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Book Review-An Offer From An Gentleman

by | May 22, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-An Offer From An GentlemanAn Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
Also in this series: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2), Romancing Mister Bridgerton, The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
Series: Bridgertons, #3
Published by Avon on July 1st 2001
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Fairy Tales
Pages: 358
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0380815583

Will she accept the offer before the clock strikes midnight?Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball. Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, waltzing 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. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. If he offers her his heart, will he sacrifice his only chance for a fairy-tale love?

My Review
Sophie Beckett, recently lost her birth father, and even though he never acknowledged her as his daughter, he still made sure she was cared for until he passed away, and she was left with his wife and step daughters, and was treated more like a servant/slave than how she should have been treated. One night she has a opportunity to go to a ball, where she dresses up like a princess and feeling more beautiful and desirable than she ever has before. On this night she meets Benedict, one of the infamous Bridgertons, and shares a passionate kiss, one that will remain burned in her memory forever. Sophie knows that she can never be a part of Benedict’s life, but then through a chain of events, she is thrown in his path once more, and knows that she will love him even though she knows they can never have a future together…

The Hero (Benedict Bridgerton)
 Benedict, is part of the Bridgerton Clan, however he feels like no one truly knows who he really is. All he is considered is his rank among his family…a silly number that has no meaning. Life is about to change drastically upon meeting a masked woman who dazzles him, and when she flees at midnight, he knows he needs to find her again. Benedict is a artist, a talent that his family doesn’t know he possesses, he is one of the more secretive children out of all the Bridgertons. But when he meets a maid in distress, he saves her and something about her captivates him, and she seems familiar to him, but he has no idea where he knows her from, only that he feels breathless in need…and wanting her and plans on keeping her….

The Heroine (Sophie Beckett)
Sophie, is illegitimate born, and as such as always questioned her fathers love for her, and has been ridiculed and mocked all of her life. Sophie is devastated to learn that her father after passing away, didn’t leave anything for her except to be left to serve his wife and step daughters, nothing more important than to be treated worse than a servant, and doing the work of three maids instead of just one. She craves love and a family, and to be cherished. From the first moment she sets her eyes on Benedict, she knows that her life and her heart will never be the same….

My Thoughts 
An Offer From A Gentleman, is the third in the Bridgerton series. I have just loved reading this series, and this was the first time I was able to read this book ( I know…crazy huh)But I was in the mood for a cinderella type of story, and this one fit the book….I was totally satisfied with this one. I loved every page, every paragraph and sentence. Julia Quinn is one of my favorite historical romance authors….there is a unique way about her writing that is much different from any other….where her stories just draw in her readers and its like you have this compulsion to not let go of the book until you have finished reading it. It had a truly magical side to it, an Enchanting Love Story that will Captivate you!!!!

About Julia Quinn

#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 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-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

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