First Comes Scandal: A Bridgerton Prequel - The Rokesbys (Paperback)
  • First Comes Scandal: A Bridgerton Prequel - The Rokesbys (Paperback)

First Comes Scandal: A Bridgerton Prequel - The Rokesbys (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 25/02/2021
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Go back to where it all began with the fourth book in Sunday Times bestselling author Julia Quinn's dazzlingly witty Bridgerton prequel series, featuring the ancestors of the Bridgerton characters we all know and love. A generation before the Bridgertons, there were the Rokesbys . .

She was given two choices . . .

Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life.

Enter Option #3

As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where he's close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time - or interest - to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton - his literal girl-next-door - is facing ruin, he knows what he must do.

A Marriage of Convenience

It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she'd say no. Georgie doesn't want to be anyone's sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends . . . could they? As they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. Could after that come . . . love?

Return to the world of the Bridgertons with The Rokesbys, featuring the ancestors of the Bridgerton characters we know and love . . .

Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . .

'A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine

'Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love... and gives them a thoroughly modern twist...they're hot, crazy, and full of feisty women relishing in the carnal delights that come from bedding rakish aristocrats... I can't focus on anything else.' Stylist

'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times

'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist

'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews

'Like an episode of Downtown Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March

'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers

'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After

'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly

'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie

'This book was an utter delight . . . I just loved it' Love in a time of Feminism

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349430164
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 30 mm

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“Still funny, and romantic, but definitely not as good as the previous books.”

Review originally published at Romancing Romances

I received an eARC at no cost from the publisher, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you.


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“This romance was so very cheerful, uplifting and funny. Just what we all need these days”

I confess that I’m torn as regards this book. On the one hand, I have never seen such carelessness in any author’s work. On the other, it was a wonderful feel-good book that made me laugh many times.

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“Not great at all”

As much as I have enjoyed Julia Quinn's books in the past. This Bridgeton's prequel series never has quite hit the mark for me. And there seems to be something vastly missing from this instalment.

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