This book might tie for first place as my favorite Julia Quinn novel It was an absolute delight to read Both main characters were immensely likable, their conversation and banter flowed very well The tension and feelings between them felt natural, and delicious There were cats In carriages I stayed up way past my bedtime reading it, and immediately wanted to turn around and start it again Julia Quinn knocks it out of the park again I have adored this Bridgerton Prequel series and the Rokesby family. Georgiana Bridgerton and Nicholas Rokesby are old friends and neighbors who grew up together Old friends who were comfortable and at ease with each other embark on a marriage of convenience to save Georgie s reputation Their conversations and close proximity traveling to Edinburgh allow for romance and love to blossom This book shows the change that can happen when you begin to look at someone familiar in a new light It was charming. I adored the scenes with Edmund and Violet and their three young children, Anthony, Benedict and Colin Another great scene occurs when Georgie is babysitting the two older boys It made me nostalgic for all things Bridgerton and I cannot wai I had no idea how much I needed a Baby Colin Bridgerton cameo, but Baby Colin truly made my day while I was reading this Getting a brief, merry visit with Violet, Edmund and their young sons was a really lovely part of this Bridgerton prequel I laughed out loud quite a bit while I read Georgie and Nicholas friends to lovers story The romance here is slow burn, but the pay off when they finally acknowledge their feelings is absolute fire I think I would have liked to have seen a littleof their married life or perhaps just a bitof a backstory or an obstacle to their HEA, but overall, this was an incredibly enjoyable comedic romance I would recommend this book to anyone looking for funny, heart warming story of family, friendship, kindness and love Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for providing me with a free DRC in exchange for an unbiased review. Review to comeARC provided by publisher Georgiana Bridgerton is ruined To no fault of her own, she was spirited away by a gentleman on the ton and spent a long carriage ride and a few hours in an inn Alone Nothing actually happened between them, but it doesn t matter She can live as a spinster or she can marry the cad who ruined her But then her childhood friend, Nicholas Rokesby, is summoned home from medical school in Edinburgh and his father demands that he marry Georgiana Nicholas s father is Georgina s godfather and Nicholas feels like his father caresabout her wellbeing that he does Nicholas shis own son So, what is he to do. I ll read anything Julia Quinn writes and I ll love it This was no exception The relationships she writes are fantastic and the dialog I received an ARC of this book. I love Julia Quinn and this book had several of the elements I love in her books The characters were well developed, the writing itself was great, and the dialogue was sparkling, witty, and funny I really enjoyed this book until I realized I only had about 15 pages left I thought something was wrong, that maybe something hadn t downloaded correctly, but that was not the case When I finished the book I really felt like nothing had really happened I kept expecting there to beof a conflict or a momentous event or something, but nothing like that happened I did like the fact that after their initial reluctance to wed, our hero and heroine were able to get along quite well with each other, and there were no silly misunderstandings or issues that could have been easily solved by simple communication That was ref Was Given Two ChoicesGeorgiana Bridgerton Isn T Against The Idea Of Marriage She D Just Thought She D Have Some Say In The Matter But With Her Reputation Hanging By A Thread After She S Abducted For Her Dowry, Georgie Is Given Two Options Live Out Her Life As A Spinster Or Marry The Rogue Who Has Ruined Her LifeEnter Option As The Fourth Son Of An Earl, Nicholas Rokesby Is Prepared To Chart His Own Course He Has A Life In ↠´ First Comes Scandal Ý Download by ↠´ Julia Quinn Edinburgh, Where He S Close To Completing His Medical Studies, And He Has No Time Or Interest To Find A Wife But When He Discovers That Georgie Bridgerton His Literal Girl Next Door Is Facing Ruin, He Knows What He Must DoA Marriage Of ConvenienceIt Might Not Have Been The Most Romantic Of Proposals, But Nicholas Never Thought She D Say No Georgie Doesn T Want To Be Anyone S Sacrifice, And Besides, They Could Never Think Of Each Other As Anything Than Childhood Friends Or Could They But As They Embark Upon Their Unorthodox Courtship, They Discover A New Twist To The Age Old Rhyme First Comes Scandal, Then Comes Marriage But After That Comes Love º First Comes Scandal º ARC via Netgalley Edelweiss On the one hand, thoroughly enjoyable On the other where s the other half of the book I m serious, I got to the epilogue and was sure there had to be some sort of error with the file for that to be where the book ended There s just not a whole lot of conflict, and what there is gets resolved so quickly that it almost feels like a cheat A few notes virgin hero , chronically ill heroine Georgie has asthma , what I m guessing is a fairly period accurate description of medical school practice including discussion of bleeding as medicine, narrative climax involves asserting the patient s right to refuse treatment she doesn t want I would have likedof Georgie and Nicholas s life in Edinburgh because it seems like there was a whole lot that got skipped between the last chapter and the epilogue, but what there is is very cute talk it out styl Ah, Julia Quinn, my old fave Probably one of the first romance authors I really fell for, as an adult I think I was working at Borders when I found the Bridgerton series, so I bought them all and read voraciously I think she s had a bit of trouble adjusting, 20 years later, to afeminist, less patriarchal way of writing romances Her heroines are never QUITE convincingly feminist, and the books are just less badass than say, Sarah Maclean s, orI don t know, Tessa Dare s They regentle, somehow. That said, I actually really did enjoy this, and thought that the heroine s unspoken feminist badassery was better done than other Julia Quinn heroines have been, so Still, not my fave recommendation for young readers of romance. Thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the ARC. Nicholas Rokesby and Georgiana Bridgerton have known each other their whole lives Growing up as the youngest siblings in their neighboring families, they were childhood friends Now Nicholas is away at medical school in Scotland when he s summoned home by his father Georgie is in trouble a man tried to abduct and marry her, and although she escaped, her reputation did not So Nicholas s father has the perfect solution Nicholas and Georgie should marry Never mind that they re not in love This was a sweet friends to lovers story Both characters get to grow up together, and their shared interests and genuine friendship made them a lovely pairing I honestly could have used a littlestory.
About The Author
1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don t read or write romance, and and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the 79,000 jackpot She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary,