The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons #2) by Julia Quinn

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 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 is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is 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… 

I started reading this series after watching the amazing show. There’s no way I could wait for the next season without reading the books – and now that I’ve read Anthony’s story I can’t wait to see it adapted. This is definitely better than the first book – still cheesy, but more fun.

I like Anthony and Kate together, even though the falling in love happened too fast, but I guess that’s gonna be the theme for this series. I wish we got to see more interactions between the Bridgerton siblings – their dynamics are very interesting. I did spend much of the book thinking that Anthony was overdoing the doom and gloom, but the author’s explanation at the end made it slightly better.

Both this and the 1st book had the same problem – as soon as the leads got married, the story became less interesting. There’s a limit to how many cheesy sex scenes and melodramatic love confessions a person can stand.

I’m still gonna keep reading the series, because the second season of the show is far away, and I need to know what happens to the rest of the siblings. Next up, Benedict.


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