Never a Gentleman

The Drakes Rakes series

Romance - Historical
480 Pages
Reviewed on 04/20/2011
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Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite

Grace Fairchild and Diccan Hilliard are caught in a compromising position and forced to marry. Grace knows she is not the kind of wife that Diccan would prefer. She was raised on the battlefield following her father wherever he served. Diccan was used to the company of beautiful women and found Grace plain and invisible. However, Grace started growing on Diccan, and she wanted to make sure that nothing would hurt him. At the same time Diccan put distance between them to keep Grace safe. Then Grace is poisoned and the blame is laid at Diccan's door. She knows that it is not possible that her husband tried to kill her. In the midst of it all, they find out that Diccan's father put his brother's name on their marriage license and they are not really married at all.

This book has a good storyline. It is pleasant to read a book that doesn't have a beauty as the lead. There is very good interaction between the main characters. The chemistry is there between them from the beginning and grows throughout the book. You can't help rooting for Grace and Diccan to stay together from the start. The cover is very appropriate for the book. There are several minor characters that are very entertaining and add depth to the plot. It makes a book much easier to read when you enjoy the players. This book is a very easy read. I want to read the rest of the books in the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romances.