First Comes Scandal - Julia Quinn

First Comes Scandal

By Julia Quinn

  • Release Date: 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Historical
4 Score: 4 (From 755 Ratings)


There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In the fourth of the Bridgerton prequel series, following The Other Miss Bridgerton, we go back to where it all began. . . from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn

She was given two choices...

Georgiana Bridgerton isn’t against the idea of marriage. She’d just thought she’d have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she’s abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life.

Enter Option #3

As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where he’s close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time—or interest—to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton—his literal girl-next-door—is facing ruin, he knows what he must do.

A Marriage of Convenience

It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she’d say no. Georgie doesn’t want to be anyone’s sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends... or could they?

But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love...


  • Very cute book

    By Morobles321
    I enjoyed it !
  • Not her best

    By surfergirl5-0
    Having read all of Ms. Quinn’s books I was slightly disappointed in this one. I felt the storyline was rushed as well as the ending. While I’m fine with feminism to an extent, it seemed overly so for a period piece and more in line with a snowflake 2020 female than how an 1800s Lady would go about it. All-in-all, I was disappointed.
  • Awlful

    By Atlz3
    I didn’t like the characters. I like The Bridgertons’ series. I’m a cat person and didn’t even like the cats in this book. I was skimming 50 pages in; put it down for a day, came back for another 50 pages or so. Sorry even in lock down not my flavor of read. Boring spinster. Uptight second son who wants to be a doctor and is recalled from school to marry neighbor because she was kidnapped by in debt lordling to save her from scandal. I may be done with Julia Quinn this was a phone in.
  • Humor Good, Story Meh

    By DearTabby
    Usually love this author but something missing from this story. Difficult to like the heroine. That said it had some laugh out loud moments
  • Skip this one

    By gaminggirl80
    I loved all the Bridgerton books and read through them all in rapid succession. Unfortunately this last one was horrible. Don't waste your money. It was not worth the read. A lot of stupid fillers about the heroines cat. I had to put it down numerous times but came back just to say I finished it. It was not worth it. Very disappointment coming from normally a wonderful author.
  • Boring story

    By katefrancis0612
    I have been a fan of Julia Quinn’s for years. I’ve read all the Bridgerton books and many others. This one although is a good read is too short and without much interest. It felt rushed like the purpose of the book is just to sell copies instead of writing a Good story. Disappointed.