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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...?

©2018 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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fun romantic adventure

I enjoyed this prequel. Both the hero and heroine were engaging and real. The story plot was a bit predictable, which I found mostly relaxing but occasionally disappointing.

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I Forgot

I forgot Julia Quinn's novels are enjoyable reads - 'reads' being the important word. Because in my opinion Rosalyn Landor's narrations are overly dramatic, the men all sound 2 decades older than written and the story is ruined. Not a fan. I forgot and used a credit to listen rather than borrow it from my local library. The story was enjoyable and uniquely different. Worth a reread in the future.

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  • 11-25-18

Love!

Rosalyn Landor and Julia Quinn have once again teamed up to deliver an exceptional experience!

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  • 11-22-18

5 Stars for The Rokesbys!

I pre-ordered this book as soon as I finished the 2nd book in The Rokesbys series (The Girl with the Make Believe Husband). I knew I would love it if it was anything like the other two Rokesbys books.

The story of Captain Andrew Rokesby and Poppy Bridgerton is filled with adventure, pirates, evil-doers, and distant lands. Julia Quinn does not disappoint with this new Rokesby saga.

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Boring plot, boring characters, cheesy narration

I was bored to tears throughout this story. The characters were dull...nothing really happened...the conflict was silly...the narration made it super cheesy and cringe worthy. I am not a fan of Rosalyn Landor, I should have known better than to listen to this.

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