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The Duke and I

The Duke and I Can there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Lady Whistledown s Society Papers April By all accounts Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his bes

  • Title: The Duke and I
  • Author: Julia Quinn
  • ISBN: 9780380800827
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Can there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Lady Whistledown s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend s sister, the lovely and almost on the shelf Daphne Bridgerton But the two of them know the truth it s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage mindedCan there be any greater challenge to London s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke Lady Whistledown s Society Papers, April 1813By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend s sister, the lovely and almost on the shelf Daphne Bridgerton But the two of them know the truth it s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage minded society mothers And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it s hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham Maybe it s his devilish smile, certainly it s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke for real And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love

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    1. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) on said:

      This review is dedicated to my dear friend (haha) Navessa who was thoughtful enough to challenge me to read this book. (view spoiler)[Did you people seriously think I would willingly chose to read something like this? Are you insane? (hide spoiler)]My name is Sarah and I'm a survivor. Yes I am. Because I have done it. I have read all 384 pages of this Historical Romance masterpiece. And I am still alive to talk about it. Someone please give me a medal.Where to begin? The possibilities are quite [...]

    2. Katerina on said:

      “Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?” Well my Mama refused to find me a duke, even though she is desperate to see me settled down (apparently, I am a spinster at the ripe age of 24). In fact, she laughed at the idea, and then started her "stop reading-start living" lectures, while arranging to introduce me to the Lady of the Caramel's son, who is "rich, young and available"(I think available is her most important quality). Me, well, I igno [...]

    3. Laura the Highland Hussy on said:

      review posted on Got Fiction? Books2.5A lot of my GR buddies love this book, and a few have recommended it to me. So I ordered it, and up until a certain part in the end, I really was enjoying it.I won't feel bad about the spoilers in here, because this is an older book, and a ton of people have read it.I liked Daphne, and I really liked Daphne and Simon's interactions, witty reparte, banter. all of the above. Obviously they were meant for each other, and not in the sickeningly sweet sort of way [...]

    4. Catherine on said:

      I never thought that I could have a whole book spoiled for me by one action, but this book proved that I could. What's so irritating about this is that I was enjoying the book. I liked the character's amusing dialogue and the friendship the developed.Things did start to go a bit downhill for me when Daphne chases Simon down at the duel. I don't get the most optimistic feeling when I see someone willing to die rather than marry. I know it wasn't Daphne in particular, but when the hero has so much [...]

    5. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) on said:

      When I read a book, I want to become involved emotionally. A book that does that is more likely to be highly rated. Such was the case with The Duke and I.I have a sickness, an infatuation for tortured, dark, conflicted heroes. The happy-go-lucky guys don't capture my imagination nearly so much as their darker counterparts. Fortunately, Simon was tortured enough to keep me happy.The beginning of this book was brilliantly done. I was already captivated with Simon, the future Duke of Hastings. My h [...]

    6. NiCoLeTa E. on said:

      ***4,5 lovely stars from me***The Bridgertons are a really crazy, but wonderfull family!!!I really had a great timeThis book was funny, interesting and i couldn't put it down!!!The only reason that i put 4,5 stars was because i was torn between and 4 and 5 and that's because even though that it was a really great story, somewhere before the middle had a really slow pace for my taste!!!Well, well, wellI have to tell you that the Bridgerton family aparts from nine membersThe mother and her eight c [...]

    7. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) on said:

      Disappointed. Actually, disappointed doesn't even begin to describe it.*Unpopular opinion time*Once upon a time, I wasn't into historical romance. I thought they were silly and anti-women, and I wasn't even interested in trying them. Thankfully, I discovered historical romances by Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan, and I fell head over heels for the genre. I'm thanking my lucky stars that I didn't try this book first because I fear I would have never read the genre again. I've been meaning to try th [...]

    8. Liz* Fashionably Late on said:

      I don't wanna be that guy but let Aunty Liz tell you a spoilerish story! gather 'round, dear children:A loving husband, very much in love, is eager to start a family but his wife is not mentally ready yet. She's been through a lot so she asks him to wait. She needs time to heal. That night, the wife enters the bedroom a little drunk. Yeah, she's been drinking, my children, don't drive if you're drinking. Anyways, the wife is very drunk so she goes to sleep. Suddenly, the husband lures her with k [...]

