There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In this fourth of the Bridgerton prequel series, following The Other Miss Bridgerton, we go back to where it all began. . . from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn.
She was given two choices...
Georgiana 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 life.
Enter Option #3
As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in 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 do.
A Marriage of Convenience
It 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 more 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...
Could’ve believed she wrote a bad book! All others were good.
First Comes Scandal
I am sad to report that this is a terrible terrible romance. Julia Quinn is usually an impeccable writer. I feel as though her publisher pushed her to produce a book in 2020 when she was not ready. Ms. Quinn, if this is the case, never allow anyone to do this again. Only because of your previous extremely enjoyable books will I peruse your future writings, but I will do so with caution. I wish I could get my money back from this purchase. Ms. Quinn, you are better than this.