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The Duke And I
The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
269 posts | 333 read | 9 reading | 86 to read
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town?s marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn?t as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon?s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!
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Booklover2
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟

I only read this as a Book Challenge for my book club. I never ever read romance novels. After many eye rolls at the beginning of the book, I later found myself actually falling in and rather enjoying it. I rather liked my characters in this book and I‘m pretty sure that is why I enjoyed it.

That being said, I still don‘t think this is a genre for me and most likely won‘t continue reading romance novels.

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NikkiKey94
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Pickpick

I finally got around to reading the first Bridgerton book and I loved it! This was the Once Upon A Book Club version and I loved the gifts that came along with it! I can‘t wait to read the next two and open the gifts! 5🌟!

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BookishlyPleasant
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In my opinion, I do think that where the book lacked (supporting characters and world building) the show made up for and vice versa. Where the show lacked (the slow burn romance and honestly most of Daphne's personality and relationship with her siblings) the book definitely made up for. Lady Whistledown was much more of a fixture and driving force in the show I felt. I did enjoy this though and will read the rest of the series!

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BookishlyPleasant
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While starting a re-watch I remembered I actually did buy this! I had to switch A Deadly Education to audiobook, I am having a hard time getting through it 😬 So hopefully this will satisfy me in the times I really need a physical book to read 😁

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Martta
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Mehso-so

Nice easy listening. Not really my style of reading but these lighter books work really well in audio form. Probably still not going to read more books from her.

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Roxanareads
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Love my Bridgerton book cover to match my book 🌹

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behudd
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫This was a book club pick, which was fun because I wouldn‘t have chosen to read this on my own. I‘ve seen & enjoyed the show, but had no desire to pick up the book. I most enjoyed how funny it was - there were multiple moments where I laughed out loud, and that definitely helped draw me in. I‘m not sure I‘ll continue with the series, but I‘m glad I read this one.
Cameo by my dog, Bo 🤗

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Martta
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Decided to continue with a bit lighter audio book material. 😊

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aredlily
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This makes me like Simon even more than I already did.

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behudd
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“The birth of Simon Arthur Henry Fitzranulph Basset, Earl Clyvedon, was met with great celebration.”

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Mshookquilts
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Pickpick

So much better than the tv series. I fell in love with Daphne and could understand why the Duke found her so desirable.

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behudd
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Lollymya
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ◼️ This was everything I needed in a book and so much more. It was magnificent. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58560308 This is my #bookspin for #august 2021 and I can‘t wait for more in this series. This was part of the Once Upon A Time book box and the gifts are wonderful and amazing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💞 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I've been really wanting to read this series - I've heard so many wonderful things!! 3mo
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WJCintron
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Got these books in the mail today!! I still need a couple from the series but it‘s been SO HARD to find the books without the HIDEOUS Netflix sticker 😩 I have two more on the way!
#juliaquinn #thedukeandi #bridgerton #series #bookhaul #read

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Tianarose
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Finally diving into the world of Bridgeton.

CindyE09 It‘s much less racy and just cuter and more endearing in the books. I really enjoyed the whole series. 3mo
Tianarose @CindyE09 I agree! It‘s very cute. Made me giggle a few good times too 3mo
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jdiehr
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So, for Bookstore Romance Day, my favorite indie bookstore was giving away a free romance with any purchase.

I purchased Crooked Hallelujah and a book fan and decided, for my free book, to see what all the Bridgerton fuss is about 😊

SarahBookInterrupted My library app suggested The Duke and I. It‘s good, but way more steamy then I expected. 3mo
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slategreyskies
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All but one of the books in this eight book series is on sale on Kindle today. They‘re $4 each, I think. You can get the entire series for about $36. Just wanted to let you all know, in case any of you wanted to snatch them up! 💜🤍!!

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Lollymya
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I guess it‘s time for me to start reading this series so I can delve into this box and it‘s goodies. #Bridgerton #LitsyLove

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JillR
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Pickpick

Deliciously silly. Loved it.

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NikkiKey94
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I received my Bridgerton box from #onceuponabookclubbox today and I‘m super excited!

vonnie862 These are great covers! 4mo
NikkiKey94 @vonnie862 yes they are! I was in awe when I opened the box and saw how beautiful they are! 4mo
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MaggieCarr
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Normally I read before I watch but this one was in reverse. Still very good, and the sibling banter was flawless.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I am in love with #specialeditionbooks from the @onceuponabookclubbox Bridgerton box!

