Julia Quinn - Because of Miss Bridgerton [Rokesbys #1]

Because of Miss Bridgerton
series of Rokesbys#1
by Julia Quinn
in 375 pages
published by Avon
on March 2016
categorized in Historical Romance
read on December 04, 2016
with overall rate ❤❤








Synopsis


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...


Review


I am so excited because of the new stories of Bridgerton series again. Yeayyyy! And once again, Julia Quinn membuatku jatuh cinta dengan karakter-karakter keluarga Bridgerton. Aku gak tahu gimana caranya JQ bisa memberikan karakter unik kepada tiap tokoh yang ditulisnya. Two thumbs up  for the author.

Sybilla "Billie" Bridgerton dan George Rokesby dari dulu sudah tidak cocok. Hubungan mereka tidak sedekat dirinya dengan adik George, Andrew dan Edward. Bahkan Billie merasa bahwa bila salah satu dari kedua pria itu melamarnya, ia akan mengatakan ya.

Sayangnya karena kecerobohannya, ia malah mendapati dirinya hanya berdua dengan George di atas atap dan malah membuatnya semakin dekat dengan George. Pria bermata biru itu sudah terbiasa dengan kebiasaan Billie, namun semakin mengenal Billie, ia merasa kebiasaan wanita itu semakin membuatnya tertarik.

Kali ini JQ membuat karakter Billie sebagai wanita yang wild, reckless, dan fearless. Perdebatan Billie dengan George dan Billie dengan Andrew membuatku ketawa-ketawa ngakak.
George leaned to the right so that he could see her from behind his brother. “Shall I strangle him or will you?”
She rewarded him with a devious smile. “Oh, it must be a joint endeavor, don’t you think?”
“So that you may share the blame?” Andrew quipped.
“So that we may share the joy,” Billie corrected.
“You wound me.”
“Happily, I assure you.” 
Sedangkan karakter George, sebagai yang paling tua dan yang akan meneruskan gelar ayahnya, dia karakter yang bisa dibilang dependable dan somehow menurutku dingin. Hanya ketika bersama Billie dia bisa agak relax dan membuat Andrew bingung dengan perilaku kakaknya ini. Hahahahahaha... Bahkan JQ menggambarkan pria ini iri pada adik-adiknya karena gelar yang ia pegang membuatnya tidak dapat membela negara, membuatnya tidak bebas, dan Billie mengerti hal ini mengganggu George. Pokoknya gitu baca, berasa mereka memang diciptakan untuk saling melengkapi.

Really really love cara George memperlakukan Billie. Di tahu karakter wanita itu dengan baik, bahkan tidak berusaha mengubah sifat Billie. So yeah, he made me swoon!

Yang aku sayangkan dari Because of Miss Bridgerton adalah berasa ending-nya agak terburu-buru. Walaupun begitu, bisa dipastikan pembacanya akan penasaran dengan buku kedua serta kelanjutan dari George dan Billie.

Verdict


“You are so beautiful,” he whispered. He stepped closer, but before she could touch him he took her hand and brought it to his lips.
“When I saw you tonight I think my heart stopped beating.”
“And is it now?” she whispered.
He took her hand and laid it over his heart. She could feel it pounding beneath his skin, almost hear it reverberating through her own body. He was so strong, and so solid, and so wonderfully male.
“Do you know what I wanted to do?” he murmured.
She shook her head, too entranced by the low heat of his voice to make a noise of her own.
“I wanted to turn you around and push you right back through the door before anyone else saw you. I didn’t want to share you.” He traced her lips with his finger. “I still don’t.” 
God, help me I'm melted because of George Rokesby. This book is so good, so sweet, so funny, and made me blush. Recommended untuk semua pecinta keluarga Bridgerton untuk baca seri ini. Sayangnya harus menunggu buku berikutnya tentang Edward di Mei 2017. Semoga tepat waktu.


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