Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
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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 ch...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 23rd 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published July 1st 2002)
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Shawna
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,...more
Lisa Kay
St. Bride's Church Fleet Street, London, England, c.1830*


★★★★½ 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-forw...more
Jasmin
”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 does...more
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...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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.

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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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...more
Kinga
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...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
See this review at http://shamelessromancereviews.blogsp...

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...more
Barbara M.
..."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...more
R.
Jan 31, 2012 R. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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...more
Eastofoz
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...more
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...more
Trin
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
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...more
Ilze
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...more
LiteraryLover
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
Ash
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
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...more
Patrícia
Opinião do Blogue Chaise Longue: http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Nasceu Julia Cotler e devia ter sido médica. Mas o mundo acabou por a conhecer por Julia Quinn e pelos seus romances históricos. Culpem o Bem&Jerry’s, ou melhor, agradeçam-lhe! Vencedora do prémio RITA três vezes em quatro anos, autora de mais de vinte livros, co-autora de várias antologias e a mais jovem autora a entrar no RWA Hall of Fame, Julia Quinn é uma campeã do Romance Histórico como a sua diva Amanda Quick. Com...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Sep 29, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of historical romance
Shelves: romance, read-in-2010
This may be my favorite book of the series. I like that the protagonists know each other for twelve years before the main part of the action takes place. To me, that is a lot more realistic than many of the "just meet, fall in love right away" type of stories.

It is funny how the author shows the mind of a seventeen year old girl. "This was love. Oh, this was love love love love love love. A silly repetition of words, perhaps, but that was precisely what Penelope doodled on a ridiculously expensi...more
Jonetta
Colin Bridgerton was considered by those among the ton as the charming, good natured one of the Bridgerton sons. Deep inside, he longed to have his own identity born of something more substantive than those adjectives. Penelope Featherington has surpassed the respectable age for participating in the seasons for the marriage minded and is settling into her role as that of a 28 year old spinster, along with her best friend, Eloise Bridgerton. She's been in love with Colin since she was 16 but only...more
Lauren
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
4.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Penelope Featherington has been in love with Colin Bridgerton for most of her life but has always known that her adoration is unrequited. Nevertheless, upon returning from a trip abroad, Colin discovers that Penelope is not what or who she seems and that she may just be the greatest threat to his sanity or perhaps the girl of his dreams…

Review:
The Bridgerton books are definitely one of the best historical romance series. It is impossible to put the bo...more
Selin
Colin,colin ,colin... Özeliikle sevdiğim bir karakterdi ve sanırım benedict in kitabındaki, penelopeyle evlenmem sahnesinden sonra heyecanla başladığım bir kitap oldu... Ancak umutlarımın aksine çok yavan bir kitap buldum karşımda...
Bir kere lady wisledown olayı oturmamıştı. Penelopenin her türlü iç sesini duyarken o kısmı duyamamak bana tuhaf ve saçma geldi. Sonra en azından başta bahsettiğim ben penelopeyle evlenmem olayına bir gönderme beklerdim ne bileyim bir kırgınlık vs. Yada onu geçtim k...more
MAP
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...more
Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

The love story in book 3, Benedict’s, was love at first sight; Benedict and Sophie were knocked off their feet before they even said one word to each other. For Colin and Penelope, the opposite happened. They’ve known each other for years, he a popular Bridgerton, quick with a smile, or always letting his sense of humor show. Penelope, a shy girl, always a wallflower, has accepted that she’ll have to love Colin from a distance, while she lives the life of...more
Christine
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Nisha
October 25, 2009

My absolute favorite book of all time. Colin is my favorite brother and he's actually my favorite character type. He is a bit frivolous, confused and needs some growing up. Penelope is the best heroine. She had always loved Colin, yet remained only a friend of the family to him for years. Low on self-esteem but very bookish and with witty intellect, she grows as Lady Danby takes her under wing.

The search of lady Whistledown allows Penelope and Colin to learn about each other and...more
Elii Vela
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