by Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons #2
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Genres: Historical Romance
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Narration: 3.5 cups
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...
Julia Quinn reminds me why I love historical romances. THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVES ME is the second book in the Bridgertons series, and I continued my adventures on audio. Kate Sheffield and the Viscount Anthony Bridgerton provided a hilarious romance filled with snark, stupidity, HEART, and heat. I dare you not to fall in love.
First, before reading the prologue, I recommend having a glass of wine or a few truffles at the ready. It made me cry! Second, the rest of the book had me laughing out loud, swooning, and wanting to knock a certain Viscount on the back of the head until he came to his senses. All of this made for an addictive listen!
Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest son of the Bridgerton clan, has reached the age of twenty-nine and decided to settle down and produce an heir. After his father’s passing Anthony believes he will not live to see his children fully grown and decides to wed a good woman to raise his child. He has only one rule. It’s simply really he will NOT marry for love.
Kate Sheffield is soon to be twenty-one and will be having her first season along with her half-sister, seventeen-year-old, Edwina. Kate is tall and ordinary while Edwina is considered beautiful. Finances have made them share a season, but Kate adores her little sister and plans to see her happily married. When that Bridgerton Rake sets his eyes on Edwina, Kate is determined to thwart his efforts.
There is nothing I love more than a bickering, snarky haters to lovers romance and Quinn delivered in spades. The Viscount has this plan, a selfish one to protect his heart, and while Edwina will suit perfectly as his wife, he has no feelings for her, but her sister Kate is driving him absolutely mad! I loved their chemistry, the debacle at the park and oh lord who knew lawn croquet could be so much fun!
At the beginning of each chapter, we get an excerpt from the notorious Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper. This woman knows all, and I delighted on her reporting.
The Bridgerton family is utterly delightful from the brotherly shenanigans to the rivalries. You just want to spend time with them, and Quinn rewarded readers with a house party at their estate.
The romance was filled with wicked banter and a smidgen of angst as Anthony had to come to his senses. I loved how Kate exasperated Anthony and the way he eventually wormed his way into her heart. Their story felt genuine, and I rooted for them.
Rosalyn Landor continues to narrate this series, and while I am not one hundred percent on board with her male voices, she did capture the tone of the story. Her pacing allowed me to slip in and become caught up in the tale. I thought she did a splendid job with the banter and chemistry between Anthony and Kate. I enjoyed her accent as well.
THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVES ME was a delightful story and left me eager for the next Bridgerton romance.
The audio also contains, THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVES ME: The Epilogue II (Bridgertons #2.5) It gives us a follow up to Kate and Anthony’s story some fifteen years into the future and had me laughing and smiling.The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn, offered wicked banter and delicious laughter. Click To Tweet