Looking for a fun enemies to lovers historical romance? Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me will most definitely tickle your whimsy, delivering such contagious smile worthy banter and laugh out loud moments. Another enjoyable read to this highly sought after series.
Proudly owning his scandalous reputation, Anthony Bridgerton shocks his family as well as society, when he finally decides to settle down and actively look for a wife. Believing he has found his perfect match, Anthony sets out to charm his desired bride. However, before wooing his intended wife to be, he must first overcome his biggest challenge, charming her sister Kate.
Kate vows to keep her sister safe, which means there is no way she will let Alexander charm her sister into marriage. However, when things do not go as planned and a compromising position leads Alexander to take Kate as his intended bride plans go awry. A relationship, which begins as enemies quickly becomes a battle of the heart, but will love prevail?
The attraction between these two was undeniable, the hilarious banter infectious. For those who may wonder, this is not a love triangle, but simply an entertaining enemies to lovers light read.
Posted: March 21, 2021
Rating: 4.2 Stars
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 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...
Are you a fan of the classic tale of Cinderella?
Julia Quinn revives the tale of Cinderella in her Bridgerton series, An Offer From A Gentleman. Sophie, the illegitimate child of the Earl Of Penwood, longs to be loved and part of a family. So when the earl marries a woman who has two daughters, Sophie is beyond excited. However, to her dismay her dreams of a loving family is far from the reality. When the earl suddenly dies, Sophie is forced to endure further cruelty.
As she reaches adulthood, and decides to take a risk by attending a masquerade ball, held by the Bridgerton family, her life takes an unexpected turn. There ensues an unforgettable evening, where a dance and kiss shared will tether the lives of Sophie and Benedict. Much like Cinderella, their evening ends abruptly leaving Benedict completely oblivious to who so instantly captured his heart.
Years later, fate reunites them, but secrets lie between them. The question that lingers: what will unfold when the truth is revealed?
Despite not being the most original storyline, An Offer From A Gentleman is a lovely read, with palpable chemistry, charming main characters, and smile worthy banter. A great addition to the Bridgerton series.
Posted: March 5, 2021
Rating: 4 Stars
Will she accept his offer before the clock strikes midnight?
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.
Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid's garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?
The highly sought after novel, Bridgerton, The Duke & I is an enchanting historical romance with an equal balance of swoon and smile worthy moments.
Estranged from his late father, Simon returns to England to discover that he is the most sought after suitor. On the other hand, Daphne desiring a marriage of love, has few options. When these two devise a mutually beneficial plan to fake a courtship, they are faced with an unexpected conundrum . Irresistible desire for one another, ultimately leads this unlikely match to a permanent union. Though, Daphne and Simon share an undeniable passion, an untold truth has the power to destroy their marriage.
Such an enjoyable read, looking forward to reading the subsequent books in this series.
Posted : March 5, 2021
Rating: 4.2 Stars
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Daphne Bridgerton, in the first of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.
In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable.
Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.
Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.
The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule...
Stacy Reid weaves a charmingly romantic tale in My Darling Duke. Viewed as a “wallflower” Kitty believes her prospects are grim for a family of her own. Prioritizing the needs of her sisters and mother before her own, Kitty devises a bold plan to protect them. Publicly announcing her fake engagement to the recluse Duke, Alexander, all that she had hoped for subsequently occurs. However, when the news of the engagement draws her fake fiancé from his isolation, Kitty must face the man she never thought she would encounter, Alexander. A man mysterious and brooding, as well as scarred and broken from tragedy. Such an enjoyable read filled with infectious chemistry, a strong heroine, and a broken hero.
Posted: February 25, 2021
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Miss Katherine Danvers is a desperate wallflower. Her family is on the brink of financial ruin, and it is up her to save her mother and sisters from a life of indignities. So she transforms herself into the incomparable Kitty Danvers, the fiancée of the enigmatic and reclusive Alexander Masters, Duke of Thornton—once dubbed the mad, bad, and dangerous catch of the Season.
Ten years ago, society and the woman Alexander Masters loved called him a monster, after a tragic accident left him scarred and confined to a wheelchair. His heart exists in cold, lonely exile, until he learns he has a fiancée—a deceptive, clever, and utterly intriguing woman he's never met. Miss Danvers will now learn the consequences of engaging herself to the beast, for Alexander is determined to make her his. Soon, they are involved in a chase, a clash of wills, and though he once vowed to never love again, he burns for the enchanting Miss Danvers. And denying his heart may cost him an exquisite love that happens only once in a lifetime.