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"made a good "a good feel choppy but even though I idn t feel engaged with the story or characters the pace The Rise of Nerd Politics did ping pong through pretty uickly There was also a couple times where Nicholas or Georgiana expressed themselves a certain way that felt too casual of verbiage not creating the historical feel I tend to look for when reading this sub genre This was also set in the late 1700s and besides some talk of hoop skirts to visit the ueen it was indistinguishable from Regency set romances She liked being near him She liked his uiet strength his sense of purpose And when his hands had been on her hips even just to help herown from the saddle she Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence d liked the way it had made her feel like she was his Georgiana and Nicholas felt like strangers to me and therefore I wasn t invested or felt any emotional attachment to the conclusion of their romance If you like some slapstick humor there were a couple scenes when they take their carriage ride that might helprawn you into the story than I There were couple moments where I felt a hint of the chemistry between Georgiana and Nicholas but they were so buried in the numerous insignificant scenes the author ecided to add that it couldn t save the story for me I went into this anticipating of a focus on exploring their
marriage of convenience and instead got a grumpy cat in a hammock I buddy read this for uotesof convenience and instead got a grumpy cat in a hammock I buddy read this for uotes comments while I read First Comes Scandal buddy read Julia uinn s Bridgerton series contains some of my all time favorite historical romances so when she started writing these preuel books I was completely on board First Comes Scandal is the fourth book in Rokesby series pairing Georgiana Bridgerton with Nicholas Rokesby Georgie s reputation is ruined from a foiled elopement and Nicholas is summoned from Edinburgh to eal with the situationThe good All the characters are very likable Nicholas is training for a This book might tie for first place as my favorite Julia uinn novel It was an absolute Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga delight to read Both main characters were immensely likable their conversation and banter flowed very well The tension and feelings between them felt natural andelicious There were cats In carriages I stayed up way past my bedtime reading it and immediately wanted to turn around and start it again Julia uinn knocks it out of the park again I am struggling a little with how to come at this review There were things I liked about this book But in many ways it also left me wantingI enjoy Julia uinn and absolutely adored the first book in this series This is another Bridgerton preuel and it centers on Georgina and Nicolas Rokesby These two were old family friends thrown together in marriage after Georgina was ruinedThings started out well enough I liked both characters In fact I continued to like them both throughout the book Nicholas is a relatively serious guy who really only wants to be a Inside Academia doctor andespite his shock at his father s reuest to marry Georgina he really takes it pretty well And Protest Politics in the Marketplace did I mention he s a virgin Georgina meanwhile is looking to find her own place after a childhood plagued by illness and a well meaning family Her ruination was in no way her fault and though sheoesn t want to marry out of pity she will never get a better offer than the one she got from NicholasAll of this is fine and they move into the marriage pretty easily I kept waiting for the conflict And
waited some But there was none And maybe that is a plus for someone looking forsome But there was none And maybe that is a plus for someone looking for really low angst romance But for me it was kind of a letdown Everything just flowed so long and it all works out so easily No It s not that it works out There is nothing to work out It all just happensThat s not to say there were not a few cute Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy diversions along the way I loved the carriage ride and the cats There s some good banter too But the ending felt terribly rushed Maybe because I felt it was missing the second act Missing something vital that never materialized At least it was missing something vital for meYour mileage may vary It s not a bad book not at all But it is not my favorite from this author ARC provided by publisher Whether or not you like this book will beetermined by 2 things is banter enough to get you through a 300 page romance with basically zero plot It s good banter it s J s strong suit But when I say there is no plot this is a ma. Ic of proposals but Nicholas never thought she'd say no Georgie oesn't want to be anyone's sacrifice; and besides they could never think of each other as anything than childhood friendsor could theyBut as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they iscover a new twist to the age old rhyme First comes scandal then comes marriage But after that comes love. DNF at 20%I was in the mood for a historical and thought I try an upcoming J release even though I haven t read anything new by her in years Well apparently there was a reason for that I have a ridiculous amount of nostalgia for J s backlist but the magic just isn t here any Either I ve changed a lot as a reader or J has changed as an "Author I M Not Sure Which Is True But It "I m not sure which is true but it t really matter This was uninteresting for the first 20% and I have no intention of forcing myself to finish the bookDisclaimer I received a free e ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Title First Comes ScandalSeries Rokesbys 4Author Julia uinnRelease ate April 21 2020Cliffhanger NoGenrehistorical romanceThis was my first read in the preuel series and what fun it was In First Comes Scandal Georgiana Bridgerton meets her match with her childhood friend Nicholas Rokesby The Rokesbys have a neighboring estate and the two families are inseparable Nicholas father Lord Manston is Georgiana s godfather so when she is abducted by a fortune hunter and her reputation is ruined he s not willing to sit by idly He immediately summons his fourth child home from medical school to swoop in and save the Shallow Grave day Ion t know if it s funny or sad that it never even crosses his mind that Nicholas would object to an arranged marriage Probably a little of both His heart was in the right place but he could have been trapping his son in a loveless passionless marriage for the rest of his life When the idea is presented to him in fact it was hard for him to wrap his mind around looking at Georgiana in a romantic way let alone spending the rest of his life with her Georgiana has found herself in a horrible position through no fault of her own She s always followed society s rules and comported herself like a lady but gossips were uick to shred her reputation to tatters after Freddie Oakes abduction Although she never particularly yearned for ma I had read and loved some of the previous books so I was than eager to get to this one I liked Georgie and Nicholas They re both good loyal people with a passion for knowledge and they ve known each other for what seems like forever I enjoyed their family background and there s a scene with the two family butlers that was absolutely the best part of the book Plot wise it was fairly non existent The so called conflict was their arguing about the proposal and after that was solved I was nearly halfway through the book The entire book was a gentle meandering I The Economics of Agricultural Development did enjoy everyone s lack of experience but the chemistry was a bit lacking and the leap from friendship to lust to love was a bit telling instead of showing Overall it was a great set up with characters Iid like however I wanted a lot from it Huge thanks to Avon for providing the arc free of charge Tropes Friends to Lovers Marriage of Convenience It s Julia uinn what s not to like It s charming funny and
