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The Duke and I Free read ´ 2 ¾ 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’Ate 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 devilis. 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 wayI 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

The Duke and IAte 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 devilis. 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 wayI 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

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The Duke and I ó 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 elabor. Okay here we go I read this because it's my friend's favorite and she wanted me to give it a go I think it's important to try new things because I've fallen in love with genres this way Unfortunately I really didn't like this and here's whyWhat I liked The build up for this romance was really well done The characters had great chemistry when they were falling in love My initial intro to the characters was great easy to latch on to them The male MC has a stutter My son has a stutter and seeing the Duke's struggle hit me in my mommy heartWhat I didn't like oh boy here we go Our female MC was really smart until she wasn't Then she was really really not Daf has four brothers We're reminded of this a lot She's really wise sassy and knows that the Duke is a Rake player with lots of experience which doesn't intimidate her Until the night before her wedding Suddenly the girl knows less than a houseplant view spoiler This intelligent intuitive woman who pays attention to her brothers and the people around her who is in her 20's has no idea how babies are made And is shocked when she learns you have to have sex Then she's shocked to learn sex can be just for fun This is not a product of her time I've read a lot of classics and while it was a very different time women were not left this in the dark The way the whole scene plays out is way over the top hide spoiler Free download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free é Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn é 2 Characters H 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 love. It's okay to rape your husband Source Chapter 18 onwardsUp until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars Four and not five because of➜ Anthony's behaviour after witnessing his friend's mouth on his sister's chest in the garden of a house party challenging his FRIEND to a duel after Simon refused to marry Daphne on the grounds it would make her unhappy because he couldn't give her what she'd always wanted ie children and therefore happiness If Simon really was a friend Anthony would've asked uestions about the why and been tenacious in getting an accurate answer instead of jumping into a duel where he'd be forced to kill his friend;➜ The following duel scene the next morning when Daphne outright lies to Simon about others besides Anthony witnessing their intimate act to prevent Simon from being killed in the duel and to force him to marry her followed by Simon omitting the fact he won't have children and instead says he 'can't' have them so he doesn't have to tell her his very personal reason whyI swallowed these things hoping it would come out later and they'd forgive each other in the endWhat I was not expecting was Daphne's grotesue arrogance and selfishness in taking advantage of her drunk husband after she found out the truth denying him sex and companionship and not allowing him to pull out during sex so she could have the children she'd always wanted They'd been MARRIED TWO WEEKS there was plenty of time to discuss his problems his worries about even contemplating children and instead she takes the choice from him against his will as he struggles with her once he realises her intentions After what Simon's father did to him Daphne's behaviour is even worse because she knew about Simon's stuttering and his father's abandonment of Simon because of this And then two months after Simon leaves her he finds he misses her and he CAN'T REMEMBER WHY HE LEFT IN THE FIRST PLACE thereby excusing any wrongdoing on her part But not only that Daphne sends her angry brother after Simon without telling him she was the reason Simon left and not Simon himself So four stars to one If the gender roles had been reversed I'd expect people would've been outraged at the rape Completely ruined a perfectly good book and my first and possibly the last by Julia uinn