Ten Things I Love about You (Bevelstoke Series #3)

Ten Things I Love about You (Bevelstoke Series #3)

by Julia Quinn

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ISBN-13: 9780061491894
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Series: Bevelstoke Series , #3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 238,698
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Please visit her on the web at www.juliaquinn.com.

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Ten Things I Love about You 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
Rowena More than 1 year ago
This is the follow up book to WHAT HAPPENS IN LONDON and I adored it! It kept me in fits of giggles because Sebastian is such an awesome hero. He's not your typical tortured hero but a hero that you're going to grow to love because he's so great! I enjoyed this book immensely and this book is JQ at her best. Such a fun book! You won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the plot, loved all the details, and ABSOLUTELY LOVED SEBASTIAN <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written in typical Julia Quinn light, fun style. Good read!
ZebraNookReader More than 1 year ago
I love a book that can make me laugh with the characters and not at them, this is one such book. It is wonderful from the first page to the last!! The story in engaging, the characters are lovable, and the writing is fabulous. I've read quite a few of Ms. Quinn's books and this is by far my favorite...so far. I plan to read them all and keep reading them as she writes them!!!!
Kalira18 More than 1 year ago
The endless lists made by the characters were hilarious! Such a good read.
Andrea Welch More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the plot of this book. The romantic conflict made sense. The lovely Annabell is being courted by Sebastian's much older, titled, and jaded Uncle. Except for Annabell's grandparents everyone else can see that the marriage is not a good idea. Oh! But what to do, Annabell's family needs her to marry well in order to avoid poverty. Then Annabell meets Sebastian, the poor but handsome heir to his Uncle's title and fortune. Did I mention that the nasty Uncle hates Sebastian. Neither at first is aware if the others relationship to the nasty old Uncle, but that doesn't stop the attraction. Naturally, the young couple fall in love and have a happy ending.... but what happens along the way is interesting, funny and very entertaining. What a great summer read!
Big_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
I don't love all of Julia Quinn's books, but this one was wonderful. Sometimes her characters feel a bit contrived and not well conceived. This book was GREAT. Loved the dialogue, the characters and the humor. Do pick this one up.
Loves2ReadKR More than 1 year ago
This book was a good read. Very funny. I think those words sum up a lot of what Julia Quinn does. She writes with a lot of humor incorporated in her books. There was a fun twist, an evil villain, a feisty heroine, and a charming hero. These words barely graze the surface of Quinn's latest work. I found Sebastian to be charming, funny, and quite kind. I think that there are moments where humor is overly worked in, but, in general, it is a fabulous read for fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tbe characters were engaging and extremely likeable. I loved the fact that you get to revisit with Harry and Olivia. I am anxiously waiting for Edward's story.
rsstick on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This story is absolutely delightful! These protagonists do not instantly fall in love, but they do have an immediate mutual attraction. She is in a fix; as the eldest child she must marry well in order to provide for her impoverished widowed mother and seven younger siblings. The only candidate is a good friend and contemporary of her grandparents, who wants her only for her likely fertility and child-bearing qualities. She is revolted, but knows her duty and intends to do it.Here are a few pertinent facts about Sebastian Grey: 1) he suffers horribly from insomnia, 2) he was a sniper during the late Napoleonic Wars, 3) he and his uncle loathe one another 4) he is his uncle's apparent heir, since the unexpected death of his cousin, 5) he is charming and beautiful, 6) he really likes women, and has been involved with many--the negative side of this never, ever enters our lovely story, 7) he is a man of honor, though this is not generally known, 8) he has a secret, 9) he is a very successful gothic novelist, 10) though he doesn't know it at first, he has met his soul mate.This story is light, humorous, highly engaging, and very well done.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Another charming romance from the always-reliable Quinn, sequel to What Happens in London. Annabel Winslow's grandparents want her to marry an elderly, unpleasant earl, for the prestige and to provide for her younger siblings. Sebastian Grey, the earl's hated nephew and current heir, is a secret writer of Gothic novels and charming man-about-town. They're made for each other, of course.
AbundanceofBooks on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Annabel is the oldest of 8 children. Her maternal grandfather thought her mother a fool for marrying a poorer country gentleman and hasn't talked to her for 20 years. Despite this fact, her grandparents decided to take Annabel to London in order to make a good marriage for her. Annabel's family has little money, so she's feeling the pressure to marry well. Unfortunately, it looks like she'll be marrying the unkind, blustery, and overweight Earl of Newbury. (He's appropriately loathsome). Newbury is a widower who's only son died a year and a half earlier. His son's death meant that his nephew, Sebastian Grey, would inherit the title upon Newbury's death. The Earl hates Sebastian (the feeling is mutual) and is in a race to marry and get an heir before he dies. Sebastian Grey is not interested in becoming an Earl, but the fact that he might keeps him invited to many dinners and balls. He was a sniper in the war and still suffers from flashbacks and sleepless nights. One sleepless morning, his wandering thoughts inspire him to write the beginnings of a Gothic (think romance) novel. It's great! The hero is a romance writer!Annabel and Sebastian meet one night when she escape his uncle's advances by running out onto the heath. She literally trips over Sebastian as he is waiting to return to the party after an assignation with a married woman. They have a witty and personal chat without knowing who the other is. When Annabel finds out that her mysterious gentleman is Newbury's hated nephew, she panics and leaves. The two meet again in London, but Sebastian is unaware that Annabel is the woman his uncle is wanting to marry. After a run in with his uncle ruins Annabel's status, Sebastian pretends to woo her in order to salvage her reputation. Of course, he they start to fall in love with each other, and the inevitable happy ending was sweet (with a kind off surprising epilogue). A few of my favorite quotes:"Her grandmother's contemporaries had wanted to marry Lord Newbury. Her grandmother's contemporaries had wanted to marry the