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The Duke And I - Aku Dan Sang Duke (Bridgertons #1)

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Adakah tantangan yang lebih besar bagi para Ibu Ambisius London selain duke yang masih lajang?
Lembar Berita Lady Whistledown, April 1813


Semua orang tahu Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, sebentar lagi akan meminang Daphne Bridgerton yang manis, yang selama ini hanya dianggap sebagai sahabat alih-alih calon istri oleh para pria lajang. Tapi mereka berdua tahu yang sebenarnya-
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Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 2010 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 5th 2000)
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
This review is dedicated to my dear friend (haha) Navessa who was thoughtful enough to challenge me to read this book. (view spoiler)

My name is Sarah and I'm a survivor.

Yes I am. Because I have done it. I have read all 384 pages of this Historical Romance masterpiece. And I am still alive to talk about it. Someone please give me a medal.



Where to begin? The possibilities are quite
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Katerina
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?”

Well my Mama refused to find me a duke, even though she is desperate to see me settled down (apparently, I am a spinster at the ripe age of 24). In fact, she laughed at the idea, and then started her "stop reading-start living" lectures, while arranging to introduce me to the Lady of the Caramel's son, who is "rich, young and available"(I think available is her most important quality). Me, well, I ignore
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Laura the Highland Hussy
review posted on Got Fiction? Books

2.5
A lot of my GR buddies love this book, and a few have recommended it to me. So I ordered it, and up until a certain part in the end, I really was enjoying it.

I won't feel bad about the spoilers in here, because this is an older book, and a ton of people have read it.

I liked Daphne, and I really liked Daphne and Simon's interactions, witty reparte, banter. all of the above. Obviously they were meant for each other, and not in the sickeningly sweet sort of way
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Catherine
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
When I read a book, I want to become involved emotionally. A book that does that is more likely to be highly rated. Such was the case with The Duke and I.

I have a sickness, an infatuation for tortured, dark, conflicted heroes. The happy-go-lucky guys don't capture my imagination nearly so much as their darker counterparts. Fortunately, Simon was tortured enough to keep me happy.

The beginning of this book was brilliantly done. I was already captivated with Simon, the future Duke of Hastings. My h
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NiCoLeTa E.
***4,5 lovely stars from me***

The Bridgertons are a really crazy, but wonderfull family!!!
I really had a great time...
This book was funny, interesting and i couldn't put it down!!!

The only reason that i put 4,5 stars was because i was torn between and 4 and 5... and that's because even though that it was a really great story, somewhere before the middle had a really slow pace for my taste!!!

Well, well, well...
I have to tell you that the Bridgerton family aparts from nine members...
The mother a
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)


Disappointed. Actually, disappointed doesn't even begin to describe it.

*Unpopular opinion time*

Once upon a time, I wasn't into historical romance. I thought they were silly and anti-women, and I wasn't even interested in trying them. Thankfully, I discovered historical romances by Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan, and I fell head over heels for the genre.

I'm thanking my lucky stars that I didn't try this book first because I fear I would have never read the genre again.

I've been meaning to try th
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Liz* Fashionably Late
I don't wanna be that guy but let Aunty Liz tell you a spoilerish story! gather 'round, dear children:

A loving husband, very much in love, is eager to start a family but his wife is not mentally ready yet. She's been through a lot so she asks him to wait. She needs time to heal.

That night, the wife enters the bedroom a little drunk. Yeah, she's been drinking, my children, don't drive if you're drinking. Anyways, the wife is very drunk so she goes to sleep. Suddenly, the husband lures her with k
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Shawna
5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

My introduction to author Julia Quinn was with the books The Lost Duke of Wyndham and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, and I wasn’t at all impressed and found them really boring. Several GR friends told me they aren’t her best books or indicative of her other works and that I should give her popular Bridgertons series a chance. I’ve had several of JQ’s books on my TBR shelf for quite a while now, and after mourning the end of two of my favorite HR series, Lisa Kleypa
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Catarina
5 Fairytale Stars!

