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The Viscount Who Loved Me

(Bridgertons #2)

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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 wr
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Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Avon (first published December 5th 2000)
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mel ☽
3.75 stars ✩⋆

UPDATE : fuuuuck yeah there's a season 2 wooo!!! @netflix @shondaland PLEASE for the love of whistledown, don't show anymore anthony x siena scenes and kathony scenes better be hotter and more passionate or else imma sue with my 1.75 dollars 😤😤

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don't mind me. just reading this after suffering through the anthony + siena scenes in the show.

after watching episode 1 i ran so fast to goodreads and started stalking everyone's books and me always being curious af and wanting to kn
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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
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Katerina
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
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Christy
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Christy by: Amy | Foxy Blogs
5 stars
“Love's about finding the one person who makes your heart complete. Who makes you a better person than you ever dreamed you could be. Its 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.”

I enjoyed the first 'Bridgertons' book a lot, but this one.... this one I absolutely loved. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite troupes, but I've never read a historical romance enemies to lovers book, and let
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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.
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Hell yeah, I was literally drooling when I got my hands into Anthony Bridgerton’s own book to discover his steamy, sassy, emotional love story! The actor Jonathan Bailey already won my heart at the first season with his successfully developed Anthony Bridget portrait. Without waiting for whole year, I wanted to know his story ASAP which forced me to have special weekend appointment with his journey!

I can honestly tell we should expect a fabulous second season from Shondaland writers because thi
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Bibi
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boring
Shonda and her screenwriters deserve awards for turning this mess of a series into something quite exceptional. I was catatonic with boredom.
Elena C.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Miranda Reads
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It's a guilty pleasure. No shame. ...more
Phrynne
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
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Mo
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
This is a re-read/listen. Wonderful again. I fell in love with this series about ten years ago and have read and reread them many times over the years... I adore them all. And now with the new Netflix production up and running there is more interest and more pictures of the characters.

Lord Anthony Bridgerton (as per the Netflix casting and production of BOOK 1, "The Duke and I")


Miss Katherine Sheffield (as per my casting)


Netflix have not even confirmed that they are going to continue with the s
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Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
#1 The Duke and I — 2.5 Stars
#2 The Viscount Who Loved Me — 2.75 Stars


The men don’t have ☆BALLS☆, and the women too obsessed with attending ☆BALLS☆.

Upon finishing this book, this lady (me) realized that she might hate herself but she at least still has her self-respect intact. Therefore, she decided to not read anymore of this rubbish for doing so would be an act of self-loathing she simply does not want to partake. Not in this lifetime.

It’s been a month since I read the book, so I’m kinda blink
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Jessica
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
Warda
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-
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Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-hate, fav-hr
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. ...more
Mo
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
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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!!!
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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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
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farwa⋆
~4.25 stars~

Ok lol look I wasn't planning on whatsoever to pick this book up this soon, like this soon because I thought it was going to be hella boring, considering the very mixed reviews and I didn't even read the first book so I had no clue about it at all, I just watched the show. But yeah,,,,I went for it anyway as I loved Anthony from the show a lot, and Siena and him had *cough* damn good passionate scenes that I, honestly, tremendously loved *fans myself* cause yeah again I had no idea a
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Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Bumping this up from 3 to 4 stars solely for Kate (and Newton).
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Melanie by: Leila
Audio: 5 STARS!
Story: 4 STARS!


First, thank you to LEILA for doing the Bridgertons with me! It's always wonderful reading with you. 🥰🥰

So this is my second of JQ's books and I have to say that she excels at writing relationships between siblings. The dynamics within the Bridgerton family are some of the best I've ever read. That game of Pall-mall (which is the precursor to croquet) was SO funny - I loved every word!

I'm not quite as enamored with the dynamics between her couples though. While the i
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Danielle
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it

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
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NMmomof4
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
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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
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Korrie’s Korner
Where have these books been all my life!

I love Anthony and Kate so much. I haven’t read many “enemies to lovers” type tropes, but this one is my absolute favorite! Julia just has a way of writing that I’m becoming addicted to, and I’m afraid She’s going to spoil me as I read other books. This book gave my feels feels as I witnessed both Anthony and Kate work through fears and demons they had in their closets from tragic circumstances in their lives. These circumstances making it hard to give one
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Re-listened 1/20/2021
Still just as good the second time around.
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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
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Cait (Caitsbooks)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
TW: death, fat-shaming, panic attack, anxiety, phobia [bees]

“There were some bonds, he was coming to realize, that were stronger than those of blood. These were not bonds he had room for in his life.”

After The Duke & I, my expectations were low. But The Viscount Who Loved Me was able to restore my faith in this series. I loved our two main characters, they were both so fun to read about. Their banter is amazing, and I just adore them so much. This book is just pure fun.

Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Very old school romance, but I really liked it!
Wendy'sThoughts
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Julia Quinn Fans, Historical, Romance
UPDATES when I find Bridgerton things of interest. Can't help the addiction Sorry, Not Sorry :D
April,2, 2021-Per CNN More Lady Whistledown News!
Dearest Readers,
While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton's quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to
Rege'-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We'll miss Simon's presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcomin
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Saswati
Jan 02, 2021 marked it as to-read
Three guesses as to why this just went on my top-tbr?! 😌
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