the notion of giving it five stars). The plainer the better (none of this "I wear glasses but am otherwise traditionally attractive" crap). While Grace is an amazing, brilliant, smart, courageous, inspired lady, she took the u [...]


    27. This is the second book I have read by this author, and I am done with her. You can find my review for Barely a Lady here. I liked it marginally more than this one. Never a Gentleman is marketed as a "romance" novel, but I find nothing romantic, erotic, sexy or titillating about reading a graphic description of a woman's humiliation at being forced to spy on her husband as he thoroughly (and I mean thoroughly) f*cks another woman.And her reaction was also totally unrealistic. Any self-respecting [...]


    28. We met Grace and Diccan (Is that a nickname for Richard?) in the first book of this series Barely a Lady She was the washed out, plain Jane spinster with the limp due to a birth defect of her leg. Grace is the daughter of a General and she has followed the beat of the drum at her fathers side.Diccan is gorgeous, sophisticated, suave you would think they had nothing in common, but this book is full of surprises about these two.There were subject matters in this book that just made me grind my tee [...]


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