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Viscount Who Loved Me
Viscount Who Loved Me | Julia Quinn
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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 1814But 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 tonotmake 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..."
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Lynnsoprano
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I read this after watching the latest season of Bridgerton and, much as I liked the show, the book is better. I didn‘t feel that way about season one and the first book. I enjoy these characters and the dynamics between them. The book is fun and a diversion, which is what I think it‘s meant to be. The series is an alternate reality, and that‘s okay. I‘ve read reviews that intimate that you must take one side or the other. I disagree 👇

Lynnsoprano I think you can enjoy both, realizing that they are two different methods of telling a story, and different views as to what‘s important in the story. I also thought it was appropriate to include a picture of a bee that I took on this morning‘s walk-only because it intrigued me 😄 2w
CoffeeNBooks Great picture! 2w
KristiAhlers I guess I need to watch this show! And I need to re-read these books. I read them all years ago when they first came out. Julia Quinn has always been an automatic buy for me. 2w
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Cathythoughts Oh nice pic 💫 2w
Dragon Is this a magnolia? Beautiful photo 💚🐉 2w
Lynnsoprano @Dragon Yes it is! 2w
DawnG I LOVE Bridgerton!! I really enjoyed the first 2 books. 2w
rubyslippersreads I‘m also reading this after finishing Season 2. It‘s kind of fun to picture the actors as I read. 😊 11h
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Lynnsoprano
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Sitting on the patio with my Kindle and Kleenex. I‘m going to get a lot of reading time this week, because I‘m isolating with Covid. Pretty sure I‘m over the worst of it, my biggest worry is trying to keep hubby from getting it. But I‘m going to try to take advantage of the time.

Lindy 🍀 3w
Dragon Wishing you a speedy recovery 💐 glad you‘re feeling well enough to read. Take care 💚🐉 3w
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 3w
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DivineDiana May the power of a good book help you heal! ❤️ 3w
mrp27 Wishes for a speedy recovery. 🌸 3w
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 3w
Lynnsoprano @Jas16 @mrp27 @DivineDiana @MaureenMc @Dragon @Lindy Thank you 😘. It could definitely have been worse. At this point I just feel as if I have a head cold. But darn, over two years avoiding it 😡 3w
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I loved everything about Season 1 of Bridgerton except for Daphne. Because of this I decided to skip Book 1.

It's amazing how this pretty standard Romance novel is transformed into the Blockbuster show. But that being said I actually liked the Bee story from the book better and how Love Triangle is pretty much non existent.

Will definitely read the next book that Seasons 3 is based on.

Crinoline_Laphroaig Also it was fun to discuss with some of the members of #VampireBookClub. Find it hilarious that half of us are - Yes Please 🙋🏻‍♀️and other half are Hell No! 🤢 4w
rubyslippersreads I think they‘re going to skip book 3 for now and do Colin and Penelope‘s story for Season 3. 11h
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Booksbymybed
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This one was better! I lowered my expectations and it was an entertaining read. Worldbuilding got better, and while I still don‘t quite buy the regency era setting, at least it didn‘t feel like Wild West (almost). While I see why some people were upset with changes made in the show, but I prefer the way it turned out on the screen. I don‘t reject the possibility of continuing reading the series, just a bit later maybe.

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Viscount Who Loved Me | Julia Quinn
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I was meh about 1st season, but the 2nd one was awesome! Are books any good?

