The Viscount Who Loved Me (The Brigertons #2)
By: Julia Quinn
Rating: 5/5 stars
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 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’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…
Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes to not make 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…
Ok so I did a thing. I may have binge watched all 8 episodes of Brigerton on Netflix in a matter of days (and yes each episode is an hour long) (I know I am crazy ) (and why yes I am aware that I have absolutely zero chill factor when it comes to my shows). That being said of course I imediently had to read the books… because duh.
I did complete book one in the series (Julia Quinns, The Duke and I), which I liked but didn’t feel passionately enough about to review on the blog. HOWEVER I finished The Viscount Who Loved Me a few days ago and I must say I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS ONE MY FRIENDS.
The second book follows Daphne’s overbearing older brother: Anthony. Guys, guys, guys, we LOVE Anthony. Anthony is are temperamental, fight picking, endless bickering, older brother we simply cannot get enough of. I was obsessed with his thunder temper, phenomenal quick wit, and charming bruteyness.
Like yes give me all the sassy overbearing muffin attitude I cannot get enough of Anonthy!! Just keep it coming please.
But I’m just getting started here. Because I also loved Kate. She was the star of the seasons older sister and was Anthonys absolute perfect match in every way possible:
Kate in a nutshell: more stubborn than a fierce headed chubby bull. Quick to jump to conclusions about Anthonys infamous rogue nature. And most importantly never let an opportunity pass where she could point out how Anthony was absolutely, terribly, completely wrong for her younger sister. Who ya, by the way happened to be the girl Anthony was dead seat on marrying (hey we like Anthony for his looks not his ability to make disastrous choices in all things)
Like guys, the enemies to lovers in this. The BANTER… *gasps* *swoons* *falls in love with said books ability to annihilate my in person romance expectations*
The snarkiness between the two of them (#chefskiss). The heated conversations. The unexpected tender moments. SWOON. SWOON. SWOON. Did I say swoon?
The irony in this book is also fabulous because it is crystal clear how perfect they both are for each other to literally everyone but them. Like I just wanted to smack both of these characters on the forehead and be like “Your in love with each other dimwits.”
Safe to say this book had everything I adore in a romance and more. Fabulous banter. Amazing enemies to lovers. Great passion, tenderness, and burning for one another. This book consumed me like a forest fire and burned my heart down with its flames. I recommend this book to anyone with a pulse.
So what do you all think? Adding this one to the TBR? Watch Bridgerton on Netflix? Comment below so we can chat all things Brigertons!!! I’m dying to know which character is your favorite (in the books and in the tv show!)