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Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret...and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Br Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret...and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone's preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same - especially Penelope Featherington! The girl haunting his dreams. But when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide...is she his biggest threat - or his promise of a happy ending?


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Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret...and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Br Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret...and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone's preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same - especially Penelope Featherington! The girl haunting his dreams. But when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide...is she his biggest threat - or his promise of a happy ending?

30 review for Romancing Mister Bridgerton

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

    3.5 stars Though I loved Penelope Featherington, Colin was another story altogether. Before this book I really loved Colin. I couldn't wait for his story. Maybe my expectations were too high. I don't know but I really didn't like Colin most of the time. At times he came off like a big asshole. He was blowing his top every time the wind blew. His temper was just a bit much. One minute he was fine and then he was pissy, cold, and rude. If I was Penelope I would have kicked him in the balls. Penelop 3.5 stars Though I loved Penelope Featherington, Colin was another story altogether. Before this book I really loved Colin. I couldn't wait for his story. Maybe my expectations were too high. I don't know but I really didn't like Colin most of the time. At times he came off like a big asshole. He was blowing his top every time the wind blew. His temper was just a bit much. One minute he was fine and then he was pissy, cold, and rude. If I was Penelope I would have kicked him in the balls. Penelope was sweet and smart. I felt bad that after being the shy wallflower that everyone acted like was a ugly plain girl, to have the man of your dream finally want you, only to have him snapping at you at the drop of a hat was just sad. Overall with the plot and Penelope this book was still 3 to 3.5 star read but Colin was a real disappointment.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Warda

    Here’s me thinking I would end up giving this 5 stars and it ended up being the worst one in the series so far. How did one of the most wittiest brothers end up being such a bore? I don’t understand where his personality went. The romance lacked absolutely everything. The chemistry was missing, once they got together they became even more boring and the plot was irritating and overtook the actual romance. Nothing felt believable. I skim read towards the end of the book and then just gave up on t Here’s me thinking I would end up giving this 5 stars and it ended up being the worst one in the series so far. How did one of the most wittiest brothers end up being such a bore? I don’t understand where his personality went. The romance lacked absolutely everything. The chemistry was missing, once they got together they became even more boring and the plot was irritating and overtook the actual romance. Nothing felt believable. I skim read towards the end of the book and then just gave up on the whole thing. 1 star for the Bridgerton family (minus Colin) and Lady Danbury.

  3. 4 out of 5

    chan ☆

    not sure if it's the PMS or the book but i did release a singular bitch baby tear upon finishing this i wasn't entirely enthusiastic about starting this fourth book because the first three books have been decidedly meh. however, julia quinn did a really good job setting up the relationship for this book at the end of the last one so i was a little more excited for this than i would have been otherwise. and honestly... this book didn't disappoint! this was a childhood friends to lovers kind of stor not sure if it's the PMS or the book but i did release a singular bitch baby tear upon finishing this i wasn't entirely enthusiastic about starting this fourth book because the first three books have been decidedly meh. however, julia quinn did a really good job setting up the relationship for this book at the end of the last one so i was a little more excited for this than i would have been otherwise. and honestly... this book didn't disappoint! this was a childhood friends to lovers kind of story. the hero and heroine weren't besties growing up but they definitely spent a lot of time together and that sort of made the heroine invisible to the hero for a while. watching him figure out what an absolute gem Penelope was, was such a treat. these are definitely my two favorite characters from the series so far and i was able to overlook a few things that annoyed me (but will mention here for y'all). i thought that Colin's hidden depths of being angry and jealous were not particular sexy. and the plot did meander a bit near the end. i understand that there can be multiple plot lines in a story but it felt like a little too much was going on at points. that being said, i really liked most of Colin & Penelope's interactions. if you're looking for a pretty wholesome historical with a mostly non-douche hero & a really cool and witty heroine i'd recommend this.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    Damn you, Colin Bridgerton, for getting my hopes up. You were so great in the other Bridgerton books, and everyone says, Colin! He's the best! that I was expecting this book to be a homerun. But you, my friend, are a spoiled brat. Yeah, I said it. Okay, that might have been a bit harsh, but I'm sick of romance readers lifting up mediocre men. Penelope Featherington is a catch, and just because Colin *finally* noticed her curves, beautiful eyes, and brains for days, doesn't make him great. It jus Damn you, Colin Bridgerton, for getting my hopes up. You were so great in the other Bridgerton books, and everyone says, Colin! He's the best! that I was expecting this book to be a homerun. But you, my friend, are a spoiled brat. Yeah, I said it. Okay, that might have been a bit harsh, but I'm sick of romance readers lifting up mediocre men. Penelope Featherington is a catch, and just because Colin *finally* noticed her curves, beautiful eyes, and brains for days, doesn't make him great. It just doesn't. You need be ACT great to BE great. I'm more than a little peeved about Colin because I was expecting him to be one of the better Bridgertons. I'm not a Bridgerton stan, I'll just say that. In fact, I'm very all over the place with my reviews of this series, with my ratings going from 1 to 5-stars, depending on the book. I've read this series out of order, which doesn't seem to be an issue thus far, and none of the books hold a candle to When He Was Wicked. Now, THAT'S a romance hero. Colin? He's a child. Colin ranged from acting sort of snobby but acceptable to full-on petulant baby. He had times when I saw some glimmer of what others see in him, but most of the time he pouted when anyone else was doing well. I quickly lost my fascination with him. Penelope stole the show with this book. She fully carried Romancing Mister Bridgerton, and I was cheering her on every step of the way. I liked everything about her, including how she stood up for herself, even if sometimes it was in a subversive way. I wish she stood up to Colin more, but I just wish *anyone* stood up against Colin. Spoiled, rude baby... goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog

