She was given two choices….
Georgiana 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 her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life.
Enter option number three…
As the fourth son of 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 discovers that Georgie Bridgerton – his literal girl next door – is facing ruin, he knows what he must do.
A marriage of convenience…
It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she’d say no. Georgie doesn’t want to be anyone’s sacrifice; and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends…or could they?
But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love…
I absolutely loved reading this book! First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn is contagious with humor, wit, and romance. Two long time neighbor friends are setup in a situation by their parents. Lady Georgie is ruined not because of breaking rules but because someone kidnapped her. Now, society deems her unwanted. Unless, she can find someone to marry her. However, Georgie does not want to be someone’s regret. She wants to be loved. At first, there’s shock, denial, and then rejection. But Lady Georgie comes to realize she likes being with her friend, Nicholas. Nicholas is studying to be a doctor and doesn’t think having a wife would be great. Georgie makes him laugh so hard and forgets all his worries. If life is like that with her, then that’s what he wants. Both have a lot to learn. I loved how both went in without being experienced in the art of anything but in their professions. It was charming, sweet, and fun.