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Beguiling Bridget (Waltzing with the Wallflower #2)

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Driven to distraction by the redhead across the room, Anthony Benson barely hears the terms of his brother’s challenge before agreeing to them.

No matter. It will be easy. Viscount Maddox has never had any problem impressing the ladies. And four weeks is more than enough time to win over this so obviously neglected wallflower.

But things are never as easy as they seem.

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ebook, 153 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Astraea Press (first published July 18th 2012)
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I think I liked the first book, Waltzing with the Wallflower, a little bit more. Which is surprising since I liked Anothny's character quite a bit in the first book. He was so different in this book, I kind of missed the swauve rake. He instead has fallen in love which has the effect of turning him into someone who is quite clumsy and always putting his foot in his mouth. I liked Bridget okay, she's your typical regency "blue stocking" who has bigger dreams then becoming a wife. They do have
Bridget was fun and had a strong sense of character making her intriguing as a woman during that time period. Her Bluestocking nature led her to be more independent and not just a husband hunter. Anthony’s character was more appealing in the first book with his rakish character whereas in this second book the issue of falling in love has left him awkward and clumsy to be around.

The plot as a whole needed a good summary edit. It was a little too drawn out and seemed stretched in places.

Note: I
This was another hilarious installment of the Waltzing with the wallflower series. I didn’t care too much for Bridget the heroine as I did the heroines in the other books. I looked so forward to reading Anthony’s story as I knew it would be a blast but oh no, Bridget the Bitch ruined it for me. It’s okay to have a feisty heroine but to an extent, you make her too feisty and standoffish then it becomes annoying and hard to believe that she would fall in love with him after a short time….IMO.

But I
Rating: 4 stars

Anthony Benson, twin to Ambrose Benson, is fascinated by the redhair across the room. So much so that he ended up accepting a bet without first registering it: Make her fall in love with him within four weeks! But when strawberries come into play, a certain Viscount finds that he may have been well over his head.

Lady Bridget is the type of female lead I love. Strong-headed with her own mind and aspirations, she goes head to head with Anthony and with that, her heart as well.

The in
Ambrose hat noch nicht vergessen, wie sein Bruder ihn zu der Wette überedet hat - obwohl er glücklich verheiratet ist. Also schlägt er dem unaufmerksamen Anthony eine Wette vor, die der nur mit halbem Ohr hört und natürlich einschlägt.
Er hat 4 Wochen Zeit Bridget für sich zu gewinnen. Generell kein Problem für unseren Herzensbrecher, aber ihm passieren die unglücklichsten Unfälle in der Gegenwart der Auserwählten und sie nimmt ihn alles andere als ernst.
Um die Wette zu gewinnen - denn Anthony ve
Alanna Mooney
Beguiling Bridget picks up where Waltzing With The Wallflower leaves off, with Ambrose having married Cordelia, and focuses on Ambrose’s twin brother Anthony. He finds himself on the receiving end of the same bet that led to Ambrose and Cordelia’s marriage: to make a woman of his brother’s choosing fall in love with him four weeks. Ambrose picks Lady Bridget, who is avoiding social interactions at all costs. Lady Bridget does her best to avoid Anthony’s advances, but as they are forced to spend ...more
Author: Rachel VanDyken and Leah Sanders
Published By: Astraea Press
Age Recommended: Adult
Review By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series # 2
Rating: 5


"Beguiling Bridget" was a second book in a series for these two authors which continues on from 'Waltzing with Wallflowers Regency Series.' I think you will get a little more out of this novel if you have read the first one where in this novel you will get a good entertaining and humorous feel of "Beguiling Bridget." We find that since Corde
Shannon Renee
Hard to say still. Maybe 3.8

I loved Waltzing with the Wallflower. LOVED! So I was UBER excited to read the full lenght book two. While I liked Bridget alright (smart and a fencer, I am on board) I really felt that Anthony was changed so much from the 1st one. He lost the real interesting parts of him, and I really missed that.

This was a good second book and although it was longer (which was nice), Bridget made this one difficult to enjoy more. She was feisty, but we already loved Anthony, so it was hard to be on her side while she was quite horrible. Overall it fits with he short series and I did enjoy it, so it gets a 3.5
Lorrie Moar
Oh god, I certainly do love Rachel and her books. This was sweet, romantic, charming and out right hilarious :)
Second book of the Wallflower series picks up precisely where the first one leaves off. Again, it wasn't a bad read to pass the time. I found the interactions between the two main characters to be amusing and cute. Their chemistry flowed rather nicely. I don't usually read romance, but I enjoyed this one. Much like the previous novella, it doesn't contain too much fluff or mush. There are no smut scenes. It was a quick, cute little read. I recommend it for any fans of the romance genre looking f ...more
Emma L Smith
Pretty similar to the first one, but that's not a complaint.

I LOVE YOU RACHEL!!! You never disappoint me. Mwah!
Beguiling Bridget begins where Waltzing With the Wallflower ends with Ambrose and Cordelia married. Anthony is distracted and doesn't realize that he agrees to a bet that may mean the death of him. Where he is charming, Bridget is a strong character and doesn't want anything to do with him. Until she falls for him. Another great book from Rachel Van Dyken. Can't wait for Taming Wilde.
I absolutely loved the character Bridget in this book, she was such a strong character, and it benefitted the book greatly. She had some definite spunk and attitude for someone in that era, and she had such a temper! She also was a huge women's rights promoter, and at the beginning was not willing to give her heart away to any dictating man. That changed when Anthony came along ;)
This time the main character Bridget is not like the other wallflower in the previous book. She is not shy but she stays by the wall mostly to not be bothered. She is not afraid to turn anyone down. I was happy that the hero was the other twin named Anthony. This is another nice quick book to read.
I give it 3*stars.
Donna (More Than a Review)
From the opening scene, the reader knows the games have just begun. It is a great sequel to Waltzing with the Wallflower. If you are looking for a humorous and entertaining book you have found it in Beguiling Bridget. For my full review go to More Than a
3.5 stars

Very fun, flirtatious, regency read. I just loved the banter between Bridget & Anthony. If it was a little bit cleaner, it would have been a 5 star for me.

Moral Note: A few "gosh's". Some talk of rakes& mistresses, and some very passionate kissing.
Witty conversations. There is certainly chemistry going on. However I found Anthony a bit too different when compared to the 1st book. Expected him to be more suave and less clumsy.
Tam B.
This was as fun a book as it's predecessor. I enjoyed Anthony's antics and misfortunes. I'm looking forward to reading about Wildes.

Cute, clean, fun. I really liked the characters, and enjoyed the story. I like Van Dyken, and have read many of her books.
a bit too much like the previous book in the series. And too many strawberries.
A witty, humorous, clean, light short read..ENJOYED IT :)
Really need to find the 1st book in this series! Loved 2 & 3!
Sandy Wilbanks
Very fun quick read!
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Waltzing with the Wallflower (3 books)
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