This special edition box included these three books with the first signed by the author along with three to four gifts for each book.

They are still available for ordering. Use Graciouswarrior10 at checkout for 10% off!

Bianca I'm so tempted.... 5mo
BookishMarginalia How pretty! 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Bianca You should. @BookishMarginalia They are pretty! 5mo
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MeganAnn Ooh did you get yours? I‘m still anxiously awaiting mine… and obsessively checking the tracking to see if it‘s updated 😬 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @MeganAnn Mine never updated but showed up. 5mo
MeganAnn @Graciouswarriorprincess maybe I‘ll get lucky and it will show up tomorrow 🤞🏻 5mo
Gissy Waiting for my box📚🙌 4mo
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Lydiamansel
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Great just like@the show

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BarkingMadRun
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Starting this one tonight! #bridgerton

tpixie What great covers! 5mo
AkashaVampie Those are so pretty 5mo
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EmMcKee
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I don't normally read or enjoy romance novels, but the Netflix adaptation was fun and engaging, especially in view of the casting choices, so I borrowed The Duke and I from my MIL. I am glad I did! The prose was light, smart, and just as engaging as the show, which I think captured the essence of the characters exceptionally well. A fun and easy read ❤.

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TamTracy
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Way better than I thought it would be. All my non-reader friends have told me to watch the show and I‘ve held out. I finally gave the book a chance and will definitely continue the series and probably watch the show. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoverToCoverGirl I haven‘t watched the show yet either! 5mo
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coffees
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This is too funny!! I'm loving the bantering 🤣🤣 Poor Anthony not in the in #bridgerton #romance

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coffees
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I'm only on page 3 and just 🤣🤣🤣 #romance #bridgerton

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Okay, I‘ll cop to it: I‘m a basic bitch. I binged the Bridgerton series on Netflix. Twice. And when I saw the book on sale at KMart (with the basic-bitch movie cover, no less!) for twelve bucks, I snapped it up. For those of you who have been living under a particularly large rock, this is a Regency romance series based on the series of books by Julia Quinn. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/bridgerton-the-duke-and-i-julia-quinn/

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Jody3
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I‘m one of those people that has to read the book before I watch the show. After reading this book, I‘m so excited to watch the show because this book was remarkable. The story was easy to follow and the storyline was like reading a soap opera. I was pleasantly surprised by the writing and really enjoyed the witty banter between the characters.

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Annie1215
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I‘ve decided to take on this series while I wait for Bridgerton to return.

I needed to know Colin‘s story 🤷🏼‍♀️

Having watched the show first I don‘t know if this had the intended impact. But I look forward to reading the rest that I‘m going in to with no familiarity.

Moving through my #bookspinbingo board quickly!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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swishandflick
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I had already seen (and loved) the Netflix adaptation, so figured it was about time I got acquainted with the Bridgerton clan in print. Didn't surprise me at all to have enjoyed it! I'm very much looking forward to reading the Viscount's story next - this time *before* the show catches up ♥️

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swishandflick
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Lady Ashley Teaton of Uggs, at your service 😆

(PS: they're my favorite slippers! Ha!)

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Betty Lady Betty Sangriaton of Rothy (edited) 6mo
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Tamra 😂 Lady Tamra Wineton of New Balance 6mo
Julsmarshall Lady Julie Waterton of the Keds. We must be cousins, @JamieArc and @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! (edited) 6mo
Mollyanna Lady Jennifer Sparkling Waterton of L L Bean. 🤣. (edited) 6mo
BiblioLitten Lady Archana Juiceton of Gap. 😅 6mo
EatSleepRead Lady Laura Wineton of Saucony... sounds fancy 6mo
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Bianca Lady Bianca Waterton of Crocs. 🤣 6mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Karisa I was almost from CokeZeroton too, must be my maidan name! 6mo
Karisa @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Second cousins twice removed 6mo
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rjsthumbelina
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Pickpick

I'm not sure how to review this: on the one hand, I loved the writing style. Very reminiscent of Jane Austen. I think the Lady Whistledown idea is brilliant. But, the storyline? Definitely cringe-worthy. 🙄 I'm interested to see how they changed it for the Netflix show, bc I can't IMAGINE running with the plot in this book in a current tv show. That said, it was addictive enough that I will, at some point, continue the series

rjsthumbelina Overly specific tw: questionable consent on the part of the husband during one specific sex scene 6mo
Scochrane26 I like the next several books better than the first (A, B, C, & F). 6mo
rjsthumbelina @Scochrane26 I'm glad to hear it! The writer's voice was near perfect. Which made this plot all the more frustrating 6mo
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emmaturi
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Well I decided to check out The Duke & I, and it was fun to see the differences from the book to the TV show. I did prefer the show, but it won't stop me reading the other 7 books.

