I liked the book. There are better scènes in the book that could have been used in the Tv serie.
I really like how Julia Quinn writes. She makes every part worth reading
watched: march 14-19, 2023
though the start was a tad slow, and though it was nothing like the netflix series, i really enjoyed this book. i love that you don‘t know who whistledown is yet. i also adore kate and anthony. i love their love, and their slow burn. it‘s love that makes you appreciate life, and i think their honesty with each other and love is beautifully written. reading this book made me want to read the rest of the series!
“It means that love isn‘t about being afraid that it will all be snatched away. Love‘s about finding the one person who makes your heart complete, who makes you a better person than you ever dreamed you could be. It‘s about looking in the eyes of your wife and knowing, all the way to your bones, that she‘s simply the best person you‘ve ever known.”
-Anthony Bridgerton, Chapter 22, Page 407
“And even if she did fall in love with him— well, she‘d simply have to keep it to herself. There was really nothing else to do.”
-Chapter 15, Page 286
ah yes, secret love for fear it is unrequited. something i found oh so special about this love story is how long it took for them to bring their deep feelings into their reality
"I know!" Mary patted het arm. "Of course I know. It's just that when you agree to be the mother to a child you haven't born, your responsibility is twice as great. You must work even harder to ensure that child's happiness and welfare."
Didn‘t really care for this one. I felt like it was the same story with different characters names. I liked the Netflix version better LOL
The caught in a compromising position, forced to marry, but really we are deeply in love thing doesn‘t work for multiple books.
The characters are really well developed either.
I am my best self when I am reading a book. I wonder if there is someone else out there who feels the same way. Books liberate me. Books make me feel that I am enough. Books make me feel that I have a purpose. For some, it‘s just paper; for me, it‘s everything.
I‘ve read 200 pages of the #viscountwholovedme and I started it yesterday night 📚👩🏻🏫💕
“He cared about her. He cared about her far too much. He craved her company when they were apart, and he dreamed about her at night, even as he held her in his arms.
He wasn‘t ready to call it love, but it terrified him all the same.
And whatever it was that burned between them, he didn‘t want it to end.”
“It was that spark. That damnable spark that never seemed to dim between them. That awful prickle of awareness that burned every time she entered a room, or took a breath, or pointed a toe. That sinking feeling that he could, if he let himself, love her.
Which was the one thing he feared most.
Perhaps the only thing he feared at all.”
This was somehow so much better than the first book!
I liked characters and secondary characters made it even better.
This had nice historical athmosphere that was missing in the first book. Still not strongest aspect of these books but works well enough.
It seems like characters in these books always have some silly trauma that doesn't feel believable/realistic.
This was a solid second book in the Bridgerton series. I enjoyed reading about Anthony and him falling in love with a girl he didn't think he would fall in love with. I mean it's very obvious that if the main character says "I will never let myself fall in love" he will 100% absolutely fall in love with the exact person he said he wouldn't. Dumby. Overall I really liked this and thought it was super sweet and spicy and scandalous.
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 👇
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.
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.