The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 28 July, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Series: The Bridgertons #2
three-half-stars
Also in this series: It's In His Kiss, The Duke And I, An Offer From a Gentleman, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, To Sir Phillip, With Love, When He Was Wicked, On the Way to the Wedding
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads

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...

Wanted more Bridgerton family with this.

Thoughts on The Viscount Who Loved Me

I spent the last bit of my Christmas gift card (in May as I write this) to buy The Viscount Who Loved Me after realizing my county library system didn’t have it. Never let it be said I am not devoted to the Bridgertons.

That said, The Viscount Who Loved Me wasn’t my favorite book. Maybe because the fun antics of the Bridgertons didn’t make much of an appearance. But I did laugh out loud plenty, and that is certainly the mark of  a Julia Quinn novel.

Like the bee sting.

So… I’ve never really been the fan of “interested in someone other than the MC, but is clearly meant for MC” tropes. And while I enjoyed certain aspects of Anthony and Kate’s romance, I didn’t particularly enjoy that. (Hence it wasn’t a favorite.)

But. It’s the Bridgertons and Julia Quinn, and I found myself satisfied nonetheless and looking forward to book 3.

three-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 7, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,

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8 Responses to “The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Where’s my bodice-ripper of a cover?!? I mean, isn’t that why you read historical romances? And, yeah, the “interested in someone other than the MC, but is clearly meant for MC” tropes aren’t my fave. I’ve read some that are done well but mostly, I’m yelling at the stupid MC for moping after someone who clearly doesn’t want them or is stringing them along.

    • This series doesn’t always have bodice ripper covers. *sad face*

      It’s kind of like an adult version of a love triangle. Probably why I’m not a fan.

  2. “So… I’ve never really been the fan of “interested in someone other than the MC, but is clearly meant for MC” tropes. ”

    THIS!!! Definitely not my favorite trope either. Once I’ve read the synopsis and know which characters are going to be together, I just want to follow that journey and not detour with any other love-interests-who-aren’t-really-love-interests:) Still, Julia Quinn never writes a bad book!

  3. Aww, this is one of my favorites of the Bridgertons. I’m not always a huge fan of the “interested in someone else not the MC” thing either, but somehow this one worked for me. Just knowing that Anthony was interested in Kate’s sister not because he loved her, but because he thought she would make him a good wife made it okay with me. Also, I just loved the Pall Mall scene. What were you thoughts on that? Lots of Bridgerton antics in that scene.

    I cannot wait to you read the fourth book – Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. Sooo freaking good! Book three is not my favorite, although it was the first JQ book I ever read.

    Also, I can’t believe your county library system doesn’t have The Viscount Who Loved Me!!!

    • I GET ROMANCING MR. BRIDGERTON IN THE MAIL TODAY.

      Ahem. I might be excited. ;)

      PS. My county library system doesn’t have Romancing Mr. Bridgerton either. It’s mind boggling.

  4. So I’ve definitely not read this one, b/c I have zero recollection of a bee sting (and I would, b/c flying insects with stingers are one of my worst nightmares). I’m sorry it wasn’t quite as good as the others, but Quinn is still better than most of the others, so not that sorry ;) Have fun with the next one!

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