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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 w...more
Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Avon (first published 2000)
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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



My Review:

Well, wow! What a great read. I love it when an author can take me from hating the hero in the first chapter to adoring him by the last, and t...more
Catarina
4,5 Scared Stars.

Anthony just knows he’s going to die young. He’s father and uncle did, so why wouldn’t he?
So because of that, the only things he wants he’s a loveless marriage just to provide an heir to whom he can give his title of Lord. So, when he dies, his future wife won’t suffer because there was never love between them. (Yes, freaking amazing logic here!)
He already has a girl picked out: she is perfect for the role and he knows that there’s no way he ends up falling for her. There’s on...more
Rane
Viscount Anthony Bridgerton feels he’s running out of time, thinking he would die young like his father, decided to finally marry and sire an heir before his young death. When he picks out the beauty of the season, he feels everything would go smoothly, he would have a agreeable marriage with no risk to his heart….that is until he meets his intended’s older sister. Kate Sheffield will not have a well-known rake like Anthony anywhere near her sister! Doing everything in her power to prevent a mar...more
Shawna
5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

Although I didn't enjoy this quite as much as The Duke and I, it's a heartwarming, funny, and charming romance with an amusing H/H. I really disliked Anthony in The Duke And I, and I thought he was an overbearing, judgmental jerk most of the time. So I wasn't sure how I'd feel about him in this, and although he acted like an indignant ass towards Kate for a large part of the story and was still bossy towards his siblings, I understood his motivations and actio...more
Ronyell
Viscount

After reading the first book in Julia Quinn’s fantastic “Bridgerton” series, The Duke and I I just had to check out the second book in series “The Viscount Who Loved Me” and man, was I blown away by this book!

Anthony Bridgerton, who is well-known as being London’s most notorious rake, takes London by storm when he decides that he wants to get married and he has his sights set on Edwina Sheffield. However, Anthony will soon realize that this is not an easy task as he has to impress Edwina’s older...more
Erika
“If I might offer you a piece of advice?” Colin said, munching on his walnut.
“You might not,” Anthony replied. He looked up. Colin was chewing with his mouth open. As this had been strictly forbidden while growing up in their household, Anthony could only deduce that Colin was displaying such poor manners only to make more noise. “Close your damned mouth,” he muttered.
Colin swallowed, smacked his lips, and took a sip of his tea to wash it all down. “Whatever you did, apologize for it. I know yo
...more
Sara ♥
April 7-13, 2013
WOW! That took me almost a week to get through! That's pretty sad! Of course, I watched two seasons of Downton Abbey in that time frame as well... And I'd read the last quarter of the book again only about a month ago, so....

Anyway, I reread the ending of this book quite frequently, but I'd forgotten some of the stuff from the beginning! SO CUTE!!! LOVE this book!

September 1-2, 2010

April 1, 2007
This was the first Julia Quinn book I ever read (even though it's the second in the se...more
Eastofoz
Overall it’s good but I didn’t really like Anthony all that much –he was too “hot” or “bossy” or something at times, can’t quite put my finger on it. I liked Kate and I felt sorry for her, but I thought she could have had more inner strength especially towards Anthony. There are a few scenes where you get teary eyed because of some very strong emotions that surface. Lady Whistledown is a riot yet again!

The story itself is very well-written with a lot of fun smiling moments. Could’ve had some mor...more
Isis FG
Rating: 4.5 / 5

I really enjoyed this book. I've been a bit so-so on Quinn lately as her last few books haven't really captivated me. But I wanted to read the Bridgerton series and finally have time to work on it. I'm glad I did read this one. It really kept me reading from the first page to the last.

Series Note:
Second book in the Bridgerton series. I read the first one a few years back and don't remember a lot of the details, but this one still made sense. So I wouldn't say you have to read the...more
Carla *Jen7waters*
I'm pretty sure the Bridgertons series is going to be one of my favorites of the year and certainly one of my favorites ever, why, you ask? Well, because it's fun, entertaining, and ridiculously addictive! It doesn’t matter if the characters and the storylines are similar, or if I know how it will end - what keeps me going are those great scenes with the hero and heroine going at each other's throats, and Julia positively rocks writing them.
In this one, the hero, Anthony, is the typical torment...more
Jasmin
Are you in a melancholic mood? Perhaps feeling distressed or unusually sad? Then I have the perfect cure for you. Read this book. Sadness will be gone. However, side effects include stomach ache (increased laughing). Therapeutic claims not approved. Haha, I sound like a commercial.

Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest of eight siblings had always feared and convinced himself that he will die at an age younger than his father's death. He kept his fears to himself though. But being a viscount, he had a...more
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
Actual rating: 2.5*

So... The Viscount Who Loved Me. The name itself is a spoiler, I believe. Because Anthony is so fucking sure he can control whether he falls in love or not, and Kate just bloody knows no man, especially a handsome and rakish Viscount, could ever fall in love with her. And so it begins, as I eye roll for the first but not last time.

But let's be fair. I have never and probably never will claim not to be able to enjoy a cheesy, stereotypical and predictable romance. Sometimes I j...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
Anthony Bridgerton leaned back in his leather chair,...and then announced, "I'm thinking about getting married."
Benedict Bridgerton, who had been indulging in a habit his mother detested—tipping his chair drunkenly on the back two legs—fell over.
Colin Bridgerton started to choke.
Luckily for Colin, Benedict regained his seat with enough time to smack him soundly on the back, sending a green olive sailing across the table.
It narrowly missed Anthony's ear."


The second book in the Bridgertons se...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
+ mini review of The Viscount who Loved Me Epilogue: Part Two

THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME is the second book in the Bridgerton series and this book has come to be one of my all-time favourite historical romances! Quinn is the queen of witty and snarky dialogue and she really goes above and beyond with this one. Anthony, the eldest son of the Bridgeton and Kate have amazing chemistry, even as they exchange snide remarks and the occasional elbow jabs and kicks. I just love it when they go toe to toe....more
Filipa
Desde que conheci esta série com o primeiro volume: "Paixões e caprichos" em que, cada volume retrata a vida naquele momento de um dos filhos de uma matriarca de oito, que, ainda não sei dizer qual dos filhos o meu preferido. No primeiro conheci a Daphne, neste conheci, Anthony.

Anthony é o típico irmão super protector e que, após a morte do pai, chamou a si a responsabilidade de tomar conta de todos os irmãos e mãe. Papel que leva EXTREMAMENTE a sério.

Neste livro, Anthony, conhecido por querer v...more
Nisha
Nov 25, 2012 Nisha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves great chemistry between the H/H with a dash of wit
2nd read (Jan 2010):

I loved it. Again. More so than the first time, really. I've even changed it from 4 to 5 stars. This is one of those plain heroines paired with a hot member of the peer books, and it works well. Anthony Bridgerton is quite the man. He is responsible and smart and thinks that he's going to die before he reaches 38, therefore feels that he should not love. Kate Sheffield, is the plain sister of the incomparable Edwina. Hard to live with that. Plus she has her own fear of thunde...more
Cátia Santos
É oficial! Adoro Julia Quinn e os seus livros.
Depois de ter lido o primeiro livro da série Bridgertons, esperava ler outro bom livro, mas a autora superou-se e li um livro ainda melhor.
Os livros desta autora são frescos, leves e divertidos mas tal não quer dizer que são disparatados, pelo contrário, a parte emocional encontra-se muito bem desenvolvida bem como os personagens e as motivações para a forma como se comportam.
Neste livro assistimos a história do de Anthony (o irmão mais velho da f...more
Susanne
Update: I really should have read this series in order - what were you thinking *rolling my eyes at myself*

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I read An Offer From a Gentleman some time ago and that was (in my opinion) a rather plain book. However, everyone seemed smitten with this book, so I decided to give it a try and I really, really liked it. I give it a four since I didn't fall in love with it but I think that might have been because I read so many books lately - it's very plausible t...more
valee
Another fave, LOL. That list is growing fast...

I can't help to love these books. Julia Quinn is an amazing writer, I'm so happy I started with this series. I can't wait to read the next book in it.

