Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Book Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

The Viscount Who Loved Me

Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons (Book 2)
Publication: Avon; Reprint edition (April 28, 2015)

Description: ANTHONY’S STORY

This time the gossip columnists have it wrong. London’s most elusive bachelor 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 do 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...

My Thoughts: Anthony Bridgerton has a plan. He has decided that it is time for him to marry and, after looking over the year's crop of debutantes, has chosen Miss Edwina Sheffield who is the season's Incomparable.

Edwina's older sister Kate is also making her debut since family finances couldn't cover two separate trips to London and two separate seasons. She has taken a strong dislike to Viscount Anthony Bridgerton because she does not believe that reformed Rakes make good husbands. She loves her half-sister Edwina and wants her to find a proper love match. 

As head of the Bridgerton family since his father's untimely death when Anthony was eighteen, Anthony is not used to not getting what he wants. Edwina fills all the categories he wants in a wife and, most of all, he doesn't love her. He believes that he will die young as his father did and doesn't want to have any more emotional entanglements in his remaining few years.

He and Kate are constantly butting heads but he is getting more and more intrigued with her. When the two are found in a compromising position, they are forced to marry which doesn't really suit either of their plans. It was entertaining watching them fall in love and come to admit it. 

I liked the Bridgerton's competitive games of Pall Mall where they see who can be the best schemer and cheater. Kate fits right in and holds her own quite well with the Bridgertons. I liked the way Anthony dealt with Kate's terror of thunderstorms and Kate dealt with Anthony's fear of dying young. 

This is an excellent romance packed with humor and heart. 

Favorite Quote:
"Of course!" Colin said. "I suspect you'll fit right in with the rest of us schemers and cheaters."

"Coming from you," Kate said with a laugh, "I know that was a compliment."

"Oh, for certain. Honor and honesty has its time and place, but not in a game of Pall Mall."
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.


  1. Anything to do with Bridgerton I'm in. I've not read any of the books but it is on my radar. Thank you for this review.

  2. I am glad you have been enjoying the series. They are great romance. :-)


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