Title: The Viscouint Who Loved Me (The Bridgerton Series, book #2)
Genre: Historical romance/Regency
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon, 2000
Source: My Keeper Shelf
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
My review from 2011 (it would still be the same today):
( last week I mentioned in my review of book#1 in this series, THE DUKE AND I, that I thought Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton, was a bit overbearing and actually quite stuffy. Well he is certainly redeemed in this book where he becomes a truly wonderful Hero.)
For me, there is no romance more delicious than the kind where the H/h are truly disliking each other and then fall in love. It is wonderful to see them transform from antagonists to lovers and Julia Quinn has written the perfect story in this theme with her delightful THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME.
Kate Sheffield is the older, plainer of two sisters at their first London Season. It is imperative that the sisters find marriage partners who are, if not wealthy then at least well off since they cannot afford to come to London for another season. Edwina the younger sister is considered the beauty and most likely to attract a proposal. Because of this Kate is devoting her attention to her sister’s cause and screening likely suitors.
Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton, has a reputation as a rogue and a rake of the first order. He is the head of a large family that relies on him for their protection and wealth. He is 29 and he feels it is his duty to marry and produce an heir and this is the Season he intends to do just that. Edwina Sheffield seems to be the ideal candidate. For him it will be a marriage of convenience and certainly not love.
The fun of this book starts with Kate’s determined attempts to thwart Bridgerton’s pursuit of her sister since she does not want Edwina marrying a man with his reputation. They are like cats and dogs and of course they are both strongly attracted to the other but refuse to acknowledge the attraction.
There is humor and pathos in this book which makes for a totally satisfying read. This book was rated by readers of www.likesbooks.com as # 9 out of 100 (2013)all-time top romance novels in print. It is truly deserving of the distinction.
(This book is now available for purchase with a second Epilogue that was not in my keeper-shelf book)
The Bridgerton Series ( H or h)
1.The Duke and I (Daphne) reviewed on Monday July 25,2011 & Wed., March 1, 2017
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (Anthony)
- An Offer From A Gentleman (Benedict)
- Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Colin) ]
- To Sir Phillip With Love (Eloise)
- When He was wicked (Francesca)]
- It’s IN His Kiss (Hyacinth)
- On The Way To The Wedding (Gregory)