Jillions of Book Reviews

Review: Splendid

I’ve been a fan of Julia Quinn’s for decades. Her current popularity is much deserved! I decided recently it would be fun to go back and reread some of her backlist. Splendid was precisely as its title declares – Splendid! It was published back in 2009 and it was entertaining to think through how the romance genre has changed as the villain of this book gets off a little easier than I think we might allow him to nowadays. However, the high-handed hero of this book certainly meets his match in the heroine of this book. It was terrific to see Quinn’s wit and wisdom shining through!



American heiress Emma Dunster has always been fun-loving and independent with no wish to settle into marriage. She plans to enjoy her Season in London in more unconventional ways than husband-hunting. But this time Emma’s high-jinks lead her into dangerous temptation…

Alexander Ridgely, the Duke of Ashbourne, is a notorious rake who carefully avoids the risk of love…until he plants one reckless kiss on the sensuous lips of this high-spirited innocent…and condemns himself to delicious torment. Little does he know that his passion has touched the very soul of the lovely enchantress…and committed them both to a lifetime of splendid ecstasy.

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