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Summary

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 number three....

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?

But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love....

©2021 Julia Quinn (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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Absolutely delightful!

Witty, charming, entertaining and great fun to read. This is the fourth novel I've read so far by Julia Quinn and I can hardly wait to get to the next! Love it ❤️❤️❤️

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Bit naff

Started ok. Middle was alright and end was boring.

I loved the whole series and Julia Quinn’s writing but this was dull in comparison.

Shame really

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Not much story

There wasn’t much of a story outside of Nicholas and Georgie getting together. Not like Julia Quinn’s other novels. Bit disappointed

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Boring Bridgerton

I have enjoyed the Bridgerton books but I found this story dull and the main characters annoying. I liked the butlers and the performer did an incredible job of (to me) a slow story.

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another awesome story

loved this and made me giggle with the cat noises.....

these books rokesbury it be good to identify in the Bridgerton series

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Enjoyable

The story had a good premise and a twist on other stories by the author, but was very obvious throughout, I think more could have been done to develop the characters connection a bit. However I enjoyed this book like all of them.