"This had to be the most inconvenient attraction in the history of man. Billie Bridgerton, for God's sake. She was everything he'd never wanted in a woman."
Julia Quinn does it again in this wonderful start to a new series featuring one of the most memorable romance families of all time - the Bridgertons. We're going back a generation here to learn more about Edmund and his siblings during the late 18th century. In Because of Miss Bridgerton, we follow his older sister Sybilla (Billie) in a friends/foes to lovers story (they cannot stand each other until they suddenly can't get enough of each other) that's sure to brighten your day. Filled with Julia Quinn's trademark comical interludes and hilarious dialogue, this novel is almost impossible to put down. The sarcastic quarreling between Billie and her love interest, George Rokesby, who lives just three miles down the road from her family home, is thoroughly entertaining. Add to that a dangerous game of Pall Mall featuring the infamous mallet of death, the news that George's brother, Edward, has gone missing in America, a secret mission (of sorts), a mangy cat, and well...I have to say that this story is a definite winner. Frankly, the sequel cannot come soon enough!!!