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The Viscount Who Loved Me Mass Market Paperback – 1 Dec 2000
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Wise, lovely and kind, Kate Sheffield is determined that her beautiful half-sister, Edwina, marry a reputable man in The Viscount Who loved Me. Unfortunately for Kate, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton--London's most eligible bachelor and a notorious rake to boot--sets his sights on Edwina, and what the viscount wants, the viscount gets. Only this time, Anthony must win the elder sister's approval before he may charm the young beauty into marriage.
Hardly a problem for the impossibly handsome viscount, that is until the determined Kate, whose deep, dark eyes and lush mouth send his senses racing, presents a challenge that Anthony cannot refuse. Worse yet, Kate's response to his playful advances only confirms the ardent attraction that both seem desperate to deny. Anthony is faced with a dilemma. On the one hand, the perfectly amiable Edwina, while on the other, the most stubborn, single-minded--yet confoundedly desirable--female ever to grace a London ballroom. Anthony's quandary comes to a fast and fateful conclusion when he and Kate are caught in an innocent but compromising position. There's no choice but to marry, a resolution that leaves both parties uneasy. For despite their growing feelings, each struggles with personal demons that may destroy any chance for true happiness.
It's no surprise that Julia Quinn's setting, characterisation, and plot are flawless. Add to this masterful mix deeper emotional issues offset by the trademark Quinn wit, and you truly do have romance at it's best. Nobody does Regency quite like the mighty Quinn. --Lois Faye Dyer
Captivating and alluring... Hilarious and yet incredibly heart-warming, this is a tale that will charm the most discriminating heart (Romantic Times)
Quinn has a smart, funny touch...that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding (Time Magazine)
Captivating...wonderful characters and a delicious sense of humor (Rocky Mountain News)
Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen (Jill Barnett)
Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer (Gloss)
The most refreshing and radiant love story you'll read this year (Lisa Kleypas on The Duke and I )
Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance (Romantic Times)
Two more perfect characters...a quirky, irrepressible heroine...a romance readers will not want to put down...Hooray Julia! (Romance Reviews Today) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Anthony's father passed away rather suddenly and he's been the 'responsible one' all his life. His father died before he was forty, and Anthony has a deep sense of his own mortality. Love is not for him. He cannot do to his wife what was done to his mother. He will never marry for love. All he wants is an heir. He chooses Edwina Sheffield, a pretty empty-headed blonde.
Enter Kate Sheffield. Edwina's older sister.
Kate was born to be a Bridgerton. We know that. Anthony's a bit slow on the uptake. The attraction's there. Oh yes. The verbal repartee and battle of wits is there, certainly. But it isn't till that fatal game of Pall Mall that things just go..er...pell mell. Every phase of their courtship is just absolutely fantastic. One of my favourite Bridgerton books...okay so they're ALL my favourite...one of my three most favourite Bridgerton books.
Anthony Bridgerton (the Hero) suddenly decides its time to settle down and marry. He wants a bride he cannot fall in love with, so asks his brother Colin (star of Bridgerton Book 4) who the diamond of the season is - Edwina Sheffield.
Meanwhile, Kate Sheffield (the Heroine) has read all about Anthony's antics as a Rake in Lady Whistledown's Newspaper column and knows she doesn't want him anywhere near her beloved sister Edwina. Edwina has told everyone that before she accepts a suitor's marriage proposal they need permission from her sister, Kate, so Anthony sets about winning over Kate to get to Edwina. However, this seems doomed from the start, as Anthony and Kate clash from their very first words to each other. As Anthony tries to court Edwina, fate continually throws him together with Kate, as she tries to keep him away from her sister (and herself!) What they didn't expect though, was a spark of something between them, as they continue to spar (amusingly) through dancing, walking Kate's dog and even an unexpected drenching in the Serpentine!
(- And this is all just in the first quarter of the book!)
Does Anthony marry Edwina? Can Kate and Anthony ever get along? Will they live happily ever after? Read it and laugh your SOCKS off!!
After reading JQ's first Bridgerton book (The Duke&I) I was unsure about buying this book because Anthony was so overprotective of Daphne. But (of course) I couldn't resist and bought the book. Much to my delight, I was pleasantly surprised - I LOVED it! If fact I now rate this book on my list higher than The Duke! This has to be because of the main characters. Anthony & Kate are just perfect for each other. Their interactions and JQ's wit and humour that she puts into the story, make this the perfect historical romance.
The funniest section in the book has to be the Pall Mall game. Daphne & Simon (The Duke), Colin, Edwina, and of course Anthony & Kate, play the Croquet style game -with a difference!
Sprinkle in cameos from our favourite Bridgertons and Lady Whistledown commenting on each chapter and you have a winning mix.
Lady Whistledown (mystery gossip columnist) is great. Check out her two anthology books as well.
The Bridgerton series all link together - Brothers & Sisters, Anthony to Hyacinth (Famously named siblings A-H!!)
I would recommend reading book 1 first (Duke), then this book (Viscount), then 3 (not as good) & Book 4 (Excellent - Colin, Romancing Mr. B). After Book 4 (Mr. B), read JQ's Epilogue to Book 2 (LOL - Viscount). Then re-read from 1 - 4 before going on to Book 5!
If you like Historical Romance, you will love this book - buy it now.
- Buy the U.K. version, the Cover Art is better than the American.
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