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The Viscount Who Loved Me, by Julia Quinn

9 reviews

fernando_reads_a_lot's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.5

The utter lack of consent in this book is appalling. Anthony Bridgerton is an entitled angry and stubborn man. He does not take no for an answer even during sex. If Kate says no then you cannot push and wheedle until you get a yes. He also can't see what's right in front of him until Kate nearly dies. (this utter asshole can't actually or legitametly make his wife feel appreciated). If you want to truly enjoy the duo that is Kate and Anthony, then watch the TV show.

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aanikaamin's review against another edition

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fast-paced

1.0


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samchase112's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Who doesn't love enemies to lovers? The back-and-forth relationship between two strong-willed characters in Anthony and Kate made this historical rom-com as good as it was! I loved their connection, and despite a few cringe moments (and some good ol' sexual harassment) I really enjoyed reading this one. Anthony was a straight up jerk sometimes, but sometimes not, and there was no love triangle to contend with. Kate was a little...too insecure at times, but she had a nice character arc and I like her in general. Overall, a great second book in the series, and I'm looking forward to more! (Mainly Colin and Penelope's story, let's be real.)

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hannahsutherland's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated
These books are misogynistic trash. I hate that I'm addicted to them. 

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chanelenow's review against another edition

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funny hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

overall i had fun !! it was very easy to read. i giggled and felt things (largely due to picturing Jonathan Bailey + Simone Ashley) 
anthony was a very questionable character at times - stepping on kate’s hand + saying ‘I know my rights’ when kate wanted to abstain for a week…
Like i get that consent + men not being possessive of women was very unlikely to be a thing in the 1800s but it’s the 21st century Julia get with the times idk i don’t need traditionalism. 
i did love anthony being a complete hypocrite and also how similar he & kate were. 
Also, Kate’s main conflict being that Anthony is a whore she’s so real. ‘He would treat any woman well. And that’s the problem’ yasss
The rivals to lovers didn’t last too long which is fine because I like them as friends. 

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isabellec's review against another edition

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

1.0

didn't like it. kate was likeable until her personality completely changed and anthony was rude and aggressive

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itsmealexandra's review against another edition

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funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Horrible from beginning to end. Do not recommend at all and I really, really hope the second season manages to clean up Anthony’s character and make him somewhat decent because i certainly do not vibe with an abusive, manipulative fuckboy in desperate need for therapy. 

It was beautifully narrated in audible, though 🤷🏻‍♀️

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hrtlss_grl's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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kirbylover16's review against another edition

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dark emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Definitely more problematic and less realistic than the first book. It's kinda weird that Anthony is the bad guy in the first book and this one (his own story) and I don't feel like he earned his redemption. Kate was a piece of work like Daphin and Simon but they never reached Anthony's level. I do love the two epilogues their so wholesome and sweet. Stand out parts for Colin and Newton.

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