The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #3)

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Tracy’s rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Rokesbys, ##

Release Date: November 20, 2018

Miss Poppy Bridgeton is in Charmouth visiting her dear friend Elizabeth after enduring another London season. As Elizabeth is heavy with child, Poppy ventures out to the beach alone. She discovers a series of caves and decides to explore. She finds a smugglers cache and is making plans to return with a lantern, when she hears voices. The men are surprised to see her and unsure what to do with her, so they take her back to their ship.

Capt. Andrew James Rokesby is a younger son of the Earl of Manston and his family believes he left the Navy to become a privateer. In reality, he works for the crown delivering communications from England to several envoys, mostly in Portugal and Spain. He has important papers to deliver and when he learns his men have taken a prisoner, he has no choice but to keep her on board. He can’t believe his rotten luck that the feisty girl in his cabin is a Bridgerton and understands the ramifications of keeping her. He has her write to Elizabeth and then sets sail – with a very unhappy Poppy.

Over the course of the voyage to Portugal, Andrew finds himself liking Poppy and finds excuses to see her. Poppy likes Andrew too, but is still not happy about being confine. When they reach Portugal, he surprises her and takes her ashore.

But what began as a fun adventure, devolves into a nightmare and they are separated. Will they find their way back to each other? Or will King and Country keep them apart.

I thought this was a nice story, but in my opinion it dragged for the entire sea voyage and I didn’t feel a romantic spark between them until almost the very end of the book. The end was fantastic and the epilogue was sweet and saved the book from a 3 star rating. The banter between them is amusing, the action scenes are very well done and the love scenes are saved until the end of the book and are steamyish. Both Andrew and Poppy were likable, but I don’t really understand why he didn’t tell her who he was when they were parted, it just didn’t make sense. This is the third book in the series, but it can easily be read as a stand alone title, with no issues at all.

*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an uncorrected eARC that was provided to me by Edelweiss and the publisher.*

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