Can there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Lady Whistledown s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend s sister, the lovely and almost on the shelf Daphne Bridgerton But the two of them know the truth it s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage mindedCan there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Lady Whistledown s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend s sister, the lovely and almost on the shelf Daphne Bridgerton But the two of them know the truth it s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage minded society mothers And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it s hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham Maybe it s his devilish smile, certainly it s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke for real And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love
The Duke and I Can there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Lady Whistledown s Society Papers April By all accounts Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his bes
This review is dedicated to my dear friend haha Navessa who was thoughtful enough to challenge me to read this book view spoiler Did you people seriously think I would willingly chose to read something like this Are you insane hide spoiler My name is Sarah and I m a survivor Yes I am Because I have done it I have read all 384 pages of this Historical Romance masterpiece And I am still alive to talk about it Someone please give me a medal.Where to begin The possibilities are quite endless Let s s [...]
Can there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Well my Mama refused to find me a duke, even though she is desperate to see me settled down apparently, I am a spinster at the ripe age of 24 In fact, she laughed at the idea, and then started her stop reading start living lectures, while arranging to introduce me to the Lady of the Caramel s son, who is rich, young and available I think available is her most important quality Me, well, I ignored her as per usu [...]
review posted on Got Fiction Books2.5A lot of my GR buddies love this book, and a few have recommended it to me So I ordered it, and up until a certain part in the end, I really was enjoying it.I won t feel bad about the spoilers in here, because this is an older book, and a ton of people have read it.I liked Daphne, and I really liked Daphne and Simon s interactions, witty reparte, banter all of the above Obviously they were meant for each other, and not in the sickeningly sweet sort of way The [...]
I never thought that I could have a whole book spoiled for me by one action, but this book proved that I could What s so irritating about this is that I was enjoying the book I liked the character s amusing dialogue and the friendship the developed.Things did start to go a bit downhill for me when Daphne chases Simon down at the duel I don t get the most optimistic feeling when I see someone willing to die rather than marry I know it wasn t Daphne in particular, but when the hero has so much bag [...]
When I read a book, I want to become involved emotionally A book that does that is likely to be highly rated Such was the case with The Duke and I.I have a sickness, an infatuation for tortured, dark, conflicted heroes The happy go lucky guys don t capture my imagination nearly so much as their darker counterparts Fortunately, Simon was tortured enough to keep me happy.The beginning of this book was brilliantly done I was already captivated with Simon, the future Duke of Hastings My heart cried [...]
4,5 lovely stars from me The Bridgertons are a really crazy, but wonderfull family I really had a great timeThis book was funny, interesting and i couldn t put it down The only reason that i put 4,5 stars was because i was torn between and 4 and 5 and that s because even though that it was a really great story, somewhere before the middle had a really slow pace for my taste Well, well, wellI have to tell you that the Bridgerton family aparts from nine membersThe mother and her eight childern God [...]
Disappointed Actually, disappointed doesn t even begin to describe it Unpopular opinion time Once upon a time, I wasn t into historical romance I thought they were silly and anti women, and I wasn t even interested in trying them Thankfully, I discovered historical romances by Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan, and I fell head over heels for the genre I m thanking my lucky stars that I didn t try this book first because I fear I would have never read the genre again I ve been meaning to try this ser [...]
I don t wanna be that guy but let Aunty Liz tell you a spoilerish story gather round, dear children A loving husband, very much in love, is eager to start a family but his wife is not mentally ready yet She s been through a lot so she asks him to wait She needs time to heal That night, the wife enters the bedroom a little drunk Yeah, she s been drinking, my children, don t drive if you re drinking Anyways, the wife is very drunk so she goes to sleep Suddenly, the husband lures her with kisses an [...]
5 stars Historical Regency RomanceMy introduction to author Julia Quinn was with the books The Lost Duke of Wyndham and Mr Cavendish, I Presume, and I wasn t at all impressed and found them really boring Several GR friends told me they aren t her best books or indicative of her other works and that I should give her popular Bridgertons series a chance I ve had several of JQ s books on my TBR shelf for quite a while now, and after mourning the end of two of my favorite HR series, Lisa Kleypas s b [...]