  5. 5 out of 5

    ~Calliope~

    3.5 Stars

  6. 4 out of 5

    peachygirl

    Meet Lady Whistledown, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of London's elite. I had high hopes for Colin's love story and the grand reveal of Lady Whistledown. Disappointment on both accounts. Colin is a shell of the man he used to be and there was no zing in his love story. He has also become somewhat of a jerk after all his globe trotting adventures. The only reason I didn't DNF this book was Penelope. I have a soft corner for wallflowers and Penelope seemed like a genuinely inte Meet Lady Whistledown, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of London's elite. I had high hopes for Colin's love story and the grand reveal of Lady Whistledown. Disappointment on both accounts. Colin is a shell of the man he used to be and there was no zing in his love story. He has also become somewhat of a jerk after all his globe trotting adventures. The only reason I didn't DNF this book was Penelope. I have a soft corner for wallflowers and Penelope seemed like a genuinely interesting character. Too bad her choice in men sucked. This entire series (till this book, atleast) is pretty much like Gossip girl for peers, but with less sex and spice. I'm actually gonna take a break from the Bridgertons, go watch GG and fangirl over Nate (and his shoulders) for a while. XOXO.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shawna

    Re-read/listened to the audiobook version Oct'2018: 5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance The audiobook narrator was fabulous, and it's still a big 5-star read for me. Original Review from Sept'2010: 5+ stars – Historical/Regency Romance Words seem wholly inadequate, my friends. Why are the best books always the hardest to review?! Alas, if only I could have clever Lady Whistledown write this. Flirtatious, affable, charming, and witty Colin has been my favorite Bridgerton sibling from the beginning, Re-read/listened to the audiobook version Oct'2018: 5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance The audiobook narrator was fabulous, and it's still a big 5-star read for me. Original Review from Sept'2010: 5+ stars – Historical/Regency Romance Words seem wholly inadequate, my friends. Why are the best books always the hardest to review?! Alas, if only I could have clever Lady Whistledown write this. Flirtatious, affable, charming, and witty Colin has been my favorite Bridgerton sibling from the beginning, and I was most looking forward to his story, especially knowing that the strikingly handsome, popular bachelor was being paired with his sister’s sweet best friend, plump, unpopular, wallflower, spinster Penelope Featherington. I adore romances where the supposedly ugly duckling, Plain Jane heroine is finally seen as a beautiful swan, has her day in the sun, and finds happily ever after with the wonderful hero of her dreams, and Romancing Mister Bridgerton is one of the most enjoyable that I’ve read. Colin and Penelope are perfect for each other, and the fact that they’re insecure, flawed, and have some growing up to do makes them all the more relatable and lovable. Their relationship progression, from friendship to love, was believable, sweet, and utterly romantic, and the love scene was exceptionally touching, beautiful, sensual, and tender. Colin’s gentle, passionate reverence of Penelope during their lovemaking was sigh-worthy. It’s a heartwarming, funny, and delightful feel good romance with a swoon-worthy hero and an adorable heroine that will have you smiling, laughing, crying, cheering, sighing, and perhaps wishing for your very own Mr. Colin Bridgerton. What else can I say? It’s like the highest quality dark chocolate...just scrumptious! I’m in love with Colin, I adore Penelope, and I simply love, love, love this book! 5 Big, dreamy stars! My favorite Colin quote: He murmured her name, tenderly taking her face in his hands. “I love you,” he said, his voice low and fervent. “I love you with everything I am, everything I’ve been, and everything I hope to be.” “I love you with my past, and I love you for my future.” He bent forward and kissed her, once, softly, on the lips. “I love you for the children we’ll have and for the years we’ll have together. I love you for every one of my smiles, and even more, for every one of your smiles.” I love that Colin has striking green eyes. How about Michael Vartan for Colin? [image error]

  8. 5 out of 5

    Katerina

    At some point in our lives we all ask some fundamental questions regarding our existence, the great mysteries of the universe, the past, the present and the future of humanity. Mankind is curious (and peculiar) like this; spending hours pondering on notions, dedicating personal effort and money, researching, reading, trying to find a solution to quench the hunger that consumes us. The Author knows this kind of struggle all too well. The last few days have been dedicated to the answer of one s At some point in our lives we all ask some fundamental questions regarding our existence, the great mysteries of the universe, the past, the present and the future of humanity. Mankind is curious (and peculiar) like this; spending hours pondering on notions, dedicating personal effort and money, researching, reading, trying to find a solution to quench the hunger that consumes us. The Author knows this kind of struggle all too well. The last few days have been dedicated to the answer of one single question, one question to define her personality, her hopes, her dreams and wishes, but she still hasn't made up her mind. Anthony or Colin Bridgerton? How can a person choose? Anthony is the Rake turned into family man extraordinaire, while Colin is the carefree, smooth, genial and flirty gentleman every creature with ovaries adores, and thanks to Romancing Mister Bridgerton, we discovered another side to him, that rendered him more alluring and, well, delicious (don't mind the Author, she's a notorious man-eater). The questionmark that haunts her thoughts may remain immoveable like the mountains, but the Author can declare with clarity that the forth story of the Bridgerton family is her favorite. She found a shadow of herself in Penelope Featherington, the witty, funny wallflower everyone overlooked. She devoured the pages (because aside from a maneater she's also a book-eater) that brought to life a heart-warming, slow-burning, toe-curling romance infused with the perfect dose of hilarity and sensuality, with spicy scandals and even spicier, clandestine meetings. And the cherry on top? The bounty on Lady Whistledown's head. Between precious Bridgertons' moments, falling in love and magical dances, the Author felt calm. At peace. Home. Penelope and Colin tugged at her heartstrings, and made her believe. Believe that Colins Bridgerton exist. (The Author is a little naive, so please forgive her extravagant declarations). - Katerina's Bookish Papers, July 2018

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Ehhhhhh. Shockingly, I didn't love-love this one. Mostly because I found Penelope incredibly dull. I wanted to like her but she just had ZERO spunk. Well, outside of (view spoiler)[her writing. (hide spoiler)] And Colin was ok as far as the charm went, but then there was this "angry" side of him that was just...laughable. Angry? He acted upset and she would blanch with shock at the fact that something was able to penetrate his carefree exterior. Really? Is that a thing someone would actually think Ehhhhhh. Shockingly, I didn't love-love this one. Mostly because I found Penelope incredibly dull. I wanted to like her but she just had ZERO spunk. Well, outside of (view spoiler)[her writing. (hide spoiler)] And Colin was ok as far as the charm went, but then there was this "angry" side of him that was just...laughable. Angry? He acted upset and she would blanch with shock at the fact that something was able to penetrate his carefree exterior. Really? Is that a thing someone would actually think about another human? That you just don't get angry about anything? Now, in her defense, he needed to get over himself quite a bit. But Penelope wasn't very forceful about it. I kind of expected more out of an 'ugly duckling' story. I wanted to see some of the old fighting spirit from her, but the best I got was her sort of sneaking around and doing what she wanted without his knowing. She practiced the it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission philosophy, which is admittedly a necessity on occasion, but I would have liked to have seen her bow up and slap Colin around with some feisty shit by the end. <--I did not get my wish. The only really memorable thing about this is that you find out the identity of Lady Whistledown. Which is, let's face it, not too hard to figure out. Originally I gave this 4 stars when I read the book 11 years ago. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a lovely job making this a bit more interesting than it probably was, this time around. This was by no means a bad story, and Julia Quinn does write a good historical romance with enough fluff to keep you warm. Even so, this was at best a 3 star read in the end.

