The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

The Duke and I

Bridgerton #1

Julia Quinn with Rosalyn Landor (Narrator)

fiction historical romance funny lighthearted medium-paced

12 hours, 11 minutes | first published 2000

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Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has...
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Summary of 25552 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 81%
funny 48%
emotional 42%
hopeful 19%
relaxing 19%
adventurous 5%
tense 5%
reflective 4%
inspiring 3%
sad 3%
challenging 2%
dark 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 36%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.4

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