Because of Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgerton Prequel (The Rokesbys) Paperback – Import, 25 February 2021
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A generation before the Bridgertons, there were the Rokesbys . . .
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers, and she's not opposed: their families have been neighbours for centuries. There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate: George. He may be the eldest, and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying and she's certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.
But when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begin 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 . . .
Return to the world of the Bridgertons with this first book in a dazzlingly witty prequel series from Sunday Times bestselling author Julia Quinn, featuring the ancestors of the Bridgertons you know and love.
'All of the classic tropes we love . . . with a thoroughly modern twist. I can't focus on anything else.' Stylist
'A smart, funny touch' Time Magazine
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- Publisher : Piatkus (25 February 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0349430136
- ISBN-13 : 978-0349430133
- Item Weight : 230 g
- Dimensions : 12.4 x 3.4 x 19.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #450,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Another entertaining romance from Quinn, with lots of light repartee and good chemistry between the characters. Billie and George complement each other well and make a good pairing. I also liked Andrew, who perhaps might be a lead character in a later book in the series.
The story was perhaps a little light on plot. I liked the parts that explored George's feelings about not being able to fight for his country like his brothers, however, I thought the bits in London when he gets entangled with the war office were rather silly. Also the entire part set in London just seemed rather too brisk and a bit jarring.
Overall another easy and enjoyable read from Quinn, and I look forward to the rest in the series.
I found the book rather uneven. The dialogue between the 2 main characters did not ring true, especially at first. I could not really believe in the move from near sibling bickering to aspiring suitor in love. The story becomes more convincing when it moves to London, although the forays into espionage seem somewhat artificial and irrelevant. I see the other books in the prequel series deal with the other sons, Andrew, Edward and Nicholas, but I am not sure whether I shall continue reading this series as the reviews I've read express many reservations not unlike mine.