Welp, season 2 of Bridgerton on Netflix has me hooked. I haven’t read any of the series, a first for me going straight to the show rather than the written version, but I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it. Season 2 was so sharp and witty, I wanted more so I decided to use some of my Amazon Prime shipping credits to purchase book 3. This one focuses on Benedict and his pursuit of a wife… or lack of one. At first, I was a little underwhelmed… it is very clearly a Cinderella retelling and an average one at that. So the first 20 percent or so, was a bit of an eyeroll for me. Not the banter and fun that I had hoped for. But this story takes our Cinderella, Sophie, away from her step-mother and step-sisters. There, the story got much better.
Benedict, like his sister and brother before him, falls for someone outside of the “norm” and must figure out how to make his relationship work. We see lots of fun banter and subterfuge as the two try to navigate their very different positions and keep everything on the up and up for the ton. I enjoyed all of the historical era details as well as the chemistry between the two. Surprised by how little Lady Whistledown actually plays into the book though, I like that aspect of the show. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Of course, I finished this as they announced that Netflix is skipping to book 4 for the series… story of my life!
Have you ever gone back to read the book AFTER seeing the adaptation?