Books, Romance

Bridgerton 2: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn Book Review

You have to live each hour as if its your last, and each day as if its you were immortal.”

Excerpt from:
The Viscount Who Loved Me
by Julia Quinn
Synopsis from Goodreads

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 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 is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is 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…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not a lover of romance novels, but every now and then, I attempt to read one. I’m not sure why I decided to read this novel after being dissatisfied by its first chapter, but I did, and I didn’t realize I had finished it in just two days. Yes, in only two days, and it felt strange since I wanted to know more about its backstory.

The plot revolved around Anthony, the eldest Bridgerton, and how he decided to marry and pick his bride. In several scenes, I burst out laughing. I just can’t quit giggling. I sensed the emotions and chemistry between the two major characters and envisaged how it would be portrayed in the series. I’m incredibly excited. I can’t seem to get enough of it.

Unlike the first story, I felt a wide range of emotions here, particularly the duties of an oldest son from one of London’s most prestigious families. When it came to regulating his emotions, I sensed his load and his difficulty. The narrative was both amusing and romantic at the same time. I couldn’t stop myself from laughing. I was skeptical at first since the previous novel was a little boring, but this one had me laughing so hard.

I’m definitely looking forward to the next series. I wholeheartedly suggest it to everyone who enjoys reading romance stories.

My Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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