There had always been a singular spirit to her, a sparkle. And why should I have done? She eyed the plate of biscuits sitting on the table between them. She twiddled her fingers against her leg. Probably she should leave them for Sophie, who had just had a baby and needed to regain her strength. Although Sophie did look perfectly recovered, and little Alexander was already four months old….
Biscuits, on the other hand, I ponder endlessly. Posy smiled and took the biscuit. Sophie really did think her the loveliest woman of her acquaintance. But then again, Sophie had always been that sort of person. Posy took a bite and chewed, deciding that it was absolutely worth it. Butter, sugar, and flour. What could be better? Posy looked up in interest. To them, she would always be Lady Bridgerton. The other one was Kate. Fibberly called. It was true, Hyacinth Bridgerton was terrifying, but the two of them had always got on quite well.
She waved it in the air as she spoke, trying to make her point. Posy let out a frustrated exhale. Posy eyed her suspiciously. Most people thought Sophie was a poor liar, but that was only because she had such an angelic look about her. And she rarely lied. Because he smiled? Posy was beginning to think that Sophie was a bit cracked. And so well. It was true, of course, but if Posy had to spend her life as an old maid, she wanted to be the eccentric one with the large hat, not the desperate one with the pinched mouth.
Woodson is here to see you, Mrs. Posy stashed her half-eaten biscuit under a serviette and folded her hands prettily in her lap. She was a little miffed with Sophie for inviting a bachelor for tea without warning her, but still, there seemed little reason not to make a good impression.
She looked expectantly at the doorway, waiting patiently as Mr. Hugh Woodson had never been the most admired boy at school. One wore a pink ribbon in her hair; the other yellow. Then, as the two girls stepped aside, the earl reached up to help one last person from the carriage. As Sophie watched through the window, the new countess stepped down from the carriage, her every movement so graceful and pure that Sophie was reminded of the delicate lark that occasionally came to splash in the birdbath in the garden.
Until the earl decided to marry. Whenever reading a Julia Quinn novel, it's always an all nighter for me! Forget the family, forget dinner? The only thing that would get my eyes unglued from the pages, would be a life and death emergency. An Offer from a Gentleman has characters that are full of spunk and fire. This was the perfect Cinderella story that is tried and true. Except in this Cinderella story she is able to keep her wits about herself and remain practical except when both our hero and Cinderella come in contact with Whenever reading a Julia Quinn novel, it's always an all nighter for me!
Except in this Cinderella story she is able to keep her wits about herself and remain practical except when both our hero and Cinderella come in contact with one another. It offers an interesting twist on the original love story in which there is always a twist.
Benedict and Sophia are both such lovable characters. Sophie and Benedict were both seeking the loves they felt was unattainable. This novel was fun, adventurous and absolutely heart-racing. Quinn really paid attention to every small detail and while reading I feel myself being taken to another time and place and I would hate to be the family member to disturb such a time.
There was great attention to the characters self worth. I loved how tough Sophie was and how smart she was and at the same time show how utterly naughty Benedict was. In summary this story was a great fairytale. View all 3 comments. Jan 06, Zain Otoom rated it really liked it.
This one was adorable, sweet and, specifically the first hundred pages, enchanting. View all 7 comments. Apr 17, Melisa rated it really liked it. Julie Andrews will be the voice of Lady Whistledown in the Netflix series!
Oct 22, Jacob Proffitt rated it did not like it Shelves: steamy , romance , audiobook. This is third in the Bridgertons series. Couples from the first two show up and some events are referenced and there are definite winks at those who have read the others. In all, I recommend reading these in order. Normally, I'd snark about skipping this one because it sucks, but I'm a definite outlier in that opinion.
Most of my GR friends rated this very high so you might want to take this review with a grain of salt. Or more. I'll admit that I'm relieved that my problem isn't related to the Ci This is third in the Bridgertons series. I'll admit that I'm relieved that my problem isn't related to the Cinderella pattern overlaying the story.
I expected that to warp the story more than it did but it was relatively benign, all told. Like Cinderella, Sophie's defining characteristic is being a victim. Her life sucks and that's largely due to having suck parents. Her step-mother is a complete monster but her father wasn't a gem, either. The story breaks from the Cinderella mold about there. There's a costume ball where she loses an article of clothing that gives a clue to her identity and then we're done with the fairy tale.
Benedict doesn't use it to track her down, her situation changes and Quinn pretty much forges her own story from there. This is not a bad thing, except that I had hoped for a bit more cheerful good will and kindness and that's not Sophie.
She feels every bit of the injustice done her. She's not a complainer or anything, but man her life sucked and being cheerful in the face of that would have been expecting a bit much. Benedict, on the other hand, is not a prince, is not charming, and spends most of the story bullying Sophie to get what he wants. He has a single act of humanity view spoiler [saving her from being raped hide spoiler ] , but that's not so much to his credit as it is kind of the baseline of what I'd expect from a human being witnessing her plight.
And it's all downhill from there. He has zero compassion and less empathy and is forever thundering around manipulating and whining to get his own way.
I kept waiting for a light to go off in his head for every new thing he learns about Sophie's life so far. In vain, it turns out. Exacerbating this empathy hole is the power differential between the two characters. It'd be one thing if he were being all demandy of someone who could reasonably stand up to him, but Sophie doesn't have that power.
