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Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons #4)

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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
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Paperback, 370 pages
Published July 2nd 2002 by Avon (first published July 1st 2002)
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Thayane The author takes time to explain anything you might not know if you haven't read the other books.
But it will be much more fun if you do read the…more
The author takes time to explain anything you might not know if you haven't read the other books.
But it will be much more fun if you do read the others first, since a few events build up to what happens in this story!(less)
Jamie Mayfield Not really. i accidently read them out of order. The names of the family members are the same and this series just makes you love them all! These are…moreNot really. i accidently read them out of order. The names of the family members are the same and this series just makes you love them all! These are great books. I truly loved the series! :)(less)

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Shawna
Sep 15, 2010 Shawna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All romance fans & readers who love stories where the unpopular heroine gets the guy!
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,
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Lisa Kay
St. Bride's Church Fleet Street, London, England, c.1830*


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 i
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Jasmin
Nov 17, 2014 Jasmin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a sweet read ♥
”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 doe
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Rane
Penelope Featherington has been in love with Colin Bridgerton for what seems like forever, from a young girl making her debut in society to a resign spinster. Penelope feelings have only grown throughout the years for Colin. Thinking she knew everything about Colin there was to know, Penelope comes across his hidden secret that starts to change her perspective of him in a surprising way that only draws them closer.
Colin Bridgerton has always been the laid-back charmer of the family, but behind
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Penelope Featherington has been overlooked her entire life. She’s been told that she’s not pretty enough, too plump, too nervous and too quiet. And yet, Penelope probably has the most personality out of all her heroines in this series. Penelope is hands down my favourite heroine! I love seeing her growth as a character in the previous ones leading up to her own book, Romancing Mr Bridgerton with her long-time crush, Colin.

I wondered how Colin would redeem himself after
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Carla *Jen7waters*
Another favorite! MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE IN THE SERIES!
Oh, this book made me so happy…

Seriously, JULIA QUINN CAN DO NO WRONG.

Anyway, Romancing Mister Bridgerton is Colin’s book, and I almost couldn’t believe who's his lady in this... let your jaws drop fellow readers, for she is the plainest of Janes, wallflower of wallflowers, ugly duckling, the one and only: Miss Penelope Featherington! (MY GOD) And I love her so! Even in the previous books as a minor character - my heart would ache for that poo
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Kinga
Mar 22, 2014 Kinga rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

My Review:

What a fabulously fun read! I adored Colin and Penelope and especially Lady Danbury! Revisiting the rest of the Bridgerton family was truly a joy :)
Colin and Penelope make the perfect match and seeing close childhood friends grow into loving, adult soul mates was one of the greatest highlights in my reading adventures this year. I was smiling from the beginning to the end – laughing out loud and sighing often.

Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Kathy
Well, I'll probably have food thrown at me for the 3 stars. I would have gone 3.5 but not 4.

I'm shocked at how much I didn't get into this story. I tried. I really did. It's Julia Quinn. It's the Bridgertons. I persevered.

I'm bummed because I love this series so far and it may take someone giving me a ginormous shove to go to book 5.

Colin was a poo. Perhaps my expectations of him were too high. He was cranky, self-centered, and had some jealousy issues that totally turned me off. And poor Pen
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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
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R.
Jan 31, 2012 R. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like joy
Recommended to R. by: MAROG THE TERRIBLE DESTROYER OF LIVES
Okay. Full disclosure before we even start this review:

1) Penelope Featherington is the queen of my heart.
2) Colin Bridgerton is bar none my absolute favorite male character in this entire series.
3) In the very first book, on like page 72 with absolutely no foreknowledge whatsoever, I decided that Colin and Penelope should get married.

So, you can imagine how I felt when it was time for me to read this book. And let me just say, it was everything I could have hoped for and more.

A lot of factors c
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Ilze
Nov 18, 2010 Ilze rated it it was ok
Shelves: julia-quinn
Rather disappointing read, especially since I enjoyed "An Offer from a Gentleman" so much. Got through it by sheer perseverance alone, not because I couldn't put the book down.

The dialogues and action in the first part are pretty shallow and boring (unless I'm missing something that I'm supposed to detect "between the lines") and the plotline about unmasking "Lady Whistledown" was really of very little interest to me. There are several characters - Lady Danbury, Mrs. Featherington, Eloise - who
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Cassandra Dexter Colby
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Zoe
Jan 20, 2016 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romancing Mister Bridgerton I actually skipped this book and went on to Eloise's story. When I was about half way into To Sir Phillip, with Love I thought I kind of liked Eloise's story and was reminded what a great writer Julia Quinn can be. I decided to come back and read Penelope and Colin's story. For God's sake, it is "the Bridgertons"!I really like how Julia Quinn writes. The witty and charming subtlety, I always get into a happy place where I just enjoy the brilliance. There is nothing li ...more
Filipa
Apr 13, 2015 Filipa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tal como me disseram, este título é um spoiler.
Neste livro sabemos quem está por trás da pena que dá pelo nome de: Lady Whistledown, daí, o nome escolhido para a edição portuguesa: A grande revelação...


Depois de ter adorado o terceiro livro da série, de me ter acontecido quando não o estava a ler, estava desejosa de me despachar para lhe pegar novamente, com este, isso não aconteceu. Nem perto.
Houve partes em que lia mesmo para o despachar mais depressa.
Até agora... o livro mais aborrecido da sé
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♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
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Dear Ms Quinn, I bow down to you and your Bridgerton series. You have created such an intricate family tree that I have no hope of ever forgeting about. After reading book four, I find I am quite addicted to your writting.

