1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not 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
But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn't just decided to marry—he's even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended's older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate's the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams...
Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony's lips touch hers, she's suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This Regency romance, the second title in the hit Bridgerton series, is a seductive, witty blend of fiery contempt and searing sexual tension. The infamous playboy Anthony Bridgerton has supposedly reformed himself—his engagement to young Edwina Sheffield is the talk of the town. But Edwina’s sister Kate doesn’t buy the blindingly handsome bachelor’s transformation, engaging Anthony in a delicious battle of words. We loved every second of Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton screen adaptation—and this rapturous, transportive listen is equally entertaining. Narrator Rosalyn Landor delivers Julia Quinn’s irresistible tale with an aristocratic air and a knack for juicy drama. Prepare to laugh, swoon, and (ahem) blush.
Ugh so good
A bit rough around the edges but I freaking love the Bridgerton books and it’s just so hard to put down. Without a doubt you will be laughing, shocked in your seat and a bit hot and bothered
After watching both Seasons of the TV adaptation of this book I found it very enjoyable!
The talk of the ton-do not miss!
Fantastic narration. Read in anticipation of season 2 of Bridgerton. Can’t wait to see this story come to life on screen. The study, library and pall mall scenes in particular.