    9. Shawna on said:

      5 stars – Historical/Regency RomanceMy introduction to author Julia Quinn was with the books The Lost Duke of Wyndham and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, and I wasn’t at all impressed and found them really boring. Several GR friends told me they aren’t her best books or indicative of her other works and that I should give her popular Bridgertons series a chance. I’ve had several of JQ’s books on my TBR shelf for quite a while now, and after mourning the end of two of my favorite HR series, L [...]

    10. Literary Ames Against GR Censorship on said:

      It's okay to rape your husband. (Source: Chapter 18 onwards.)Up until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars. Four and not five because of:➜ Anthony's behaviour after witnessing his friend's mouth on his sister's chest in the garden of a house party, challenging his FRIEND to a duel after Simon refused to marry Daphne on the grounds it would make her unhappy because he couldn't give her what she'd always wanted i.e. children and therefore happiness. If Simon really was a fri [...]

    11. Catarina on said:

      5 Fairytale Stars!There was nothing more attractive to mothers of single daughters than a single duke. Unforunately for Simon he is one. And he is single. And considing he never wants to get married, those mothers are a pain in his arse. So he makes a proposition to Daphne, the younger sister of his best-friend who is also tired of rejecting pretendents she doesn't want. The deal is pretending to be interested in each other and everyone will leave them alone. What they don't expect is those feel [...]

    12. Stacia (the 2010 club) on said:

      "Save your pathetic words," Anthony spat. "I'll see you at dawn."Please let there be a duel. Pleeeeaaasssse let there be a duel.One sec, flipping the page. *pause* Damn duel."I've always known that I wasn't the sort of woman men dream of, but I never thought anyone would prefer death to marriage with me."3.5 stars. I would have definitely gone for a solid 4 star had there been a duel. What a missed opportunity that was! There are more brothers in this family; it wouldn't have been a big deal to [...]

    13. Phrynne on said:

      Written in the same vein as Georgette Heyer - not quite as good but still very entertaining! I must admit I raced through it because, although these books always have happy endings, it was hard at times to see how one was going to be achieved! Daphne and Simon were an attractive couple, the three brothers were hilarious and the Bridgerton family as a whole were charming. There was lots of humorous banter and some real laugh aloud moments. It was a nice, easy read for a Sunday afternoon and I wil [...]

    14. Seffra on said:

      So this book went from 4 stars to a 2 starsWhere to begin.OH THERE ARE MANY SPOILERS IN THIS RANTERM, I MEAN REVIEWI really enjoyed this beginning of this book. I liked Simon and I seriously felt for him. He had a horrible father who ignored his existence because of he stuttered Poor, poor SimonThen we have the little chit who to be known as our heroine.her name is Daphne we will not dwell on her attributes since she was a poor excuse for a female character. Instead, we will spend time on her du [...]

    15. Zairobe25 on said:

      Me encantó, no se porqué no había leído esta serie y esta autora, no sabía lo que me perdía, me encantaron Daphne y Simón, y por supuesto todo el combo de Bridgertons!

    16. Rane on said:

      Ah my Gentle Reader, this Reviewer is pleased to report, that one cannot argue against; I loved this book. It was fun to read about Simon and Daphne finding each other through angry brothers, duels, crazy marriage mind mamas and a few misunderstandings along the way. The banter between the was laugh out loud funny as were some of the arguments . Simon was a great hero, dealing with his past and the treatment his father dealt him at such an early age, making it his goal in life to prove his fathe [...]

    17. Alba M. on said:

      En realidad lo acabé ayer a las 2 de la madrugada PORQUE NO PODÍA SOLTARLO!!!! Me enamoré como una tonta de Simon me encantó el epílogo pero necesitaba más. El único momento que no me gustó fue cuando entre Daphne y Simon se hicieron daño mutuamente llevaban con un tira y afloja todo el libro y cuando por fin parecía que iba bien ZAS! Aún así no me arrepiento de haberlo leído fue precioso <3

    18. [Aengell] on said:

      4.5 starsWhat a great introduction to an understandably beloved and well-praised series!I won't say anything on the plot, since 90% of my friends here on have read this series, but this is the story about Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. This couple though. Their little scheme, which covers about the first half of the novel, was funny and entertaining, and it left room enough for the little quirks of the Bridgertons to be shown. Julia Quinn, as I have experienced many t [...]

    19. ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader on said:

      I loved it! I deducted one star for what Daphne did that I didn’t think was right, but I still enjoyed Simon and Daphne’s relationship so much! You can feel how much they love each other. Overall this book is a great Historical Romance that I highly recommend.

