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Because of Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgerton Prequel (Rokesbys Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 4 in Rokesbys Series
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- Publication Date : March 29, 2016
- File Size : 912 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 377 pages
- Publisher : Avon (March 29, 2016)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B01121SUG6
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,285 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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To be perfectly honest, I put the blame squarely on the shoulders of JQ's editors. They know this plot is paper-thin. They know the internal and external dialogue meanders along for waaaay too long. They know these characters are stock reiterations of previous JQ heroes and heroines. But somewhere along the way, they obviously decided to coast on the author's former glory. Because suckers like me will still pony up $7 in the misguided hope that these books will actually contain something resembling a plot, with conflict, sexual tension and unique, fully-developed characters. Nope. What we get instead is pages and pages (and pages) of asinine non-sequiturs and supposedly witty dialogue that does absolutely nothing to move the plot forward. There are at least three or four instances in this book when a character asks another, "What's wrong?" And the character responds, "Nothing." AND THEY MEAN IT. There is actually nothing wrong with them. It's filler. JQ has reached her word count.
I wouldn't even recommend this one to die-hard Bridgerton fans. It's a tepid carbon-copy of that series, so I'd just suggest re-reading the Bridgerton series and preserving your love for the JQ of old.
I will say that for there not being much of a plot, the dialogue did keep me entertained for the most part, since nobody does charm or wit better than JQ. There was the classic Pall Mall game that was cut short but put a smile on my face nonetheless since Billie definitely got her fair share of the Bridgerton competitive streak. Although it took me until about halfway through to get a feel for she and George and I did end up really liking them, neither ever tugged at my heart. Their romance was sweet with a few kisses and an average love scene at the very end, but I didn't feel the chemistry or passion I was hoping for. There was also a bit of spying and espionage late in, which felt out of place and simply contrived for added drama. Still, I'll probably read the next Rokesby brothers story, even though this one fell a bit short.
I will say that the dialogue in this book is delightful. Witty, amusing, and fun.
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**
The climax of the story was... completely non-existent, to be honest. It seems as if Quinn was leading up to this fantastic, exciting, adventurous ending, and then... the hero of the story, George, says, "No."
Not to the heroine, of course. But to the adventure. The possibility of helping his country, the potential for finding and rescuing his brother. The idea of excitement and adventure.
So, at this point, I naturally assumed the heroine, Billie, would jump in and take up the reins, dashing headlong into the fray to face danger and risk everything to save her friend. And, given how clever, wild, and nonconformist she had acted up to this point, I had no real reason to doubt this possibility.
But then she agreed with George. They wouldn't go chasing adventure in the hopes of finding his brother, Edward.
And then the book ended.
Top reviews from other countries
Another entertaining romance from Quinn, with lots of light repartee and good chemistry between the characters. Billie and George complement each other well and make a good pairing. I also liked Andrew, who perhaps might be a lead character in a later book in the series.
The story was perhaps a little light on plot. I liked the parts that explored George's feelings about not being able to fight for his country like his brothers, however, I thought the bits in London when he gets entangled with the war office were rather silly. Also the entire part set in London just seemed rather too brisk and a bit jarring.
Overall another easy and enjoyable read from Quinn, and I look forward to the rest in the series.