Series: The Bridgertons #3
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
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.