Tianarose I binged the books after the first season. There are changes but for the most part they are not life changing. Except lady whistledown! The show spoils the reveal out of sequence to the books. (Earlier) 1mo
BrittanyReads I truly enjoyed book 2 much more than the show! It's quite different. 1mo
Karons1 The books 📚 are pure delightful escapism I inhaled them all in the second lockdown and so glad I did ! Love the tv 📺 show but oh my your in for a treat with the book 📚 series - 100% better , books 2 , 3 and 4 , 6, 7 were my favs . Happy 😃 reading 📖 1mo
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Booksbymybed @Tianarose yay, thank you! Will definitely check them out. Don‘t mind spoilers too much, just hoping that books at least as fun as the show:))) 1mo
Booksbymybed @BrittanyReads yay, I‘m intrigued! Thank you! 1mo
Tianarose @Booksbymybed totally worth the read, it‘s true the books are@always better 1mo
Booksbymybed @Karons1 delightful escapism is definitely what I‘m very much in need of! Thank you! Will dive right in! 1mo
Booksbymybed @Tianarose 💜I‘m super excited! 1mo
rubyslippersreads I enjoyed Season 2 more than Season 1. (Partially due to the corgi! 😄) (edited) 11h
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zezeki
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Just finished watching Bridgerton season 2, and it took me a bit to get into it, but I ended up loving it. Kate and Anthony's pining is fantastic, and they're both absolutely gorgeous! I'm probably gonna watch it again in a couple of days. 😅😅🙈🙈📚📚 #bridgerton #bridgertonseason2 #booktoscreen

ChaoticMissAdventures Always got to watch it at least twice to fully take it all in! 1mo
Leftcoastzen 👏💗 1mo
Liatrek Loved the slow burn intensity Kate and Anthony delivered❤️❤️ 1mo
cariashley I highly recommend a rewatch!!! There were a lot of details I missed the first time around 😊 1mo
zezeki @cariashley I'm gonna do it as soon as I catch up with everything I put on hold for the past two days because of Bridgerton. 😅😅🙈 1mo
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Karons1
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Planning to re read as slightly disappointed 😔 in the tv adaptation, #bridgerton ; books 2,3 & 4 were my favs 😍although lovely colin went abit weird with our gorgeous pen! Anyway here‘s your Bridgerton name ; add Lord or lady - your 2nd name -last drink you had plus add ton - of -start of name of street you live on and add shire ; mine is Lady Anne Coffeeton of Loddingshire 🤣🤣 little things #whatsyourbridgertonname

MeganAnn I was a little disappointed in season 2 as well. I loved Kate & Antony in the second book — the tv series didn't quite do them justice. But I did enjoy the way they brought pieces of the other later stories forward. My Bridgerton name is nearly the same as yours! Lady Ann Coffeeton of Fourthshire 😂 2mo
bthegood Maybe we are all related - @MeganAnn and @Karons1 - Lady Marcella Coffeeton of Rosewoodshire - 🙂 1mo
Karons1 @bthegood @MeganAnn brilliant 🤩 😂 (edited) 1mo
Karons1 @MeganAnn totally agree loved 🥰 books 2 & 3 my favs ; shame they bought Penelope‘s secret 🤫 out so quickly ! Prefer how it‘s done at the ball in book 4. The chemistry was much better in the book ; let‘s hope they get book 3 season 3 spot on !! Maybe we should write ✍️ to them and suggest to help with the screenplay / script ! I love how Benedict meets his lady in book 3 so praying they keep the masked ball scene in ! 1mo
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cariashley
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Completely smitten with the new season of Bridgerton - am not a binger but watched it in a few days with my husband (who surprisingly and wonderfully loves the show). And am treating myself to a rewatch which I NEVER do 😅 Their chemistry is just great and I love Jonathan Bailey. I read the book long enough ago to not notice too many of the differences and just appreciate the overall justice this series is doing to the romance genre ❤️

Dragon Totally agree- great chemistry 💚🐉 2mo
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Betty_Boa
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It was sad the way Kate thought so little of herself because of how society kept comparing her to her sister Edwina.

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vonnie862
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Just finished binge watching season 2...I am not going to spoil it for those that have not watched it yet but I do have mix feelings about it. Don't get me wrong, I did like it. I was hooked from the very first episode. However, I do wish there was more romance to the story, especially when I enjoyed the book so much.
Did you watch it? What did you think?
#bridgerton #season2

