Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons (#4)
Genre: Historical Romance
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 aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!
And 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?
ReviewIt has come to this bloggers attention that Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by the Ms. Julia Quinn is the most relatable, brilliant, heart-felt, and romantic novel of all the Bridgerton books that this bloggers has read so far. Being a wallflower throughout her teenage years, and for further years after that, this blogger feels that she relates to the Ms. Penelope Bridgerton (née Featherington) much more than the past three heroins in the series.
Okay, that was me trying to write like Lady Whistledown. I think it's a pretty good imitation, with my writing skills and vocabulary, and all.
Book four of the Bridgerton series; Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, In this edition we see the wallflower turned spinster, Penelope Featherington, ending up with the charming, light eyed, Colin Bridgerton. This is obviously not a spoiler since we all know they end up together anyway, it's what historical romance is about.
From the from the prologue I was instantly hooked. Understanding the unrequited love Penelope felt for Colin and accepting that they will never go passed being friends, is something every young girl goes through at least once in their lives. Despite the usual hunt for husbands, Penelope has found a way to keep busy for the years of torture of being the pitiful wallflower. Her secret that has made Penelope, her. A secret I am not going to reveal, but a secret that have caused arguments and bipolar mood swings with Colin.
The detailed romance and emotions swirling around in this book was impeccable. The hurt, the low self-esteem, the pride, the disappointment, the love and the lust. It hit me like gush of wind on in a storm. I was glued to the book for a week, relishing every word and every scene before it came to the end.
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton is my definite favorite of the series so far.