  10. 5 out of 5

    LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions)

    Oh, what a difference the second half of a book can make. I want to be clear on this: when I was still only halfway through the book, I considered it a keeper. Penelope was wonderful: truly shy around anyone she didn't know well, with a few horribly painful/embarrassing moments in her life that Quinn actually took the time to show. I cringed in sympathy when Penelope came upon Colin just as he was telling his brothers that he wouldn't marry her and Penelope did what she could to preserve her dign Oh, what a difference the second half of a book can make. I want to be clear on this: when I was still only halfway through the book, I considered it a keeper. Penelope was wonderful: truly shy around anyone she didn't know well, with a few horribly painful/embarrassing moments in her life that Quinn actually took the time to show. I cringed in sympathy when Penelope came upon Colin just as he was telling his brothers that he wouldn't marry her and Penelope did what she could to preserve her dignity and not make it too obvious that he had just crushed her dreams. I enjoyed watching Penelope blossom as she resigned herself to being an old maid. Her friendship with Lady Danbury warmed my heart, and I loved it when they both confessed to attending horrible Smith-Smythe musicales so that the one Smith-Smythe girl who realized they were awful would have someone in the audience who was not making fun of her. I loved Colin, too. He was a nice guy, and never hurt Penelope on purpose. He felt miserable when she overheard him saying that he wouldn't marry her – it's just that he was too immature, at that point in his life, to know how to best handle the situation. Later on in their lives, when there was another moment when he could have accidentally hurt her feelings, she stopped him, and he took that time to think about the potential consequences of his actions and how Penelope might be hurt by them. Then he deliberately did his best not to hurt her. Colin wasn't in love with Penelope then and hadn't yet realized that a wonderful person had been right under his nose for years, but he still liked her, and I could have hugged him for the kind and thoughtful way he handled that moment. There's no way I can properly gripe about what Quinn did in the second half (last third?) of the book without spoiling things, so, if you don't like spoilers, stop reading this review at this point (or, more accurately, don't click the "spoiler" link). (view spoiler)[There are a few things I really hate coming across in romance novels. Widowed heroes or heroines still mourning the loss of their first spouses, babies and young children, very pregnant heroines, heroines whose physical description likens them to children, and...main characters who are writers. I've only encountered one author, Nora Roberts, who I can consistently trust to include any of these things without raising my hackles. Romancing Mister Bridgerton has shown me that I can't add Quinn to my short list. I was wondering where the book was going to go when, a little over halfway through it, Colin was already giddily insisting upon marrying Penelope and trying to get it through her mother's skull that, yes, he really did want to marry Penelope and not her sister Felicity. Then I found out, as Quinn revealed the big secret: Penelope is Lady Whistledown, the woman who had been anonymously skewering the ton for 11 years. I could have lived with this revelation (although I was annoyed that Quinn kept the reader in the dark via artificial means, by simply never having Penelope think about it). In fact, I enjoyed some of the angst that came from Penelope wondering if Colin was ashamed of her because of her work as Lady Whistledown. However, I felt that Lady Whistledown and writing in general then hijacked the story. This book has a grand total of one sex scene, which occurs prior to Colin and Penelope's marriage. They spend 70 pages of the book married – most authors would have found a way to fit a sex scene, even a fade to black one, in those 70 pages. I'm usually on the side of “more sweet romantic moments, less sex,” so I wouldn't necessarily have minded that Quinn only included one sex scene, if it weren't for the fact that it felt like there could, maybe should, have been one, and it was glossed over. Here is the moment when the book really made me angry: “The wedding had been magical. It was a small affair, much to the dismay of London society. And the wedding night—well, that had been magical, too. And, in fact, marriage was magical, Colin was a wonderful husband—teasing, gentle, attentive... Except when the topic of Lady Whistledown arose.” (298) There were still 70 pages to go in the book. I had to reread the passage just to be sure that, yes, Quinn really had just glossed over Penelope and Colin's wedding, wedding night, and at least the first few days of their marriage...all because Lady Whistledown was suddenly the more important part of the book. Seriously?? I finished the book because I do not DNF books when I'm that close to finishing them, but when I reached page 298 I decided that I could care less about all the Lady Whistledown stuff. I also began to find Colin's jealousy over Penelope being published (anonymously published, but still published) annoying. The writerly ego stroking scene that occurred when Colin finally let Penelope read his writings and she, of course, found them wonderful made me want to gag. That's probably a personal thing – I have a feeling that, if Colin had been worried about Penelope's reception of, say, his woodworking skills, I would have felt more sympathetic. Quinn just hit the wrong buttons with me when she made not one, but both her main characters writers, and then made that aspect an important part of the book. And, of course, Colin's writing was wonderful through and through – another thing that got my back up. (hide spoiler)] Others may not feel the same way about the ending that I did. However, because of that ending, a book I had initially considered a keeper is now one I'll be offloading in order to free up shelf space. (Original review, with read-alikes and watch-alikes, posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jasmin

