STORY: 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…
REVIEW: Kent England – 1779
Miss Sybilla (Billie) Bridgerton, age 23, is late getting home because she is stuck on a roof after trying to rescue a cat from a tree. She fell from the tree onto the roof and inured her ankle. When she calls out for help, the last person she wants to see, George Rokesby, is the one who comes along to assist her. She is determined to do her best to act grateful to him. While their families have been neighbors and the siblings all played and grew up together, Billie and George have always been at odds with one another. George is in line to be the next Earl of Manston and is known as Viscount Kennard.
Billie has always been an outspoken young woman but no one has ever help that against her. But when the ladder George finds to help her down ends up falling leaving both of them stranded on the roof, Billie voices her fear that unless someone finds them soon. she will be considered compromised and they will have to marry. Gah! What a horrible thought for both of them.
Billie feels responsible for seeing that her family’s estate is run well and thus educates herself on agriculture and is constantly riding around checking on the crops. While wearing breeches is not considered ladylike, Billie does not care because she is used to doing things her way and enjoys being somewhat of a tomboy.
George has always known he must be groomed to be the heir and has always busied himself with learning to take over the reins. He and Billie have never seen eye-to-eye on things and, thus, just tolerate one another. But now, that she is injured and she and her family will be gathering together for a house party, he takes it upon himself to help her get from room to room by carrying her. This nearness sparks an attraction that seems to come out of nowhere but simply cannot be denied.
A cute novel written Julia Quinn style. I enjoyed her first books, but they now seem to carry the same scenario of oneupmanship and silly humor. She is a very talented author and some of the humor is truly funny, but I really would like to see her leave the Bridgeton’s behind and go back to stand-alone novels.
Connie for b2b