by Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons #4
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 13 hours and 17 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
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Narration: 3.5 cups
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?
Romancing Mister Bridgerton is the fourth novel in the Bridgertons series by Julia Quinn, and I continued my journey with the narrations of Rosalyn Landor. Penelope Featherington has been in love with her best friend’s brother Colin Bridgerton since childhood, but like the rest of the ton, he barely notices her..but this season things are going to get interesting.
I had such a good time with Colin and Penelope’s story. We had quite a few threads, and for those who follow the series, we discover who holds the pen of one Lady Whistledown, gossip columnist extraordinaire.
Colin isn’t all happy with the way people perceive him and is prone to travel. Penelope is the best friend of Colin’s sister, Eloise Bridgerton, and has long been in love with him. Unfortunately, he never seems to notice her, but after a slightly awkward situation, he begins to talk to her and discovers there is much more to Penelope than anyone has imagined. The two of them were hilarious together, and Penelope’s inner dialogue had me grinning. It was fun learning their secrets.
Penelope at twenty-eight is no longer participating in the season, and despite yearning for Colin, she is quite prepared for life as a spinster. I laughed as she described the perks of no longer being paraded about for the eligible men of the ton. Poor Colin is locked into societies concept of him. He is the “charming and sensible,” Bridgerton. Bwahaha…they should see him when dealing with Penelope and Eloise.
I think thus far, Colin and Penelope are my favorite couple of the series. Their chemistry, banter and the delicious heat that followed felt genuine. These are people I would enjoy spending time with, and I can assure you the conversation would never be dull.
Rosalyn Landor continues to narrate the series, and while her male voices will never be favorites, she does manage to give them all a unique voice, capture the period and enhance the story.
A Blackmailer, Lady Whistedown, and Colin’s mouth created problems, but it was all splendidly done keeping me flipping the pages in search of happily ever after. Fans of historical Regency romance, feisty heroines and secrets will delight in goings-on found within the pages of Romancing Mister Bridgerton.
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Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I love this one so much! I remember making a special trip to buy it the day it came out and reading the whole thing in one night. I always reread a few books around Christmas as kind of a Christmas gift to myself and I think this one might have to be on the list this year!
Sounds like a fun story. I’m all about humor in my stories. Great review.
This series sounds delightful, I have the first few books in my cart and just have to decide if I really want to click that checkout button haha (I’m sure the answer will be yes!)
Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA
I thought this would be my favorite book in the series because this is one of my favorite tropes, but it’s not! Gaaah I gave this one 3 stars. I enjoyed An Offer from a Gentleman so much more and this is a Cinderella trope.
Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog
Penelope & Collin sound like such a hoot. I need to read this, it’s been a few years since I enjoyed Julia Quinn’s works 🙂
This is a new aurhor to me. I really enjoyed the description of the book. Definitely want to read the series.
Quinn is a lot of fun. I hope you try her.
It sounds super Kim and I like the fact she’s not young enough to star in a YA novel :). I’m listening to a short historical romance on audible right now by Erica Ridley where the heroine is almost upon spinsterdom too 🙂 Thanks
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I really need to get started with this series. I have the first one ready to go but need the time to listen to it. I am so glad that you are still enjoying this.
I need to read this series thank you for sharing
I love that she’s the one doing the courting. 🙂 I need to read these at some point.
Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the post.
Joann B Downie
I loved Because of Ms Bridgerton-so I definitely want to read this!!
Lover Of Romance
Colin and Penelope are a wonderful couple to read, and I just love their chemistry. One of the best of the series.
Angela @ Simply Angela
You’ve totally sold me on trying this series.
I so need to read the entire series
Jenea's Book Obsession
It sounds like a series that I need to try. And Colin and Penelope sound like a fun couple with all the banter back and forth too.
I heard that this entire series is just lovely, glad the audiobook worked for you
I didn’t realize this was part of a series, it sounds like a lot of fun and you really don’t see too many series in this genre. I think I need to look up book one now.
I like the title and cover of this novel, and the story sounds very interesting. As a trivia buff and game show fanatic, I’m over the world fascinated that Ms. Quinn was on AND won The Weakest Link, which is not easy to do! Kudos to her for winning the game and being such a phenomenal writer. Hugs…RO
Loved this book! Wish I’d listened to it. Wonderful review.
I listened to the first one in this series recently and loved it. This one sounds wonderful as well. I wanted to know who Lady Whistedown is and now I think I might know! You make me want to jump back into this series!
Geybie's Book Blog
Sounds awesome, Kim. Thanks you for sharing. I always love your recommendations. ❤️
I am yet to try her books. I have heard great things about her stories. I have not even sure where to start.
I really need to try her books, I heard so many great things about her stories! This one looks really good too!