By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister, the lovely—and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne 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 has 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...
Let me start off by saying...isn't it fantastic when you chance bring you to a new author you just adore!? I was on Facebook looking at a post from another author who was having a giveaway and in the giveaway were some Julia Quinn books. So I figured if she liked them, I probably would too. Then I went to the online library and got the first book in the Bridgertons series and fell in love!
Ok, so on to the actual book.
There wasn't one second of this book I didn't LOVE! Simon and Daphne are absolutely perfect for each other (and not in a nauseating type of way). They're personalities work so well together and they really make the story come alive.
I literally couldn't put the book down for the first time in a long time, felt like I wasn't sure how the book would end!
OMG I can't wait to get to the next book!