Viscount Who Loved Me Mass Market Paperback – Nov 9 2000
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Wise, lovely and kind, Kate Sheffield is determined that her beautiful half-sister, Edwina, marry a reputable man in The Viscount Who loved Me. Unfortunately for Kate, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton--London's most eligible bachelor and a notorious rake to boot--sets his sights on Edwina, and what the viscount wants, the viscount gets. Only this time, Anthony must win the elder sister's approval before he may charm the young beauty into marriage.
Hardly a problem for the impossibly handsome viscount, that is until the determined Kate, whose deep, dark eyes and lush mouth send his senses racing, presents a challenge that Anthony cannot refuse. Worse yet, Kate's response to his playful advances only confirms the ardent attraction that both seem desperate to deny. Anthony is faced with a dilemma. On the one hand, the perfectly amiable Edwina, while on the other, the most stubborn, single-minded--yet confoundedly desirable--female ever to grace a London ballroom. Anthony's quandary comes to a fast and fateful conclusion when he and Kate are caught in an innocent but compromising position. There's no choice but to marry, a resolution that leaves both parties uneasy. For despite their growing feelings, each struggles with personal demons that may destroy any chance for true happiness.
It's no surprise that Julia Quinn's setting, characterisation, and plot are flawless. Add to this masterful mix deeper emotional issues offset by the trademark Quinn wit, and you truly do have romance at it's best. Nobody does Regency quite like the mighty Quinn. --Lois Faye Dyer
"Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen." -- --Jill BarnettSee all Product Description
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Anthony's father passed away rather suddenly and he's been the 'responsible one' all his life. His father died before he was forty, and Anthony has a deep sense of his own mortality. Love is not for him. He cannot do to his wife what was done to his mother. He will never marry for love. All he wants is an heir. He chooses Edwina Sheffield, a pretty empty-headed blonde.
Enter Kate Sheffield. Edwina's older sister.
Kate was born to be a Bridgerton. We know that. Anthony's a bit slow on the uptake. The attraction's there. Oh yes. The verbal repartee and battle of wits is there, certainly. But it isn't till that fatal game of Pall Mall that things just go..er...pell mell. Every phase of their courtship is just absolutely fantastic. One of my favourite Bridgerton books...okay so they're ALL my favourite...one of my three most favourite Bridgerton books.
After her sister, Edwina, announces casually that she won't marry unless she has her sister's approval, things turn difficult. And Anthony will do what is necessary.
They find each other completely impossible to deal with, not wanting to like each other at all. Anthony believes that Edwina would be the perfect bride. Kate believes that Anthony is all wrong for her sister - and is determined to keep them separated at all costs.
What she didn't count on was her attraction to him, nor was she counting on falling in love with him. And that, to her, only makes matters worse, for Anthony refuses to fall in love, believing that he will die young and doesn't want to leave behind a family who loved him to no end, like his father before him. While Anthony was just eighteen when his father died at the age of thirty-four from an apparent bee sting, Anthony is terrified of the same thing - and of falling in love.
An incredibly beautiful story. I loved watching Kate and Anthony `duel' each other, words and actions. The way the author writes them with such conviction makes them very real with definite personalities that, while they don't like each other, they are similar in ways that warms a reader's heart.Read more ›
Another enjoyable addition to the Bridgerton stories, "The Viscount Who Loved Me" is great in the moments you expect but if you cound empathize with Anthony's fear of bees, you're in for another Quinn-tessential read!
But despite their antagonism, Anthony can't stop thinking of and desiring Kate, even to the point she invades his dreams with erotic images he's finding difficult to ignore. And after growing close enough to Anthony to realize he possesses many fine qualities, Kate knows she can no longer oppose the marriage to her sister. But secretly she can't help wanting him for herself.
This is one of the earlier novels in the lengthy Bridgerton family series, and it was my second book by this author. Overall this was a very enjoyable read. Ms. Quinn's wit and clever dialogue is what transforms this otherwise mundane storyline into a funny and unique tale. A couple of my favorite scenes would have to be the game of Pall Mall which was quite humorous, and one particularly memorable line uttered by a secondary character who found Anthony and Kate in the garden: "Lud, girl, he had his mouth on your bubbies, and we all saw it.Read more ›
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I can't believe how anyone could say that this story isn't satisfactory... I absolutely love it! Anthony Bridgerton is drawn to Kate but doesn't understand why. Read morePublished on July 16 2004
This one was just as good as "The Duke & I." Anthony was an incredibly sexy and intense hero. Kate was completely lovable as the sensible (and often overlooked) older sister. Read morePublished on April 1 2004
The Viscount Who Loved Me is one of the best books in the series, filled with dry and witty humor, making the storyline sparkle! Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by S. Lin
This is my 4th Quinn's novel in the Bridgerton series. I didnt read "the Duke and I" yet and I heard it's as good as this one. This "one" is not good at all... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by Jem S.
I really enjoy Julia's writing. Her sense of humor is absolutely priceless. Anthony and Kate are perfect for each other and they will keep you laughing all the way to the end.Published on Feb. 11 2004
This is the second novel in the "Bridgeton" series...following "The Duke and I" and followed "An Offer from a Gentleman" "Romancing Mr... Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by Alena
The second book of the Bridgerton series and it largely retained the style of the first book, The Duke and I. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003 by Kelly
I read this book as soon as it hit the book shelves a couple years ago and I just read it again today. I have to say this is one of Quinn's best. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003