Review: The Other Miss Bridgerton
The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #3)
by Julia Quinn
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Avon
Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers' hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain's bed…
He found her at the wrong time...
Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he's stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he's stuck with her.
Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?
When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew's secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?
Julia Quinn is my go-to author for historical romance. I know when I pick up one of her books I'm going to get a feisty, intelligent heroine and a swoon-worthy hero. I've read a great number of her books, but this is the first book in the Rokesbys series that I've read. And I hate to admit it, but I didn't love this book as much as the others.
Poppy Bridgerton is a girl ahead of her time. She's been through many seasons, but just can't seem to find a suitor whose interests match her own. James Rokesby is a pirate, I mean privateer, who is on a mission for the government when his path crosses with Poppy. He's on a time sensitive mission and must bring (kidnap) her with him until the mission is over. Poppy has no idea who Captain James really is, but he knows who she is. And of course, the two are attracted to each other, but there are complications galore!
Mystery, passion, romance . . . yet, there was something missing for me. I liked both Poppy and James and all the other characters. The storyline was good. However, it just didn't seem as good as the other books I've read by Quinn. I guess there was bound to be one book by Quinn that I didn't love. Although this book wasn't my favorite, I did still enjoy it nonetheless, and I would still recommend it for historical romance fans. Julia Quinn is a master storyteller that excels at happily ever after!
*My thanks to Edelweiss and Avon for providing me with a digital arc for review. This is no way influenced my opinion.