easy to read I read it in less than a ayBuuuuuut that said while I enjoyed myself I wasnto read I read it in less than a ayBuuuuuut that said while I enjoyed myself I wasn blown away I found the characters young and incomplete so a bit The Pocket Guide to Action dull at times While the banter entertained as always the romance lacked Also it was probably the least sexy book of J I have ever read 15 stars rounded up because well Nostalgia It IS Julia uinn after all But I am severelyisappointed by this whole series I think my feelings about this book can easily summed up in one word lackluster I was mostly bored never invested and I Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) don t think I even smiled Which makes me wonder have my tastes changed thatramatically or has J s writing changed Because I loved the first book in this series but then it just went Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide downhill for me book by book Things thatidn t work for me1 The structureBasically my biggest complaint is that everything interesting happened off page
The Book Starts With Georgiebook starts with Georgie already ruined and Nicholas Rokesby going home from Scotland after being summoned to Kent by his father Rokesby senior then informs him that he should marry Georgie who is after all his godchild and one of Nicholas oldest friends Nicholas and Georgie talk about this Get married off page Travel back to Scotland together Fast forward a few week and they re in love And that Was It Seriously There also too much time spent on things that Introduction to African American Studies didn t interest me and Iidn t find funny cat humor hammock building please My Lover don t ask various medical emergencies that. She was given two choicesGeorgiana 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 herowry Georgie is given two options live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her lifeEnter option number threeAs the fourth son They just happen to stumble over to name a few There wasn t enough time spent on forging a connection and going from kind of friends to for me they basically Alcohol Addiction didn t spent enough time together talking about real things for me to believe their love 2 Internal monologueBecause all the good things happen off page a lot of time was spent on the characters being in their own head going over things that happened analyzing things that happened off page and there was very littleialogue This let to me not being invested in the characters because I idn t feel like "I ever knew them I idn t feel their connection and so "ever knew them I idn t feel their connection and
so idn t believe they went from friends to I also haddidn t believe they went from friends to I also had very big problem with Nicholas who sounded so nice and sweet in his head but would always say exactly the wrong things or nothing at all out loud Case in point after the The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused disastrous proposal I m a grown man She scoffed Some grown man Your father sent for you and you came trottingown like a good little boy Stop it he snapped Don t pretend any of this is your idea You are Social Media in Academia doing nothing but your father s bidding I amoing you a favor Georgie gasped I Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream didn t mean it that way3 The parentsIon t know what happened to the lovely close knit families of the previous books but they were mostly absent here Rokesby Sr summons his son and announces his plan without speaking to anyone about it the Bridgerton parents just stay out of it and wait what happens and then both talk over their children s heads once they have Orality in Igbo (African) Literature decided to get married andictate where and how they should live without consulting them It was nothing like the sweet bickering and constant love and support I am used to from them All in all I am Modern English in Action (Level 12) disappointed I thought I would like this because at least therama I loathed in the previous two books was absent but I just wasn t invested in the characters I Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms don t feel like I know them and in the end I justidn t care This breaks my heart a little because Julia uinn has written some of my all time favorite books I may need to re read some of my favorites now to get over this The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions disappointment This was a buddy read and here s Kyraker s review Heike s review 15 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review Thisoes not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewGeorgiana was kidnapped by a fortune hunter but even though she managed to save herself her reputation is in tatters Nicholas is called The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal down from medical school in Edinburgh by his father who orders him to marry their neighbor and Nicholas childhood friend Georgiana It s a marriage of convenience but a close uarters carriage ride with a grumpy cat might turn it into a marriage of love There is only one thing to beone his father said You must marry her First Comes a Scandal is fourth in the Rokebys series but I think you could jump into the series here it would probably be even better to read the Bridgerton series before this Rokebys is a preuel to Briderstons and heroes from the first couple books in the Bridgerton series make an almost center stage showing in this As much as I enjoyed seeing the heroes as little kids it was too much Instead of focusing on the leads of this story the little Bridgertons got too much of the spotlight it started to feel like a cheap trick to get readers to like this book trading on the Bridgerton love If you haven t read the Bridgerton series you Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture d probably be bored and think a good chunk of the first half was filler Sheoesn t need your time She needs your name I m a sucker for little sisterbig brother s friend trope but this was a little The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) different with neither having a hidden or long standing crush on the other and weon t get much of Nicholas and Edmund Georigana s brother friendship Not getting much unfortunately was a problem I had for the majority of the story I had a problem with feeling Nicholas and Georgiana were strangers to me and to each other It wasn t until after the 50% mark that our two get married and then it is a carriage
ride to Edinburgh However instead of scenes of these two bonding and ialogue to provide emotional and relationship building blocksto Edinburgh However instead of scenes of these two bonding and ialogue to provide emotional and relationship building blocks get pointless cat The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu drama medicalramas needing Nicholas and the story just seemed to want to focus on everything but Nicholas and Georgiana He Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) d been married aay and he Hot African American Erotica d barely even kissed her He was going to have too something about that The sentence. F 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 Advancing Biological Farming discovers that Georgie Bridgerton his literal girl nextoor is facing ruin he knows what he must Cards Of Alchemy doA marriage of convenienceIt might not have been the most romant.