The Other Miss Bridgerton

The Other Miss Bridgerton

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 disma...

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Title:The Other Miss Bridgerton
Author:Julia Quinn
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The Other Miss Bridgerton Reviews

  • Nancy

    After loving the first in this series, then feeling rather meh about the second, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the third. But the blurb - high seas! Pirate-y adventure! Bridgerton heroine! - I was pretty excited to give it a try. I'm so glad I did.

    JQ is back in full Bridgerton glory. Her trademark witty banter and complex characters seem fresh - a new set of characters within the same family we've all loved for years. I loved how Poppy and Andrew actually communicated; the turn in roma

    After loving the first in this series, then feeling rather meh about the second, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the third. But the blurb - high seas! Pirate-y adventure! Bridgerton heroine! - I was pretty excited to give it a try. I'm so glad I did.

    JQ is back in full Bridgerton glory. Her trademark witty banter and complex characters seem fresh - a new set of characters within the same family we've all loved for years. I loved how Poppy and Andrew actually communicated; the turn in romance novels from feisty heroine who gets a blistering setdown from an alpha hero to feisty heroine who can get the alpha hero to actually treat her like the functioning adult she is, is something I'm loving. JQ is nailing this new time period, too. She's not bogging me down in details of the 1700s; instead, she's giving me enough to make me more interested in it. She gives the pertinent details - who's on the throne, what political parties are at play, and the dress/expected behaviors of the time - but I never felt I had to sit through a history lesson (which happens in many of these novels). These details were artfully sprinkled in, never overwhelming or distracting from the story itself.

    Poppy was fantastic. She's a smart woman - smart enough to know when she's being outsmarted. She knows when to keep her mouth shut, showing a degree of maturity that many Regency heroines lack. She's quick-witted, knows when to do what she's told, and doesn't make stupid decisions. I adored that.

    Andrew is a good, honorable man. He gains respect through hard work and treating people right; the subject of racism is brought up, handled, and accepted (not the racism itself, but there's a point when Poppy realizes that she's been insulated from it and wants to change, yet doesn't know how yet). Andrew accepts all people based on who they are, not what they look like or what their rank is, and his general good guy vibes shine through, despite the situation Poppy is in (kidnapped by two of Andrew's men).

    The romance was fun, the adventure was well-played, and the Bridgerton name carries on as one of the best literary families to read. But I think that what I loved most about this book was that I can really see the changing tide of the romance novel inside of this historical romance's pages. In the beginning of romance novels, it was 100% female submission (he "bodice rippers," if you will). Then it became strong women, but stronger men (the woman who had to learn to accept that she did not always know best because, actually, the "alpha" hero did). But now, there's a tide towards true feminism - equality. The heroine and the hero are two imperfect sides of the same coin. They complement each other, and are strong where the other is weak. The hero doesn't always know best, but neither does the heroine. They communicate openly and as honestly as the storyline provides, and while the attraction drives the lust, the mutual respect is what drives the romance - and it's THAT which makes me believe in this couple's happily-ever-after.

    Well done, JQ. You've once again given this reader a modern story in a historical setting with wonderful, relatable, lovable characters. Five stars.

    **I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.**

  • Caz

     is the third instalment in Julia Quinn’s series of novels featuring members of the previous generation of Bridgertons and their neighbours and long-standing family friends the Rokesbys.  In the first book, 

    , Sybilla (Billie) Bridgerton married George Rokseby; in the second, the story focused on the next Rokesby brother, Edward, an officer serving in North America. Andrew is the third br

     is the third instalment in Julia Quinn’s series of novels featuring members of the previous generation of Bridgertons and their neighbours and long-standing family friends the Rokesbys.  In the first book, 

    , Sybilla (Billie) Bridgerton married George Rokseby; in the second, the story focused on the next Rokesby brother, Edward, an officer serving in North America. Andrew is the third brother and, when we met him in the first book, he was on leave from the Navy while he recovered from a broken arm.  Handsome, good-humoured, and well-liked by all, he’s a convivial chap with a sharp mind, a quick wit, and a reputation as the family jokester.

    He’s also – unbeknownst to his family – a spy.