    20. Maria Sol on said:

      Primer libro que leo de esta autora y me gustó muchisimo!!Toda la familia Bridgerton es encantadora, divertida y en este caso Daphne y Simon me contaron una historia que me gustó mucho, me resultó super divertida, amena, ágil, romántica y entretenida. Sin lugar a dudas seguiré conociendo a esta amplia familia y sus locuras.

    21. UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish on said:

      My Review:This was an entertaining read. I loved Simon, the ‘tortured from childhood’ soul, and Daphne Bridgerton, the one woman who could rescue him from his bitter, angry existence, and give him a future filled with happiness, family and the love he never dreamed he could have.The family interactions were highly amusing in the way Daphne’s siblings protected her honor even when she didn’t want it protected. Another fun side to this book was the inclusion of Lady Whistledown’s gossip [...]

    22. Grecia Robles on said:

      Me encantó 💕❤💕❤Simon y Daphne 😍😍😍 Amor a toda la familia Bridgerton en especial a Colin que siento que me va a robar mi corazón Reseña completa pronto

    23. Quinn on said:

      Wow. Way to ruin the book.I’m usually up for morally ambiguous characters and controversial subjects in my books. I like being surprised. I’m not a black or white kind of person – I live and think in the grey almost always.But there are some things that are just plain wrong, no matter how you slice it.I’ve deliberately avoided this author, hearing the words “light and fluffy” far too often in association with her books. My preference is generally closer to “dark and angsty”, so I [...]

    24. Jen on said:

      3.5 StarsThere were rules among friends, commandments, really, and the most important one was Thou Shalt Not Lust After Thy Friend’s Sister.Some things never change.As much as I enjoyed it, The Duke and I ended up being my least favorite of the series so far. Yeah, like most things in my life, I'm experiencing this series out of order. Still, an alright Bridgerton book beats most of the stuff I've read lately so I'm left with absolutely no complaints.

    25. Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) on said:

      Posted on Under the CoversI have been ruined by Lisa Kleypas and all her wonderful historical that until now, I couldn’t find an author who could live up to the Kleypas craze. Julia Quinn is the answerE DUKE AND I is such a charming story of Daphne and Simon! The story captured me with its prologue. It starts off with a story of a vulnerable young boy and his prideful father who wished to have the perfect heir. When he learns that his son has a speech impediment, he deems him as defective and [...]

    26. Nadia on said:

      Some spoilers ahead, so consider yourself forewarned.Oh where to beginI suppose the beginning was not that bad. The characters were a little bit flat, but it was interesting enough. Cheesy, but readable.The part when they kiss for the first time was hilarious. I'm not really sure if it was intended, but still.But then, as Daphne became increasingly pathetic with every chapter, and Simon became an even bigger asshole, the book was quickly turning from readable to insufferable. And then it culmina [...]

    27. Ronyell on said:

      My first exposure into Julia Quinn’s romance novels was through a recent book Just Like Heaven. But, after I heard so many good things about the first book in Julia Quinn’s legendary “Bridgertons” series “The Duke and I,” I just had to give this book a shot and goodness, was I blown away by this brilliant romance novel!Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, had a troubled childhood as his father, the former Duke of Hastings, had rejected him as a child due to Simon’s speech impediment [...]

    28. Katrina Passick Lumsden on said:

      I found a reference to Julia Quinn on a review of another author's work and decided to check her out. The Bridgerton series was the one I saw getting the best reviews, so I decided to check out The Duke and I, the first in the Bridgerton saga. I loved it. As you can tell by the fact that I gave it four stars. I don't toss high ratings out to romance novels very often since they're usually overly formulaic, sappy, and repetitive, but I find Quinn's writing to be engaging, funny, intelligent, and [...]

    29. Ashley on said:

      After I mentioned that my library didn't have this book, the lovely Malin sent it to me, along with books 2-4 in the series. I tried a little bit to resist reading this because I have so many other books I should be reading, but I made it barely to noon the next day before I caved. Basically, this book was fun. Malin is the best. The Duke and I is the first book in Julia Quinn's Bridgertons series, which follows the immense Bridgerton clan, as they live and love (of course) in Regency England. I [...]

    30. ♛ Garima ♛ on said:

      More like 3.5 stars.It was nice story, when I started reading I thought I am reading bit modernized version of Pride and Prejudice! To say that men can be bullheaded would be insulting to bulls.It was light hearted comedy and dash of drama type of story. I enjoyed it while reading it so there are chances I will read in the series when I am in mood of light hearted romantic comedy.

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