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...
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...
When one rescues a cat, there is no one to appreciate your efforts-least not the cat.
Billie Bridgerton almost finds herself in a compromising situation one day as she is attempting to save a cat from being stuck in a tree. After falling onto a shed roof and injuring her ankle, Billie soon sees her childhood friend/nemesis George Rokesby coming along the lane and witnessing her failed attempt at cat chivalry, and when he too attempts to now rescue her they are both stuck together in more ways than one.
George Rokesby, in his attempt to rescue Billie Bridgerton soon finds himself wrapped up in her family in more than just being her neighbor, he finds that maybe there was something about her all along that captivated him. Both characters spend the majority of the book sparring against each other, but as Billie and George have to band together against some common enemies they soon find themselves in more attraction than the normal dissent of each other.
Because of Miss Bridgerton is a new series with our favorite Quinn family, the Bridgertons, and with a new cast of characters and the same Pall Mall readers will be caught up the this new series quickly. I gave this 4 stars, because while I enjoyed the book thoroughly, there was just something in the story line that didn't keep me as amused and entranced like her previous books. Wasn't as much wit and humor with the characters as there was animosity and the love/hate relationship banter that usually accompanies a Bridgerton story.
"It's got to do with Pall Mall."
"Then God help us all," George muttered, getting up and heading for the door. He'd played Pall Mall with his brother and Billie; it was a vicious, bloodthirsty sport involving wooden balls, heavy mallets, and the constant risk of grievous head injury. Definitely not something for Lady Bridgerton's gentle house party."