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The Viscount Who Loved Me

(Bridgertons #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  55,017 ratings  ·  2,971 reviews

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 h

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Avon (first published December 5th 2000)
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Beatriz Penazzi Three kids and one of them was named Edmund (the name of Anthony's father)
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Leticia Well, sorta? Their relationship isn't really mentioned, but they do interact in one scene and they seem fine with each other and there is some light f…moreWell, sorta? Their relationship isn't really mentioned, but they do interact in one scene and they seem fine with each other and there is some light friendly teasing. However, I will say they don't seem as close as before. (less)

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Leave it to Julia Quinn to make you fall in love in a few chapters!

I've come to realize, ladies and gentlemen, that Julia Quinn's novels are an oasis for both my mind and my soul. She takes you by the hand, and with her magical writing she opens a portal to another era, to a world of etiquette and courting and balls and lavish gowns, where the devastatingly handsome sworn batchelors end up falling in love with the smart girls, the ones who are not admired for their dazzling beauty, but can chal
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 Stars

Short and quick, I liked The Viscount Who Loved Me okay, but I wasn't much impressed with Anthony. I didn't like that he was going to sleep with his ex mistress, just to get Kate out of his mind. It left a sour taste in my mouth. I liked Kate and I liked her family, Anthony just wasn't the greatest heroes.
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Men are so fragile, it's unreal.

"I don't enjoy being condescended to," Kate said stifly.
His eyes flashed. "And I don't like being denied my rights," he returned, his voice cold and his face a harsh rendition of aristocratic power."

(she asked him to wait a week to have sex)

Lmao, so the "hero" here is part of those men who try to convince women that they need sex.

"Tell me," he whispered, his lips pressing against her ear. "Tell me how to make it right. For I don't think I can grant you your repr
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pure, unadulterated entertainment! I can tell I am going to love this series. The author has a talent for writing amusing dialogue and her characters are all so very charming.
One very interesting thing about this particular story was that Ms Quinn did not stoop to stereotypes. The stepmother was not wicked but was much loved and her daughter and step daughter also got along together really well. It was a nice touch.
The Bridgerton family are marvellous, always bickering and teasing each other b
Only like my most favorite Historical Romance of all times! I usually don't care for romances but when i do, this is exactly what i look for.
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
Another wonderfull story from Julia Quinn and the Bridgertons!!!

This time was Antony's turn and it was equal interesting and pleasant as Daphne's!!!
Antony is the older of all the Bridgertons and he has the title of viscount.
I will admit that in the first book, i didn't like him very much because he was making Simon and Daphne's life really hard, but i forgive him because he is her older brother and he was just worried about her well-being...

(I'm always at your service, my lovely Viscount!!!
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
Swoon. What is it about Historical books that I love? The forbidden? The hidden touch? The innocence? The arrogance of the Hero? Everything really, especially if they are well written. And Julia Quinn sure knows how to write a good Historical.

Bloody hell, he didn't even like the woman. She was too bossy, too opinionated, too quick to jump to conclusions. She wasn't even beautiful ...

I adore these high-brow aristocrats who think they rule the roost. They think they will never fall in love. Th
Enemies to lovers? Sign me up! From the start, I really enjoyed Kate and Anthony's characters. I loved how Anthony was an overbearing older brother in book one and that prologue in this book broke my heart for him. Kate is only in her early 20s, but she's already seen as a spinster and she's more focused on finding her younger sister a husband. When she hears that Anthony is on the hunt for a wife, she wants that rake nowhere near her sister! It was so fun watching them butt heads as Anthony tri ...more
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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
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was a really great historical with a silly side. It's been a long time since I've read a Julia Quinn novel, but I was dying for a good regency romance and this one really hit the spot.

Some of the situations were just funny, which I wasn't expecting. But it had some really great conflict that kept me invested. The hero is determined to marry the Belle of the Ball. But it's her annoying, meddling sister - who is trying to keep them apart - who he can't help be more interested in.

A love/hate
Elena C.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Read for the URR New Year 2018 Reading Challenge: Animal Lovers' Romance. (Well. Okay, not really. But there's a fat corgi, Newton, and he's by far the best thing this book has to offer).

