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Because of Miss Bridgerton
Because of Miss Bridgerton | 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...Or not.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...
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Lydiamansel
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Best one

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Booknerd2
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Not up to the Bridgerton series but cute enough to hold my interest.

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annahenke
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#readathon #nutsinmay @Andrew65

First goal completed!

Loved this first book in the Rokesby series, which is a companion series to Quinn‘s mega popular Bridgerton Family Saga.

Really enjoyed this family friends to lovers romance!!

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🥳 7mo
annahenke @Andrew65 thanks for hosting!! So fun!! 7mo
Andrew65 Pleased to hear you are enjoying it, 😊 7mo
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annahenke
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Jumping into the #readathon

My goals are:
🗝 Finish Because of Miss Bridgerton
🗝 Finish Breakthrough Advertising
🗝 Read 1 more TBD book!!

@Andrew65

This should be fun!!

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 7mo
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annahenke
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Excited for more from Julia Quinn! #bridgerton

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Becky.Dare
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I loved it! I loved the characters in this and it was really nice reading a Bridgerton story that I didn‘t already have ideas of who the characters were and what they were like. I enjoyed the story and felt really invested in the characters and I was so pleased with the ending

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Kimberlone
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I only finished 5 books in February. Chalking that up to a short month, plus going on a short vacation (with no reading done that week at all). Hoping to be out of this reading slump in March.

Tagged book was a great addition to the Bridgerton extended universe. I really liked the development of the romance (a twist on friends/enemies to lovers trope), although I found the espionage subplot silly to the point of being completely pointless.

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wanderinglynn
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A book from the world of the Bridgertons. Typical romance. What made this story is the narrator, Rosalyn Landon, who does a magnificent job.

Bianca Rosalyn Landor is so good! 11mo
wanderinglynn @Bianca 👍🏻 she might be the best narrator I‘ve ever heard. And I‘ve listened to some good ones. 11mo
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Mitch
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#book2screen

Binged the remainder of Bridgeton this afternoon - perfect timing for some lush costumes, romance, swishing and partying! Loved it!

Chrissyreadit 🙌👏🙌👏🙌 11mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit I thought if you - when we got to the “I burn for you” scenes! 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Lesanne This is what I‘ll be doing this weekend! 11mo
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Mitch @Lesanne it‘s fab! Pure escapist joy! 11mo
Lesanne @Mitch Wonderful! I‘m definitely looking forward to it! 11mo
Chrissyreadit 🤣🤣🤣🤣 did you burn a little too? He‘s so friggin hot! 11mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit 🤣♥️🤣 11mo
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Mitch
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A cosy afternoon with lush period costumes and over the top characters! It‘s fun! #booktoscreen

MsMelissa I think I may have to binge watch it this week while I‘m on vacation 😊 11mo
Mitch @Book_Fiend_Melissa my plans too! 11mo
Chrissyreadit I binge watched it until 3am Sat. My daughter mocked me for being an old lady thirsting over much younger men. But that Simon is just so yummy- how could anyone not want a nice long drink of him????? 11mo
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Mitch @Chrissyreadit 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I binged this yesterday but have two episodes left! I love the predictability of romances right now. It helps with all the craziness going on 😆. And this show delivers! The acting and the beauty of the world from the book coming to life is always amazing. 11mo
Mitch @That-Bookish-Hiker agreed! I‘ve been loving the costumes and feeling decidedly under dressed! 🤣 (edited) 11mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I am completely indulging myself in this! Watching it with my husband and our daughter every night. We all love it! 11mo
Mitch @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘ve been rationing myself to 2 episodes a day! 🤣 11mo
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CocoReads
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It‘s true-I‘m sucked in. Ran my laptop battery down so I‘m going to do something else. Watched the first 3 episodes anc I‘m sure I‘ll watch a 4th yet today. The books are better but the ballgowns are exquisite!

Linsy I can‘t wait to join in!! I got waaay to excited when I saw the announcement 11mo
wanderinglynn I binged it all in one day! 😆 It‘s sooo good. 11mo
Scochrane26 I was going to watch this weekend but didn‘t. Think I‘m going to save next Saturday for bingeing. 11mo
CocoReads I didn‘t start early enough in the day to binge it all but I‘m going to get one more episode in today and then try to sane the rest for my next day off (New Years Eve) 11mo
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MsTammyBB
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I accidentally read this prequel series out of order about a year ago. I needed something light and the newest book is out, so I‘m re-reading them again! I love that this romance starts with the main characters getting stuck on a roof for several chapters; a fun, creative way to watch the tables turn on two old acquaintances who learn to love.

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Loric
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Julia Quinn's writing is fun and flirty, a mixture or wit and sensuality. Her characters are perfectly flawed and easily likable and she has a refreshing feministic take on Regency England.

