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Episode 168 – The Duke And I (Bridgerton #1)

The Duke & I (Bridgerton #1) by Julia Quinn


We teamed up with Anna and Alene of the Bellwether Friends again! We reconvened the Worst Best Friends to discuss the important topic of Bridgerton. Not the Netflix series, but one of the books that inspired it–The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. Unfortunately, the book is neither as horny nor as diverse as the series, but we persevered. Listen to this episode to drown out the sound of your seven siblings squabbling!

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Content warning: This book contains child abuse and dubious sexual consent.

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: Bridgerton‘s Controversial Sex Scene Needs a Trigger Warning” by

“Bridgerton Has a Lot to Learn About Consent, and So Does Everyone Else” by Princess Weekes

“Phoebe Dynevor Responded to All the People Talking About Her Neck on Bridgerton” by Elizabeth Logan

“How Bridgerton Officially Became Netflix’s Biggest Hit Ever” by Joanna Robinson

Coming up next: Divine Evil by Nora Roberts.


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Readers Advisory: Episode 168 – The Duke And I (Bridgerton #1)

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading The Duke And I (Bridgerton #1) by Julia Quinn. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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