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doc á The Duke and I Mass Market Paperback Ä Julia Quinn Ä [KINDLE] ❆ The Duke and I Author Julia Quinn – Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers April 1813By all accounts Simon Basset is on the verSh 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 uite as much sense as falling in lov When I read a book I want to become involved emotionally A book that does that is likely to be highly rated Such was the case with The Duke and II have a sickness an infatuation for tortured dark conflicted heroes The happy go lucky guys don't capture my imagination nearly so much as their darker counterparts Fortunately Simon was tortured enough to keep me happyThe beginning of this book was brilliantly done I was already captivated with Simon the future Duke of Hastings My heart cried for him I wanted to see him overcome the obstacles that were unfairly set before him to become the man he was capable of being And boy did he become uite a manImagine my surprise that for all my affinity for Simon that the star of this story was Daphne? She started out very mild sweet typical Regency heroine not necessarily standing out But by the end of this book I loved her She was just the woman that Simon needed He was what she wanted and she was going to get her man and wouldn't settle for less than all of him She had mettle and she wasn't afraid to challenge Simon to change the future and to shake free from the chains of the past which held him prisoner Perhaps he never would have found true happiness and joy if Daphne had not hammered gently and not so gently at times at the walls around his heartThe event that puts a strain on their marriage could be read in different ways I like that Ms uinn put that scene in It was a brave move on her part And there is enough ambiguity there to wonder if there was some culpability on Daphne's part And it turns around some of those ever present outcries we often get about sexual dynamics in romanceI liked that Simon had his so called 'flaw' I don't tend to care for perfect characters because I don't enjoy rooting for them nearly so much as the flawedless than perfect ones I loved that Daphne accepted that about him and thought he was wonderful for overcoming the obstacles he faced and that she thought he was brilliant She loved him so much enough to fight for him and she did many times In fact I'd call Daphne the Knight in Shining Armor of this book Go DaphneWhat was underwhelming about this book? Well I thought some of the humor aspects were a bit off I couldn't find the balance between humor and angst On the plus side I did like the family dynamics and the humor they brought to the situation Those were some of my favorite humorous moments I liked very much that Daphne's family were useful weapons in her arsenal to win her fair prince Simon had never felt the loving bonds of family He was captivated by the Bridgerton family dynamics good and bad I must say that Anthony annoyed the crap out of me He was a bit of a hypocrit I think that he forgot that Simon was a man he respected and that he cared about his best friend When he saw that Simon and Daphne had an attraction to each other Simon became his enemy He refused to believe that Simon could be honorable I know what you're saying I realize that Anthony took his responsiblity to protect his sister seriously But if Simon could look at the situation from Anthony's vantage point I would hope that Anthony would try to do the same I didn't see him doing that I do have to say that I really admired how well Daphne stood up to her over protective brothers especially when they tried to interfere in her marriage She put her foot down and she needed to or that wouldn't even stop for as long as she was married The other thing that bothered me about this book was that at times it seemed to lapse into a modern voice I know I shouldn't be so picky but that's a rather large pet peeve of mine However I do have to say that for the most part Ms uinn does the Regency period very wellI thought this was a good book and probably my second favorite novel by Julia uinn after To Sir Phillip with Love I don't go for the lighter Regencies that much but this had enough angst in it to keep me pretty happy Although I read it for a challenge and to get it off my tbr pile where it had been languishing for several years I ended up reading it very uickly and I enjoyed it very muchOverall rating 42550 stars

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Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers April 1813By 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 elabo why would you ruin a perfectly good romance with a rape scene just because it was a guy doesn’t mean it’s not rapehoping the creators of the netflix adaptation uh change that

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The Duke and IRate 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 desirableBut 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 devili I never thought that I could have a whole book spoiled for me by one action but this book proved that I could What's so irritating about this is that I was enjoying the book I liked the character's amusing dialogue and the friendship the developedThings did start to go a bit downhill for me when Daphne chases Simon down at the duel I don't get the most optimistic feeling when I see someone willing to die rather than marry I know it wasn't Daphne in particular but when the hero has so much baggage that death is preferable to his other options I know the road ahead is not going to be smooth I started to get nervous about how something with that weight would be handled by the author She has skill but in all the books I've read by her they all seemed very light and not really serious at all I was willing to go along for the ride thoughIn some ways I wish I had stopped reading half way through and never got such a bad taste in my mouth I know that Simon lied by omission in letting Daphne assume he wouldn't have kids because he couldn't have them But who can really blame him? He was ashamed of how he was when he was a kid If he would have said he just plain wouldn't have kids she would have demanded to know why and he would have had to explain all his humiliation Who would willingly do that? She had to maneuver him into marrying her in the first place He would have rather died in the duel than marry her and be put in that situation She was even the one that initiated the situation that led to them having to marry She seems to forget it was all her idea toward the endI just can't help but think that the whole conflict in this book was manufactured by Daphne The way the book was written seems to make Simon seem like the bad guy when what she did to him was unforgivable I was ready for Simon to find someone new after that I can't believe he came back and actually apologized to her She tried to take a baby from him by force I'm sorry I know he was into it but he was drunk and didn't realized she wouldn't let him pull away at the end When he realized he started struggling That right there is force If a man had done that to a girl there would have been a lot people upset by itI know that Daphne made a token statement about being okay with him not wanting kids if it was for the right reason but I doubt that She was consumed by the thought of children like she wouldn't have been complete without them Besides she may not have agreed with his reasons but who is she to try and say he doesn't have a right to feel that way?I don't know if I'll read any of her I've read her other Bridgerton books and decided to finally read the 1st one and I thought most of them were ok but this one really disturbed me I don't know if I want to risk feeling like that again I read to watch two people fall in love not to watch someone try to force her husband to impregnate her