Most helpful critical review
Not the best
on June 30, 2002
I loved the 1st two Bridgerton books. In Julia Quinns' Bridgerton Books the heroinens are not the faboulously beautiful
women written in most of the other romance novels. They are pretty, witty, and intelligent. Thank you, Julia Quinn! In other words they are spinsters(women who haven't married and are not thought very likely to do so), this book was a fun , light read , but it was not as good as the first two brdgerton books.
Both Sophie and Benedict seem to go around in circles. She falls in love with him at a ball. He fall in love with her. they meet again later he doesn't reconize her because he never got to see her face. She's a servant and he's not so naturally all he can ever do is make her his mistriss. Then suddenly he wants to marry her.
It would have a better book if Julia had instead had them recognize each other earlier on and had Benedict help her in regards with the situation with her family. It would have been more interestin if the book had revolved more around Sophie family, tossing in some action, and secrets revealed.