wanderinglynn I haven‘t watched it yet, but I found the review in the Washington Post interesting: https://www.washingtonpost.com/tv/2022/03/23/bridgerton-season-2-review/ 2mo
julesG Binged it on Friday. I liked the book much more. This series felt like it had "middle book syndrome". 2mo
julesG @wanderinglynn thanks for sharing. Spot on, I'd say. 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Im watching it now- I love Eloise and Penelope the best- so am probably going to read the series so I can find out what happens to them. I really am enjoying the show though I wish it was a little more romantic. 2mo
wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit I‘ve read the book & enjoyed it. Based on the WaPo article, I‘m guessing I‘m still going to love the book more. Besides even though Jonathon Bailey (Anthony) is cute, he‘s no Regé-Jean Page. ? 2mo
Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn for real 🔥🔥🔥🔥 2mo
Christy2318 I loved the books & I loved the show. For me, the slow burn of the romance this season worked. Season 2 deviates from the books a lot. I like tv Eloise & her storyline much better but preferred how the books handle the Lady Whistledown storyline. 2mo
vonnie862 @julesG "Middle book syndrome" ? 2mo
vonnie862 @Christy2318 I liked the slow burn too but I felt that the other side stories kind of took away from it towards the end. 2mo
vonnie862 @Chrissyreadit I feel yah! I've been reading the books with the seasons. I'll be reading the third book soon and I might jump into the 4th one sooner to quench my curiosity. 2mo
vonnie862 @wanderinglynn Thanks for the article! 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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It's #Bridgerton Day!!
One of the few times I will say show over book, I love to see the world Shondaland has created 😍😍
I have warned everyone that today is a do not disturb day, I have cleaned my house and ran all my errands, so excited for this one luxurious day in front of the TV

jlhammar What a lovely spread. Enjoy! 2mo
JackOBotts Love your setup; enjoy the show! 🥰 2mo
5feet.of.fury Fully stocked! Love it! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Enjoy! 💜 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Perfect!! 2mo
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Dragon
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Spent yesterday binge watching Netflix Season 2 of Bridgerton. I‘m considering a re-read of book 2 as I‘m pretty sure there were changes. Here‘s a few screenshots of Anthony and Kate 💚🐉

LeeRHarry I have binged too - haven‘t read the books but have heard that there were a lot of changes to this story. 2mo
Dragon Thanks @LeeRHarry I was just watching an interview with Julia Quinn and she mentions some changes ( it was on the Starbucks App - Netflix Book Club) 💚🐉 2mo
iread2much There was a LOT of changes. I didn‘t mind except I though the people Netflix version dragged on a lot. 2mo
Dragon Thanks @iread2much it was definitely a slow burn 🔥 2mo
iread2much @Dragon indeed! 2mo
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Christy2318
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I told myself I wouldn‘t binge watch & would go to sleep at a reasonable hour. I lied & my eyeballs hurt. There were a number of liberties taken from the original story but I generally liked them & thought they worked well in the overall story arc. I particularly like tv Eloise better than book Eloise. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dragon Agreed. Thumbs up for TV Eloise 2mo
Dragon If I remember correctly one of the daughters was with the Viscount when he was stung? Was it Eloise? I‘m going to have to reread the book 🤔💚🐉 2mo
ItsAnotherJen How did I not know that the 2nd season came out?! Well, I know what I'll be starting this wkend! Lol 2mo
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Christy2318 @Dragon it‘s been too long since I read the book & I don‘t recall. I‘m purposefully not rereading while they are making the show so the details will remain somewhat vague. 2mo
Dragon Thanks @Christy2318 good idea 💚🐉 2mo
Amandajoy I was going to watch that this weekend since my husband is out of town. Then I remembered I promised not to watch it until he gets back - he really liked season 1. 2mo
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Lauredhel
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It's a good day on Netflix! And I've just finished the yoke beading and am on to a mindless section with no counting. #litsycrafters #bridgerton

keys_on_fire Beautiful work!! 2mo
Catsandbooks Awesome! 2mo
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Lauranahe
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Reading a Bridgerton novel is like a warm hug, or coming home on a rainy day. I love them so much. And while Anthony isn‘t my favorite (hey Colin…😘), I wanted to be ready for season 2 on Netflix.

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NikkiKey94
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I finally got around to reading the second Bridgerton book because the new season is coming on soon! This was also part of Once Upon A Book Club‘s Bridgerton box last year and I loved all the gifts and the beautiful design of the book! I really enjoyed the book and can‘t wait to read the third!

