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, 9 minutes | first published 2000

Description

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 a...
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Moods

lighthearted 82%
funny 49%
emotional 39%
relaxing 20%
hopeful 19%
adventurous 6%
tense 4%
inspiring 3%
reflective 3%
sad 3%
challenging 1%
dark 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 36%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | Yes: 7% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.39