Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me + Epilogue Pt 2 by Julia Quinn

Posted February 16, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me + Epilogue Pt 2 by Julia Quinn
The Viscount Who Loved Me + Epilogue Pt 2
by Julia Quinn

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 27, 2006
Series: Bridgertons #2
Published by Avon
Pages: 354
 

THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME is the second book in the Bridgerton series and this book has come to be one of my all-time favourite historical romances! Quinn is the queen of witty and snarky dialogue and she really goes above and beyond with this one. Anthony, the eldest son of the Bridgeton and Kate have amazing chemistry, even as they exchange snide remarks and the occasional elbow jabs and kicks. I just love it when they go toe to toe. That Pall Mall scene was hilarious!

What I loved about this book is the fact that in addition to the charming romance that develops between the hero and heroine, there is also so much character development within the hero and heroine respectively that it makes their romance that much stronger, their love that much deeper. Quinn notes that Anthony’s fear of dying similarly like his father at a young age is a common phobia of young men who have lost their fathers. It’s easy for readers to be impatient and argue to “Get over it already!” but it’s tough and takes time. Anthony fully acknowledges his fear and knows that it is silly, which is why he vows to never fall in love, but it is an entirely different matter to overcome that fear. And I think that Quinn does a great job of pacing his “recovery” out in a believable manner.

I also LOVED the storm scene where he comforts Kate and her phobia of storms. The fact that they are willing to comfort each other just makes me melt and it does a great job of strengthening their bond into something more than friendship.

I have to mention my girlcrush on Kate! I absolutely adored her character! It seemed like she fit right into the Bridegerton family with little effort. I adored her attitude and loyalty towards her sister, Edwina and found that even though she was a little jealous of Lord Bridgerton’s earlier attentions to her sister, she was never malicious or acted upon her jealously. Not only is she a great older sister, but she’s one of the few heroines I adore so much that I wish she were real so I could be her friend!

I LOVED this book and went straight into the Epilogue: Part Two which takes place fifteen years later where they engage in their annual tradition of Pall Mall. And let me tell you, I’m surprised a scuffle didn’t break out on the Bridgerton grounds that time. The Pall Mall scene is heated and hilarious, making me love Quinn all the more. As if that was even possible…

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About Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand fashion, appearing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. Ms. Quinn is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, her books have been translated into 29 languages, and she currently lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

Her most popular series, The Bridgertons, is currently being developed by Shondaland as a Netflix series. Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen will adapt and showrun.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Dalene @ A Date with a Book
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I love this series. The Bridgerton clan is a great group of characters. However, I don’t know that I caught the epilogue? Hum, I’ll have to check my book. Thanks!

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Also one of my favorite historical romances! The Pall Mall scenes(both in the book and the second epilogue) are some of the funniest I’ve ever read. Count me as another reader who has a girl crush on Kate!

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Hi Dalene, the second epilogue is actually not included in the books. They are only online.

Yay, Jennifer! I found someone who likes Kate as much as I do!

Ann

Timitra
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Great review Ann I’m really looking forward to delving into this series!!!

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I love this series! Great review

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Enjoyed the review. Will have to check out this series.

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Thank you Timitra, Leagh and Shelly! Hope you try this series out!