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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Audible Book Review: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

This is an easy, light and lovely historical romance.
Because of Miss Bridgerton
The Bridgerton Series
By: Julia Quinn
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
• Series: The Rokesbys, Book 1
• Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release date: 03-29-16
• Language: English
• Publisher: HarperAudio
Genre: Historical Romance
My Review: 4.5 of 5.0

Publisher's Summary
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 and 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....

I always enjoy this author. There is no big suspense or crisis in this story (well maybe a little crisis) but Ms. Quinn tells a tale of two unlikely neighbors who have been antagonistic as they grew up. Now they are mature and are suddenly discovering new facets of each other’s personality. Quinn creates believable characters and manages to give them an engaging story of conflict to be resolved.

The story is fun, light and an easy read/listen. The sexual chemistry and tension grows even as it is appropriately portrayed for the status of a 27 year old Viscount and a 23 year old outgoing country noblewoman. I totally recommend this to readers who enjoy historical romance.

Audio Notes: Rosalyn Landor is an exquisite narrator for historical romance. She nails the setting tone and character voices. I am sometimes astounded by how she manages to give even the male characters a voice that suits their personality. It is a joy to listen to her narration.

Source: 2017 May Audible Credit. This qualifies for 2018TBR and 2018 Audiobook Challenge.


  1. I love Quinn's books and agree Landor does a fantastic job with narration of HR. I enjoyed this one as much as you did.

  2. Great review! I haven't read many Julia Quinn books but this one sounds very good. I just might pick it up.

  3. Great review. It's been awhile since I have read one Julia Quinn's books. I think I'm going to try and get this one to read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings about this story with us.


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