Because of Miss Bridgerton
By Julia Quinn
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...
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...
Billie Bridgerton is an independent woman in a time where they were only meant to run a household and have children. She helped her father run his estate while her younger brother finished school even though she knew she would never be in charge of Aubrey Hall. Her best friends were all the Rokesby children. They were neighbors. But she didn't get along with the eldest child, George. But after she gets stuck on a rooftop, they start to realize that the other isn't too bad. With the nudge of George's mother, they finally admit that they fell in love with each other.
I enjoyed how they fell in love slowly and they realized the other was a great person after all these years. It was an easy, enjoyable read and I will read more by Julia Quinn. I picked this book up because I saw a picture of Sophie Jordan with Julia Quinn at the Avon Kiss Con so I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. I wasn't sure why she added in Edwards disappearance but hopefully it will be revealed in the next installment.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romances. Even though I only give it 4 stars, I would still read it again. Good job, Julia Quinn!!