I really couldnt help but love every single page of this novel. The story of Colin and Penelope feels like it has been a long time coming. Penelope is not the "young" debutant that most tend to be. She is considered a
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Susanne
Colin sighed. "I fear it will never be my destiny to be a dark, brooding hero."
"You may well find yourself someone's hero," Penelope allowed. "There is time for you yet. But dark and brooding?" She smiled. "Not very likely"
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Colin, you can be my hero any day. What an utterly amazing man he is. This was by far the best Bridgerton book so far and the sweetest love story ever. I utterly adored every moment of this wonderful friends-to-lovers tale.

"What is it?" she whispered.
"You are beautiful," he
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Trin
Jun 04, 2007 Trin rated it did not like it
I started reading this to try to de-stress. I've never actually read an out-and-out romance before, but I heard Quinn wrote fluffy and fun regencies, and her style, at least at the beginning, was lively and engaging. However, as the novel progressed, more and more things began to annoy me. First, Quinn does something with POV that really bothers me, and which I am trying to delicately explain here without giving away the book's central mystery, slight as it is. Basically, Quinn has a revelation ...more
Barbara
Dec 29, 2009 Barbara rated it it was amazing
..."He looked at her, and somehow he didn't see the woman he'd seen so many times before. She was different. She glowed. She was a siren, a goddess, and he wondered how on earth no one had ever noticed this before"...

Maybe it's because Colin reminded me of a boy I had a crush on in school...maybe it's because Penelope was never an ugly duckling that turned into a beautiful swain, for she was always beautiful...maybe it's because I'm a total sap for a great love story...but one things for certain
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Elizabeth May
Mar 13, 2016 Elizabeth May rated it it was amazing
Reread March 2016, and every word I wrote below still applies. <3

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Whenever someone asks, "What's your favourite book?" I say, "I don't have one," but this one comes close. It's the closest.

It holds a very special place in my heart, which is probably why it comes closest. This book got me through high school. This book got me through undergrad. This book got me through very rough times.

I don't know why this one, exactly. Maybe it was because I read it when I needed a book like this the mo
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Blair
Dec 25, 2015 Blair rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book.
Maria
Mar 03, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing




I loved this book!!! I liked all the books in this series but this one was perfect! The reason I love this story so much? Because this story is telling us that the true love ALWAYS find the way to come to our lives. No matter if we think that it’s too late or if we believe that our beloved person doesn’t love us back. True love comes to us.

Penelope knows that after so many years out in the society and without any marriage proposal is more likely to be a spinster. But she absolutely loves Colin,
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Eastofoz
Oct 12, 2008 Eastofoz rated it really liked it
Another good one in the Bridgerton clan series. A big, juicy and totally shocking secret is revealed –at least I didn’t see it coming! It’s a shame the secret is discovered but I’m hoping for a “come back” in future books :)

Colin Bridgerton, Mr Suave, ends up being not so perfect after all and he falls in love with the very last person you’d expect if you’ve been following the series since book 1. Great story between the two of them, could have had a little more steam but the story itself is won
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Holly
Oct 08, 2014 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
If you would have told me 15 years ago that I would be reading these kinds of books, I would have laughed in your face. I used to make fun of people who read these sort of "sappy" books (especially my mother). I never truly realized the beauty that lied within the pages of those romance books. To my surprise they aren't really that sappy. They are actually quite fun and, of course, romantic but they really do make you feel happy at the end. Also, perhaps, just a little bit hopeful that your happ ...more
MAP
Dec 04, 2013 MAP rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, romance
I picked this book up because it was on SEVERAL "beta heroes" lists and I have read a couple of books with beta heroes that I REALLY enjoyed (and as a general rule I hate alpha heroes, and therefore 95% of romance novels.)

But...but...it's like she thinks showing that a beta hero is in love is by making him act like an alpha. Early on, the heroine thinks about the fact that she has never seen him lose his temper, and that she knew that he would really have to CARE FOR SOMEONE to lose his temper a
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Grace Cieleen
BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN!!! ALL MY STARS ARE FOR YOU MS QUINN!



Prior to reading the book, i was already swamped with the impression that 'Romancing Mr.Bridgerton' is the most-favorite installment of the Bridgertons. Yup, almost every Hr-Quinn fan I know has come to admit and as much as I love being the opposing party (do not ask hahaha), they were all right and how I wish I could run up and hug everyone who recommended this beauty of a story to me. Now, at this moment, I truly am confused on what to r
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Maria Bikaki
Every time I finish a book I liked it I find it really difficult to describe with words the reasons.
4,5 stars from me. This book gave me the hope and the faith that true love can be all around and it comes when you don’t even expect it.
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The story is about Penelope a young lady who spend almost half of her life being secretly in love with Colin, hers best friend’s brother. While her secret love for Colin is growing he spents most of his time travelling abroad, not to mention that all these years
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Daniela RC
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Patríciaacc
May 10, 2016 Patríciaacc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O Rating deste livro é um 4,5 , teve alguns problemas que eu ja vou referir a baixo , mas a narrativa da Júlia Quinn é impecável , tanto que nos prende do início ao fim.
Eu estava tão ansiosa por chegar este livro pois o Colin Brigerton é o meu irmão favorito , mas neste livro ele estava tão diferente dos livros anteriores e ele não me conseguiu cativar como o seu irmão Benedict que é totalmente um bookboyfriend . O Colin neste livro pelo menos no inicio demonstrou ser um homem de 33 anos totalme
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“Colin decided then and there that the female mind was a strange and incomprehensible organ - one which no man should even attempt to understand. There wasn't a woman alive who could go from point A to B without stopping at C, D, X, and 12 along the way.” 360 likes
“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 every one of my smiles and even more, for every one of your smiles.” 317 likes
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