Books by Olivia Drake

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The Duke I Once Knew

If you’re a fan of Olivia Drake, or if you’re just looking for a good book to while away a quiet afternoon, you can’t go wrong picking up The Duke I Once Knew. As the first book in the new Unlikely Duchesses series, it’s easy to jump into, and the reunited lovers theme is a classic romance p ...

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The Scandalous Flirt

In The Scandalous Flirt, we meet Aurora Paxton, a disgraced debutante who is summoned back to London to help her aunt escape a mysterious potential scandal. Lucas Vale, the Marquess of Dashell, is involved as well, for solving the mystery will be advantageous to his pursuit of an heiress for his bri ...

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His Wicked Wish

The fifth chapter of Olivia Drake’s ongoing Cinderella Sisterhood series, His Wicked Wish focuses on Nate Atwood, a tradesman and reluctant second son who returns to his native England when he receives word that his father has died and Maddy Swann, a former actress looking to escape a stalker. ...

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Bella and the Beast

My reaction to the RITA nominated Bella and the Beast just goes to show just how subjective readers’ tastes can be.  Obviously the book was highly regarded by the RWA and I suppose some people are comfortable ignoring the triggers that I thought slightly distasteful.  Unfortunately I found mysel ...

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Abducted by a Prince

I admit to a sneaking fondness for Cinderella-type stories. There’s something about the dowdy underdog who comes out on top that is perennially appealing – the number of nobleman-marries-governess stories around is undoubtedly testament to that. But in order to carry off that sort of story in a ...

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Stroke of Midnight

Fairy tale retellings seem to be constantly popular. Variations of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White are all over the place, just to name a few. Instead of retelling the story of Cinderella, Stroke of Midnight brings in that one piece of magic that make the HEA happen – the glass slipper ...

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Never Trust a Rogue

Never Trust a Rogue by Olivia Drake is one of those contradictions of a book that you don’t want to put down, even as you know there are some problems with it. It was a quick and entertaining read, but after finishing it the story’s weaknesses stood out more clearly than the enjoyable parts. ...

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Seducing the Heiress

Seducing the Heiress caught my eye because it sounded a little different. It's the first in a series about three sisters from a wealthy, upstart family. Raised in India, they are now back in England - where their mercenary mother intends to marry them all off, preferably to titled gentlemen. It's no ...