A review by leahsbooks
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

funny hopeful lighthearted slow-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


I enjoyed this story way more than the first book in the series. The narrator was the same as for the first book, and really brought the Regency era alive for me. While Anthony Bridgerton intends to woo Edwina Sheffield, he winds up falling for her intelligent and witty older sister, Kate. I loved seeing Kate's stubborn spirit shine through in so many situations throughout the story. She exhibited so much growth throughout the story, while holding fast to her values, including the close bonds to her family members and the protective relationship she maintains with her younger sister. 

Anthony was no slouch in the personal growth category. As an unrepentant rake, he has a lot of room to grow. But even as he comes off as a jerk, he's a total cinnamon roll on the inside. It's just buried deep. He also values family, which makes sense since he comes from such a huge family. 

This book had so much humor throughout it, which made it so great to listen to. It was slow moving, and character-driven, which isn't generally my jam, but I still really enjoyed it. There was something addictive about the connection between the two main characters, and the way they interacted with the side characters. I'm looking forward to reading more of these books and getting closer to finding out who Lady Whistledown is!