# 1 New York Times Bestseller
The inspiration for season two of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Anthony Bridgerton in the second of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family.
This time the gossip columnists have it wrong. London’s most elusive bachelor 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’s 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 book 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 read is equally entertaining. Julia Quinn’s irresistible tale mixes an aristocratic air and a knack for juicy drama. Prepare to laugh, swoon, and (ahem) blush.
really liked it. i had to get it because this season’s was really good so i was very much intrigued.
Not At All Like The Netflix Series 😩
I’m so disappointed to find that the Netflix series deviates SO MUCH from the book that … well, I might as well have been reading two different stories but the characters just shared the same name. 🙁 I purchased this book after watching Season 2 of Bridgerton, hoping to find out more of what happened between Eloise and Penelope at the conclusion of the season. 😖 Don’t waste your time!!! That storyline isn’t even here. It honestly doesn’t even seem as if Eloise and Penelope are even friends in this book.
BUT if you can ignore the total 180 Netflix did to this story - oh wait, they did keep the Bee 🐝!!!! Then by all means buy it, it’s a good read just lower your expectations - not nearly as much drama and definitely better developed characters than the show.
This version of Anthony’s story is so much better Thant the version presented on the Netflix series. Both are amazing though! Another 5 star review, Julia Quinn is a genius!