man who most likely wanted to marry her. Dear God.""'All the ladies fall at his feet.''I should like to see that,' Annabel mused, imagining the scene. She pictured a blond Adonis, muscles straining his waistcoat, wading through a sea of unconscious females. It would be best if a few of them were still somewhat sentient, perhaps tugging on his leg, setting him off balance-""As soon as it became apparent that...Sebastian was the heir presumptive to the earldom, Newbury hurried himself off to London to search for a new bride, declaring that he would die before he allowed Sebastian to inherit. The earl, apparently, had not noticed the logistical inconsistencies of such a statement.""Edward hadn't been invited, but he was young, unmarried, and as far as Sebastian knew, n possession of all of his teeth. Which meant that he would never be turned away from a country house party. Never.""Good gracious, Sebastian was Sarah Gorely. She was marrying Sarah Gorely. She paused. Perhaps she ought not to think about it in quite those terms."I loved that Sebastian was a romance writer, his pride in his work was very cute. Annabel was your general straight talking, spunky, country bred heroin. Her grandmother was a bit shocking, I liked her. The rest of the book was filled with your run-of-the-mill romance supporting cast. The dialogue was cute and witty, and I really liked that Sebastian was still a happy man despite the damage to his character required by the romance genre.Verdict:I liked this book, it was exactly what I was looking for after reading two heavier books. It was a fluffy, funny book and a fast read. I'm not sure I would have liked it if I hadn't been looking for brain candy. I noticed that it was part of a series, but I'm not so invested in the characters that I'll pick up the other books. (Well, since I'm doing that Anita Blake Challenge, I might have to try Quinn's other Bevelstoke books.) In the end, I would ha
dasuzuki on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I am a huge fan of Julia Quinn's so I was really excited to read this book. While not living up to her Bridgerton series I was still glad to have read it. I loved Annabel's character and the interaction between her and Sebastian had me wanting to laugh out loud. I particularly liked that the initial focus of their story isn't how physically attracted they are to one another but the fun they have simply conversing with each other and the time they spend together. I found it hilarious that Sebastian was authoring romance books and it was interesting to see what the other characters had to say about his books not knowing he was the author.Annabel's cousin did have me wondering at times what role would she really play in the story. At first I thought she might have been attracted to Sebastian as well and could cause trouble but at other times she seemed to encourage Annabel's attachment to Sebastian so I think her role in this story was more of a setup for her own book at some point. Annabel's grandmother came as a shock in more ways than one but she also provided some good one liners and laughter.The one thing I will say that felt disjointed was Sebastian's inability to sleep and his reaction to gun shots. Both are brought up quite often but you don't really see how Annabel plays a part in resolving either issue so although the reader can predict that she will help with both problems the resolution seems to come out of thin air. One minute he's suffering from post-traumatic syndrome and the next he is miraculously cured. All in all while not a favorite still enjoyable.
reesa00 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Seriously, this is a Julia Quinn book? What happened? First of all the lists that are scattered through the book are inane. This was done MUCH better in her earlier books (I remember she had a heroine who loved lists and it was incorporated quite well there). But on to this book.Annabel's family is poor. Her season is sponsored by her grandmother (who won't help the family) and so she must marry. Her grandmother wants her to marry an earl who is a friend (same age as grandmother) who is desparate for a son. Annabel meets his heir (his nephew) and falls in love with him instead but doesn't know if she can marry him because she's not sure if he can support her family.This is one of those books where if the hero and heroine had a brief conversation, everything would be resolved. But then we wouldn't have a 400 page book. Annabel's whole saving her family thing got really old when I thought about all the ways out and things she could have done. This plot line has been done so well in the past that I became really frustrated here. Also it just went on too long when it became clear that she loved the hero.Julia Quinn needs to stop writing about this group of characters and move on.
other on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Fun. A hackneyed plot but with a refreshing ending.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Annabel Winslow is the eldest of eight children of impoverished parents, when the Earl of Newbury intimates that he may make an offer she should have been thrilled, except he is a friend of her GRANDPARENTS and has already buried one wife and narrowly missed marrying two other young women through the death of the first and the elopement of the second. If she had her choice she would refuse him wholeheartedly but her siblings' future depends on her. The Earl of Newbury is desperate to marry a fertile woman after his sone and heir died, the last thing he wants is for his title to go to his dissolute nephew Sebastian Grey. Sebastian Grey is a former sniper in the Army, plagued by insomnia (PTSD in modern parlance I expect) he discovers an interest in writing novels and has experienced no little success as the sensational gothic novelist Mrs Sarah Gorely, author of such novels as Miss Sainsbury and the Mysterious Colonel. At a ball Annabel escapes into Hampstead Heath (outside the ball room) to avoid the Earl of Newbury and literally falls over Sebastian who is lolling about on a rug having had an assignation with a married woman. A short discussion follows and without knowing each others' names Sebastian and Annabel feel an instant connection, until Sebastian announces his name, Annabel realises he is the very last man in London she should be talking to un-chaperoned, especially the last man she should have shared a kiss with. As the rake Sebastian falls hard for a curvy young virgin, ostensibly promised to his uncle can he persuade Annabel to take a chance on love? If you love historical novels then I think you will love this one, there's a lively virgin promised to an elderly nobleman, a young handsome but (apparently) penniless rake, the opera, balls, country house parties and intrigue. Loved it.
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A delightful story
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Wonderful. Couldnt put it down
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I love Julia Quinn and this is one of my favorite books that she has written. Sebastien has humor and depth. The dialogue manages to be both touching and funny. I just reread this book after about two years and it was as lovely as I remembered it being.