First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn
What’s not to love about a Julia Quinn novel? Especially during these hard times, one can always rely on Historical Romances for cheering up. First Comes Scandal, is a perfect example of a fun, fast read.
Personally, I haven’t read all of the Bridgertons’ books, so I’m not caught up. But since this is a prequel, and the fact that each book is basically it’s own story, I found that I did not have to be up to date on anything. I enjoyed it for what it was worth.
Banter is everything in Julia Quinn’s writing and I always have that aspect to look forward to. I highly recommend reading this if you like funny heroes and heroines, shenanigans, and romance.
While it does have the cliche marriage of convenience trope, and I really do believe that if what happened to Georgiana actually happened during Regency England, her parents would have forced her to marry the scoundrel anyway. But since this is a HEA romance, I did enjoy that Nicholas was honor bound to help his friend out of a sticky situation.
But really, we wouldn’t have a story if Georgiana just took it on the chin, now would we? So what if Georgiana was a little annoying? So what if Nicholas wasn’t the most romantic hero in Historical Romance history? They had great chemistry regardless. I loved that it wasn’t physical attraction at first, it was because they meshed well together. It was their absolutely funny banter and combined wit and sarcasm that hit it home for me.
If I had to sum it up, First Comes Scandal should be read for these two reasons: Exploding babies, and mud flinging.
-Check out my review for book #2 in the series: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
First Comes Scandal
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... or 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...
Is good banter important in stories?
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