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Review: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

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Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1)
   by: Julia Quinn

Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 384 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars

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...

It's official. I have a book hangover. I've been a bit miserable all day because I just want to go back to the Bridgerton-Rokesby world. I wish there were more books in the series already so I could binge them! I am a huge Julia Quinn fan and I thought this was a great start to her new series! Once again, I have fallen in love with these characters and I can't wait for George and Billie's siblings to find love! I really liked the dynamic between these two families. They have been friends forever and the awkwardness that sometimes accompanies new couples and their families is not present here.
Billie and George have never been close, as there is a 5 year age difference between them. As the eldest of the family, George has always missed that closeness that his younger siblings Andrew, Edward, and Mary shared with Billie. Things between Billie and George are definitely fun, as the two don't really get along. Watching them fall for one another was adorable, as neither one expected it AT ALL. Billie is super headstrong and I loved how independent she was. It was nice to see how different country living was from city living. Billie had the freedom to be herself and engage in activities that would appall society women. She's always gotten herself into mishaps, so it was fun to watch George bait her about her most recent one.
George was a sweetheart and I adored him. I love how he stood up for her at times and how protective he could be. His jealousy was also super cute. It took quite a bit of time for these two to finally make things happen, but the slow burn really worked. And the scene where they declare their love for one another will undoubtedly be one of my favorites. It was so blunt and I loved that they weren't afraid to put it out there.
As I said, I am SO ready for more books in this series. I will miss Billie and George, but knowing the Bridgertons and Rokesbys, I'm sure more shenanigans will ensue in the future!

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  1. Oh this sounds too adorable, Jess. I love that no one expects them to fall for each other. That should be fun for me too. :)
    And Billie and George seem like very great characters! I'll try to find myself a copy of this one. I have a feeling I will love it just as much as you did. :)
    Lovely review, Jess!

  2. I need to read more historical romance, I always love it but never seem to make time for it. This one sounds so good too! Great review!

  3. I really enjoyed this one too! JQ is the best, isn't she? I loved that Pall Mall scene and the creation of the Mallet of Death. How fabulous was that?

  4. So I just finished a historical romance and I want to start another one! I've seen a lot of good reviews for this one and I think I need to bite the bullet. I feel you on the book hangover!!

  5. Eeek I am so ready for this book after reading your review!! I still haven't read an historical romance and this one sounds soo good! Off to amazon! :)

  6. I haven't read Julia Quinn before but this sounds SO good! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Jessica! Although I understand the pain of a good book hangover :(


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