I really am surprised and enthralled when an author writes a compassionate tale that includes a caring stepmother! They seem to be evil in most books! Thank you for writing about a stepmother who cares!
Book reading was very much enjoyable.
Too long. Rosalyn Landor is good as always. This book needs a good edit. Some scenes are never ending, repetitive thoughts and actions that don’t advance the story. I almost always like Julia Quinn stories but never love them. I wish I did.
This was another good story by Quinn. It was fun and light and, for the most part, kept great pace. Occasionally, I found the pall mall game scenes a bit long.
Five out of five. Funny, witty and oh very sexy. Brilliant book.
Great book loved the narration
Love this book I have the whole series
Fantastic read! I really enjoy the audiobooks!
very different from the netflix series but very good.
Nice story, amazingly adorable humor (loved the 2nd epilog as much as theain book) but noticing a theme ... emotional trauma to build in a psychological barrier to happiness as the single flaw for otherwise perfect characters...
This book, or rather the entire series (I’ve decided to stop at the second for moral reasons) is like a toxic relationship.
You think it feels good, but the entire time you feel kind of iffy and insecure and you can’t clearly put your finger on what’s wrong, but baby, it’s wrong.
The writing is well done. In the sense that the author knows how to write proper, pretty sentences. And string scenes together.
But the sexism, the power plays, the psychological yuckiness of it all…ugh. I would never ever want any young woman to listen to this stuff. The author clearly has no experience in what wholesome relationships are and how people should treat each other. She propagates a toxic culture and is obsessed with demonstrating the differences between men and women.
I watched the television series and was blown away by the work they put in eliminating so many terrible things she wrote or did not write. I’m proud to think that there are people out there who recognize that we are not bound by past trash, and can simply use it as inspiration.
The narration is of good quality, but doesn’t pull at my heart strings. No critiques otherwise.
I love Anthony and Kate's story! Julia Quinn does an amazing job transporting you into the world of Bridgerton!
After reading “The Duke and I”, I was looking forward to this book. However I am really disappointed. I find it to be extremely annoying and hard to listen to.
The second book was almost as good as the first. This series is so much better than the show. The Viscount and Kate’s story is wonderful. I didn’t expect Antony to get married just to spite his mother. I was quite surprised when Kate entered the picture. I was surprised at the dimensions of Antony. His character seemed very vain and unsettled in the first book.
Very elegant and emotional. Not at all what I expected. Love his background.
The first part of the story is sort of misogynistic and Anthony is displayed as an asshole. Even if the author wants to show character development, his character is still disturbing and disrespectful. The narrator is 5 out of 5 stars
To slow for my speed.. Just not my taste
Loved this book, this is an addictive series!
A great listen.
Enjoying the book. I love that I can listen while doing household task.
A nice escape and well read, enjoyable
couldn't relate to narrator's voice and reading
I’m pleased that I’m listening to this without the benefit of seeing the Netflix adaptation, because many Regency puritans are denying the authenticity of the tale and the genre because of the aforementioned adaptation. However this is as enjoyable as any other in the genre. The story is fluid and the characters are believable. There’s no aspect of incredulity and I like that the plot is highlighted by the addition of the Gossip Columnist’s observations. That adds another twist to the tale - Who Is the author of the Gossip Newspaper?
I was disappointed- I found it boring and tedious. I listened because I loved the show. Oh well.
so romantic I, had to start listening to the next book immediately after this one. Julia Queen is an amazing author.
Loved this book!! The narrator is amazing!
great book finished in two days
Love this series!
Great book, narrator was brilliant.
I loved the book. The narrator is fabulous.
loved it I can't wait to read the next book in the series
Another fun follow up in this series, that did not disappoint. Although the main gentleman comes across as a bit belligerent at the beginning, he softens as the story goes on. Characters are well drawn and packed with humour and moments of pathos. Easy weekend listen.
Very good I will read the next, the narrator is fabulous.