    ”I am certainly not going to marry Penelope Featherington!” Ever since we heard Colin Bridgerton utter, ummm, shout the above statement, we should have known that he’s going to eat his words sooner or later. And eat them he did. Penelope Featherington. She freshly comes out to society, out to meet the ton, with an excess of a few stones in her weight, and either orange/yellow/red gowns which doesn’t do her complexion any good. We can’t blame her. Her mother is a tyrant. But Penelope knows she d ”I am certainly not going to marry Penelope Featherington!” Ever since we heard Colin Bridgerton utter, ummm, shout the above statement, we should have known that he’s going to eat his words sooner or later. And eat them he did. Penelope Featherington. She freshly comes out to society, out to meet the ton, with an excess of a few stones in her weight, and either orange/yellow/red gowns which doesn’t do her complexion any good. We can’t blame her. Her mother is a tyrant. But Penelope knows she doesn’t look good. The entire ton would agree with her. She also lacks the confidence to show her sharp wit to at least make up for her disgraceful attire. And instead of being seen as an intellectual lady with a terrible fashion sense, she’s seen as a stuttering plump and overripe orange, only worthy of staying at the sidelines as a wallflower. Season after season, she manages to improve herself, loosing the extra weight, however never being able to get rid of the horrendous clothes her mother has been forcing her, but still the ton doesn’t see her, or rather refuses to see her as her beautiful self. And she ends up on the spinster shelf. Colin Bridgerton. What more could he ask for? He’s loaded with good looks and charm. And he’s a Bridgerton. So, what more? Unfortunately, one does find it hard to seek contentment with just what he has. He has sought refuge in his travels. He’s not just the charming easygoing gentleman everyone thinks, because behind his beguiling smile are tons of layers of insecurities and dissatisfaction with his life. But in this work of fiction lies real people with real problems. How can we not relate to either one or both of them? Who hasn’t been insecure a few times in their life? Who hasn’t felt the fear of looking a fool? Who hasn’t dreaded no being able to search their life’s purpose? How could one not want what Penelope and Colin have? They were friends in the beginning and ended up as something more. And having one another seemed to be more than enough. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, despite the laugh out loud parts and the easy smiles it caused me or rather distressed me with, since I couldn’t help but smile in public places, is a romance of tough and broad proportions. It made me laugh. It made me smile. It made me cry. It touched my heart and it touched my soul. And it also made me desire a certain Mr. Colin Bridgerton. He loves intensely. Just the way a certain me wants to be loved. As proof, I leave you with this: ”I love you with everything I am, everything I’ve been, and everything I hope to be. I love you with my past, and I love you for my future. I love you for the children we’ll have and for the years we’ll have together. I love you for everyone of my smiles, and even more, for every one of your smiles.”♥

  12. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    4.25 stars Isn't it nice to discover that we're not exactly what we thought we were? I was so excited to read Colin and Penelope's story. Penelope has been one of my favorite characters of the series so far and I couldn't wait for her to get her happily ever after. I adored Penelope. I love her friendship with Eloise, and I loved seeing her growth through the series. She started off as a wallflower, but she had her own path and truly shined. I also loved how much Colin loved her. Once 4.25 stars Isn't it nice to discover that we're not exactly what we thought we were? I was so excited to read Colin and Penelope's story. Penelope has been one of my favorite characters of the series so far and I couldn't wait for her to get her happily ever after. I adored Penelope. I love her friendship with Eloise, and I loved seeing her growth through the series. She started off as a wallflower, but she had her own path and truly shined. I also loved how much Colin loved her. Once he truly saw her, he couldn't look away. They complimented each other so well. I do have to add, I feel that if I would have read this before watching the show it might have been a five star for me... I think that (view spoiler)[ The show did readers SUCH a disservice by showing who Lady W was at the end of season one. I watched the show after only reading the first book, so when I read books 2, 3, and 4, I already knew who it was. I think it would have been such fun to guess throughout the stories and watch it all unfold, but it missed that element for me (hide spoiler)] . Still, I enjoyed this one so much. I love this Bridgerton family and I can't wait to read the next book! Audio book source: Hoopla (library borrow) Story Rating: 4.25 stars Narrators: Rosalyn Landor Narration Rating: 4 stars Genre: Historical romance Length: 13 hours and 17 minutes

  13. 4 out of 5

    Phuong ✯

    – 3.5 stars Penelope & Colin and Kate & Anthony are my favorite couples in this series so far.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Out of all of the Bridgertons, I was most excited for Colin's. He was such a fun character in the first three books and the angst between him and Penelope was just so amazing. I couldn't wait for them to fall in love! I can't really say a whole lot about this book without spoiling things, so I'll just say that I didn't really love Colin as much as I thought I would in his book. His insecurities at the end were frustrating and I just wish he had communicated them to Penelope from the start. I did Out of all of the Bridgertons, I was most excited for Colin's. He was such a fun character in the first three books and the angst between him and Penelope was just so amazing. I couldn't wait for them to fall in love! I can't really say a whole lot about this book without spoiling things, so I'll just say that I didn't really love Colin as much as I thought I would in his book. His insecurities at the end were frustrating and I just wish he had communicated them to Penelope from the start. I did love how he fell for Penelope slowly and how their relationship grew. I loved Penelope and how she was a wallflower. She definitely stole the show in this book. I adored her relationships with Eloise and I couldn't get enough of the Bridgerton family. I am annoyed how 3 out of the first 4 books in the series have the couple getting together a little over halfway through and the rest is just more conflict after they're together. I'm not a fan when the couples get together so early and I want there to be even more of us waiting for them to finally marry and be together. So the ending just felt a bit tedious by the end, but that last scene before the prologue was so adorable! Overall, I did enjoy Colin and Penelope's story, but Benedict's book still remains my favorite!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Em Lost In Books

    3.5*. My favorite of the Bridgerton boys and this was such a cute story of being in love and believing in that love.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ursula

