Updated: Aug 20, 2022
"This Author has come to the conclusion that there are rakes, and there are Rakes. Anthony Bridgerton is a Rake."
"If you are attempting to convince me that reformed rakes make the best husbands, you will meet with no success."
Anthony Bridgerton has decided it is time to marry and he has already chosen a wife, Edwina Sheffield, the Incomparable of the season. That surely wont be an easy feat, for he will have to go through her older sister, Katharine Sheffield, first. Kate is ever determined to never let a rake, especially him, to get anywhere near Edwina, let alone marry her, but she can't get rid of him that easily. Anthony, is not one to take no for an answer and he will do whatever it takes to have Edwina's hand in marriage, even if he can't stop dreaming of her sister. He's not the only one falling. Kate was so busy protecting her sister's heart, she forgot to protect her own.
I love the book and the series. I mean, if you haven't noticed, I'm absolutely into the enemies-to-lovers trope and to put this in a different time period, it totally won me over. It's adorable and hot and funny. The characters are truly alive! This book is very enjoyable and if you haven't watched the series yet, I suggest you do. I mean people have probably replayed the clip of Eloise asking how baby's come to be a million times over, and the clip of the Duke of Hastings licking an ice cream spoon more than one would probably care to admit out loud. Don't forget to check out the other books in the series and the author. Though I prefer the portrayal of the characters in the book rather than the show for this second one, don't forget to check out Season 2. It is now streaming on Netflix, so sit back and enjoy and let the games begin!
Favorite quotes in the book:
"One of these days, I'm going to have to kill him."
"There is nothing like a spot of competition to bring out the worst in a man--or the best in a woman."
Overall Rating: 5.0 Stars
Recommendations: An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
Content Warning: Sexual Situations, Death, Alcohol Use
Steam: Oh My, Not There