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I’m a huge Julia Quinn fan and have read all the books, but this was definitely not her best work. It felt lazy, the story is terrible and there’s nothing exciting that happens. Feel incredibly short changed. A great shame as it could have been so good.
This is a poor final book to a very ordinary prequel series. The first was the best, which wasn’t that wonderful. They are rather formulaic and seem to be a case of being on a good thing and just keeping on going. The best Bridgerton books are the first, second and sixth. It’s time for a different theme for books, more originality. This book wasn’t worth the $2.99 paid for it.
The characters could be fun and interesting. The relationship could have been sweet and funny. There’s just no plot. It’s lazy writing at its finest and ignoring all the possible plots that could have been while featuring a third of the book with a noisy cat in a carriage.
It’s also just a show off of the research that was done about doctors in the 18th century without actually using the information for story.
Super disappointed. I can’t believe Quinn’s publisher or editor let her get away with this one. I can’t believe I have to wait another year for the next book.
I love Julia Quinn, and this book started out great. Our hero, Nicholas, marries the heroine, Georgiana, and saves her from scandal. So far, so good. After the wedding they travel, in a coach, to his home in Edinburgh. Oh, did I tell you about her three cats? Now we meet & come to understand that one of the cats (it's name is Cat-Head, YES... Cat-Head). Well, Cat-Head does not travel well. Now we endure SEVEN pages of this cat moaning & howling "GRAOWWW". Ms.Quinn uses the word (is it a word?) FOURTEEN times. Now I am a cat lover, but by page 201 I'm yelling "Throw the damn cat out!!" Why we have to suffer through this cat getting 'coach sickness' makes no sense to the storyline. Actually, it continues to go downhill from there. Threw the book into the recycle bin. Don't waste your time or money.
I waited for this book. Julia is my favorite as she makes me laugh & cry. I enjoy the banter between her characters. Julia is the Queen of awkward circumstances. I actually cringe for her characters because she puts me right there & I feel for them.
This book is so disappointing. It seems written just for a deadline. The plot started out great but fizzled. Everything happened in the beginning chapters. The rest of the chapters were just fill. Where was the plot, the banter, the passionate characters? This was not a cheap book! but it read like a $.99 novel. I'm so very sad.
I can't believe I'm giving a book written by Julia Quinn 1 star, but this was such a disappointment. I had to force myself to finish this book, it felt like a chore. The usual witty banter was missing. The dialogue at times sounded like that of an awkward teenager. The story was flat, I felt nothing for the H/h, I can't even remember their names. And what was the purpose of the cat scenes? If you don't like cats, then don't write them into your story. If you do like cats, I'm not sure what you were trying to do by writing these scenes, not funny. The best part of the story was baby Colin and little Anthony and Benedict. I feel bad writing this review because I'm sure writing this book took a lot of work, but I think this book was seriously overpriced for what it was.
This book was a disappointment. It could’ve been exciting but it wasn’t. It was very short and dragged. There was no conflict with little character development. Their was absolutely no reason why the characters fell in love. I love this author and reread several of her other books but will no longer buy new ones.