I instantly got sucked into Netflix’ Bridgerton series - I binged watched both seasons when they came out. I finally decided to read the books and I am glad I did. To be honest, I’m not sure I would have ever chosen to read these if I hadn’t watched the show. I loved the show, but after reading the books I realized how much more they put into the show to make it well, more dramatic. Of course a word for word adaptation wouldn’t be as entertaining - I mean hello Duke - but I was glad to see that Julia Quinn was involved with the show even though she did let them take creative liberties which worked well for making it so easy to watch. Check out my review for the first three books, warning: spoilers if you haven’t seen or read them!
The Duke and I actually stuck to the plot in the book pretty well when it came to the Duke and Daphne, except for the whole Queen ordeal. In the books there is no Queen on the mission to find out who Lady Whistledown is or running the show; and honestly Lady Dansbury was a disappointment in this books - she gets better later on.
I love Daphne and Simon and the fact that I got a second epilogue in the book made me so happy because you really see how in love they are and how their family grows. I also like that they have the appearance in the second book as well giving us more insights into how important family is to the Bridgertons.
The Viscount Who Loved Me is, in my opinion, better than the first book. I prefer Anthony and Kate, their relationship is just more fiery. I think the book was better than the show, and thinking about it, the show did some things that I wasn’t a fan of. I hate how in the show he ended up proposing to Edwina and am glad that is not how it happened in the book - their proposal was very similar to Daphne and the Dukes. I enjoyed how even in the book, Anthony’s mom was pushing them together and how Edwina saw they were also meant for each other and wasn’t upset. I feel like the show made her seem a little more selfish and I liked how in the book she is able to really find true love and not worry about money or providing for her family.
After finishing An Offer From a Gentleman I have decided that Benedict is my favorite brother - of course that may change when I read more. The tangled story in this book is just so captivating, I mean, it’s very much Cinderella like, but I love Sophie. She sticks to her values and pushes through everything that is tough in her life, including jail. I love how Benedict, no matter the social cost, still really just wants to be with her and settles elsewhere to do it.
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I have made a yearly goal to read more and once I got my Kindle working again I haven't stopped. Here you will find my reviews of my more recent reads to share with you.