Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me

The Viscount Who Loved Me

Julia Quinn

Bridgertons #2

Publisher: Avon
Publication date: 28-Apr-2015 (org pub: 5-Dec-2000)
Date Finished: xx-xxx-2017
Format: paperback
Pages: 378
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9780062353641
Source: BookOutlet
Rating:3 star

Reading Challenges: Goodreads Reading Challenge

Synopsis

1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better…

–Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814

But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry–he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield–the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes to not make the best husbands–and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister–but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself…”

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Review

I have finally gotten around to finishing the Bridgerton series! (Note: I started with the third book, read until the end, and just recently read book one and now this one is the second.) This was yet another solid Bridgerton romance, despite Anthony not being my favorite Bridgerton boy (that would be Colin).

The hero of the tale, Anthony Bridgerton, did not sit well with me. His fear of an early death aside, I found him to be much too domineering, which was something I had sensed in the first book, “The Duke and I”, as well. While occasional dominance can be attractive, he was always trying to control the situation.

Overall the storyline was interesting. It was predictable, but it is very difficult to be unpredictable in a historical romance (particularly since the blurb on the back of the book typically gives it away). Aside from that, I feel the story could have been drawn out a little longer, but it ended well.

I would recommend the entire Bridgerton series to those who love historical romance. They are satisfying romances that make your heart happy.

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

In 2010, Ms. Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-sixth novel, The Girl With the Make Believe Husband, will be released in 2017. ”

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