The Duke and I (Bridgerton Series #1)
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry though there is... show more
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that is seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!
Publish date: 28-01-2000
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
I loved The Duke and I, but I feel the need to quantify that. For one, I absolutely understand why this is a polarizing book. The first three quarters are a relatively light, genteel HR with a spunky but sweetly innocent heroine falling in love with her brother's best friend. And then there's spou...
Soooooo I thought this book was funny for the first half. Daphne was feisty and funny, I liked Simon's reluctant gentleman-like nature, and things were moving along swimmingly to a lovely erotic ending, when BAM! Things took a turn for the Seriously Disturbing. Daphne knows that her husband doesn't...
A fun Regency romance, plenty of good banter, sensible female heroine. Surprisingly emotionally nuanced for the genre.
'The Duke And I' relies on all romance and romantic comedies authors favourite premise - a pretend relationship. Somehow two people find themselves having to pretend they are in love with each other and inevitably, and to their own embarrassment, end up falling in love for real. Sadly this never hap...
I didn't think I'd fall in love with the Bridgertons -- after all, this is a romance novel, and we all know how THEY are. Let me tell you, I was entranced by this wonderful story from almost the 1st page. Sure, we all know how it's going to end... we all know that there will be "something" in the wa...
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