Series: The Bridgertons #2
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
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.