    Poppy Bridgerton – cousin to Billie and niece of Viscount and Lady Bridgerton – has had two London seasons and has not, so far, found a man she wants to marry.  She’s starting to think she never will; perhaps it’s too much to hope that she will find a man who is interesting to talk to and who can make her laugh.  With the season winding down, Poppy has gone to stay in Dorset with a friend who is expecting her first child, and is enjoying the small freedoms afforded to her away from the eyes of society.  On a ramble along the beach, Poppy stumbles across a cave she’s never seen before and decides to investigate – only to find herself captured by members of the crew of the 

    and forcibly taken aboard and into the presence of its captain, the devastatingly handsome, charming, witty and completely infuriating Andrew James. (aka Andrew James Edwin Rokesby. Of course).

    When Andrew learns Poppy’s last name he’s surprised, to say the least, and also thankful that her being from a different branch of the Bridgerton family means they’ve never met. Time is of the essence if he is to deliver the packet of important documents which he has been tasked to deliver to the British envoy in Portugal, so he has no alternative but to take her along on the two-week return journey to Lisbon.

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  • nick

    This series by Julia Quinn has been my favorite from her. The books have been absolutely stealing my heart. There wasn't any doubt in my mind that I would be picking up The Other Miss Bridgerton. Like with the previous books, this was a feel-good story with a lovely couple.

    Poppy Bridgerton was undeniably the star of this book. She was sweet and charming and so kind. While visiting a friend in Dorset, she stumbles upon a cave where she discovers pirates smuggling some goods. She finds herself kid

    This series by Julia Quinn has been my favorite from her. The books have been absolutely stealing my heart. There wasn't any doubt in my mind that I would be picking up The Other Miss Bridgerton. Like with the previous books, this was a feel-good story with a lovely couple.

    Poppy Bridgerton was undeniably the star of this book. She was sweet and charming and so kind. While visiting a friend in Dorset, she stumbles upon a cave where she discovers pirates smuggling some goods. She finds herself kidnapped on a ship on its way to Portugal led by Captain Andrews. Poppy was in somewhat of a very tough situation, but she was smart and courageous and handled the discomfort of being kidnapped like a pro. On the ship, though she was bound and confined to the captain's room, she somehow found her a way to befriend a few people - that's how much of an adorable and friendly human being she was. Honestly, I don't know how Poppy handled it all so well. If it were me in her place, I'd be a raging mess! It helped that Andrew wasn't a complete scoundrel to her. You see, he isn't actually a pirate - his duties are to deliver important government documents, but Poppy does not know any of this. Sure, it was frustrating that he kidnapped Poppy, but it was to protect his duty to the Crown. I adored Andrew too. I loved that he wasn't your typical historical romance hero and that he was such a multi-faceted individual. I loved getting to know how he got into his career. Despite being a privateer, Andrew was very much still a gentleman. It was sweet how he cared about his entire crew and would go to lengths to ensure their happiness aboard the ship.

    As Poppy and Andrew set sail towards Portugal, the two begin to know more about each other. I loved how much the two of them simply talked. There was some subtle flirting, but more than anything, I loved watching them push each other's buttons. The romance was sweet and slow-burning and I loved every minute of it. The scenes when they finally embarked in Portugal and galivanted around the city were just my favorite! The biggest conflict in the book arose from Andrew keeping his background as a Rokesby, a very close family to the Bridgertons, from Poppy. It was resolved really well though and Poppy being the kind and forgiving young woman she was, wasn't one to hold grudges against Andrew.

    The short publication delay for The Other Miss Bridgerton was well worth the wait, in my opinion. Julia Quinn's books always leave me feeling happy and this was no different. If you love a good historical romance, definitely check this one out.

  • Addie H

    4.25 stars!

    I read this book in one sitting. ONE SITTING.

    I had nearly forgotten how much I ADORE JQ’s books. And after a woeful string of mostly terrible historical romances, coming back to the Bridgertons was a DELIGHT! It’s easy, breezy, romantic, funny, and mostly angst free.

    *****

    4.25 stars!

    I read this book in one sitting. ONE SITTING.