Do you remember that scene in Fight Club where Edward Norton tells us how much fun Brad Pitt has inserting porn into cartoon movie reels? I think something like this is happening with Julia Quinn's Bridgertons series. You think you're reading a charmingly sweet, witty and sexy historical romance; then all of a s
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a cute hate-to-love type story with some fun witty banter. I liked both characters, and I appreciated their progression into deeper feelings. I can see how this is on the GR list for top historical romance books. I am, as many of my followers know, a greedy reader though. This ending felt way too rushed and not nearly enough for me. I wanted way more! I wanted to experience them growing their family and the H becoming the amazing father that his dad was! I thin
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
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Very old school romance, but I really liked it!
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Enemies to lovers!

Anthony is looking for a respectable lady to marry. He doesn't want to fall in love because he assumes he's destined to die young just like his father did. He wants a wife to bear him children and he'll leave her well cared for once he's passed on.

Kate has a younger half-sister who she adores. Since Kate is on the older end of ' marrying age' she has decided she will focus on finding the perfect gentleman for her sister.

On his search for a wife, Anthony decides he'll court K
Re-read/listened to the audiobook version Oct'2018:

5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

The audiobook narrator was great, and it's still a 5-star read for me.

Original Review from Sept'2010:

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 f
I absolutely adored this, from start to finish. I don't know why I waited so long to read this. I feel like the first book just didn't wow me *I can't even remember it* but watching my friend Mo read her way through them tempted me back to it, and I regret nothing! I swooned my way through it, and if I wasn't swooning, I was laughing. <3 I loved Kate and Anthony and all the hilarious Bridgertons and very much look forward to more! ...more
Camila (previously 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
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 o

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 olde
Rachel Aranda
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel by: Sincerae
Shelves: library-rentals
I was first introduced to Anthony Bridgerton, the Viscount of the book, in “The Duke and I.” Frankly put, I thought him a hypocrite of the highest nature, and was hesitant to read a book all about him but was looking forward to learning more about him. I didn’t like him much then and I still don’t after reading his book. After reading this book it didn’t fully help my feelings for him but I understand him better. Kate’s character was more complex than I originally expected her to be. Both Anthon ...more
Geri Reads
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this not-quite-a-retelling-but-close-enough of The Taming of the Shrew again. And I'll read this again and again if I could.
I liked it much better than book one, The Duke And I! It's lovely to see the family cohesion not only of the Bridgertons, but of the Sheffields as well.

I liked Anthony and Kate very much!
Anthony sometimes is rude, arrogant, and overbearing, but he is also smart and playful. Kate has only positive qualities: she is spirited, smart, selfless, and very lovable.

The development of their relationship was engaging. Not only their love blooms, but their personalities are also strengthened by each other.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Love's about finding the one person who makes your heart complete, who makes you a better person that you ever dreamed you could be. It's about looking in the eyes of your wife and knowing, all the way to your bones, that she's simply the best person you've ever known."


"Delightful" seems to be the word of choice I keep coming back to to describe this series. I'm really, really loving the Bridgertons, this family is full of love and humor and wit. It is a good thing when you leave a book s
Joanna Loves Reading
Bumped this up to five stars on a reread. Love the banter and the dynamic between these two. The Pall mall game is classic and I am looking forward to watching that on the screen.
It’s annoying when a book starts out great and then leaves you feeling lukewarm by the end of it.

I loved how this started. The introduction to the characters were great. Julia Quinn writes some of the best and most wittiest lines. Her dialogue are always on par and the chemistry between the hero and the heroine is always palpable. At first.

But then they got together and my interest in their relationship started to wane. Probably because we didn’t get many moments where they lived their happily-
“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
Al George
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
So look, when your life is challenging and you need a safe place to rest, Bridgertonville is the best. It's a break from it all. While I can't say this was the best in the series for me, it was pretty wonderful.

The heroine was my favorite of the two. She's tough, caring, a little wounded and wonderful. She had a healthy relationship with her evil villains there, thanx be to dog. And speaking of dogs, she had a corgi. How the hell can I not love a woman with a corgi?

The hero, Anthony
3.5 rounded up

I listened to the audio by Rosalyn Landor, so it generally goes without saying that it was fabulously narrated (still irritated by her voice for Cam in Kleypas' Hathaway series). The Bridgerton family and their interactions are definitely fun and I liked Kate. Colin was a riot in this one. It took me a while to warm up to Anthony though.

Anthony was an ass for at least the first quarter of the story. Perhaps I was being dense, but I didn't peg the reason for his not wanting to love
Sam (AMNReader)
I finished this. I probably have stuff to say. I haven't figured out what it is yet.

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