Thursday, March 24, 2016

Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1)

Because of Miss Bridgerton 

Mar 29, 2016 by Julia Quinn

Book Description:

Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...
This is not one of those times.
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.
Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...
Or not.
There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.
But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor...
Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without...








I had stepped back from Julia Quinn for the last two books, but I have always been a fan of her early Bridgerton books.  I was curious as to how the author was going to eke out another so I took a chance on this one.  In a way I’m a bit sorry I did.

This book did not have the freshness, humor and heat that the earlier books did. Mostly during this book, the characters stand around for pages discussing… essentially nothing.   It wasn’t until the last quarter of this book that anything of consequence happens. 

The romance is subtle (like a ball peen hammer over the head) naturally obvious to e very one except Billie and George, and a little less swoon worthy than in the past.
Color me disappointed with this book that we have waited so long for. 

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