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Romancing Mr Bridgerton (Bridgertons #4)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  26,745 ratings  ·  1,216 reviews
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 c
Paperback, 370 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Piatkus Books (first published July 1st 2002)
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Sep 15, 2010 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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,
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
”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
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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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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
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

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.

Carla *Jen7waters*
Oh, this book made me so happy…


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
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
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
♥  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
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
Jan 31, 2012 R. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like joy
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
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
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
..."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
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
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
Grace Cieleen

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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Colin ...more
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

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,
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
Oh man. This book was AMAZING in the beginning. The writing was clever, I was laughing out loud every other sentence, the characters were well rounded and anti-cliche, and the chemistry between the two leads was probably the best I've ever read since "And Then He Kissed Her" by Laura Lee Gurhke. The hero was actually NOT a brooding type for once and what he lacked in mysteriousness he made up for in boyish charm and wit like I've never seen in a Romance novel. The heroine was brilliant with a mi ...more
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.)'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
Inteligente da parte de Julia Quinn fazer um breve sumário e rever todas as referencias a Penelope dos livros anteriores. O facto de ter continuado a partir do último acontecimento entre Penelope e Colin foi muito bem feito também.
Gostava que os POV’s de Colin fossem mais frequentes ou então que em certos momentos tivesse sido ele a contar, assim acho que se acabou por perder certas emoções que a personagens masculina poderia transmitir.
Infelizmente o Colin desta história não se assemelhou em na
This is it. That is the BOOk! I knew this series could turn into something great. Up to now all the books have been really good, but this book was SOMETHING! What can I say?
I love Penelope. She's such a great woman! She's shy but at the same time brave, she's witty and intelligent but hasn't allowed the world to see her real self. And she was not just one more heroine who thought that she was worth nothing. She knew very well how great she was. She just couldn't show it to the world. And who ca
Historic Romance Fun!

One of those books where you just can't keep the smile off your face.

Penelope, our heroine, has a terrific sense of humor, and how rare in romance for the heroine to have a best friend! That, plus the wonder of a loving, fun-filled family makes this novel a stand-out.

The story got just a bit angsty towards the end, otherwise I'd have given this five stars.

There is one intimate scene and a small amount of cursing, including the Lord's name in vain.
The beginning of this book was probably my favorite that I've read in a while. I'm definitely a sucker for romances where the hero or heroine has been in love with the other since childhood. I was definitely hooked from the first page, as I have so far throughout this series. It was definitely enjoyable but I feel like it wasn't quite on par with the first three. There were some things that Colin said and did that I didn't feel he apologized enough for. Penelope just seemed to forgive him when I ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
This was GREAT! I don't think I stopped smiling through the whole thing. Colin, the Bridgerton family Golden Boy, finally realized what his mother had known all along - he needed to be with Penelope Featherington. The way their friendship turned to love on his part (she had loved him forever) was sweet and perfect. And the revelation of the identity of Lady Whistledown had me on the edge of my seat. I was surprised by who it was - never would have guessed. I hope she doesn't disappear forever th ...more
"I love you," he said, his voice low and fervent. "I love you with everything I am, everything I've been, and everything I hope to be."


Although I like all the Bridgerton siblings, I must admit Colin is my favorite if I'm only allowed to choose one. His cameo scenes in the previous books were all entertaining..and this fact probably made me anticipate his story the most. I'm so glad to report that it didn't disappoint. It lived up, and actu
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