There was nothing more attractive to mothers of single daughters than a single duke. Unforunately for Simon he is one. And he is single. And considing he never wants to get married, those mothers are a pain in his arse.
So he makes a proposition to Daphne, the younger sister of his best-friend who is also tired of rejecting pretendents she doesn't want. The deal is pretending to be interested in each other and everyone will leave them alone. What they don't expect is those fe
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Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
It's okay to rape your husband. (Source: Chapter 18 onwards.)

Up until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars. Four and not five because of:

➜ Anthony's behaviour after witnessing his friend's mouth on his sister's chest in the garden of a house party, challenging his FRIEND to a duel after Simon refused to marry Daphne on the grounds it would make her unhappy because he couldn't give her what she'd always wanted i.e. children and therefore happiness. If Simon really was a frien
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
"Save your pathetic words," Anthony spat. "I'll see you at dawn."

Please let there be a duel. Pleeeeaaasssse let there be a duel.

One sec, flipping the page. *pause* Damn...no duel.

"I've always known that I wasn't the sort of woman men dream of, but I never thought anyone would prefer death to marriage with me."

3.5 stars. I would have definitely gone for a solid 4 star had there been a duel. What a missed opportunity that was! There are more brothers in this family; it wouldn't have been a
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Phrynne
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in the same vein as Georgette Heyer - not quite as good but still very entertaining! I must admit I raced through it because, although these books always have happy endings, it was hard at times to see how one was going to be achieved! Daphne and Simon were an attractive couple, the three brothers were hilarious and the Bridgerton family as a whole were charming. There was lots of humorous banter and some real laugh aloud moments. It was a nice, easy read for a Sunday afternoon and I wil ...more
Rane
Ah my Gentle Reader, this Reviewer is pleased to report, that one cannot argue against; I loved this book.

It was fun to read about Simon and Daphne finding each other through angry brothers, duels, crazy marriage mind mamas and a few misunderstandings along the way. The banter between the was laugh out loud funny as were some of the arguments .

Simon was a great hero, dealing with his past and the treatment his father dealt him at such an early age, making it his goal in life to prove his fathe
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Seffra
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So this book went from 4 stars to a 2 stars...

Where to begin....

OH THERE ARE MANY SPOILERS IN THIS RANT..ERM, I MEAN REVIEW...

I really enjoyed this beginning of this book. I liked Simon and I seriously felt for him. He had a horrible father who ignored his existence because of he stuttered... Poor, poor Simon...

Then we have the little chit who to be known as our heroine....her name is Daphne... we will not dwell on her attributes since she was a poor excuse for a female character. Instead, we wi
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[Aengell]
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

What a great introduction to an understandably beloved and well-praised series!

I won't say anything on the plot, since 90% of my friends here on Goodreads have read this series, but this is the story about Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings.

This couple though.

Their little scheme, which covers about the first half of the novel, was funny and entertaining, and it left room enough for the little quirks of the Bridgertons to be shown. Julia Quinn, as I have experie
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Alba M.
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En realidad lo acabé ayer a las 2 de la madrugada PORQUE NO PODÍA SOLTARLO!!!! Me enamoré como una tonta de Simon... me encantó el epílogo pero necesitaba más.
El único momento que no me gustó fue cuando entre Daphne y Simon se hicieron daño mutuamente... llevaban con un tira y afloja todo el libro y cuando por fin parecía que iba bien ZAS!
Aún así no me arrepiento de haberlo leído fue precioso <3
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish


My Review:

This was an entertaining read. I loved Simon, the ‘tortured from childhood’ soul, and Daphne Bridgerton, the one woman who could rescue him from his bitter, angry existence, and give him a future filled with happiness, family and the love he never dreamed he could have.

The family interactions were highly amusing in the way Daphne’s siblings protected her honor even when she didn’t want it protected. Another fun side to this book was the inclusion of Lady Whistledown’s gossip columns wh
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Grecia Robles
Me encantó 💕❤💕❤

Simon y Daphne 😍😍😍

Amor a toda la familia Bridgerton en especial a Colin que siento que me va a robar mi corazón

Reseña completa pronto
Quinn
Wow. Way to ruin the book.

I’m usually up for morally ambiguous characters and controversial subjects in my books. I like being surprised. I’m not a black or white kind of person – I live and think in the grey almost always.

