Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #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…
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…
Love me some Julia Quinn and when my nana was done reading this she let me borrow it. I have to say at first I thought the book was pretty depressing. This series is going to be set during the American Revolutionary War but it’s still from the side of the British, so I found it a bit hard to root for the people at first. Especially since two of the brothers are fighting in the war. There was also all the emotional stuff the oldest brother was going through.
Eventually, though, things got happier and George was able to accept himself for who he was, Billie helped him but he didn’t require her to be happy. I like that. I don’t want love to be the only reason someone is happy or content with themselves. Putting that much pressure on someone else isn’t good, it’s fine if someone else guides you to your realization but you shouldn’t depend on them for it.
Anyway, love Julia Quinn, excited for more in the series.