    BR with Andrea and Lacey. Thanks ladies- I am glad I read it. At least I am not dissing the book from a position of ignorance! It just is not my kind of romance:) I had never liked the idea of this book, although I have read a few in this series and I seem to remember thinking they were ok. I could not enjoy this one. The writing was fine. It was both the MCs- they just plain annoyed me. Colin was self-satisfied but insecure. He whined about having no purpose in his life, while he traveled the worl BR with Andrea and Lacey. Thanks ladies- I am glad I read it. At least I am not dissing the book from a position of ignorance! It just is not my kind of romance:) I had never liked the idea of this book, although I have read a few in this series and I seem to remember thinking they were ok. I could not enjoy this one. The writing was fine. It was both the MCs- they just plain annoyed me. Colin was self-satisfied but insecure. He whined about having no purpose in his life, while he traveled the world having a good time. When he discovers our heroine's secret (view spoiler)[ she has published her writings (hide spoiler)] he is so jealous that he is cruel, even exhibiting quite bullying behaviour. (He actually pushes her around physically.) There is no discussion, no attempt to understand her point of view and no courage on his part to explain his aggressive and OTT reaction. He is constantly surprised that he could possibly be feeling anything for her- for God's sake, it was Penelope Featherington, after all. Plain, plump and old (28) Penelope. Penelope was a total doormat. Her mother pushed her around. The other debs pushed her around. Her bloody fiancé pushed her around. She is too busy saying sorry and trying to understand their point of view to ever realise that, hey, she has a right to do something worthwhile and creative with her own life. She has a right to defend her position and decisions. She has a right to say "no" to her mother. She has a right to tell Colin he is way out of line and to pull his fucking head in. But she was too sweet, too nice and too weak to assert herself at all. Not even once. Always quick with the backdown and full of mind numbing and cringe-worthy gratitude that Colin might actually want her- Penelope Featherington, for God's sake!. There were so many passages in the book that just made me angry. I should have highlighted them all and included them in this review, but it would have been pages long. And I have a sneaking suspicion if the boot had been on the other foot, and Penelope had been the mean one, with poor Colin trying to justify a secret activity, all the HR fans out there would have been howling and calling her a nasty, spoilt, petulant cow. Even at the end, although we are given the sop that Penelope was his "editor", it is Colin's success that is lauded, his book she admires and his career that we are to look forward to. (She is preggo and that's her life over re: individual career or life purpose.) I do not like immature heroes and stereotypical, traditional roles in a relationship. That is not a true partnership. Julia Quinn has definitely written some good books for me. This was absolutely not one of them.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    3.5 stars Penelope Featherington has resigned herself (quite happily) to spinster status. And, wow, what a relief it is to not fret about being asked (or not being asked) to dance, to not see other men pretending not to see hare and to just not worry anymore. Colin Bridgerton is known as the wittiest, funniest and most charming of the Bridgerton brothers...and honestly, that can be quite tiring having to seem so happy all of the time. After a long trip away, Colin returns to London and spots Penelo 3.5 stars Penelope Featherington has resigned herself (quite happily) to spinster status. And, wow, what a relief it is to not fret about being asked (or not being asked) to dance, to not see other men pretending not to see hare and to just not worry anymore. Colin Bridgerton is known as the wittiest, funniest and most charming of the Bridgerton brothers...and honestly, that can be quite tiring having to seem so happy all of the time. After a long trip away, Colin returns to London and spots Penelope...and there's something different about her...there's just something about her that he just cannot forget. And soon he begins to wonder if he should try for something more. ARGHHHH! Talk about a disappointment. On the one hand, Penelope's perspective was a fresh breath of life into this series. She's so charming and witty and relatable. I absolutely adored her. Her longtime-crush on Colin was so stinking cute and I was so happy for her as she came out of her shell. And on the other hand, Colin was a wet, moldy blanket. Ready to smother the joy out of Penelope's life. Seriously! After three books, I thought I knew what Colin was going to be like - lighthearted, semi-carefree and entertaining...only much to my surprise, as soon as we get into Colin's head, we find that he's just as moody and misogynistic as his brothers! And don't get me started on the whole Lady Whistledown reveal. No spoilers BUT the way Colin handled it made me want to strangle him. Okay...actually, I lied cause I want to include some spoilers. (view spoiler)[ wtf was wrong with him anyway? How does a man go from respecting the famous writer to completely belittling the person once it is revealed? Like, the writer behind lady whistledown kept that secret for TEN DAMN YEARS and yet as soon as Colin finds out, suddenly he has to stick his grubby hands in the pie and smear it everywhere cause the person behind lady whistledown just is too stupid to understand secrecy or something? I wanted to shake him and yell at him over how freaking rude and ass-like his behavior was to her. Just goes to show...what a woman can maintain for a decade...a man can spoil within a month. (hide spoiler)] He made me so mad from that once incident that it took a whole star off the review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Kay

    St. Bride's Church Fleet Street, London, England, c.1830* ★★★★½ I read this when it first came out over ten years ago and remember loving Colin. Though I’m a bit of a “re-reader,” I haven’t done so. Consequently, I jumped at the chance to join in a “buddy read,” the forth in this enduring series. However, on re-read I was really impressed with Penelope. Don’t get me wrong: I still had heart palpitations over Colin and his deep green eyes. Nevertheless, I appreciated Penelope’s subtle straight-forw St. Bride's Church Fleet Street, London, England, c.1830* ★★★★½ I read this when it first came out over ten years ago and remember loving Colin. Though I’m a bit of a “re-reader,” I haven’t done so. Consequently, I jumped at the chance to join in a “buddy read,” the forth in this enduring series. However, on re-read I was really impressed with Penelope. Don’t get me wrong: I still had heart palpitations over Colin and his deep green eyes. Nevertheless, I appreciated Penelope’s subtle straight-forward intelligence, calm humor, and not-so-common common sense. Not that she doesn’t have a secret or two up her sleeve. I was also surprised at how much more I enjoyed seeing these two “perfect for each other” people – the wallflower spinster no one notices and the always popular “Golden Boy” – go from friendship to love on this second visit to Ms. Quinn’s world. Of course, it isn’t strictly true that they were friends first, because Penelope has loved Colin for years. She always felt any attention Colin gave her was but perfunctory courtesy. Thus, it is a sweet delight to see him finally realize the jewel right under his nose. This story more than simply ‘holds up’ – it is definitely worthy of notice today. P.S. I wish they’d put it on audio! P.P.S. Ms Quinn borrowed the curmudgeonly** Lady Danbury from Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster series and made her more than a walk-on character – she’s an integral part of the plot. Such fun! *19th century engraving; engraver unknown 19th century; public domain picture. ** Yes, I know “curmudgeonly” is a masculine term, but it works here, I think.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kinga

