The Other Miss Bridgerton
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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...?
'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss Magazine
From Publishers Weekly
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Better than the two previous in the series
A great romance, with lots of chemistry, but a very rushed ending that diffused all the romantic build-up. The beginning also felt hurried. Needed another few chapters to flesh out the characters/world building. The drama at the end also went nowhere, and didn’t contribute to the plot. it felt like an unfinished first draft. I did like the characters, but felt Poppy’s behaviour in the final chapter when the couple are re-united was not in keeping with her personality; she was suddenly acting like she was in a 90s sitcom. Overall rushed, a series of things happening rather than a rounded story arc with a cohesive narrative.