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The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

mreadz's review against another edition

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3.0

2.5/5 ⭐️

blueskyreview's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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constantsj97's review against another edition

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

3.5

mersaddles's review against another edition

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3.0

Simple romantic plot of "bad boy" duke persona meets "good innocent girl" girl with no lack of sexual tension among the two main characters. The outcome really wasn't that all surprising, almost kind of expected with your typical happy "ending". While I feel the characters themselves were written decently. Just the whole "I love them no matter what" bouncing back was annoyingly prompt and cliche.

missy01missy's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

kkmillsaps1's review against another edition

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

3.75

rebecanunez's review against another edition

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3.0

"El duque y yo" de Julia Quinn es la primera entrega de la popular serie de novelas románticas históricas, "Los Bridgerton". Publicada en 2000, la novela introduce a los lectores al cautivador mundo de la alta sociedad londinense del siglo XIX, donde el amor y la intriga se entrelazan de manera encantadora.

La trama sigue la historia de Daphne Bridgerton y Simon Basset, el atractivo duque de Hastings. Ambos personajes acuerdan un pacto para fingir un compromiso que beneficie a ambos en la sociedad de la época. Sin embargo, a medida que la farsa avanza, los sentimientos genuinos comienzan a emerger, desencadenando un romance apasionado lleno de desafíos y complicaciones.

Quinn logra capturar la esencia de la Regencia inglesa con su prosa elegante y diálogos ingeniosos. La ambientación histórica se presenta de manera vívida, sumergiendo a los lectores en un mundo de bailes glamorosos, vestidos deslumbrantes y complejas jerarquías sociales.

Los personajes de Daphne y Simon están hábilmente desarrollados, cada uno con su propia personalidad y bagaje emocional. La química entre ellos es palpable, y la narrativa permite a los lectores sumergirse en las complejidades de su relación mientras enfrentan obstáculos y descubren el verdadero significado del amor.

La novela también destaca por su enfoque en las relaciones familiares, ya que Daphne es parte de una numerosa familia Bridgerton. Las dinámicas familiares, llenas de apoyo y complicidad, añaden capas adicionales a la trama y preparan el terreno para las futuras entregas de la serie.

"El duque y yo" es una combinación encantadora de romance, humor y drama. Quinn logra equilibrar hábilmente los elementos de la trama, manteniendo a los lectores cautivados con giros inesperados y momentos emotivos. La narrativa ligera y entretenida hace que la novela sea accesible para los amantes del género y una introducción atractiva a la serie "Los Bridgerton".

En resumen, "El duque y yo" es una deliciosa obra de romance histórico que transporta a los lectores a un mundo de elegancia y pasión. Julia Quinn demuestra su maestría en el género con esta cautivadora historia de amor que deja a los lectores ansiosos por más entregas de la serie "Los Bridgerton".

rlisaacs's review against another edition

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5.0

I'm just so happy right now. I'm also going to have to find a new bookshelf for my house, because I'm out of space already, and now I have to go and get everything else Julia Quinn has ever written.

I'm not going to do a very long review. I'm afraid I'd give too much away. But to summarize my thoughts...

1) I was smiling and laughing from the onset of this book. Meaning from the prologue. Meaning it took this woman, like, three pages to make me happy, and I'd barely gotten into the book yet.
2) I love the Bridgertons. I love this merry band of eight, and I love their mother, and... I just love them! My own family is a tight-knit bunch that, if needed, we would do whatever it took to help protect each other and keep each other happy. We don't always agree, and sometimes we fight, but at the end of the day, I know these people are always ultimately on my side. They are my support system, and that is exactly what the Bridgertons are to each other.
3) There was no part of this book, none, that I did not enjoy. The characters' frustrations became my own. Their joy gave me joy. Their sadness was almost enough to make me cry. (Poor Simon.) And when it was over, I was both overjoyed with how it ended, as well as so incredibly mad at myself for not attempting to read it any slower.

And for me, that's a 5 star rating. (You may not agree, but this is my opinion and I'm sticking with it.)

vickieblloyd's review against another edition

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lighthearted medium-paced

3.0

daniellew87's review against another edition

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emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0