Review: The Duke & I by Julia Quinn #5stars


(Bridgertons, #1)

Julia Quinn


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 ruse to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors 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 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.


I bought this audio on 9/17/2017 and I decided to read it before the Netflix series comes out.


I really enjoyed the story of Simon & Daphne and their determination to get out having to deal with the dating world by coming up with a plan to have Simon court Daphne. Their plan gets out of hand and they find each other married to one another.

Overall a sweet and funny romance for the ages.

The Duke and I is the first book in the Bridgertons series. There are 8 Bridgerton siblings who each get their own book to tell their love story. Lovers of historical romances will enjoy this tale between the eldest daughter of a very involved family and a stuttering duke. Their love story will capture the reader’s heart with their witty banter and at times the laugh out loud moments.

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