    There is a perfect word to describe how I feel about Julia Quinn. It’s ‘meh’. I don’t love her, I don’t hate her, I will read her, I will quickly forget her. I’m not sure why that is because she is very popular and other people seem to find her books, and this particular one especially, amazing. But to me they are just too cute. Too sweet. I don’t want cute and sweet. I’m sure you’ve gathered that much from my reviews – I can tolerate cute and sweet only in really homoeopathic doses. So what is Ro There is a perfect word to describe how I feel about Julia Quinn. It’s ‘meh’. I don’t love her, I don’t hate her, I will read her, I will quickly forget her. I’m not sure why that is because she is very popular and other people seem to find her books, and this particular one especially, amazing. But to me they are just too cute. Too sweet. I don’t want cute and sweet. I’m sure you’ve gathered that much from my reviews – I can tolerate cute and sweet only in really homoeopathic doses. So what is Romancing Mr Bridgerton about? Well, she has loved him for ages, he barely notices her. Until he notices her and falls in love. And then they get married and live happily ever after. Also they make out in a carriage once which is something I have always wanted to do. The most interesting part of this story was how Quinn handled the bruised ego of the hero which was bruised on the account of his beloved being more successful than him (and what’s worse - in the same field!). This, I feel, needs to be addressed more often in romance novels. Is it unsexy for the hero to be less successful than the heroine? Especially if they work in the same field? Would you want to read a romance novel where a hero takes in his stride that he would never be as good of a scientist/doctor/writer as the heroine? How about real life? Personally, I prefer not to date another fiction writer just in case. Bruised male egos is something I have very little time for. *full reviews back to due to popular demand (true story)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Book Wonderland

    Colin is my favorite Bridgerton since the first book, so I was really excited to read his book, and it was amazing! I also really love Penelope, she is my favorite heroine in this series, I was happy she finally got the man of her dreams. Their love story was adorable. ❤️ Additionaly we finally found out who Lady Whistledown is! (For a long time I had no clue, but in this book I had some suspicions. The author really chose the perfect person to be her, this made the story even better!) Anyway I' Colin is my favorite Bridgerton since the first book, so I was really excited to read his book, and it was amazing! I also really love Penelope, she is my favorite heroine in this series, I was happy she finally got the man of her dreams. Their love story was adorable. ❤️ Additionaly we finally found out who Lady Whistledown is! (For a long time I had no clue, but in this book I had some suspicions. The author really chose the perfect person to be her, this made the story even better!) Anyway I'm going to miss her in the next books.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nadia

    I don't know what's with me and Julia Quinn, but her books really don't work for me. I see that a lot of people love this series and her other books, I see that this book got a lot of love from readers, but I... I was bored most of the time. Spoilers ahead. Colin and Penelope were friends one moment and the other he wants to marry her. Just like that. I never saw how his feelings changed, we never witness his attraction, just all of a sudden they're kissing and he's asking her mother for her hand I don't know what's with me and Julia Quinn, but her books really don't work for me. I see that a lot of people love this series and her other books, I see that this book got a lot of love from readers, but I... I was bored most of the time. Spoilers ahead. Colin and Penelope were friends one moment and the other he wants to marry her. Just like that. I never saw how his feelings changed, we never witness his attraction, just all of a sudden they're kissing and he's asking her mother for her hand. And then the whole thing with Lady Whistledown. We find out about Penelope's secret life at the same time as Colin, and I wish we as readers were let in on the secret a bit earlier than that. I guess it would've brought a bit tension into this sugary honey sweet cotton candy chocolate-y story. And then there is the climax when Cressida blackmails Penelope because she somehow magically figured out that Penelope is Lady W. That's when Penelope was really stupid. Cressida had no prof to back up her claims, it was her word against Penelope's and Penelope could've easily played dumb and pretend she didn't know what Cressida was talking about. Like any normal person would do. Because this was a big secret and could ruin Penelope and whatever. But nooooo, she admits it almost right away and allows Cressida to blackmail her in her own house. And then Colin swoops in and lets the cat out of the bag in front of 500 people and everybody is happy they were being fooled and insulted and talked about for eleven years and we see that Colin and Penelope's fear of ruination was really unnecessary. I don't know, I'm the odd one here I guess. I don't know why I even try anymore.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Layla

    Colin let out a breath he didn’t realize he’d been holding. Penelope is cool and Colin is my favorite out of the men in this series, but, similarly to his brothers, he can be very irritating at times. I want to fist fight each and every Bridgerton. Expect Violet. His bursts of anger were concerning. He needs to realize that it is okay to be completely and utterly useless. There is nothing wrong with that. Overall, Romancing Mister Bridgerton had it's fair share of faults, but it was e Colin let out a breath he didn’t realize he’d been holding. Penelope is cool and Colin is my favorite out of the men in this series, but, similarly to his brothers, he can be very irritating at times. I want to fist fight each and every Bridgerton. Expect Violet. His bursts of anger were concerning. He needs to realize that it is okay to be completely and utterly useless. There is nothing wrong with that. Overall, Romancing Mister Bridgerton had it's fair share of faults, but it was enjoyable, so I am willing to overlook them to a certain extent. Also grand gestures are so cringey, please stop writing them. ~ 3.5 stars

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Colin and Penelope. The pairing I've been waiting 4 books for, the forever friends to lovers we've seen hinted at throughout the last 3 stories. The wallflower and the ultimate charmer. I think I built this one up too much in my head, because unfortunately I wasn't that impressed with the story we get. Colin is just mean throughout most of this book. To the point where I genuinely thought that Penelope was better off without him. She should have took the money and ran. I liked Penelope's charact Colin and Penelope. The pairing I've been waiting 4 books for, the forever friends to lovers we've seen hinted at throughout the last 3 stories. The wallflower and the ultimate charmer. I think I built this one up too much in my head, because unfortunately I wasn't that impressed with the story we get. Colin is just mean throughout most of this book. To the point where I genuinely thought that Penelope was better off without him. She should have took the money and ran. I liked Penelope's character development though. She's forever the invisible attendant at the party, the one everyone forgets about, and this leads to many inpromptu opportunities. I particularly liked her blossoming friendship with Lady Danbury. The two share a kinship in feeling like the odd one out, and overall it felt quite sweet and leads to Penelope opening up and expressing her opinion and wit more. I just wish this level of attention had been given to Colin and Penelope's relationship. At first it's as though the guy can do no wrong, when he's quite obviously a bit of a dick who cannot appreciate Penelope for who she is. This develops into him becoming aggressive and possessive, and honestly not all that great. The carriage scene did redeem the relationship a little, but quite honestly for me the romantic connection never really felt fully there. Disappointing. My favourite couple have let me down. Benedict and Sophie have been promoted.