It s okay to rape your husband Source Chapter 18 onwards Up until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars Four and not five because of Anthony s behaviour after witnessing his friend s mouth on his sister s chest in the garden of a house party, challenging his FRIEND to a duel after Simon refused to marry Daphne on the grounds it would make her unhappy because he couldn t give her what she d always wanted i.e children and therefore happiness If Simon really was a friend, Anthon [...]
5 Fairytale Stars There was nothing attractive to mothers of single daughters than a single duke Unforunately for Simon he is one And he is single And considing he never wants to get married, those mothers are a pain in his arse So he makes a proposition to Daphne, the younger sister of his best friend who is also tired of rejecting pretendents she doesn t want The deal is pretending to be interested in each other and everyone will leave them alone What they don t expect is those feelings becom [...]
Save your pathetic words, Anthony spat I ll see you at dawn Please let there be a duel Pleeeeaaasssse let there be a duel.One sec, flipping the page pause Damn duel I ve always known that I wasn t the sort of woman men dream of, but I never thought anyone would prefer death to marriage with me 3.5 stars I would have definitely gone for a solid 4 star had there been a duel What a missed opportunity that was There are brothers in this family it wouldn t have been a big deal to off one of them.So, [...]
Written in the same vein as Georgette Heyer not quite as good but still very entertaining I must admit I raced through it because, although these books always have happy endings, it was hard at times to see how one was going to be achieved Daphne and Simon were an attractive couple, the three brothers were hilarious and the Bridgerton family as a whole were charming There was lots of humorous banter and some real laugh aloud moments It was a nice, easy read for a Sunday afternoon and I will be l [...]
So this book went from 4 stars to a 2 starsWhere to begin.OH THERE ARE MANY SPOILERS IN THIS RANTERM, I MEAN REVIEWI really enjoyed this beginning of this book I liked Simon and I seriously felt for him He had a horrible father who ignored his existence because of he stuttered Poor, poor SimonThen we have the little chit who to be known as our heroine.her name is Daphne we will not dwell on her attributes since she was a poor excuse for a female character Instead, we will spend time on her dumb [...]
Me encant , no se porqu no hab a le do esta serie y esta autora, no sab a lo que me perd a, me encantaron Daphne y Sim n, y por supuesto todo el combo de Bridgertons
Ah my Gentle Reader, this Reviewer is pleased to report, that one cannot argue against I loved this book It was fun to read about Simon and Daphne finding each other through angry brothers, duels, crazy marriage mind mamas and a few misunderstandings along the way The banter between the was laugh out loud funny as were some of the arguments Simon was a great hero, dealing with his past and the treatment his father dealt him at such an early age, making it his goal in life to prove his father wro [...]
En realidad lo acab ayer a las 2 de la madrugada PORQUE NO POD A SOLTARLO Me enamor como una tonta de Simon me encant el ep logo pero necesitaba m s El nico momento que no me gust fue cuando entre Daphne y Simon se hicieron da o mutuamente llevaban con un tira y afloja todo el libro y cuando por fin parec a que iba bien ZAS A n as no me arrepiento de haberlo le do fue precioso 3
4.5 starsWhat a great introduction to an understandably beloved and well praised series I won t say anything on the plot, since 90% of my friends here on have read this series, but this is the story about Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings This couple though Their little scheme, which covers about the first half of the novel, was funny and entertaining, and it left room enough for the little quirks of the Bridgertons to be shown Julia Quinn, as I have experienced many times [...]
I loved it I deducted one star for what Daphne did that I didn t think was right, but I still enjoyed Simon and Daphne s relationship so much You can feel how much they love each other Overall this book is a great Historical Romance that I highly recommend.
