An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 22 September, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
Series: The Bridgertons #3
four-half-stars
Also in this series: It's In His Kiss, The Duke And I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, To Sir Phillip, With Love, When He Was Wicked, On the Way to the Wedding
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Sophie Beckett never dreamed she′d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton′s famed masquerade ball – or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other – except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid′s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?

*flails* Oh, this book flayed me.

Thoughts on An Offer From a Gentleman

Julia Quinn is an author who makes me wish I read less—or slower—so I could fill my reading time only with her books. Alas, I’m forced to wait and pine and wait some more. An Offer From a Gentleman sat, trapped, in a library branch being renovated for far too much time (it felt like months) before my request was fulfilled.

And it was so worth the wait.

You know how some books just hit the spot? That’s what An Offer From a Gentleman did for me. The string of historical romances I’ve read lately haven’t been bad, but they haven’t been JQ-esque, either. And this one? Oh, I was so happy to be back with the Bridgertons again.

And I kinda dug the Cinderella-esque vibe going on. Sophie hasn’t had an easy life. Benedict is, well, a Bridgerton (so while maybe he hasn’t had an easy life, exactly, he certainly has the love and affection of his family). And I adore this family. I think JQ could just write a book solely of Bridgerton family interaction, and I’d be happy.

Must. Have. Next. Book. NOW.

four-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 9, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,

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8 Responses to “An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Stupid library renovations preventing you from reading JQ!

    This book was actually the very first Julia Quinn novel I read, way back when I was a sophmore in college. I’m 31 now, so that was a long time ago. Actually, I don’t even think JQ had finished the Bridgerton series yet.

    I stayed up until around 4 AM reading it. It definitely isn’t a favorite, though. There were certain things that frustrated me – not with the writing but with Benedict that did affect my overall enjoyment. But, I have read it since then, so I wonder if I would feel the same way. That said, I certainly went running back to the library for more JQ. I was totally infatuated with Lady Whistledown!!!

    • Benedict was a little frustrating, but I think this one just came along at the right time and hit the right spot for me.

      Lady Whistledown is fantastic. FANTASTIC. :)

  2. Wow! You loved this book so much that you turned the author’s name into an adjective. Hehe Historical Romance isn’t in my usual rotation, but I’ll keep JC in mind for my next reading slump when I need to switch it up. I loved your post on Geeky Bloggers today BTW!

  3. Oh those Bridgertons! Their lives are never quite calm and peaceful. I don’t know if I have read this one. I have read this series so out of order that sometimes I mix the characters (whoops). Putting this on hold at the library :)

    • I started with book 7 first, and would have continued reading out of order (my library didn’t have book 1), but I was ordered—ORDERED—to read in order. And since I always listen (heh), I did. I want to go back and reread, though. The Bridgertons are fun!

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