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Anthony Bridgerton has decided to settle down and carry on the family line after years as one of the most infamous rakes of the ton. His parents were a bright example of a loving, happy marriage, so he knows love exists. Despite this, he has no desire to fall in love with his prospective bride. Anthony’s father died early, so he believes, perhaps erroneously, that he will die soon as well. He doesn’t want to complicate his already-short existence by falling in love, so he sets out to pursue the latest ton’s toast. She is a woman who satisfies his criteria for a marriage, but with whom he could never imagine falling in love. Anthony hadn’t counted on her older sister’s interference or the aggravating lady stimulating his needs in a way that no other woman had ever done.
Kate Sheffield is determined to keep Anthony Bridgerton away from her sister. She decides to do whatever it takes to sabotage the rakish viscount’s courting, but in the process, she unwittingly finds herself in some bizarre situations, putting her in close contact to the guy himself. Her interactions with Anthony leave her hot and agitated, as well as perplexed. When Kate and her family are invited to a house party at the Bridgerton country estate, she sees a new side of Anthony that dramatically transforms her impression of him. Kate quickly falls for the attractive rogue, but an unforeseen turn of events puts Kate in jeopardy, forcing the couple to rush to the altar to escape a scandal. Although Anthony has adamantly stated that he would never love her, Kate isn’t ready to give up on her new husband that simply.
Review of The Viscount Who Loved Me PDF
The Viscount Who Loved Me was an enjoyable read with both hilarious and touching moments. There was much of Julia Quinn’s customary humorous bantering, however I must confess that the tale was a little conversation heavy at times. This, in my opinion, gave it a frantic atmosphere that was at times exhausting to read. Some of the scenarios were extremely amusing and provided some excellent laughs. Two that come to mind are Kate’s overweight corgi leading them on a merry chase through the park and the Bridgerton siblings’ ultra-competitive game of Pall Mall. While the hero and heroine in this story aren’t as damaged as some of the other romantic characters I’ve read, they do both have problems to overcome, which lead to some momentary angst. I particularly appreciated Anthony and Kate’s support for one another in the face of adversity, since it demonstrated how much they cared for one another.
When Anthony’s father died when he was only eighteen, he had to grow up far too quickly, take up his title, and become the family’s man. As a result, Anthony has a distorted perception of his own mortality. Regardless of how crazy it may appear, he is convinced that he, too, will die young. He lives in the moment to some extent, enjoying pleasure wherever he can, and has developed a reputation as an unrepentant rake as a result. Anthony, on the other hand, has decided that it’s time to settle down with a wife and start a family by generating an heir. He selects a woman who satisfies certain criteria but with whom he believes he will have little possibility of falling in love. He knows love exists because his parents had a beautiful marriage, but he believes it will simply add to his inevitable death. He relentlessly pursues the current toast of the ton, but his heart is attracted irresistibly to her Plain Jane sister, in his search for a loveless union. Although Anthony does act like a jerk toward Kate in one episode, he at least has the decency to feel bad about it and apologize later. Otherwise, he was a decent guy who adored his family and tried to do the right thing, as Kate gradually discovered. I really appreciated the sequences in which he assists Kate in overcoming her fear of storms.
Kate has deep links to her own family. Despite the fact that her parents are no longer alive, she still has her stepmother, who has been a mother to her in every manner, and a half-sister whom she adores. Kate and Edwina’s sisterly banter was entertaining. When Kate learns that the shady Anthony has his sights set on Edwina, she resolves to do everything she can to keep him from coming near her, let alone marrying her. For the first part of the book, this resulted in a lot of disputes with Anthony. This, I thought, diminished their moments of attraction and passion, giving the impression that they were always going two steps forward and one step back. Even though Kate adores her sister, she can’t help but feel insecure around her while she’s around. Kate is a shrinking violet in comparison to Edwina’s exceptional beauty, which has caused her self-esteem problems. She wants Anthony would notice her as she comes to recognize him for the guy he truly is, not realizing that he has already done so. Then she has to face her crippling fear of thunderstorms, but I believe that having to cope with her own concerns has made her more understanding of, and sympathetic to, Anthony’s fears when he finally confesses.
A Bridgerton tale isn’t complete without a slew of Bridgerton siblings. Even though they didn’t have any dialogue, I believe all seven of them made an appearance in some fashion. Colin’s (Romancing Mr. Bridgerton) devil-may-care attitude is one of my favorites. He always manages to make me smile. Benedict, the hero of the following novel in the series, An Offer from a Gentleman, made a couple of appearances as well, while Eloise (To Sir Phillip, With Love) got to play the caring and mildly meddling younger sister. I appreciated meeting Simon and Daphne (The Duke and I) and learning that they are expecting a child shortly. Edwina, Kate’s sister, was one of my favorites. I think she would have made a fascinating heroine of her own novel, given her intellectual personality and desire for a scholarly husband, but since she gets her special someone in this book, I doubt we’ll ever see that happen.
I can’t deny that Julia Quinn is a competent writer, but while I’ve loved some aspects of her books, I can’t say that the two I’ve read so far have captivated and wowed me in the same way that they have other romance fans. Perhaps it was because The Viscount Who Loved Me began with a love/hate relationship (not my fave), which created some mental distance between the hero and heroine. Perhaps it was because the plot was lighter in tone, so when the anxiety did emerge, it didn’t have the same gravity as it would have if the novel had been more serious in tone. Perhaps it was because Anthony and Kate seemed to solve their difficulties, which had troubled them for years, far too quickly. This is one of those few occasions when I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what was wrong, but whatever the cause, The Viscount Who Loved Me felt to be missing that little something for me that would have elevated it to brilliance. Despite the fact that it was a little boring at times, it was an enjoyable enough read to make me want to continue with the series and read the second epilogue.
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 all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better… –Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers,April 1814
But 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’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…
Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do notmake 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…
This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.
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From the Back Cover
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 all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better . . . —Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814
But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry— he’s also 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 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 . . .
About the Author
With tens of millions of copies in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn has been called “Smart, funny,” by TIME Magazine. Her novels have been translated into 35 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Look for Bridgerton, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, on Netflix.
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- Name: The Viscount Who Loved Me
- Author: Julia Quinn
- ISBN: B00UG8RP22
- Language: English
- Genre: Literary Fiction
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