Book Review: An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

I am loving the Bridgerton series and An Offer From a Gentleman was the perfect addition. I hope you love Benedict and Sophie as much as I did!

Book Review: An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons #3) by Julia Quinn
An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons #3) by Julia Quinn

Will she accept his offer before the clock strikes midnight?

Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid's garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?

4 out of 5 stars

An Offer From a Gentleman was so fun, sweet, and exciting to read. Benedict and Sophie were the best. This was an excellent addition to the Bridgerton series.

I felt so much for Sophie and all the hardships she's endured in her life. I loved the strength she had to keep moving forward to make a better life for herself. Learning her history was heartbreaking. I loved Benedict and how charming and caring he was. They had an exceptional first meeting that had a Cinderella vibe happening and I adored that instant chemistry and connection they had. I loved their playful banter, it was entertaining yet laced with an undeniable passion. I liked them reconnecting and how the circumstances were completely different the second time around and I was excited to know what would happen next. There was a wonderful build to them coming together and I enjoyed it all.

There's drama and heartache and longing, a bit of blackmail, and a nice slow burn with some serious building heat happening throughout. There are also some seriously witty scenes mixed in that had me smiling and laughing. I love all the Bridgerton siblings and the fun they bring but I have a new love and respect for Violet, the mother of all these crazy kids. I loved seeing her quick wit and big heart.

This is such a great series and I’m enjoying the timeline in which it's all developing as well as the details and build. I liked getting glimpses of where everyone was at and loved the interactions of other characters involved as well. As always, Lady Whistledown has the best humor and I love what she brings to the story. I really enjoyed the building secondary story and the interactions between Penelope and Colin and I’m looking forward to their story next.

This was a fast-paced, delightful read that had me rooting for Benedict and Sophie to get to their HEA. I had a blast reading it!

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The Duke and I (#1) Amazon | My Review
The Viscount Who Loved Me (#2) - Amazon | My Review
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

It's one of my goals this year to get through all the books in the Bridgerton series. Do you have any reading goals for 2021? Let me know!

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