  24. 4 out of 5

    ✿kawehi.reviews

    Colin and Penelope!!♥♡ I just finished the Netlix series, Brigerton, which focuses on Colin's younger sister, Daphne, and got so obsessed with Colin and Penelope that I jumped the gun and skipped all previous three installments just to read their story right away! If you're like me and have watched the Netflix show then have no fear. You will have no issues following along with what Bridgerton had left you. Like the series, Colin leaves London to go traveling. When he comes back, it is now ab Colin and Penelope!!♥♡ I just finished the Netlix series, Brigerton, which focuses on Colin's younger sister, Daphne, and got so obsessed with Colin and Penelope that I jumped the gun and skipped all previous three installments just to read their story right away! If you're like me and have watched the Netflix show then have no fear. You will have no issues following along with what Bridgerton had left you. Like the series, Colin leaves London to go traveling. When he comes back, it is now about a decade later (since Penelope is now 28 years old and Colin 32) then this is where our story begins. So, Colin and Penelope. Penelope Featherington had fallen in love with Colin just short of her 16th birthday and has held a torch for him ever since. The problem is, he only sees her as his little sister's best friend--- not to mention, Colin had even declared outright (okay, only to his brothers, that is) that he would never see Penelope as his potential bride. Will time and distance turn over a new leaf for this unlikely duo? After all, it is Penelope, the short, chubby girl that was always there but never seen. At least, not to Colin, now London's most eligible and sought after bachelor. After returning from Greece, Colin picks up his previous friendly rapport with Penelope EXCEPT things feel much different than they did before. Now seeing Penelope in a new light, will Colin come to term with his budding feelings for her? And will Penelope ever get the happily ever after she's wanted with the man of her dreams? #Over all, a super cute, and witty romance with the right amount of steam to have you salivating over the third Bridgerton brother and his lady love! [What Penelope looks like without the ridiculous red hair. Actors Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan.]

  25. 4 out of 5

    Zainab

    Who is Lady Whistledown? This question is asked by the entire London aristocracy. Penelope Featherington is now 28 years old and is considered an "old maid" in society, but her love for Colin Bridgerton has never faded in all these years. After his last trip, Colin has landed back in London-it's either him or her, but he suddenly sees Penelope with different eyes. They become closer and closer, which in the end leads to a wedding. But can Penelope's secret withstand the marriage? How will societ Who is Lady Whistledown? This question is asked by the entire London aristocracy. Penelope Featherington is now 28 years old and is considered an "old maid" in society, but her love for Colin Bridgerton has never faded in all these years. After his last trip, Colin has landed back in London-it's either him or her, but he suddenly sees Penelope with different eyes. They become closer and closer, which in the end leads to a wedding. But can Penelope's secret withstand the marriage? How will society react to her secret? and what is Cressida Twombley's plan? With her fourth book, Julia Quinn, thrills from the first page with charm and humor. The novel contains many laughs, as well as goosebumps moments. Another excellent book from our contemporary Jane Austen.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Millie Razeh

    Okay, here goes nothing. The romance in this is not strong. I sincerely think Penelope is way over Colin’s league even though everyone in the books thought otherwise. He does NOT deserve her. Then why did this get a good rating? Well… I was too invested in the family not to enjoy myself. This was a fun book, and that very well made up for how Colin behaved. At least for me, that is. I enjoyed myself and that’s that. I couldn’t promise the same for everyone else because Colin is really aggravatin Okay, here goes nothing. The romance in this is not strong. I sincerely think Penelope is way over Colin’s league even though everyone in the books thought otherwise. He does NOT deserve her. Then why did this get a good rating? Well… I was too invested in the family not to enjoy myself. This was a fun book, and that very well made up for how Colin behaved. At least for me, that is. I enjoyed myself and that’s that. I couldn’t promise the same for everyone else because Colin is really aggravating in this one. I rolled my eyes too many times because of him. Penelope has been in love with Colin for a long, long time. He was kind to her, saw her when she was invisible. He had always seen her as just a friend, a one constant in his life; but when he came back from his trip abroad, Colin felt something change. As they interact, we see how they find out stuff about each other and themselves. This book is not just about their romance, but their ambitions, their secrets, and their family. I’m going to keep this review short. I adore Penelope Featherington. I’m somewhat ok with Colin and his childish behaviour (He’s thirty-three for god’s sake!). Their story is not outstanding, but it does bring up adulthood and insecurities. I also found this book really fun, and I’ll give the credit to the Lady Whistledown plot. This book felt like a movie to me. I was invested not because of the romance, but simply because it was them. I don’t oppose the friends-to-lovers trope, but I thought I would enjoy it more if Penelope smack some sense into him before he proposed. Maybe let the proposal dangle a bit as to make him realise what an ass he was and what a wonderful girl she is. I want her to have the upper hand because quite frankly, I like her a lot more than Colin lol. I don’t think he even apologised for what he did. He had the intentions to, and he almost said the words, but they got distracted and I’m still waiting for the apology. All in all, this wasn’t the best, but enjoyable nonetheless. If I hadn't been familiar with all the characters here, I doubt I would enjoy this book as much as I did. I am now in too deep and will buy all the books and finish the whole series this year. Thank you.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Caz

