Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

November 21st, 2017 Kimberly Review 25 Comments

21st Nov
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
by Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons #4
Published by: Recorded Books
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 13 hours and 17 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration Rating: 4
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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 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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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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About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

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25 Responses to “Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn”

  1. RO

    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

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  2. Dianne Casey

    This is a new aurhor to me. I really enjoyed the description of the book. Definitely want to read the series.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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