Similar to her other series, this can be read as standalone as each book focuses on a different character, but Quinn does intertwine the characters so there is potential for spoilers. If you loved Quinns Bridgerton series, you will enjoy this!

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Librarybelle
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#UnpopularOpinion time - despite the warm, positive reviews, this one fell so flat for me. I listened to it, so a lot could be attributed to the narration (I didn‘t connect with the narrator). I‘ve read other books by Quinn and liked them; this one, not so much. I felt the plot sequence really dragged in parts, and I just didn‘t warn to the characters. Oh well!

Because of the unpopular opinion, this fits for #GrowUp #BBRC

LibrarianRyan It happens. I can not remember if I have read this one or not. If it's newer than 5 years probably not. 2y
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan The audio is a 2016 publication. I read the next one in the series, I think, a couple years ago and liked it. But you‘re right, it happens. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
StayCurious Aw that‘s too bad - but at least it fit a prompt! 2y
Librarybelle @StayCurious I was worried about filling this one! 2y
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bbackes
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I think Julia Quinn is my audiobook author

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Johanna414
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I listened to this entire book while crocheting last night and it was delightful. It‘s been awhile since I read a historical romance.

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StayCurious
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#quotsyjune19 @TK-421 “Billie laughed at that, full and throaty, and once again she became so incandescently beautiful that George was half-tempted to throw a #blanket over her, just to stop anyone else from wanting her.”

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CocoReads
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George Rokesby and Billie Bridgerton have known each other all their lives and can‘t stand each other. Naturally it must be love. I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit.

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CocoReads
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It was nice enough this morning that I could sit outside and read while waiting for my sister to come pick me up for my nieces orchestra contest. Ok, it was only 40 degrees but the sun was shining, which makes a huge difference.

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GypsyLady
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A very fun read, this is the first book by Julia Quinn that I've read and I loved it. It was fun and sassy with plenty of adventure. I will most definitely be looking for more books by Ms. Quinn.

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jpmcwisemorgan
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#button #Quotsy #QuotsyNov18 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

I‘ve not read this one but I‘ve read others by the author and have enjoyed them. Maybe someday I‘ll get to this one!

MayJasper 😲 3y
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ThatBookishGal
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Absolutely loved it!!! So glad to see it live up to all the hype!!

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ThatBookishGal
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Ok so this is my first romance book on audio because I always thought it would be kind of weird. I‘m not a huge romance reader, but not because I have anything against them, I just haven‘t found anything to seriously hook me. However....I really am liking this on audiobook so far!!! I may have found just the thing to listen to to encourage me to work out at the gym more!

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GuiltlessDelights
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Kallik93
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Sometimes, it‘s nice to sink into some #historicalromance 😍❤️ #lightreading #love #juliaquinn #rokesby

theresidentromantic I love her other series! I've never read the bridgertons, but she is such a sweet author, her books are so sincere. Enjoy!! 4y
Kallik93 @theresidentromantic thank you!!! Yeah this is the first in her Rokesby series which I think stems from the Bridgertons series which I haven‘t read yet. BUT! I went to a used bookstore this morning and snagged the first three, so soon they will be under my belt 😁😁😁👌🏻I think my favorite historical romance series is the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas. 4y
theresidentromantic I couldn't get into Lisa Kleypas! I tried, but something about her writing just doesn't sit with me. I adore the McKenzies by Jennifer Ashley ❤ 4y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Heading out on the first work trip of the year. 😭 At least I‘ve got these beauties to keep me company on the flight to Paris. Two more packed and a stocked kindle app for the week.

I‘d rather be home reading with the littles nearby. But I‘ll get started on my #litsyclassics challenge at least with Agnes Grey.

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AshHisson
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A very enjoyable read. Witty and fun, and just the distraction I needed. Julia Quinn's proving to be a new favourite romance author. #romance #summerreads

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Aerobins13
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Seven hours read for the #24in48 readathon. Most of those hours have been spent listening to the audiobook of "Because of Miss Bridgerton" by Julia Quinn. It's not my favorite of Quinn's books but it is still entertaining and an easy listen.

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AshHisson
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I'm stressed from work and needed something fun to read. Two chapters in and I'm hooked. This is proving to be as amusing as the first book I read by her. #romance #historical #summerreading

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Jokila
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Same model?

mjdowens Hhmmm...possibly 4y
Jokila @mjdowens it's hard to tell on the Quinn cover (it's sparkly metallic and so not as crisp) but she looks a little like Jennifer Lawrence so I was like huh what are the odds TWO romance cover models look like J Law? 4y
mjdowens LOL. Now I see what you mean. It kind of does look like her. 4y
AshHisson Heck, it looks like the same photo shoot and they just changed the colour of the dress in one. 4y
Jokila @AshHisson absolutely! 😂 same hair and everything! 4y
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Jokila
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#romantsy reads of the week: Because of Miss Bridgerton and Burn for Me. Up Next: A Summer to Remember!

