Review: Bridgerton When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
The difficulty with this one was that it had an interesting premise, and a lot of potential for lots of scenes of longing and forbidden romance. Instead, what we get is two twits who can't admit their feelings for one another, and the suggestion that none of their family or friends would disapprove if they were to marry anyway. Unlike in earlier Bridgerton novels there were no interesting twists. And Francesca's character does not ever feel fully formed. Michael, the reformed rake who unexpectedly becomes an Earl was the more interesting of the pair.
Overall, this wasn't the best book in the series, though it makes some admirable points about loyalty and personal happiness.