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Book Review-The Viscount Who Loved Me

by | Dec 1, 2010 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-The Viscount Who Loved MeThe Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn
Also in this series: Romancing Mister Bridgerton, An Offer From a Gentleman, The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
Series: Bridgertons #2
Published by Avon on June 27th 2006
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 354
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0380815575

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 truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better...—Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1814But 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 is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams...Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is 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...

The Viscount Who Loved MeSummary:
Anthony Bridgerton, a renown rake and rogue, has decided that now is the time to finally get married and settle down, so he sets his sights on the “Gem” of Society, Edwina Sheffield. However Anthony must convince her formidable yet beautiful sister, Kate Sheffield. From the first moment he meets her he senses a animosity that she feels for him. So although tempers between Kate and Anthony are hot, there is a heated desire that they both feel for each other. Anthony is stunned at being attracted to Kate, when its her sister he want to marry. Kate is determined to protect her sister, and has heard plenty of Anthony’s escapades, especially with women, as a rake but when they share a passionate embrace, her resolve weakens and her hearts opens to this rogue.

The Hero 
Anthony Bridgerton, worshiped his father growing up, but then his father died at the age of 38, and Anthony was devastated by the loss, and a part of him doesnt think he is good enough, or that he will live longer than 38. Anthony has spent the past decade in pursuit of all different kinds of pleasure, and all the while still seeing to his obligations as head of the family. Now he feels that he is ready to settle down and take a wife. So he picks the cream of the crop of the season, but when he attempts to court her he ends up verbally dueling with her older sister Kate, and craves her body with a intensity that stuns him…

The Heroine 
Kate Sheffield, is at the age of twenty one and according to some “on the shelf” and has just started her first season at the same time as her younger sister. With her father’s passing away, their funds were needed to be stretched, and could only afford to have one season, which means that Kate and Edwina have one chance to find husbands. For Kate, she couldn’t care less about finding a husband or the season, growing up she never learned much about etiquette that all the other girls learned from childhood.Kate is very protective of her younger sister, so when she learns of Anthony’s interest in Edwina, Kate is even more determined to make sure he stays away from her, but never expected that she would start falling for the Viscount herself.

My Thoughts 
The Viscount Who Loved Me is the second installment in the Bridgerton series written by Julia Quinn. I have just loved this series and could read these books over and over, I just fall in love with the stories and characters all over again every time I read her books, and I just fell in love with Kate and Anthony. Anthony has always held a certain place in my heart, he is the type of hero that even on the outside seems like a rogue, on the inside he has suffered his own kind of pain and grief, and fears the future, but is a charming devil. I love the characters in this story, very likable. The story was filled with witty interaction, romance, and a few surprises along the way….a very Enjoyable story that will satisfy any romantic heart.

My Favorite Quote 
Something about her was…right. She felt right. She smelled right. She tasted right.

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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