Bridgerton Collection Volume 1: The First Three Books in the Bridgerton Series
Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton Series is a collection of eight novels, each featuring one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton. The Bridgertons are currently being developed as a Shondaland series for Netfl ...more
Let's start with the Pros:
1) I LOVE MISS WHISTLEDOWN! Legit I wanna be this lady's friend so bad, she is whitty and sarcastic and 10000% AMAZING. Regency Gossip Girl ones. I'm here for it.
2) The Brigertons (as a family unit), there dynamic is great. They fight and make quips at each other constantly, they seemed like a real loving fam ...more
I enjoy a good romance, and the emotional arcs on these were nicely done, but the scenarios through which those arcs were realised were often so utterly ridiculous that on one occasion (the BEE) I had to literally set the bo ...more
The Duke and I comes in at a solid 3 stars. I probably wouldn't have liked it much if I hadn't already falling in love with the show, which I feel is fair. Let's be real, it's the only reason I picked t ...more
The Duke and I- probably my least favourite of the three. This could be because I watched the show first, and it might have influenced my opinion. It is often difficult not to make comparisons even when you try not to. I just really didn't like the way Daphne and Simon's relationship unfolded through the second half of the novel and I thought their issues were settled a little too quickly based on the scope ...more
The Bridgerton series will give you love and lust with each story, all living within the social class system of England. I also enjoyed the close-knit family dynamic of the Bridgerton family. My reviews of the three books individually are as follows:
The Duke and I - ...more
Anyhoo - I really enjoyed the books in this collection. Of course I had a picture of the duke in my head all through the first one (!) but the writing is good fun.
The only thing I have to quibble with - and this may be because I don't usually read romance - is that certain bits across the three novels were pretty much cut and pasted, especially when it came to the lovemaking. If a bloke nibbled the corner of a lady's mouth once (how is tha ...more
Also, to note "that scene" in The Duke and I: yeah, it's problematic. It's bad. And it DEF didn't age well. I think the book did an ok job getting into Simon's head in the aftermath, which I feel the show glossed over. This ...more
i’m pretty adamant about separating books and movies - i really try not to compare them to each other ... i LOVED the show, and i LOVED the books, and i feel there are enough differences between the book and the show to make each interesting in its own way.
there are things i like better about each of them ... specifically, what i enjoyed more in the books was that there was a lot more snappy dialogue between the characters - i really got ...more
The Viscount Who Loved Me
Is everyone in this series going to be forced into marriage?? I was a little disappointed that this book followed the same path as the Duke and I in that regard. Otherwise it was a good story - the Pall Mall game was hilarious and more of what we come to the book for - the relationships between the Bridgerton's. They are an aristocratic family who love each other, enjoy being together and ...more
The books are enjoyable nonetheless and you grow to live the Bridgertons, special mention for Violet!
Eventhough book 1 and 2 is quite similar in the plot.
And book 3 is like Cinderella ..
Still it was quite a entertaining read.
Just wished the 2nd epilogue doesn't open up too much on the other siblings stories that we haven't read. Example we know who Collin end up with. And If you seen the series.. the original story is kinda different.. so it's worth the read. ...more
An Offer From a Gentleman
This story was definitely very compelling and also quite a bit different from the first two in the series. I liked that it dealt with a romance not set within the aristocracy (though the Bridgerton's are well respected/highborn members of society with nice things and such). I also liked that it dealt with some issues of class, but I still didn't necessarily like that Benedict wouldn't totally accept that Sophie wouldn't be his mistress until the end. He doe...more
#1. The Duke and I - 5 stars. Brilliant.
#2. The Viscount Who Loved Me - 4 stars. Not quite as brillian ...more
the viscount who loved me - masterful. begins with enemies to lovers, develops into ultimate wife guy fantasy. anthony continually moving the goal posts on what counts as "risk of falling in love" had me laughing out loud. "he wanted to see what kate was up to" LOST, GONE, SWEPT AWAY IN THE SEA, ultimate wife guy.
an offer from a gentleman - if you choose to buy in, it's a cute, sweet time. i had a hard time enjoying myself with the stark di ...more
I read these books after I'd watched the Netflix series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and Daphne and Simon's story. I lived all if the characters and chuckled at dialogue making it enjoyable . I truly lived the story.if Anthony and Kate and found myself laughing out loud several times. I love Kate as a character for sure. The third book was my least favorite of the three with a Cinderella beginning and so much repetition. I do live that the female characters are al ...more