But there are some things that are just plain wrong, no matter how you slice it.

I’ve deliberately avoided this author, hearing the words “light and fluffy” far too often in association with her books. My preference is generally closer to “dark and angsty”, so I just figured sh
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I have been ruined by Lisa Kleypas and all her wonderful historical that until now, I couldn’t find an author who could live up to the Kleypas craze. Julia Quinn is the answer.

THE DUKE AND I is such a charming story of Daphne and Simon! The story captured me with its prologue. It starts off with a story of a vulnerable young boy and his prideful father who wished to have the perfect heir. When he learns that his son has a speech impediment, he deems him as defective and
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Ronyell
Duke and I

My first exposure into Julia Quinn’s romance novels was through a recent book Just Like Heaven. But, after I heard so many good things about the first book in Julia Quinn’s legendary “Bridgertons” series “The Duke and I,” I just had to give this book a shot and goodness, was I blown away by this brilliant romance novel!

Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, had a troubled childhood as his father, the former Duke of Hastings, had rejected him as a child due to Simon’s speech impediment. Years later
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Jen
3.5 Stars

There were rules among friends, commandments, really, and the most important one was Thou Shalt Not Lust After Thy Friend’s Sister.


Some things never change.

As much as I enjoyed it, The Duke and I ended up being my least favorite of the series so far. Yeah, like most things in my life, I'm experiencing this series out of order. Still, an alright Bridgerton book beats most of the stuff I've read lately so I'm left with absolutely no complaints.
Nadia
Some spoilers ahead, so consider yourself forewarned.

Oh where to begin...

I suppose the beginning was not that bad. The characters were a little bit flat, but it was interesting enough. Cheesy, but readable.
The part when they kiss for the first time was hilarious. I'm not really sure if it was intended, but still.

But then, as Daphne became increasingly pathetic with every chapter, and Simon became an even bigger asshole, the book was quickly turning from readable to insufferable.

And then it culm
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Ashley
After I mentioned that my library didn't have this book, the lovely Malin sent it to me, along with books 2-4 in the series. I tried a little bit to resist reading this because I have so many other books I should be reading, but I made it barely to noon the next day before I caved.

Basically, this book was fun. Malin is the best.

The Duke and I is the first book in Julia Quinn's Bridgertons series, which follows the immense Bridgerton clan, as they live and love (of course) in Regency England. I
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♛ Garima ♛
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

More like 3.5 stars.

It was nice story, when I started reading I thought I am reading bit modernized version of Pride and Prejudice!


To say that men can be bullheaded would be insulting to bulls.


It was light hearted comedy and dash of drama type of story. I enjoyed it while reading it so there are chances I will read in the series when I am in mood of light hearted romantic comedy.
Laure
I do like 'historical' romances. Their plots are indeed very predictable but there is something reassuring and cosy about this. This one hits all the right notes, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Kinga
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Duke And I' relies on all romance and romantic comedies authors favourite premise - a pretend relationship. Somehow two people find themselves having to pretend they are in love with each other and inevitably, and to their own embarrassment, end up falling in love for real. Sadly this never happens in real life. Well, the falling in love for real part doesn't happen. Pretend relationships do. And they usually involve a significant sum of money and a passport.

[here be the spoilers]

Despite
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
I found a reference to Julia Quinn on a review of another author's work and decided to check her out. The Bridgerton series was the one I saw getting the best reviews, so I decided to check out The Duke and I, the first in the Bridgerton saga.

I loved it. As you can tell by the fact that I gave it four stars. I don't toss high ratings out to romance novels very often since they're usually overly formulaic, sappy, and repetitive, but I find Quinn's writing to be engaging, funny, intelligent, and
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Jaz
I stayed up until 4 am reading this, all I can say is: It was worth it.

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“Men are sheep. Where one goes, the rest will soon follow.

-Lady Whistledown”
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“Where is he? Bridgerton!" he bellowed.
Three chestnut heads swiveled in his direction. Simon stomped across the grass, murder in his eyes.
"I meant the idiot Bridgerton."
"That, I believe," Anthony said mildly, tilting his chin toward Colin, "would refer to you.”
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