She was in the wrong place…
Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers’ hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain’s bed…
He found her at the wrong time…
Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he’s stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he’s stuck with her.
Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?
When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew’s secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?
About the Book
The Other Miss Bridgerton
by Julia Quinn
A Bridgertons Prequel (Jump to the Series on Amazon)
November 20, 2018
Delightful, simply delightful! Julia Quinn delivers a slow-burn romance on the high seas that has the most polite and hilarious kidnap scene I think I have ever read.
When Poppy Bridgerton happens upon the secret cave where the Infinity stores its stash, there is nothing for it; the crew must take her aboard to prevent anyone from knowing it’s location. Locked in the cabin of the captain with only the clothes on her back for a two-week trip, Poppy is off to Portugal. Her very first adventure. If she wasn’t so worried, she might be excited.
Poppy, an oft-mentioned character in previous Bridgerton novels, has lived a life of safety and propriety, but daydreams of adventure. Captain Andrew James, a privateer and Captain of the Infinity, has had his fill of adventure. Lately, his thoughts have turned to home and family, maybe even a cottage of his own. As they spend the journey in close quarters, they can’t help but come to know each other. And what they each find surprises them.
The beginning of this book is quintessential Julia Quinn, a little funny, a little sweet and with a lot of spirited verbal banter. I was immediately drawn in. As the voyage progressed, though, the pace slowed. It wasn’t until they arrived in Portugal that the story picked up the pace and really sucked me back in.
Overall, this was delicious little romance with more adventure than previous Julia Quinn romance novels. I love the Bridgertons and Rokesbys and can’t wait to see what is up next.
About Julia Quinn
JULIA QUINN started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.