I would love to recommend this series to Lisa Kleypas' fans.
Patrícia
Julia Quinn esteve 16 vezes na lista do New York Times Bestseller, foi traduzida para 24 línguas, está a escrever a sua quinta série de romances e foi a autora mais jovem a entrar no RWA Hall of Fame das treze autoras que o constituem, tendo ganho essa honra ao vencer três vezes o RWA RITA Award, respectivamente, em 2007, 2008 e 2010 e, é uma das romancistas mais amadas do século XXI.
Nascida Julia Cotler, a autora escolheu o seu pseudónimo para que os seus romances fossem colocados ao lado dos...more
Zumbagirl
4.5 stars
What a wonderful book! I loved it:) This book kept me up into the wee hours of the night. I didn't think I'd like it - the premise was kind of annoying and the hero, Anthony, was arrogant and I didn't like him that much from The Duke and I. Close siblings is a favorite of mine, and I've discovered that the hate-to-love relationship is another favorite; both are seen in abundance. I was laughing out loud during many scenes too, which is always welcome, and also Lady Whistledown's comment...more
Viviana
Um romance sublime, cheio de humor e sensualidade.
Este foi o primeiro livro que li da autora. Sim, eu sei! Devia ter lido antes o 1º volume da Série Bridgerton mas foi-me completamente impossível esperar.
Gostei muito da escrita da autora, com excelentes descrições que nos permitem visualizar tudo mas que não chegam a ser maçadoras como muitas vezes acontece nos romances de época.
As personagens são mesmo maravilhosas. Devido à morte do pai e à consequente responsabilidade que lhe pesa sobre os o...more
Ana Luisa
Quando comecei a leitura deste livro já sabia mais ou menos aquilo que esperava. Já tinha lido anteriormente o primeiro volume da Serie Bridgerton e já conhecia a personagem principal masculina, mas mesmo assim fiquei um pouco surpreendida ao conhecer a história da vida de Anthony. Tal como disse na opinião do outro livro, esta serie leva-nos por contornos muito semelhantes a outros livros de época, mas mesmo assim há algo que o faz distinguir-se de todas as outras, o humor. Foram várias as veze...more
Julianna
Feb 07, 2013 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighthearted Regency Romance w/a Touch of Angst
Reviewed for THC Reviews
The Viscount Who Loved Me was a reasonably entertaining read that contained moments which were both amusing and touching. There was lots of Julia Quinn's trademark witty bantering, although I have to admit that in a few places the story seemed a bit dialog heavy. In my opinion, this gave it a rather frenetic feel, which was sometimes tiring to read. Some of the situations were quite amusing and good for a few laughs. Kate's overweight corgi leading them on a merry chase t...more
Célia
I really enjoyed this one, more than the first volume in the Bridgerton series.

It was a convincing love story and also a story about overcoming one's fears and finding out who we are and what we want from life. Julia Quinn did very well in composing interesting and compelling characters and make their relationships believable. I liked Kate and Anthony a lot, and the evolution of their love was so beautifully written that there were times when it is almost impossible not to feel our heart tighte...more
Tempo de Ler
O amor à primeira vista é uma coisa muito bonita, mas assistir ao seu lento desabrochar pode ser muito mais delicioso!

Estamos na temporada londrina de 1814 e a pena de Lady Whistledown continua a pingar tinta para o papel…bem como algum (muito, na verdade) veneno…

Neste segundo volume da Série Bridgerton, Peripécias do Coração, Julia Quinn leva-nos a conhecer melhor o visconde de Bridgerton - o partido mais cobiçado da época…apesar da sua mal afamada reputação de bon vivant . Já tínhamos ficado a...more
Rita
Julia Quinn começou a escrever após terminar o seu curso universitário e, para deleite dos seus leitores, nunca mais parou. As suas obras encontram-se traduzidas para vinte cinco línguas e todos se tornaram imediatamente parte integrante da lista de bestsellers do New York Times. A escritora venceu dois prémios Romantic Times e três prémios RITA da Romance Writers of America, tendo sido a mais jovem autora a fazer parte do Hall of Fame dessa associação.

Em “Peripécias do Coração”, segundo volume...more
Cata
The Viscount Who Loved Me- na versão portuguesa Peripécias do Coração- apresenta-nos a história de Anthony Bridgerton e Kate Sheffield.

Anthony demonstrou ser casmurro e superprotector no primeiro livro. Neste, ele mantém essas características e adiciona “competitivo”, “ternurento” e “vulnerável” à lista de termos que o definem. Kate é uma mulher directa, honesta e com a língua afiada... e não gosta nem um pouquinho de Anthony.

As picardias entre Kate e Anthony são simplesmente deliciosas e muitas...more
Barbara M.
5 Stars...woop woop!!! Don't you just love this ladies writing?! I have almost come to the end of the line for Quinn books, there's only a few left that I haven't read. I loved, loved, loved Anthony and Kate's story ladies, and I really love the expect the unexpected love stories. I would recommend this book to anyone with a guilty pleasure of a good old fashion love story.

Oh yeah...Don't skip the "Authors Note" at the end (page 353). Quinn gives you a definite ending that she didn't include in...more
Becky
(Bridgertons,#2) Viscount Anthony Bridgerton, the bossy, arrogant, thinks-he-is-superior eldest Bridgerton sibling, one day spontaneously decides to marry and sets off to brand the season’s pick-of-the-litter. I shook my head several times at Anthony’s attitude, but eventually (thanks to Quinn’s talent for making you love even her most problematic characters) I warmed up to him. From the start, I liked Kate Sheffield and found her story very moving. Still love Lady Whistledown!
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