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zezeki
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I was a bit sad to hear that there'll be no Duke in Season 2, but after watching the latest trailer, I am hooked! I'm definitely gonna binge the entire season, my best friend and I already made plans of watching it together and ignoring everything else. 😅😅🙈🙈 #bridgerton #netflix #booktoscreen 📚📚

emmaturi Looking forward to it as well! 2mo
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amb_morg
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I am a sucker for this type of romance. Like the rest of the world, I binge watched Bridgerton and then when I got my hands on The Duke who Loved Me (also 5⭐ imo) I binge read that in a day.

At first I didn't care for Anthony. But now, with this book you get a better feel for him. I absolutely adored Kate and I cannot wait to binge season 2 of Bridgerton 🤣

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Traci1
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February re-cap.

Total Books Read: 20
Books from my tbr shelves: 12
Books brought in: 3
Books donated out: 20
Total physical books remaining in tbr: 680

Best of Feb: The Viscount Who Loved Me
Worst of Feb: The Cutthroat

Clwojick Way to go! 💗 3mo
Traci1 @Clwojick thanks 😊 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Really enjoyed participating in #Swoonathon this month, and even managed a few bingos!!! Thanks for hosting @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl !!!

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Emilymdxn
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I read the duke and I last year when Bridgerton was airing and I really liked it, but reading this one in advance of the new series I LOVED. i don‘t know if it‘s exactly a better book or if I‘ve just got more into romance than I was, but I was obsessed with this. Perfect balance of banter and yearning.

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BooksNBowls
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Book #2 of the Bridgerton series and I‘m so excited for the new season! It‘s gonna be good! Anthony is an ass, but I‘ve always adored him!

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We are headed off on a little podcast retreat this weekend to do our own 24 in 48 hour challenge. I‘ll be attempting to read bridgerton 2-7 and my cohost will be diving into some wheel of time. Can‘t wait to spend the whole weekend reading!

Jas16 Two series I love. Sounds like a great weekend! 3mo
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mdemanatee
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We got a Season 2 trailer! Shared my thoughts on youtube, but am super interested on what everyone here's thinking. https://youtu.be/VLQjLtkkxVk

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wanderinglynn
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Dearest gentle reader, Bridgerton season 2 is coming! 25 March🖋🎉

Finally!!!

💜 Penelope - she might be my fave character in the entire series.

janeycanuck So do I book the 25th off work or just stay up into the wee hours of Saturday morning? Decisions, decisions. 3mo
wanderinglynn @janeycanuck I‘m taking the day off. And then, like @julesG suggests, will probably stay up late to binge the entire thing 😆 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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I enjoyed this one more than the first book, even if it was a bit spicy for me!! Fun banter, likable characters, and a great croquet competition (loved the second epilogue).

Thanks for the recommendation for #NewYearWhoDis @vonnie862 - this series has been on the radar for a while but having it on your list got me to actually read it!!

TheAromaofBooks #Swoonathon @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#WickedWords - Love @AsYouWish - I actually got all five words this month!!!
#BookSpinBingo
#AlmostaChunkster at 451pgs!!
#FabulousFebruary - at the end of the weekend I've read 572/3000pgs!!
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
Deifio Good to know! I got the first one on audio, but haven't listened yet. 3mo
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AsYouWish Yay!!!!! That is awesome!!!! I am not even sure I have accomplished 5 words between the two months and I came up with the words, lol!!!!💙💙💙💙💙 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @AsYouWish - I'm not sure why these words just worked for me this month, because I wasn't even trying to find them 😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Deifio - I enjoyed the second one better than the first, I think. I mostly like the way all the siblings get along together. 3mo
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JillR
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Utterly daft with eye rolling will-they-won‘t-they storyline. Loved it. Not sorry.

