#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn presents the first novel of the delightful Bridgerton Prequel series in a stunning new package.
There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings, and in this novel, we go back to where it all began. . .
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...
- ISBN-13: 9780062388148
- ISBN-10: 0062388142
- Publisher: Avon Books
- Publish Date: May 2022
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
- Page Count: 384
Romance: Secrets of a cowboy
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Emily March returns readers to her charming Eternity Springs series in Reunion Pass. Former sweethearts Lori Reese and Chase Timberlake find themselves once again in their Colorado hometown. Lori is a veterinarian, and adventurer Chase has come home to heal after a tragedy. Though the old chemistry between them has returned as well, Lori remains wary. Past experience is hard to forget. Not only did Chase give up on their young love, her father was absent during her growing-up years, too—cementing the message that men might not be worthy of trust. But as Chase weaves himself back into the fabric of the town, he finds his way deep into Lori’s heart. It’s up to him to convince her that he’s now ready to put down roots. Chase’s healing process and Lori’s cautious outlook are emotionally gripping and add poignancy to this small-town story of reunited lovers. March has written a warm and thoroughly satisfying read.