Gregory Bridgerton is the second youngest of eight siblings and the last of the Bridgerton offspring to remain single. Having seen all of his siblings settle into loving marriages, he is certainly a believer in true love. He just hasn’t met the right woman yet. He’s quite convinced he’ll know once he finally meets the one. Only, when Gregory finally falls in love with a woman, the charming and stunning Miss Hermione Watson, she’s already in love with another man. Her father’s secretary, to be exact. Her best friend, the practical and constantly-overlooked Miss Lucinda “Lucy” Abernathy, wants to save her friend from a bad match and of all the men who have fallen head over heels for Hermione, Gregory Bridgerton seems the most promising. Lucy sets out to help Gregory woo Hermione, but instead falls for him herself.
Which is an unwanted complication, as Lucy has been practically engaged for years and years, a very promising match her uncle made for her. He has finally signed the papers and has absolutely no intention of letting her back out of the contract because she is in love with another man. By the time Gregory realises that he’s not in fact in love with Hermione, but with Lucy, it may be too late for him to do anything about it. The woman he loves is about to marry someone else. Can he stop the wedding before she says “I do”?
By the time I got to Gregory’s book in my big Bridgerton re-read, I got distracted by other books and it kept being pushed further down my reading list. The other week, however, when I’d forgotten my e-reader at work (the horror!), I pulled up the Kobo app on my phone and this was one of the last books I’d purchased. That seemed as good a time as any to pick it up, and as is pretty much always the case with a Julia Quinn novel, once I’d started, I finished the book ever so quickly.
Full review here.