The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn

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Read The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) Online Free - Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?

—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813

By 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 sutiors 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…

Title : The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
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ISBN : 0380800829
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 26, 2016

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 r...

Katerina rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2016

“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 "sto...

Laura the Highland Hussy rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 14, 2014

review posted on Got Fiction? Books 2.5 A 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...

Catherine rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 09, 2010

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 w...

Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2010

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...

NiCoLeTa E. rated it ★★★★☆

October 03, 2015

***4,5 lovely stars from me*** The Bridgertons are a really crazy, but wonderfull family!!! I really had a great time... This 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 t...

Heather K (dentist in my spare time) rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 01, 2017

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...

Liz* Fashionably Late rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 04, 2016

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 w...

Shawna rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2010

5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance My 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 an...

Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship} rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 07, 2012

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...

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