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Thursday, 16 February 2012

Review: An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn


An Offer from a Gentleman
(Bridgerton # 3)
by Julia Quinn

I’ll be quite honest... I didn’t think much of Benedict before this book. Like many of the ton, I saw him as Number Two of the Bridgertons and now, I love him. He wasn’t mentioned often in the previous books, so I was looking forward to Colin’s book much more than Benedict’s.

Going into this book, I already knew that this book followed the Cinderella theme. A poor, young woman is fated with an evil stepmother and two equally annoying step-sisters. She gets one chance to live out her dreams and go to a masquerade until the clock strikes midnight. This initial storyline irked me a bit because, firstly, I don’t really like Cinderella and secondly, I hate reading about bullies.

But while Quinn stays true to the Cinderella story, she does veer away from it and develops a great romance between Benedict and Sophie. It might have been boring if she stuck with the Cinderella storyline throughout the entire book. Instead, it was refreshing and very, very romantic! Who knew Benedict would be such a dashing hero? I didn’t.

And I’m soo glad that I read this book because Benedict is a dream! I loved how protective he was over Sophie. And while Sophie did allow him to take her to his home, she still remained true to herself throughout this whole thing. I really liked that about her character.

I must say how much I despise Araminta, Sophie’s stepmother. She’s a snake and in the end, she got what she deserved. I really wished there was more done to her, but Lady Bridgerton definitely put her in her place.

I’ve already got Colin’s book ready to go! I can’t wait to read of Penelope and Colin. After that overheard statement about Penelope, I’m curious to see how Colin redeems himself. It’s sure to be a charming book.
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Elise Marion said...

I LOVE Julia Quinn and I love the Bridgertons! Benedict is my second favorite Hero in this series. My first is Michael from When He Was Wicked.

Timitra said...

I have this series on my tbr pile I definitely need to move them up a notch they sound really good so far!!!

Shelly said...

Enjoy "Cinderella" type stories. This sounds like a good story. Enjoyed the review.

Under the Covers said...

Yes, Elise! Michael is one of my top favs too! For both Michael and Benedict, I had no idea that I could come to love them so much!

Julia Quinn is one of my favourite historical authors, Timitra! Enjoy!

Thanks Shelly!

lisagkendall said...

Thank you for the review. I will have to read this series now.