May Contain Spoilers
Review by Poo Penny
This book was absolutely delightful!! I have been waiting for this book at the library for what seems like forever, and I can see why. This book was funny, and had a lot of build up to the romance. It was just what I needed.
I really loved the pall mall match. Well, matches. They were the absolute highlight. I must have the mallet of death!! Hah. I couldn’t stop laughing. Or how about when Kate’s dog took Edwina, her sister, into the “river.” Although, he was just a little corgi, so that was a little far fetched, right? But, still, hilarious.
But you will thoroughly enjoy this if you like when the couple have witty banter, steamy tension, and great dialogue, then this is the book for you. It has been taking me days and days to read books since I started working, and I read this one in under one, I was so hooked. I am almost tempted to just buy the 3rd book, but alas, I will just wait, in pain, on the library waitlist.
Grade: 4 stars
Review copy borrowed from our local library
About the book
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 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 to 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…