By Anastasia Burton
Firstly, let me tell you I read every single book written by Julia Quinn the author and creator of The Bridgerton’s including all specials. Something I think people forget is that this is a historical romance series with each book focusing on the love story of each sibling starting off with Daphne the eldest daughter and finishing with the youngest siblings.
The first novel includes Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings and follows the pair as their romance develops, however in the following novels you will rarely see or hear about the Hastings apart from an occasional appearance or mention about their family and their love story.
This is why it was so surprising to me when I heard reviews and read tweets about people going as far as to claim the second season is ruined without Rege-Jean Page and that they will boycott it. Like… The whole point of the series is not to follow the two characters until they age but rather to explore the love story and growth of each sibling. The second season will be focused on Anthony and his new love interest. I must admit that Anthony’s character development and love tale was one of my favourite aspects from the eight novels and of course it makes sense that Rege- Jean Page will not be present, as at the time of Anthony’s tale the Hastings are at their estate away from London living peacefully, while Anthony as the head of the family decided it is time to find a wife and therefore enters the next London season.
It’s a little upsetting to hear people be so critical of the series just because they are unaware of how the book series plays out and what the whole Bridgerton series is about. It’s about finding a love similar to that of Lady Violet Bridgerton and Lord Bridgerton who were the biggest influences in their children’s lives. Don’t drop the series just because our favourite Duke and Duchess of Hastings will not be as prominent as before, instead look on the horizon of all there is to come for the Bridgerton series. I’m sure we will have more heartthrobs and storylines that we fall in love with. Just strap in, grab a few books ahead of the second season and enjoy the ride. I promise the Bridgerton series will not disappoint.