Bridgerton [TV Tie-in] : The Duke and I
A special TV Tie-In edition to the Netflix original series Bridgerton, this is #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s first novel in her beloved Regency-set series featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, previously published as The Duke and I.
“Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen.” —Jill Barnett
Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke? —Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813
By 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 elaborate ruse 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 desirable.
But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a sham. Maybe it’s his devilish 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 quite as much sense as falling in love.