Chachic Yes to Burn for Me! 🙌 4y
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Jas16
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Mass markets make good #beachreads because they easily fit in a bag and are inexpensive enough to replace if damaged by water or sand. Here are some from my shelves by women. #readingwomenmonth

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Verity
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One from the library book bag for the train to work tonight. I've been waiting to read this and this week seems like an ideal time. #romantsy

Jas16 Love Julia Quinn 5y
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JuliaQuinn
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Last day to enter!

CoffeeK8 Done 😊... what a great list! 5y
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Nicole-Reads
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No one does witty banter quite as well as @JuliaQuinn . It was a Bridgerton novel that first made me into a romance reader (Romancing Mister Bridgerton, if you're curious), and all these years later, they are still among my favorite characters to visit. I loved meeting George and Billie and watching their story unfold! #romantsy #romance

Leelee08 I loooooved this one! 5y
Nicole-Reads @Leelee08 Me too! Julia Quinn is one of my all time favorites. 5y
Leelee08 @NicoleMCenteno Mine too! I loved the relationship in this one particularly 😍 5y
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JuliaQuinn
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JuliaQuinn Hope this is ok to post--I try not to get too promotional here, but it really is a good sale! 5y
[DELETED] 57804897 Thank you! 5y
StephsBrandOfBooks I just finished The Duke and I for the first time (just recently got into romance) and I loved it so much! The wit and humor just made me fall in love! Thank you! 5y
JuliaQuinn Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it! 5y
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Julsmarshall
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Sweet, fun, a great escape 😄⭐⭐⭐

LibrarianRyan Love this series. 5y
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Jas16
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I have read a lot of unenthusiastic reviews of this one but I was delighted from page one. There was the perfect blend of Julia Quinn humor and a sweet romance where two people who known each other their entire lives finally truly see each other. Add in the mallet of death and you have a Saturday afternoon happily spent. #romantsy

nitalibrarian I liked this one too. Looking forward to The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband. 5y
Katerina I'll have to keep that in mind. I like the author. Sadly my library doesn't stock romance novels like that. I guess they think it's not high-quality enough? Who knows... 5y
Jas16 @Katerina if it helps the ebook is currently on sale for $2.99 5y
Katerina @Jas16 Ah, thanks for the heads up! I don't really have an ebook reader, but I can read it on my phone 😀 5y
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Jas16
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Not the book I am supposed to be reading today. I'm glad I am such a rebel.

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Jas16
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This book was conveniently on top of my library book tbr stack. #dressesoncovers

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MarriedtoMrT
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I don't read a lot of historical romance anymore but when I do I tend to read Julia Quinn. I picked this one up since it was a Goodreads finalist (and I just voted for it!)

I love enemies-to-lovers and this was a sweet read but I could have used more sparks between the two. I'm totally good with slow burn but I wasn't quite sure what truly caused the change of feelings.

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MarriedtoMrT
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"I read a book...I sat in my study and read an entire book from start to finish, and it was quite the most pleasant day in recent memory." -- George Rokesby

Marry him. Now.

#romantsy

AnnieReads Loved this book! 5y
TsundokuAleax I am reading this right now! Loving it so much. 5y
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EloisaJames
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Look what book--the only historical--made it to the Goodreads finals? Please vote! Let's do the impossible and push a historical to #1! #romantsy #historicals

KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌💗 5y
AnnieReads Julia Quinn always gets my vote. Because of Miss Bridgerton was fantastic! 5y
JuliaQuinn Aw, thank you!!!! 5y
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Alinaire
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BookishMarginalia Thanks! Just did! 5y
JuliaQuinn Thank you!!! It's the only historical romance of the bunch! 5y
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EloisaJames
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Guess who just joined Litsy? @JuliaQuinn and I are in an airport together. #romantsy

LauraBrook Awesome news, it's totally made my Sunday! 💖 5y
balletbookworm 😃😃 5y
AnnieReads Fantastic!! 5y
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mdemanatee Wooohooo! 5y
BookishFeminist Welcome to Litsy, @JuliaQuinn !! 5y
Arcana Welcome, @JuliaQuinn! ❤️ 5y
LeahBergen Hello, @JuliaQuinn ! 👋🏻 5y
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Christy2318
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💜❤️💕💜 - Can't go wrong with Julia Quinn and a Bridgerton. #romantsy

Zelma You certainly can't. I ❤️ the Bridgertons! 5y
JuliaQuinn 😊😊😊😊😊 5y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Julia Quinn just doesn't disappoint. Her characters are so fun and I'm loving this one. Bonus: got to meet her this week at RWA and get a signed copy. 😎 Yes, I fangirled a little.🙃

JuliaQuinn I hope I fangirled back! 5y
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