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First Comes ScandalDon t know if it s funny or sad that it never even crosses his mind that Nicholas would object to an arranged marriage Probably a little of both His heart was in the right place but he could have been trapping his son in a loveless passionless marriage for the rest of his life When the idea is presented to him in fact it was hard for him to wrap his mind around looking at Georgiana in a romantic way let alone spending the rest of his life with her Georgiana has found herself in a horrible a romantic way let alone spending the rest of his life with her Georgiana has found herself in a horrible through no fault of her own She s always followed society s rules and comported herself like a lady but gossips were ick to shred her reputation to tatters after Freddie Oakes abduction Although she never particularly yearned for marriage or entering a season to find possible suitors she s despondent over the choice being taken away from her This is one thing the two main characters had in common being trapped in a situation not of their own making where people play with their life like chess pieces Georgiana is The Mangrove Tree understandably sensitive and frustrated about people telling her how she must feel or that she doesn t know her own mind The last thing she wants is pity or duty from a man proposing to her and that is how she views poor Nicholas clumsy offer Nicholas thought he knew her pretty well considering how much time they spent together growingp But shortly after they renew their acuaintance her sense of humor and intelligence has him looking at her in ways he never has before When Georgiana Bridgerton smiled like that he wanted to reach into the sky and grab down the sun just to hand it to her on a platter Her curiosity for medicine rivals his and they can have intellectual and often hilarious conversations about the subject most important to him If women were afforded the same freedom of choice back then Georgiana would have loved to get a higher education Nicholas would answer all of her estions and treated her as an eual rather than patronizing her When she told him how she felt about her own health issues he truly listened to her and trusted that she knew what was right for her own body He was such an honorable and gentle man I loved that both he and Georgiana were inexperienced in romance and physical intimacy because we got to see them discover passion for the first time together She had known him forever but suddenly the whole world was strange and new He was holding her hand and she was suddenly full of emotion and confusion and something she couldn t ite defineThe Bridgerton and she was suddenly full of emotion and confusion and something she couldn t Understanding Yandere Lovers uite defineThe Bridgerton parents from the main series are in this which was such a delight to me We are gifted a peek into Edmund and Violet s relationship early in their marriage when the lovebirds were blissfully wrappedp in each other Edmund is Georgiana s brother and at the time of this story three of his eight children have been born Julia Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand uinn givess little snippets of insight and of course hilarious moments to savor They are just secondary characters here so their page time isn t heavy but it was wonderful to spend just a little bit of time with them from a new perspective I would describe this story as sweet and entertaining that lacks misunderstandings or drama If you re looking for a romance with low angst this would be a great pick

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me there t much conflict between the couple and the romance did feel rushed in the way that it moved from platonic to love in a short span of time However I enjoyed every minute with the Bridgertons The cat scenes had me belly laughing and Julia Brothers uinn s fast paced writing was such a comfort to ease into There was zero difficulty engaging my attention and never a moment of boredom I can t wait to catchp on the rest of the seriesFOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON I am struggling a little with how to come at this review There were things I liked about this book But in many ways it also left me wantingI enjoy Julia inn and absolutely adored the first book in this series This is another Bridgerton preuel and it centers on Georgina and Nicolas Ro 15 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewGeorgiana was kidnapped by a fortune hunter but even though she managed to save herself her reputation is in tatters Nicholas is called down from medical school in Edinburgh by his father who orders him to marry their nei. F 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 doA marriage of convenienceIt might not have been the most romant. .

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This book might tie for first place as my favorite Julia inn novel It was an absolute delight to read Both main characters were immensely likable their conversation and banter flowed very well The tension and feelings between them felt natural and delicious There were cats In carriages I stayed Leaders Eat Last up way past my bedtime reading it and immediately wanted to turn around and start it again Juliainn knocks it out of the park again 15 stars rounded La muralla verde up because well Nostalgia It IS Juliainn after all But I am severely disappointed by this whole series I think my feelings about this book can easily summed p in one word lackluster I was mostly bored never invested and I don t think I even smiled Which makes me wonder have my tastes changed that dramatically or has J s writing changed Because I loved the first book in this series but then it just went downhill for me book by book Things that didn t work for me1 The structureBasically my biggest complaint is that everything interesting happened off page The book starts with Georgie Bridgerton already ruined and Nicholas Rokesby going home from Scotland after being summoned to Kent by his father Rokesby senior then informs him that he should marry Georgie who is after all his godchild and one of Nicholas oldest friends Nicholas and Georgie talk about this Get married off page Travel back to Scotland together Fast forward a few week and they re in love And that Was It Seriously There also too much time spent on things that didn t interest me and I didn t find funny cat humor hammock building please don t ask various medical emergencies that they just happen to stumble over to name a few There wasn t enough time spent on forging a connection and going from kind of friends to for me they basically didn t spent enough time together talking about real things for me to believe their love 2 Internal monologueBecause all the good things happen off page a lot of time was spent on the characters being in their own head going over things that happened analyzing things that happened off page and there was very little dialogue This let to me not being invested in the characters because I didn t feel like I ever knew them I didn t feel their connection and so I didn t believe they went from friends to I also had a very big problem with Nicholas who sounded so nice and sweet in his a very big problem with Nicholas who sounded so nice and sweet in his but would always say exactly the wrong things or nothing at all out loud Case in point after the disastrous proposal I m a grown man She scoffed Some grown man Your father sent for you and you came trotting down like a good little boy Stop it he snapped Don t pretend any of this is your idea You are doing nothing but your father s bidding I am doing you a favor Georgie gasped I didn t mean it that way3 The parentsI don t know what happened to the lovely close knit families of the previous books but they were mostly absent here Rokesby Sr summons his son and announces his plan without speaking to anyone about it the Bridgerton parents just stay out of it and wait what happens and then both talk over their children s heads once they have decided to get married and dictate where and how they should live without consulting them It was nothing like the sweet bickering and constant love and support I am sed to from them All in all I am disappointed I thought I am sed to from them All in all I am disappointed I thought would like this because at least the drama I loathed in the previous two books was absent *but I just wasn t invested in the characters I don t feel like I know them and *I just wasn t invested in the characters I don t feel like I know them and the end I just didn t care This breaks my heart a little because Julia inn has written some of my all time favorite books I may need to re read some of my favorites now to get over this disappointment This was a buddy read and here s Kyraker s review Heike s review Title First Comes ScandalSeries Rokesbys 4Author Julia innRelease date April 21 2020Cliffhanger NoGenrehistorical romanceThis was my first read in the preuel series and what fun it was In First Comes Scandal Georgiana Bridgerton meets her match with her childhood friend Nicholas Rokesby The Rokesbys have a neighboring estate and the two families are inseparable Nicholas father Lord Manston is Georgiana s godfather so when she is abducted by a fortune hunter and her reputation is ruined he s not willing to sit by idly He immediately summons his fourth child home from medical school to swoop in and save the day She was given two choicesGeorgiana 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 lifeEnter option number threeAs the fourth son ,