    The friends-to-lovers trope is one of my favourites in the genre, and one of my favourite examples of it is Julia Quinn’s Romancing Mister Bridgerton, the fourth book in her iconic series about the eight Bridgerton siblings. Colin is the third son, and has featured in the previous books as a good-humoured, devil-may-care sort of chap; easy going with a killer smile, good sense of humour, able to laugh at himself and always ready with a quip or witty rejoinder. He’s all of those things, but by the The friends-to-lovers trope is one of my favourites in the genre, and one of my favourite examples of it is Julia Quinn’s Romancing Mister Bridgerton, the fourth book in her iconic series about the eight Bridgerton siblings. Colin is the third son, and has featured in the previous books as a good-humoured, devil-may-care sort of chap; easy going with a killer smile, good sense of humour, able to laugh at himself and always ready with a quip or witty rejoinder. He’s all of those things, but by the age of thirty-three, has started to feel a little disgruntled at being thought of by practically everyone in society as just “A Bridgerton”. His brother is the viscount, his next eldest brother, Benedict, is making a name for himself as an artist but Colin… well, he’s not sure exactly what and who he is, and doesn’t quite know what he wants to do or to be, either. Penelope Featherington has also appeared in the previous books as a close friend of the Bridgerton sisters, especially of Eloise. She was an object of catty remarks and ridicule for years, owing to her mother’s tendency to dress her in styles and colours that were completely wrong for her and for that lady’s almost maniacal desire to get her daughters married off. At twenty-eight, Penelope is now firmly on the shelf and is resigned to being the spinster daughter who will care for her mother into old age – although the one good thing about her being on the shelf is that she can dress how she wants and eschew the horrible clothes her mother made her wear. Being a friend of the Bridgerton sisters means that Penelope has also been frequently in the company of the brothers, too, all of whom are friendly and treat her almost as one of the family, making a point of asking her to dance at balls or seeking her out at other functions. For years, Penelope has harboured a tendre for Colin, but has no hope of a return - why should he look at an unprepossessing woman like her when he’s one of society’s darlings; handsome, charming and witty, he is not without female admirers blessed with both youth and beauty and he can have any woman he wants. Ms. Quinn freshens up the trope and gives it extra depth by virtue of her characterisation of the two principals. Colin is restless; he travels a lot and in fact spends more time abroad than he does in England. He is tired of being thought of as someone who is only good for a laugh and wants to actually do something with his life but he has no idea what until one day, Penelope inadvertently stumbles upon one of his travel journals and is so engrossed by his writing that she suggests he publish them. At first, Colin is furious at her having read his private journals and they quarrel, but eventually, her genuine enthusiasm and praise for his writing surprise and humble him and start him thinking that perhaps this is what he’s meant to do, and he takes her suggestion to heart. Previously the perennial wallflower, Penelope has discovered that spinsterhood has its benefits; not only because she can dress as she wants, but because she feels free to be more herself and doesn’t have to put up with her mother’s constant attempts to marry her off. But Penelope has been keeping a huge secret from everyone around her for years; something that started as a way for her to fight back at those who looked down on her and that would ruin her if it ever got out. I’m not going to say more here because it’s a massive spoiler; but this secret is the book’s other major plotline and leads to some major conflict between Colin and Penelope later on. But the real strength of this instalment in the series is in the characterisation and subtle development of the two leads. Penelope’s infatuation with Colin is of long-standing; she fell for his looks and charm without really knowing him, and during the course of the story discovers that he’s not the perfect man she had imagined. Colin knows Penelope only as the slightly plump, shy friend of his sisters, but through spending time with her, comes to realise that she’s also intelligent, quick-witted and lovely. Neither of them really knows how or why things are changing between them, they just know that they are, and those moments when they both start to really see each other – the best parts of any friends-to-lovers romance - are beautifully done. Rosalyn Landor is, without question, one of the best narrators of historical romance around and her narrations of these previously unrecorded Bridgerton books (6, 7 and 8 were recorded some time ago, but not books 1-5) have been absolutely stellar. Romancing Mister Bridgerton is no exception; Ms. Landor’s pacing is excellent, her vocal characterisations of every single character are superb and in scenes where large numbers of characters appear, listeners can have no problems whatsoever working out who is speaking, so clear and expert is her manner of differentiating between all of them. It doesn’t matter if a character is old or young, male or female, aristocrat or servant, all are perfectly portrayed. I’m particularly fond of her interpretation of the formidable Lady Danbury, a wonderfully acerbic, perceptive but (secretly) kind elderly dowager of the sort so often found in historicals. Her portrayal of Colin, too, is spot on, and absolutely consistent with the way he was voiced in the earlier books in the series; suitably youthful and with a jaunty air that befits his reputation as a carefree young gentleman about town. But here, Ms. Landor is afforded the chance to explore another side of him, and she does it very well, adding a slight edge to his tone in some moments of heightened emotion or giving him a more seductive, husky note in the more intimate scenes. If you’re a fan of historical romance audiobooks, you’ve no doubt listened to Rosalyn Landor already and know that her name on the front cover is a guarantee of an excellent narration. If you haven’t tried one, then the Bridgerton books can be listened to in any order, although I think you’ll get more out of them if you listen to them in order, as it will allow you to meet each sibling as they pop in and out of other stories in the series and get to know them better. Whatever you do, though, Romancing Mister Bridgerton is another must listen for fans of this talented author/narrator pair and for fans of historical romance in general.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lacey (laceybooklovers)

    Unrequited love isn’t really my favorite thing to read in romance but I did enjoy Penelope & Colin a lot more this second read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Phrynne

    This series gradually works its way through the Bridgerton family, marrying one off in each book. This time it is the turn of Colin who we already know as the funny, charming, good looking one. Everyone loves Colin including Penelope who is a long time friend of the family. It is obvious from the start who is going to marry who but there are plenty of obstacles to overcome first. I enjoyed the book very much as usual but must admit I struggled a little with its structure. Usually these books culm This series gradually works its way through the Bridgerton family, marrying one off in each book. This time it is the turn of Colin who we already know as the funny, charming, good looking one. Everyone loves Colin including Penelope who is a long time friend of the family. It is obvious from the start who is going to marry who but there are plenty of obstacles to overcome first. I enjoyed the book very much as usual but must admit I struggled a little with its structure. Usually these books culminate in the marriage. In this one the marriage took place just over half way through the book and was overwhelmed totally by other events. Then Colin seemed to suffer a personality transplant and became boorish and unpleasant and I felt disappointed on Penelope's behalf. Of course it all came good in the end. That's why we read romances isn't it!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    4.5 STARS Isn't it nice to discover that we're not exactly what we thought we were? I really enjoyed this one. Loved Penelope and Colin. Thrilled that this feisty little wallflower finally got all she ever dreamed of. I hated that she'd had to feel passed over for most of her life. But sometimes the acceptance of one's ultimate fate, spinsterhood, can be quite a freeing experience. I wasn't sure how the author was going to finally bring these two together, especially after the things t 4.5 STARS Isn't it nice to discover that we're not exactly what we thought we were? I really enjoyed this one. Loved Penelope and Colin. Thrilled that this feisty little wallflower finally got all she ever dreamed of. I hated that she'd had to feel passed over for most of her life. But sometimes the acceptance of one's ultimate fate, spinsterhood, can be quite a freeing experience. I wasn't sure how the author was going to finally bring these two together, especially after the things that happened between them in the past, but in the end, I definitely think she pulled it off! Moving on to Eloise... I've been dying to get to her book. :D

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