rockpools 😂😂 3mo
JillR @rockpools I‘m so loving this series, don‘t tell anyone 😉😆 3mo
rockpools @JillR No-one will ever know! 🤫 It sounds fun. 3mo
Cathythoughts So glad your enjoying! I keep me to give the telly version a try ... 3mo
JillR @cathythoughts I actually watched the TV show first, it‘s all good fun! 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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After two weekends of being pretty lazy, I think my husband and I are getting back on our neverending bathroom remodel this weekend 😂 Not sure how much reading time there is going to be (also have a family birthday party this evening!!) but I'm hoping to finish the tagged book, which I just started last night. It is the second in a series I've been meaning to read AND one of my #NewYearWhoDis recommendations from @vonnie862 !! @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck! 3mo
vonnie862 Not enough time! My work is really hindering my reading time (it is not fun being an educator at the moment). I can't wait until we are on summer vacation! I hope you enjoy the Viscount Who Loved Me. I liked it better than the first book. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @vonnie862 - I know, and when work is crazy, it makes my brain tired so I don't even always feel like reading when I DO have time!!! Hopefully things calm down for you a bit soon!! 3mo
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Traci1
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I think I liked this one even more than book one.

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EclecticBookLover
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After reading The High House by Jessie Greengrass, I need some lighter, happier fare. Diving into what I hope will be an extended detour into romances, I'm re-reading the tagged book to prepare for #Bridgerton season 2.

LitStephanie I can totally relate. I recently went on a silly romance kick because I needed some happy! 3mo
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swishandflick
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Had to prepare myself before the second season of Bridgerton arrives! I expected to enjoy it and definitely did. Kind of your standard fare historical romance, with the expected but satisfying HEA. The perfect romantic palate cleanser to kick off February 🌹 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookBelle84 This is my favourite of the series! 3mo
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kissmehardy
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Anthony and Kate's story is much better on a #reread, imo. Or maybe I was able to read their acerbic moments as dramatic irony rather than fully sincere expressions of their feelings. I love the fleshing out of their characters, though! Very compelling. #historicalromance

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Been a busy year already, figured I should get into this before the new season!

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I have to admit I only read the second book because of Bridgerton. I read the first book because my library app suggested it and then I heard about the show. So, I watched the show afterwards and loved it! I liked this book but not as much as the first book. It was light and enjoyable. I might read the next romance in the Bridgerton family. I also like the brother Colin quite a bit, more than Anthony actually. I think he‘s the next book.

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Lollymya
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ◼️ This is an #October read!!!! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3763009544

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emmaturi
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The second in the series, and this is Anthony's story, as it says on the cover. I did enjoy it and I found both MCs quite amusing. I look forward to see how the Netflix series continues with these characters.

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emmaturi
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Anthony Bridgerton had always known he would die young.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Well-ReadNeck
Viscount Who Loved Me | Julia Quinn
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Was completely hooked by the Bridgerton tv series and had to pick up book 2 before the second season airs.

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Mshookquilts
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I love Kate Sheffield and so will you…as did Bridgerton after their game of Pall Mall. Again, the books are so much better than the tv series.

Gnora The Pall Mall scene might be my favorite part of the entire series! 8mo
Mshookquilts @Gnora I think the Pall Mall scene in the 2nd epilogue may be just as fun! But so far I agree with you! 8mo
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HOTPock3tt
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Just one look at the cover and I wouldn‘t have read this. But after reading the first book for the TV show, I‘d fallen in love with this quirky family! This book might be the biggest surprise of my entire reading year!😱 Compelling story w/characters you can‘t WAIT to know more about! Super hot MC‘s too!! The entertainment factor of this book was so high that I‘m sorry I judged it by the cover! Clearly, this author is on her game! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ &1/2

Kimberlone Can‘t wait for season 2 of Bridgerton to cover this book! Personally the 3rd entry is my least favorite, but I encourage you to keep going with the series even if you don‘t like #3. I think that #4 is a real fan favorite and standout in the series! 9mo
sprainedbrain Bring on Anthony! 🔥 🐝 7mo
HOTPock3tt Yesss I am dying to see him!! 😍 🔥 🐝 cannot WAIT till the new season airs! Feels like it‘s taking forever!!! @sprainedbrain (edited) 7mo
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vonnie862
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I enjoyed this one more than the first book. Got to love enemies to lovers type of stories.
4⭐
#bridgerton #juliaquinn #viscountwholovedme #tbr

Fulle review:
http://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2021/08/review-viscount-who-loved-me.ht...

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galueth28
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This was fun ro read. The leads have excellent chemistry, although I would have liked the hero better if he wasn't so prone to violent thoughts.