The Duke and I
Book 1, Bridgertons
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Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town′s marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn′t as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon′s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!
Great introduction to the author
This was the first book I read from this author and I'm so glad I did! The characters are real and smart and the story a joy to read. Plus the added bonus of some really steamy loving!
I am definitely a Julia Quinn fan now!
The characters are not touching. I stopped reading when they started to play decpetive games between each other. The woman is manipulative and refuses to understand the man when he already did inform her of his situation. He is a little bit lost and she just keeps destroying him (I guess the book end well though and they have heaps of babies). The story is not so much about love between two people, more so about loving yourself more than anyone else. It is about finding ways to meet your goals, whatever the cost is, even if you need to walk over someone else. It would be a good appreciated by extremist feminists and goal achievers, not so much for romance lovers.
- Category: Historical
- Published: 13 October 2009
- Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 384 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Bridgertons