Date read: February 22, 2016
1. The Duke and I
2. The Viscount Who Loved Me - Paperback | Kindle
3. An Offer From a Gentleman
4. Romancing Mr Bridgerton
5. To Sir Phillip, With Love
6. When He Was Wicked
7. It's In His Kiss
8. On the Way to the Wedding
9. The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
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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...Thoughts on The Viscount Who Loved Me: I've fallen back in with the Bridgertons and I think I'm going to stay for a while. Because they're fun and spunky and their competitive drive when it comes to beating one another at their family game is INSANELY fun to watch.
--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 to 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...
Now, Anthony isn't all sunshine and roses. He's convinced that falling in love will end badly (for reasons, my friends. For reasons.) and he has no intention of setting himself up for that. Which means he's DETERMINED to find someone he can respect but has no feelings for. Heh. The best laid plans and all that, right?
Kate doesn't make it easy on him. She pushes and pulls and *vexes* him. And the more time they spend together, the more they both start falling for one another. Which, as you'll recall, is exactly what Anthony doesn't want.
I liked Kate. I liked how she fit with the Bridgerton siblings. I liked how she loved her stepmother and sister without reserve. I liked how they made a tight unit even without strict blood ties holding them all together.
And I really love those Bridgertons and their competitive spirit. *laughs randomly at the memory of their game*
I have several more books waiting for me in this world and I'm pleased by this. Very pleased.