She has literally nobody in her corner and yet he feels perfectly justified forcing her to his will, up to and including threatening to turn her in for theft if she doesn't comply. A theft, by the way, that he'd be making up. So it's not enough to threaten to leave her in the middle of nowhere with no money or even spare clothing.
No, he has to threaten being transported to some hideous place like Australia. Frankly, I'm thinking she'd get the better end of the deal if she had made him carry through.
There's got to be someone non-horrible in Australia and heaven knows that she has nothing keeping her in England. I finished the last half of this in a kind of hate-fueled fugue. I should have dnf'd. I knew I should have.
But I kept going. I do like the Bridgerton family and Violet the mom continues to shine, here. Her empathy and support and love was the one bright light in this otherwise blighted story. A note about Steamy : There's a single explicit sex scene and a couple that were nearly there. So this is light on my steam tolerance.
I kind of hated every intimate advance, however, because Benedict is such a complete snotrag. How can she even stand being around the man, let alone kissing him? I like Julia Quinn, I really do, but this was not her finest moment.
This book was so And the hero was such an ASS. On the plus side, it was nice that the heroine was not from conventional society, she is the bastard daughter of an earl, raised as his ward until his death, at which point she is Cinderella to the evil stepmother and two step-sisters. She even secretly goes to a ball, meets the hero, and th I like Julia Quinn, I really do, but this was not her finest moment. She even secretly goes to a ball, meets the hero, and then flees at midnight.
I really liked the fairytale aspect and had high hopes for the book at that point. That was before I knew the hero was going to turn out to be an ass. The hero is the second Bridgerton son, Benedict. The heroine is Sophia Sophie Beckett. They meet, they fall in love, she flees, they don't see each other for years, she finds work as a housemaid, he saves her from rape and catches cold while rescuing her, she nurses him back to health in a little "cottage" he happens to own yeah, got the hurt-comfort going both ways there , he teases her mercilessly, she falls in love with him all over again.
Well, so far so good - it's a little tedious, a little blah, but not SO bad. They start making out on the forest floor, and this is where is all goes wrong. Our Sophie, being a bastard child herself, has vowed to never ever have sex out of wedlock, since she cannot bring her own horrid fate on her child.
He invites her to be his mistress, and want for nothing. She turns him down. He continues to push the issue. This is where he becomes an ass. He says "well surely you can't expect me to marry you!
More events unfold until the inevitable denouement, which I'm sure you can guess, though I will not reveal all for those few who may be surprised. By this time I was so completely disgusted with him that I couldn't possibly be happy for them. Hmm I was going to give this 2 stars, but I just got so worked up writing this review, remembering how awful he was to her, how he pressured her relentlessly for sex Jun 23, [Aengell] rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-romance.
Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty.
Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight. Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid's garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation.
He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?
Read Now. List Chapter or Page :. Page 1 2. Page 2 3. Page 3 4. Page 4 5. Page 5 6. Page 6 7. Page 7 8. Page 8 9. Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 She felt his hands on the buttons of her dress, could feel the fabric loosening as each slipped through its buttonhole. Benedict stopped breathing when he saw her. But this—reality—was far sweeter than a dream, and far more erotic. His hand, which had been stroking the warm skin on her back, slowly slid over her rib cage.
As if mere words could describe what he felt. Words were impossible now.Does that make any sense? Sundays bash at Bridgerton House is sure to be the event of the season. Sophie an offer from a gentleman read free online with laughter as she ran down the stone steps that led to the garden behind Bridgerton House. After three children and seven years of ah, Benedict could still make fro smile, still make her laugh. His smile turned wicked. Sophie smiled as she let him pull her into the shadows. I hardly think you could discover her identity when no one else in the ton has managed it. He raised an offer from a gentleman read free online arrogant brow. An Offer From a Gentleman. An Offer From a Gentleman Page 73 Best Free Books Online Read from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc. An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. An Offer From a Gentleman Page Best Free Books Online Read from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc. An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons #3) Author: Julia Quinn. Prologue. Everyone knew that Sophie Beckett was a bastard. The servants all knew it. But they. An Offer from a Gentleman: The Epilogue II. A book in the Bridgerton 2nd Epilogues series, At five-and-twenty, Miss Posy Reiling was considered nearly a. An Offer From a Gentleman book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Will she accept his offer before the clock strikes mid. romance and happily ever after. an offer from a gentleman bridgertons 3 read online free by. an offer from a gentleman read online free from your pc or mobile. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love? + Read more. Product Details. View and read An Offer From A Gentleman pdf ebook free online before you decide to download by clicking Read and Download button. Everyone knew that. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. several nights later to meet him, she was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn't refuse. Read Online(Swipe version). He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Page 52 Page 37 Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Page 31 Malory and Any Man's Death. Even the dogs were sitting dutifully in the corner, their leads held tight by the Keeper of the Hounds. Book It's in His Kiss Page 20 Book The Light of His Sword She darted a quick look back at Mrs. But Miss Timmons had caught a head cold and refused to leave the nursery and come downstairs. Page 58 Book The Duke and I Page 17