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PDF Ã BOOK The Duke and I FREE ´ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD Ê 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 shelfCan 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 This review is dedicated to my dear friend haha Navessa who was thoughtful enough to challenge me to read this book view spoilerDid you people seriously think I would willingly chose to read something like this? Are you insane? hide spoiler

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Rate 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 review posted on Got Fiction? Books25A lot of my GR buddies love this book and a few have recommended it to me So I ordered it and up until a certain part in the end I really was enjoying itI won't feel bad about the spoilers in here because this is an older book and a ton of people have read itI liked Daphne and I really liked Daphne and Simon's interactions witty reparte banter all of the above Obviously they were meant for each other and not in the sickeningly sweet sort of way They were fun to watch together I hated Simon's father Hated him so much What a bastard Simon at one point said his father wanted an heir not a son So well put The two of them decided to fake an interest in each other so that all the match making mamas would leave Simon alone and Daphne could have better prospects because with a handsome duke interested in her suddenly every man finds her lovely At one point Daphne has 6 suitors 7 if you count Simon in one room and one is reciting poetry bad poetry from one knee for her Too funny their plan was actually workingBut around 200 pages in or so it all began to lose some of its appeal Daphne is bossyno problem there I'm bossy totally works for me But she becomes arrogant than bossy at one point and this is right around the part where Daphne's brother catches Simon with his mouth on Daphne's breast He says Marry my sister or else or something as cliched Simon who we all have known since moment one is never going to marry Simon tells Daphne that Anthony and Benedick her brothers tell Daphne that But still Daphne feels even though Simon never claimed any feelings of any sort towards her that Simon cares enough for her to marry her instead of duel with Anthony Wrong Simon would never raise a pistol at his friend Anthony so he goes in with the assumption that he will die Daphne says I I've always known that I wasn't the sort of woman men dreamed of but I never thought anyone would prefer death to marriage with meWow that line made me want Simon to explain things to her He says If it could be anyone it would be you which was heartbreaking but not enough So Daphne gets her other brother Colin to take her to the duel so she can scam the duke into marriage she tells him people saw them in a compromising position and he just has to marry her so she won't be labeled damaged goods I didn't buy it yes some folks saw them leave together but it was still manipulating That is where I began to dislike Daphne She manipulated him into marriage trying to justify that he might not want to live but he might live to save her It made no sense to me She pressured him for marriage got it and they were actually happy for a while but to me it felt hollowDaphne found out from the housekeeper what kind of childhood Simon really had and about his awful father who berated him then declared him dead to any who would listen all because Simon stuttered as a boy SPOILERSDaphne finally understood that when Simon said he couldn't have children he didn't mean he couldn't father them but rather that he could never be a fatherhe wouldn't have children Her dream of a family was deadWhat bugs me here are 2 things1 She went in knowing no children would result2 When Simon was drunk and aroused and she wouldn't let him pull out That sobered him up pretty uickly That whole scene was a mess she was wrong Absolutely manipulative and wrong Simon was absolutely right to be furious That drunken scene was sweet and touching and funny and thenthat I was so angry because Daphne then rationalized to herself that it's not like she went in thinking I'm going to force him to come inside me She did She said she felt powerful and loved itAnd for her to not explain to her family that he was angry because she did something to let them think Simon was a prick for his boorish behavior really made me lose a lot of respect for both Daphne and Julia uinnSimon was the one who had to apologize yes he lied I was mad he never clarified but good LordDaphne just infuriated meSo the book was good til Daphne became a master manipulator For her to give Simon ultimatums about no sex until you say we can have children was selfish and pretty messed up of herThe ending was sweet but not sweet enough for me to forgive the mess Daphne made of Simon's their lifefuture

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The Duke and ISh 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 45 Simon makes my heart stutter Stars The Duke and I has been on my TBR list for years but I just never got around to reading it Now I can't believe I waited so long I wasn't two chapters into this book before I knew two things for sure 1 I loved the Bridgertons and 2 Julia uinn would be a new favorite author This book grabbed me right out the gate It captivated my heart and I fell in love with this big loud but sweet family This book was cute at times sad and had me laughing out loud times than I can count Simon totally broke my heart It bled for the way his dad was to him and for all he had to suffer because of it Simon was damaged but he was still a great guy Daphne was funny sassy and very independent I loved that she was honest and didn't play games when it came to how she felt Simon and Daphne were very sweet together They had a strong connection from their first meeting I loved them as a couple They weren't perfect they messed up did things that hurt the other but in real life love is messy and people are imperfect Simon and Daphne's missteps made them human and relatable I loved Daphne's whole family Her older 3 brothers really had a cute protective roll in this book I can't wait to read their books too I also loved her mom The whole family was very cute and endearing Overall a great read and I think Julia uinn has herself a new fan girl