First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn

First Comes ScandalGoodreads Synopsis

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…


Rating and Review

What did I read (listen to)?  What was even the need of all those pages and chapters after the first couple few? Honestly, why?

As far as the romance goes, it fell flat, really. The sparks between the main leads seemed a little forced and there were no hardships in their story! It was plain. Way too plain!

  • The parents were excited these two were getting married (one set had concocted the idea anyway)
  • The characters, after a slight show of rebellion (which seemed totally unwanted) fell in line to get married
  • The servants were helping them meet and understand each other

I could not understand the purpose of this romance. And, I say that after having read hundreds and hundreds of romances till date.

There was no angst, there were no hurdles to overcome. There was simply nothing.

A Happily Ever After is a happily ever after is because it is earned but in this book, it was provided to couple on a silver platter.

This was so not expected by Ms Quinn.

I give this one 2 stars and in my opinion, you’re not missing on anything if you do not read this book except for learning the medical terminology for bruising.

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