    I had nearly forgotten how much I ADORE JQ’s books. And after a woeful string of mostly terrible historical romances, coming back to the Bridgertons was a DELIGHT! It’s easy, breezy, romantic, funny, and mostly angst free.

    *****

    *****

    I won’t spoil or say too much about the plot as the book just came out, but this was as close to a 5 star I’ve read in a long, long time. I had a smitten smile on my face almost the entire time I read it – and the end had me holding my breath.

    I will simply leave you some entirely spoiler free samples of JQ’ fantastic characters and banter.

    - “You can’t take me!” she protested.

    “It’s either that or kill you,” he said.

    Her mouth fell open. “Well, you can’t do that either.”

    - She picked up the butter knife and regarded it thoughtfully.

    “Not nearly sharp enough to do me damage,” the captain said with a smile.

    “No.” Poppy sighed, dipping it into the butter. “Pity that.”

    - She heard a soft thunk, and then a soft grunt.

    “Impeccable aim,” he murmured.

    “Did I hit you?”

    “Square on.”

    Poppy smiled. “Face?”

    “You should be so lucky.”

    “I couldn’t see,” she demurred.

    - “Why are you being so agreeable?”

    She blinked. “I beg your pardon?”

    “You’re remarkably amiable today.” His eyes narrowed, but he didn’t quite look suspicious.

    “As opposed to . . .”

    His head tilted to the side, as if he hadn’t considered this. “When you arrived, I suppose.”

    “You mean in a sack?”

    - “If I might be permitted to pay you a compliment . . .”

    She inclined her head graciously; it seemed expected.

    “Of all my conversational sparring partners, you rank easily in the top five.”

    She quirked a brow. “There are four other people in this world who find you as vexing as I do?”

    - He cleared his throat. “I should be getting back. There is much that requires my attention.”

    She nodded absently, inspecting several puzzle pieces. “I would imagine so. I’m surprised you have remained in the cabin as long as you have.”

    Not as surprised as he was.

    - Poppy Bridgerton was vexing, exasperating, and far too clever for his peace of mind. She was an inconvenience wrapped in an impending disaster, and yet when he thought of her—which was all the time, damn it—he smiled. Sometimes he grinned.

    - “If I kissed you,” he whispered, “would you let me?”

    - “I think I’ve known you forever.”

    - “I saw stars,” he said, still amazed. He heard her smile.

    “On the insides of your eyelids?”

    “I think I saw them on the insides of yours.”

    She laughed, and the bed shook.

    ******

    - “So it’s me against the world?”

    “No,” he said, and something began to tumble inside him. He was weightless, and it was like the time he’d fallen from a tree, except there was nothing below, just an empty expanse of space and her.

    “No,” he said again. “I think I’m on your side.”

  • Stacee

    4.5 stars

    I had read and enjoyed the previous book in this series and loved this synopsis, so I was pretty eager to start it.

    I absolutely adored Poppy and Andrew. She’s sassy and curious and is outspoken. He’s just as sassy and charming and and wants people to think he’s a bit of a scoundrel, but is quite a marshmallow. Together they have delicious banter and button pushing and fantastic conversation.

    Plot wise, it was good. Of course, there’s only so much that can happen in one room of a ship,

    4.5 stars

    I had read and enjoyed the previous book in this series and loved this synopsis, so I was pretty eager to start it.

    I absolutely adored Poppy and Andrew. She’s sassy and curious and is outspoken. He’s just as sassy and charming and and wants people to think he’s a bit of a scoundrel, but is quite a marshmallow. Together they have delicious banter and button pushing and fantastic conversation.

    Plot wise, it was good. Of course, there’s only so much that can happen in one room of a ship, but it never felt monotonous. The deviation towards the ending didn’t click in the story line for me and even though it was supposed to be the action and build up, I was bored with it. My main complaint, if you could even call it that, is that I wanted more of them falling for each other. It seemed like I was told they were in love, instead of being shown.

    Overall, the characters and banter seriously carried this story and I really enjoyed every page. I look forward to reading more in the series.

    **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**

  • Jilly

    I should rate this book a 4 or 5 because the writing is so good. Julia Quinn writes great dialogue that is smart and funny every time. And, the book was enjoyable enough that I didn't want to put it down.

