It Begins with a Kiss

It Begins with a Kiss

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by Eileen Dreyer
     
 

A Drake's Rakes Short Story! Fiona Ferguson wants nothing more than to flee Miss Lavinia Chase's Finishing School. Rather than the safe haven the girls' families presume it to be, the school is intent on making its charges conform to the rules-by any means necessary. For Fiona, the only thing worse than staying at the dreaded "Last Chance Academy" would be abandoning…  See more details below

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A Drake's Rakes Short Story! Fiona Ferguson wants nothing more than to flee Miss Lavinia Chase's Finishing School. Rather than the safe haven the girls' families presume it to be, the school is intent on making its charges conform to the rules-by any means necessary. For Fiona, the only thing worse than staying at the dreaded "Last Chance Academy" would be abandoning the friends she's made there. But when she receives word from home that her sister is in trouble, Fiona plots her escape . . .

A devoted spy in service to the Crown, Alex Knight takes his duties very seriously. His latest assignment-to ensure that the incorrigible Fiona remain safely at school-turns out to be far more of a challenge than he expected. After matching wits with the fiery Scottish beauty, he learns that the greatest danger of all . . . begins with a kiss.

This download includes a sneak peak from the first book in the Drake's Rakes series, Barely a Lady!

Story word count: 13,100
Excerpt word count: 12,000

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455519316
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
A Drake's Rakes Short Story
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
196,875
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world. Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.

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It Begins with a Kiss 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where's the rest of this book? It's only 27 pages long and ends with more questions than it begins with. It says it's a "short story" on the cover, but there is no resolution to the plot. Is this it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book so far. This book is actually 139 pages long; unfortunately I borrowed it from the library and their ebook copy is corrupted and is only 32 pages long. I plan on calling them today so they can contact the seller and correct it. Libraries pay a fee for a license to share these books with us and they do not know or they would have corrected this. Obviously they are paying the fees, they deserve to have the entire book. Check back later to see if your library's copy has been updated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read this novella as it introduces the characters for the rest of the two trilogies the author adds to the series. I know! I'm one of those who prefer stand-alones, but having invested the time in this author, I have to read the series in order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like clift hangers, I like short stories, but this book, if you want to call it that left me wondering if I had been cheated, after reading the reviews we have all been cheated. The story was good, interesting, exciting. I really got invovled until the author end it. I hope this is just a intro to a series. I would hate to think this is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who's idea was this? It sucks. They weren't the brightest light bulb in the pack. J
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected, Not worth the Money at all. Not a story just a excert.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WTH??? I know it said short story, I can live with a short story, but really? Leaving it like that, not cool! I was really getting into the book, then it leaves you hanging. :-( Better be a sequel or two!
emiliejean More than 1 year ago
Too short, left me hanging, but i think that was the plan. LOL Cannot wait for her next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounded really good and it actually was until the end! It just stopped and left me hanging. I wonder if there is a second book. I felt cheated by this cliffhanger. Ms. Dreyer, if you read this, please finish this book. I think you have an excellent storyline, but it's not finished in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New York Times bestseller Eileen Dreyer has done it again, this time with a sparkling but smaller entry in her popular Regency offerings. In IT BEGINS WITH A KISS, Dreyer slips us a bon bon of a novella which introduces Fiona Ferguson and her three friends, all students at Miss Chase’s Finishing School in Bath. Or, as the girls dub the cruelly strict place, the Last Chance Academy. But the school is more than it seems; its real purpose is closely guarded, even from the students. Fiona, labeled ‘incorrigible’ by the headmistress, has received a letter bearing frightening news. Her twin sister has been spirited away by a suspicious man claiming to have been sent by their brother. Fee knows that’s impossible. Their brother, an officer fighting with the Highland Brigade on the Peninsula, has gone missing in the war. She must find a way home to Scotland, for only she can save her sister. But Fiona faces a dilemma. She’s under lockdown in the school’s attic for attempting to slip away on that journey. Her closest friend, Pippin, urges her to wait. Pip’s elder brother Alex is on his way and Pip insists he will help in the search. For in her heart, Pip’s certain he works for the government. But Fee can’t wait. Her sister’s life depends on it. With the help of Pip and another friend, she escapes to set out on her mission, only to be tracked down by the intriguing, all-too-appealing Alex Knight. And when he finds her, the shocking secret he discloses will change Fiona’s life forever. Dreyer’s wit and humor crackle with energy, and her characters are wonderfully drawn, as usual. It’s apparent why Dreyer is currently nominated for a RITA®, the Romance Writers of America’s top award for published authors. If you haven’t read Eileen Dreyer’s stories, IT BEGINS WITH A KISS is an excellent place to start. But a warning: like bon bons, they can be habit-forming.