Primer libro que leo de esta autora y me gust muchisimo Toda la familia Bridgerton es encantadora, divertida y en este caso Daphne y Simon me contaron una historia que me gust mucho, me result super divertida, amena, gil, rom ntica y entretenida Sin lugar a dudas seguir conociendo a esta amplia familia y sus locuras.
My Review This was an entertaining read I loved Simon, the tortured from childhood soul, and Daphne Bridgerton, the one woman who could rescue him from his bitter, angry existence, and give him a future filled with happiness, family and the love he never dreamed he could have.The family interactions were highly amusing in the way Daphne s siblings protected her honor even when she didn t want it protected Another fun side to this book was the inclusion of Lady Whistledown s gossip columns which [...]
Me encant Simon y Daphne Amor a toda la familia Bridgerton en especial a Colin que siento que me va a robar mi coraz n Rese a completa pronto
Wow Way to ruin the book.I m usually up for morally ambiguous characters and controversial subjects in my books I like being surprised I m not a black or white kind of person I live and think in the grey almost always.But there are some things that are just plain wrong, no matter how you slice it.I ve deliberately avoided this author, hearing the words light and fluffy far too often in association with her books My preference is generally closer to dark and angsty , so I just figured she wouldn [...]
3.5 StarsThere were rules among friends, commandments, really, and the most important one was Thou Shalt Not Lust After Thy Friend s Sister.Some things never change.As much as I enjoyed it, The Duke and I ended up being my least favorite of the series so far Yeah, like most things in my life, I m experiencing this series out of order Still, an alright Bridgerton book beats most of the stuff I ve read lately so I m left with absolutely no complaints.
Posted on Under the CoversI have been ruined by Lisa Kleypas and all her wonderful historical that until now, I couldn t find an author who could live up to the Kleypas craze Julia Quinn is the answerE DUKE AND I is such a charming story of Daphne and Simon The story captured me with its prologue It starts off with a story of a vulnerable young boy and his prideful father who wished to have the perfect heir When he learns that his son has a speech impediment, he deems him as defective and unwort [...]
Some spoilers ahead, so consider yourself forewarned.Oh where to beginI suppose the beginning was not that bad The characters were a little bit flat, but it was interesting enough Cheesy, but readable.The part when they kiss for the first time was hilarious I m not really sure if it was intended, but still.But then, as Daphne became increasingly pathetic with every chapter, and Simon became an even bigger asshole, the book was quickly turning from readable to insufferable And then it culminated. [...]
My first exposure into Julia Quinn s romance novels was through a recent book Just Like Heaven But, after I heard so many good things about the first book in Julia Quinn s legendary Bridgertons series The Duke and I, I just had to give this book a shot and goodness, was I blown away by this brilliant romance novel Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, had a troubled childhood as his father, the former Duke of Hastings, had rejected him as a child due to Simon s speech impediment Years later howeve [...]
I found a reference to Julia Quinn on a review of another author s work and decided to check her out The Bridgerton series was the one I saw getting the best reviews, so I decided to check out The Duke and I, the first in the Bridgerton saga I loved it As you can tell by the fact that I gave it four stars I don t toss high ratings out to romance novels very often since they re usually overly formulaic, sappy, and repetitive, but I find Quinn s writing to be engaging, funny, intelligent, and plea [...]
After I mentioned that my library didn t have this book, the lovely Malin sent it to me, along with books 2 4 in the series I tried a little bit to resist reading this because I have so many other books I should be reading, but I made it barely to noon the next day before I caved Basically, this book was fun Malin is the best The Duke and I is the first book in Julia Quinn s Bridgertons series, which follows the immense Bridgerton clan, as they live and love of course in Regency England It s som [...]
More like 3.5 stars.It was nice story, when I started reading I thought I am reading bit modernized version of Pride and Prejudice To say that men can be bullheaded would be insulting to bulls.It was light hearted comedy and dash of drama type of story I enjoyed it while reading it so there are chances I will read in the series when I am in mood of light hearted romantic comedy.