Ghbor and Nicholas childhood friend Georgiana It s a marriage of convenience But A Close Uarters a close arters ride with a grumpy cat might turn it into a marriage of love There is only one thing to be done his father said You must marry her First Comes a Scandal I had read and loved some of the previous books so I was than eager to get to this one I liked Georgie and Nicholas They re both good loyal people with a passion for knowledge and they ve known each other for what seems like forever I enjoyed their family background and there s a scene with the two family butlers that was absolutely the best part of the book Plot wise it was fairly non existent The so called conflict was their arguing about the proposal and after that was solved I was nearly halfway through the book The entire book was a gentle meandering I did enjoy everyone s lack of experience but the chemistry was a bit lacking and the leap from friendship to lust to love was a bit telling instead of showing Overall it was a great set Children of the New World up with characters I did like however I wanted a lot from it Huge thanks to Avon for providing the arc free of charge Whether or not you like this book will be determined by 2 things is banter enough to get you through a 300 page romance with basically zero plot It s good banter it s J s strong suit But when I say there is no plot this is a marriage of convenience story where they don t decide to get marriedntil page 100 and then they do get married and then I swear to god it s like a 100 page carriage ride for them to get to Scotland I get that falling in love is the plot of any romance but it would be nice if having dinner with the family carriage ride to Scotland were not like 150 pages of the book For me banter is not enough to hide the fact that there was zero plot It just feels like the whole point was to delay them having sex ntil what felt like a reasonable amount of time Whereas I d say the reasonable amount amount of time Whereas I d say the reasonable amount time is after they get married Is seeing a few of the Bridgerton kids as babiestoddlers enough to get you through a 300 page romance with basically zero plot Again YMMV on that Julia inn s Bridgerton series contains some of my all time favorite historical romances so when she started writing these preuel books I was completely on board First Comes Scandal is the fourth book in Rokesby series pairing Georgiana Bridgerton with Nicholas Rokesby Georgie s reputation is ruined from a foiled elopement and Nicholas is summoned from Edinburgh to deal with the situationThe good All the characters are very likable Nicholas is training for a career Georgie is so bright Everyone banters in a good intelligent manner 1010 on the banter front Do you like cameos of little Bridgertons We re p to C in this book so you get scenes with Anthony Benedict and ColinThe bad I felt like there were chunks missing from this book view spoilerNicholas is summoned home the Bridgertons invite the Rokesbys over to dinner He proposes and she turns him down Her former suitor falls out of a tree Nicholas treats him and that s the end of that subplot They get engaged We somehow skip entirely the scene of their second attempted kiss as well as their wedding and *jump right to travel We jump again to Georgie stuck in the hunting lodge for *right to travel We jump again to Georgie stuck in the hunting lodge for week the road trip took two weeks but we only see the first two days They rent a house Georgie has an asthma attack The epilogue then jumps to Nicholas being completely done with medical school hide spoiler Tropes Friends to Lovers Marriage of Convenience It s Julia inn what s not to like It s charming funny and easy to read I read it in less than a dayBuuuuuut that said while I enjoyed myself I wasn t blown away I found the characters young and incomplete so a bit dull at times While the banter entertained as always DNF at 20%I was in the mood for a historical and thought I d try an Quantum (Captain Chase upcoming J release even though I haven t read anything new by her in years Well apparently there was a reason for that I have a ridiculous amount of nostalgia for J s backlist but the magic just isn t here any Either I ve changed a lot as a reader or J has changed as an author I m not sure which is true but it doesn t really matter This wasninteresting for the first 20% and I have no intention of forcing myself to finish the bookDisclaimer I received a free e ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest revie. Ic 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 than childhood friendsor could theyBut as they embark Introduction to Mythology upon theirnorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age old rhyme First comes scandal then comes marriage But after that comes love. ,

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