Monday, January 19, 2009

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

ROR Winter Challenge #14
Published 2000
352 pages
Rating: 5 stars
The Viscount Who Loved Me is the second book in the Bridgerton Series, giving us Anthony's story. Reading this so close to The Duke and I was probably a mistake in some parts. I am not rating it less though, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it definitely deserves a 5 star rating, however it just wasn't as good as The Duke and I.
Anthony has decided it is time for him to get married. And Anthony always gets what he wants. Struggling with some very personal issues and fears he surmises a list of attributes that his future bride must possess, the most important one being that he MUST not be able to fall in love with her.
He meets the Sheffield sisters and instantly sees that they younger, Edwina, is a perfect match to his criteria while the older, Kate, is exasperating. Kate is Anthony in female form! So why is that he is drawn to Kate and not Edwina? It was fun to watch Anthony struggle with not achieving or getting what he wants. The banter between Anthony and Kate was great. I think the funniest part of the book was the Bridgerton Pall Mall game. Having played many of family games (primarily with my mother and aunts...who also love to cheat when ever possible) I can definitely relate and it just cracked me up.
There wasn't as much interaction with the Bridgerton siblings in The Viscount Who Loved Me, which I am thinking is why I thought that it was a good book but not as good as the Duke and I. The sibling quarrels and rivalry is something that definitely makes this series so good!!
All in all it was a great book and I definitely continue to recommend reading this series!!


Heather's Books said...

I loved this book.

Julie said...

I'm having so much fun reading all your reviews! I've recently read a lot of the same books as well, fun to compare! I'm following you now and eager to read more of your reviews!

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