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Kdgordon88
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They form an alliance to avoid annoying suitors, burn for each other, get caught, get married and live happily ever after. #MayCharacters. #Marries Day 4

Eggs Well done 👍🏼📚❤️ 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👰🏼‍♀️ 💍❤️ 7mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Like so many others, I read this because of the Netflix series, which I‘m in the midst of, as I‘m not a binge watcher. I really enjoyed the book. It‘s clear that each book in the series focuses on one of the Bridgertons, so this is Daphne‘s story. Wonderful dialogue. It‘s a typical historical romance, light reading, but I‘m sure I‘ll continue the series. First frangipani blooms of the year.

Texreader That is so gorgeous I‘m speechless 7mo
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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday on Wednesday 😆

1. Tagged

2. So many incredible ones, it‘s hard to choose but I‘ll say Pegasus because I love horses and I think it would be awesome to ride a flying one

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

Who else wants to play?

TheSpineView Didn't know you are a horse lover. If you ever get my way you will have to come ride. Thanks for playing! 💙📖💙🐎 7mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView Love horses but sadly it‘s been ages since I‘ve ridden. I lived too long in large metro areas & now I‘m on an island. 😆 But I‘ll definitely take you up on that when I get back to the states! 😘 7mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Well needless to say I liked this book! 😆 I lounged in the sun all day and finished all 440 pages.. I‘ll be attempting to read more of this series eventually!

charl08 That sounds like a great day to me! 7mo
RedxoHearts Those are some of the best days! I love your cup by the way 7mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Stepping out of my realm for this one.. I have to check out the hype! 😜🤞🏻

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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-24–21: My 40th finished book of 2021! Well, it was a fun and light read. If you are a fan of the Netflix series you will see that the story of Daphne and Simon is almost word for word but all the ins and outs of the Bridgerton family are left for other books. Not as fun as the series but still an enjoyable read. I will definitely read the rest in preparation for the next seasons. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👍🏼📖#️⃣4️⃣0️⃣ #thedukeandi #juliaquinn

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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-22-21: I want to read but I don‘t want to disturb them 😫📖😻💤

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 7mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-21-21: My new book haul from the library! And my new bookish face mask! Yay for delivery day!📚📖🎉

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caitlin.reads.books
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Finished tonight 💕 Sweet and fun. The show doesn‘t follow it exactly so it was still enjoyable to read even though I‘d already watched it on Netflix. I like the first 3/4 best and don‘t like the ending much. It feels rushed (book and show). I‘ll still be reading the next one in the series. 3⭐️

MariaW My mother enjoyed the Netflix series a lot, that‘s why I had this one sent to her. She said the very same thing, you did. 😊 And asked me NOT to buy the other novels of series. 😆 (edited) 7mo
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SummerDaisy

“To say that men can be bullheaded would be insulting to the bull”

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ZoeJane620
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I would rate this 3.75 stars. Not my typical genre but given the hype I figured I would give it a try. My favorite part was the second epilogue. Given my lengthy TBR pile, I‘m not sure I feel compelled to read the rest of the series but I‘ll probably end up watching it on Netflix.

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SummerDaisy
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So i caved and bought the first Bridgerton book. Im a little over 100 pages in so far and its quite good. Humorous. I enjoy book Daphne and Simon much more than their tv counter parts so far. The show character are very 2D compared to the sarcasm and wit of the book version. Ill post a full review when im finished with it

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Jhullie
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I actually liked the Netflix series more. It was ok, and there was some passion between the characters but it was very formulaic in my opinion. I preferred how the series gave a voice to all of the main characters whereas the book concentrated on Daphne and Simon with the rest of the family hardly getting a mention.

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oddandbookish
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I ended up really enjoying this book!

The book was a lot funnier than I expected it to be. The humor was woven throughout the novel nicely. The little excerpts from Lady Whistledown were a very entertaining touch that added to the hilarity.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2021/04/11/review-the-duke-and-i-bridgertons...

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