Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesby Series #1)

Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesby Series #1)

by Julia Quinn

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Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesby Series #1) 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...

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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062388155
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Rokesby Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 6,491
File size: 771 KB

About the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Please visit her on the web at

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Because of Miss Bridgerton 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julia Quinn can be depended on to deliver a good story. For those who are confused, this story happens before the other Bridgerton stories. I believe Billie is their Aunt and their father is at school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a is fun and humerous read. Billie's character is funny and witty. I fell in love with fun she has with Andrew and how she finds surprising love with George! I love all the trouble she is and found myself laughing though this book. I assume she is Aunt Billie to a someday Edmond & Voilet brood. Fun prequel since we never know much of Edmond other than from Violet and a little from Anthony's memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book was great! I have read all her novels and I have enjoyed every one. Another great read. Didn't want it to end. Hate that I have to wait for her next book! Write quickly please!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An engaging and entertaining read. While not her absolute best, reading it is great way to spend a spring day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful return of the Bridgeton clan... can't wait to see what's next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was okay. I was a little disappointed. I didn't think it was one of her best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humorous, fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book just like all the others I've read of hers. However I was disappointed with Billie's parents. Since reading all of the other books in the series I expected more from the secondary charaters. JQ didnt even bother to mention their first names. Which I guess makes sense because if they were the characters from "The Viscount Who Loved Me" they are complete opposite personality wise from that book.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
A Cannily Penned, Sweet, & Slow-Burning Romance 3.5/4 Stars | Hot Steam Every new release from Julia Quinn is a cause for celebration. Her impeccably written novels, filled with glorious romance, adventure, and brilliant wit, never fail to entertain, inspire, and satisfy. And, while I’ve greatly anticipated each of her past novels’ debuts, my delirious excitement for BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON was uncontainable. I live for the Bridgertons. They are my all-time favorite fictional family. THE DUKE AND I, my very first Historical romance, spurned my utter devotion to the genre. So, when the divine Ms. Q announced that there would be more Bridgertons featured in a brand new series, I jumped for joy, set my expectations to the stratosphere and counted down the days until I could immerse myself in the dramas, delights, and desires of the next generation of Historical romance's most beloved and enduring dynasty. And, what fun it was! Enchanting, lively, and blissfully passionate, Billie and George’s adversaries-to-friends-to-lovers story is a cannily penned, sweet, and slow-burning affair that takes its time to build a meaningful foundation for the couple’s deepening connection, startling attraction, and fated love to thrive. Admittedly, I was skeptical at first as Billie seemed a tad immature for a grand romance. Young, isolated, tomboyish, wild, reckless, and impulsive—men aren’t on her radar. Her time and energy is wrapped up in taking thoughtful care of her family’s estate. But, as the novel progresses and she and George grow to appreciate, understand, and confide in one another, everything fundamentally shifts for her. Still as impulsive as ever, she steadily matures and approaches her awakening sexuality and budding feelings for George like she does everything else in her life—boldly, with spirit, zeal, abandon, and pure joy in the moment. And I loved her for it! Equally wonderful and perfect for Billie, I adored George so much. Having always frowned upon Billie’s britches and wildness, I loved his shocking realizations, again and again, as Billie, just by being herself, shakes him to his core with increasing lust and admiration. He begins to seek out and relish her unconventionality, strength, compassion, intelligence, drive, and dizzying beauty. The unkempt girl he’s known and dismissed his entire life is suddenly vital to his every breath and happiness. I loved reading his tantalizing POV as his rattling fascination with Billie turns into a red-blooded obsession. He has such riveting fire in him, and I couldn’t get enough! Sigh…I so enjoyed this romance! What a fabulous start to the Rokesbys series! I simply can’t wait for Billie & George’s charming, boisterous, and hilariously incorrigible siblings to each find their own unique happily ever afters too! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
AthenaMcQ 10 months ago
What a spoiled brat; how many negatives can I find to describe her? Petulant and, mannish, Billie is ready to fight over any perceived insult, which is to say, always. She could find insults in motes in the air. I do not understand the mindset of many romance writers who obviously believe boorishness in their heroines is amusing; was I supposed to be charmed by her antics? To illustrate, here’s a small excerpt: “ …she would still be the reckless Billie Bridgerton. Except that in a few years reckless would give way to eccentric. And after that it was all downhill to crazy.“ Too far-fetched to have me believe George, heir to an earldom, could find anything attractive in such a harridan or think she was suitable to be his countess. In their society, her ill-manners and outlandish behavior would reflect very badly on her family, but it seems no one can rein her in. Because this is fiction, they get a happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book, Julia Quinn, lacked the humor she once had in her earlier books, such as, HOW TO CATCH AN HERIESS, OR MINX. It lacked her way of original writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, loved the humor that goes with the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, fun read. Well written, interesting characters. Witty, engaging, humorous dialogue. Great chemistry between the leads. Good read all around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story and it followed right along with the rest of the Bridgerton' s family character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful book. Julia Quinn is a genius
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toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty fun read. The female lead is very outgoing for her time. She's not great at being girly and doing girl things. The male lead has been her friend since they were kids. Finally something clicks for them. It has amusing dialogue and entertaining scenes. Since this is connected to Bridgertons series, I think readers of that series will be more involved in the storyline. I have not read it so I didn't recognize all the characters, but that didn't distract me from liking the book.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
This book was exactly what I thought it would be! Funny, charming, passionate, sweet and an all round fantastic read! I loved Billie and George together, their snippy bickering becoming playful once they start to really notice the other person. They have wonderful chemistry that you can feel building, and once they get together.. look out! When I realized this book takes place before all the other Bridgerton books, it added a nice little surprise of learning how the mallet if death got its name! Or at least I like to think it was how (I haven't read the other Bridgerton stories in a while so perhaps the next generation called it that for a different reason instead of the name being handed down so-to-speak.) Regardless, it's fun to read about the generation that came before the Bridgertons that I love. The secondary characters were great! I hope all the Rokesby boys get their own story. As always with Julia Quinn, I look forward to her next release!
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def618 More than 1 year ago
I've read, I think, all of Julia Quinn's books and she is a very good author. This book has very good characters, but the plot is too predictable to be 5 stars, but it's still a good read. Billie Bridgerton and George Rokesby have always had some friction between them. While the families are constantly together, George is a few years older than his siblings and the Bridgerton children so he didn't interact with them much as children. George, as the heir, is very proper. Billie likes to wear breeches and help run her family's estate. While trying to rescue a cat, she becomes stuck and George attempts to rescue her. From that point on the sparks start to fly. I would recommend this as it's a nice quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For starters Julia Quinn is one of few authors on my "drop everything and buy" list; having said that I feel like this isn't one of her best. I found myself skimming through the book rather than being truly drawn in. There really was no central conflict, so the issue of why the main characters couldn't be together was weak at best. I really hope if this is the start of a new series that it gets better.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful start to revisiting the Bridgertons. I loved it and can't wait for the next book.
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
They say that opposites attract and this was certainly the case with George Rokesby and Billie Bridgerton. Growing up with George’s younger brothers, Billie thought he was stuffy and aloof. Now she is 23 and sees him in a different light. In love with George Rokesby? Heaven forbid! As George really sees Billie, he is stunned to find he is falling in love with the girl who rides astride her horse. Surely he has better sense than that! Now I will go back and read the other books in the Bridgerton series. This was a good love story as two antagonists find themselves falling in love with each other and don't know what to do about it or even admit it. There were lots of parts where I found myself laughing out loud. A thoroughly enjoyable book and I highly recommend it.