    BUT..

    I just couldn't get over the fact that he kidnapped her in the first place. He really didn't have to, even though he continually acts like he was forced to do it.

    He's a spy, and can't let her go when she discovers his secret "pirate cove" because she might blab about it.

    But, mistakes were

    I should rate this book a 4 or 5 because the writing is so good. Julia Quinn writes great dialogue that is smart and funny every time. And, the book was enjoyable enough that I didn't want to put it down.

    BUT..

    I just couldn't get over the fact that he kidnapped her in the first place. He really didn't have to, even though he continually acts like he was forced to do it.

    He's a spy, and can't let her go when she discovers his secret "pirate cove" because she might blab about it.

    But, mistakes were made. Choices were made.

    It turns out that his brother is married to her sister and their families are extremely close. He realizes this before they set sail, so he really could have taken her into his confidence, told her who he was, and asked her to keep things secret, and she would have done so. He should have known this and let her go. So, it annoyed me that he forced her to live in his cabin, with no change of clothes and no one to talk to but him (occasionally), and not allowed to leave the room for a solid week. I mean, hell, even death row inmates get to leave their cells for an hour a day!

    Yeah, and that's another part of my problem with this storyline.

    So, she is trapped, alone, for a week straight. He comes in a couple of times a day to check on her, and they usually argue. But, as time goes by, she is excited to see him and appreciates any kindness he shows her. Eventually, he allows her out of the room for a few minutes, and she is so overwhelmed with gratitude that she thinks she is falling for him.

    Um yeah. But reality: These are brainwashing techniques and she totally has Stockholm Syndrome.

    So, I felt kind of pissed off the whole time and it made it harder for me to enjoy an otherwise good book. I didn't like him all that much, I didn't think he deserved to "get the girl", and I also thought he made a lousy pirate. He broke the pirates pledge:

    See? He took an oath, dammit! And, he totally broke it!

  • Under the Covers Book Blog

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

    Julia Quinn is the master of light hearted and fun historical romances and she once again proves this in the latest installment of the Rokesby series. Who else could make being chloroformed, kidnapped by pirates, kept captive on a ship and then kidnapped again on foreign soil a fun and romantic romp?

    I really enjoyed this adventure, both the hero

    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

    Julia Quinn is the master of light hearted and fun historical romances and she once again proves this in the latest installment of the Rokesby series. Who else could make being chloroformed, kidnapped by pirates, kept captive on a ship and then kidnapped again on foreign soil a fun and romantic romp?

    I really enjoyed this adventure, both the hero and heroine were very likable, especially the heroine. She was clever, spirited but sensible and I admired her composure in the face of the potentially dangerous situation she found herself in. But, what had me rapidly reading the pages was the excellent dialogue. The witty word play between the hero and heroine was fantastic and I am hard pressed to think of another author who writes such great dialogue.

    The romance itself was very…nice. The romance blossomed as they got to know one another although the initial attraction was there. But if you are after something hot and explosive then this isn’t the book for you. When you fancy something more gentle, but very sincere none the less then this is the perfect read.

    However, although I did like this book it didn’t quite capture me as Quinn's original Bridgerton series did. It somehow lacked the depth the family dynamics lent the original series. Instead of being a read that you will come back to again and again, I find this is book that I have read and enjoyed but am unlikely to remember too far in the future. Which is unfortunate, I love Quinn’s style and some of her books are on my all-time favourites list.

    If you want something witty and fun then you can’t go wrong with this excellently written historical romance. And, if you haven’t checked out Julia Quinn’s original Bridgerton series then you need to read, you will be in for a real treat.

    *ARC provided by publisher

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  • Marie

    on the bright side only THREE MONTHS LEFT TO WAIT FOR MY OTHER FAVORITE ROMANCE FAMILY TO BE BACK

    is the title new?? i like it BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE FIRST MISS B

    ANDREW ROKESBY FALLS IN LOVE NO JOKE JULIA GIMME MORE

  • Jess

    well rip all my Andrew/Georgiana hopes then

    (edit: I guess you could say all my hopes lie in this TOMB)

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