About The Book:
Written by Julia Quinn Series Bridgerton Published Year 2000
Can there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? -- Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813
By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister, the lovely and almost-on-the-shelf, Daphney Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth, it's all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke as declared her desirable.
But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it's hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it's his devilish smile, certainly it's the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her...but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke...for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love.
Usually when I 'read' rather browse historical romance because they aren't that appealing to me but it's different with this book, this is the first historical romance that I've read through and through. It's certainly is different because it's not as tacky, the characters are charming/lovable and the dialogue is witty and more of contemporary-style and also the bit about Lady Whistledown is a nice idea, it would be intresting if the character would be revealed in thr following installments in the series.