The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn

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Title: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2)


Series: Bridgertons #2

- The Duke and I (2000)
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000)
- An Offer From A Gentleman (2001)
- Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002)
- To Sir Philip, With Love (2003)
- When He Was Wicked (2004)
- It's In His Kiss (2005)
- On the Way to the Wedding (2006)

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1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, this author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in 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 is 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...

Here is a spoiler summary of what happened in The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2) by Julia Quinn to help refresh your memory before you read the sequel.

What happened in The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton #2)?

  • Anthony Bridgerton needs to find a wife. Previously, he didn’t want to marry because his father dying and leaving his mother left him hurt and traumatised. But now, he’s changed his mind because it’s his duty.
  • Anthony decides to go after Edwina, who is quite popular around these parts.
  • Kate is Edwina’s step sister, and she really dislikes Anthony for being a bit of a play boy.
  • Colin Bridgerton, being a troll, told Anthony that Kate adores him and decides to introduce them both. Needless to say, Anthony quickly learns that Kate doesn’t like him.
  • Anthony heads to the Sheffield home and brings roses for the three women. Kate is pleased with this and it wins her over a little bit. She also thinks that this proves what she thought about Anthony’s play boy ways.
  • Kate and Anthony keep crossing paths and one day Anthony realises he can’t stop thinking about Kate.
  • Lady Bridgerton invites Edwina and her family over and they chat and play games together. Lady Bridgerton still thinks Anthony is interested in Edwina when really he’s developing feelings for Kate.
  • Kate tells Anthony she approves of his and Edwina’s courtship. She’s starting to come around to Anthony because he’s been proving to be loyal.
  • Kate gets stung by a bee and, since this is the way Anthony’s father died, he gets upset. He tries to help her and they get caught in a… fun position.
  • Anthony decides that he truly wants to marry Kate, although he insists that he can’t love her.
  • Kate realises that she is in love with Anthony and she hopes he can overcome his fear of dying.

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