Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review '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...

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...

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 29th, 2016
Rokesbys #1
Historical Romance
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

I really love Historical Romance novels. I love being swapped away by the romance, the etiquette and the beautiful gowns of that time. So when I received ‘Because of Miss Bridgerton’ by Julia Quinn, I was super excited. This is the second book by Julia Quinn I read. And after loving the previous book I read called ‘The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy’, I couldn’t wait to start reading this one.

And this book didn’t disappoint. From the moment I started reading I completely fell in love with the characters. The main characters are Billie and George. Billie is not like any other young female of her time. Billie doesn’t like to sit inside, she loves working the fields, riding her horse and just having fun. Billie doesn’t usually do what is expected of her and that’s definitely a part of her charm.
George is the eldest heir to the earldom and probably the only Rokesby brother that isn’t all that fond of Billy. George is handsome and is used to doing what is expected of him.
I just loved these two characters together. They were so different and they did a lot of bickering. I just loved reading their story and I couldn’t stop until I finished the book.

Julie Quinn definitely has a way of making you fall in love with the characters. At first we got to know that characters individually, which made me love them, and then we got to know the characters together, and I loved them even more. It was just so much fun reading the journey of two people who knew each other all their lives, and where now falling in love. Sigh.. This definitely was a perfect romantic read.

Not only has Julia Quinn a way of writing a beautiful romantic story, there was also a lot of humor in this book. I especially loved the conversations between Billie and George. They were just so funny and really made me laugh out loud many times. But the absolute best part about this book was that these characters became even better when they got closer to each other. Sigh.. Yep.. This was a great historical romance novel.

My Rating:

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. She is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe colleges and lives with her family in Colorado.

Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with 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, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

For more information about Julia Quinn and her books please visit her website, Facebook and Goodreads.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This book sounds so interesting and I loved your review, Maureen. :)

    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

    1. Thanks Nikita. It definitely was a great book and I loved it from the beginning till the very end.
      Thanks for stopping by!


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