Book Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

This was my first read of the new year and it was a heck of a way to kick of 2021! I loved Kate and Anthony and this perfect, antagonistic banter they had. It was playful and fun and I loved watching everything between them unfold. Check out my full review below. :-)

Book Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me (The Bridgertons #2) by Julia Quinn | About That Story
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 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...

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this! It was incredibly entertaining with hilariously witty and challenging banter, I loved the verbal sparring between Anthony and Kate! Their back and forth was perfection.

I loved Kate so much. She knows who she is and puts it all out there and speaks her mind, it was awesome. I love how protective she is of her sister and the bond she had with her stepmother. I loved Anthony and his no-nonsense attitude when he decided to take a wife. How he thinks he's going to keep his feelings in check… because that's where the excitement begins. I loved him and Kate meeting and the antagonism between them. Their wordplay was funny and cutting and smart. This was an excellent enemies to lover’s story. They played off each other and it had an exciting flow. Underneath it all, as they get to know each other and feelings start to grow, you could feel it change and become more. It was extremely well done. I loved everything leading up to the two of them connecting. When they unleash their passion - oh my - these two were hot!

This story was so well thought out and I loved the build to it all. It was filled with so many amazing moments. I loved that openness and growth when Kate and Anthony start to share. There was so much emotion and vulnerability. There were so many humorous scenes as well, they made me laugh out loud and smile. There was a wonderful cast of characters mixed in that I adored. Lady Whistledown is so marvelous with her humor and wit, once again I found her a delight.

I truly enjoy this world Julia Quinn has created. All the people, the details, the descriptions of the surrounding, and clothing in the time period, it's excellent and I can picture it all in my head. This was an expectational addition and I'm already excited for the next book. The Viscount Who Loved Me was such a gratifying and fun read, I was smiling and laughing my way through it and I couldn't get enough.

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An Offer From a Gentleman (#3) - Amazon
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (#4) - Amazon
To Sir Phillip, With Love (#5) - Amazon
When He Was Wicked (#6) - Amazon
It's in His Kiss (#7) - Amazon
On the Way to the Wedding (#8) - Amazon

Have you watched the Bridgerton series on Netflix? Let me know! I totally binged it. I had previously read the first book, which was awesome, but the show had me excited to dive back into the world the author created.

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