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.One of my favorite couples- Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn #audio Click To Tweet