I wanted to read and review this book for two reasons: first, I have read and enjoyed other books from this author and second, I’ve had my book given away as a free copy in exchange for a review and wanted to see how it worked on the flip side. All in all, I have to say The Fall of Lord Drayson by Racheal Anderson was one of the best choices I’ve made in awhile and I’m really, really glad I asked to review it.
The premise of the book was a little different than most regency books, not because our hero had amnesia (a pretty common literary device), but because the heroine convinced him he was a slave rather than the Lord of the estate. You have to admire her pluck and the author did a great job of showing how the heroine regrets her impulsive lie and is in fact a very moral person. I also like how the amnesia wasn’t drawn out throughout the book and other problems took over after the hero remembered who he really was.
The one thing I did not like about this book was the intimacy. Don’t get me wrong!!…I’m totally fine with my character’s getting all lovey. The reason I didn’t like the amount of affection in the last half of the book was because Lord Drayson was the upright gentlemen and when his attention to Lucy became so consistent it should have been obvious to her that he was planning on proposing. Instead she thought he was just….what? Playing the field? I’m not really sure how his intentions were anything but blatant.
Still, I give this book and overall 4.5 stars because I literally became so involved in the story I was anxious for the characters. I also thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue (especially when they first meet) and the progression from loathing to loving is absolutely realistic. I would definitely recommend this and look forward to more regency works from this author! Happy reading, my friends!