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Čekanka

(Bridgertons #4)

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Penelope Featheringtonová odjakživa tajně zbožňovala bratra své nejlepší přítelkyně. Myslela, že o něm ví všechno, jenomže pak objevila jeho velké tajemství… Colina Bridgertona už unavovalo, že ho lidé považují pouze za okouzlujícího hejska. A nejvíc mu vadilo, že všichni hltali klepy z pera lady Whistledownové, která se o něm snad v každém ze svých sloupků zmiňov
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Hardcover, 333 pages
Published 2006 by Ikar (first published July 2nd 2002)
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Sara ♥ I strongly recommend reading this series in order!!! This book, in particular, has a big spoiler in it... and books 4 (this one), 5, and 6 need to be…moreI strongly recommend reading this series in order!!! This book, in particular, has a big spoiler in it... and books 4 (this one), 5, and 6 need to be read in that order.(less)
Jacquilynne Yes, and this book in particular will spoil a bit of an underlying mystery in the earlier books.
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Shawna
Re-read/listened to the audiobook version Oct'2018:

5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

The audiobook narrator was fabulous, and it's still a big 5-star read for me.

Original Review from Sept'2010:

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,
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 stars

Though I loved Penelope Featherington, Colin was another story altogether. Before this book I really loved Colin. I couldn't wait for his story. Maybe my expectations were too high. I don't know but I really didn't like Colin most of the time. At times he came off like a big asshole. He was blowing his top every time the wind blew. His temper was just a bit much. One minute he was fine and then he was pissy, cold, and rude. If I was Penelope I would have kicked him in the balls. Penelop
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Em Lost In Books
3.5*.

My favorite of the Bridgerton boys and this was such a cute story of being in love and believing in that love.
Katerina
At some point in our lives we all ask some fundamental questions regarding our existence, the great mysteries of the universe, the past, the present and the future of humanity. Mankind is curious (and peculiar) like this; spending hours pondering on notions, dedicating personal effort and money, researching, reading, trying to find a solution to quench the hunger that consumes us. The Author knows this kind of struggle all too well. The last few days have been dedicated to the answer of one sin
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Jasmin
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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-forwa
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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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Belle
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Colin is my favorite Bridgerton since the first book, so I was really excited to read his book, and it was amazing!
I also really love Penelope, she is my favorite heroine in this series, I was happy she finally got the man of her dreams. Their love story was adorable. ❤

Additionaly we finally found out who Lady Whistledown is! (For a long time I had no clue, but in this book I had some suspicions. The author really chose the perfect person to be her, this made the story even better!)
Anyway I'm
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Kinga
Nov 09, 2013 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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Catarina
One of my favorites Julia Quinn to the date (and I love her books every time).
Collin and Penelope were amazing together and I could read about them forever!

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Rating: 5 Stars.
Steam: Some hot moments.
Sensible Subjects: (view spoiler)
Love Triangle: (view spoiler)
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Grecia Robles
Te amo con todo lo que soy, todo lo que he sido y todo lo que espero ser. —Colin… —Te amo con mi pasado y te amo por mi futuro. —La besó dulcemente en los labios —Te amo por los hijos que tendremos y por los años que tendremos juntos. Te amo por todas y cada una de mis sonrisas y más aún, por todas y cada una de tus sonrisas. Penélope se apoyó en el respaldo de un sillón. —Te amo —repitió él.




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Quiero confesarles que me enamorado por 9383383737 vez y ahora es de Col
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Zairobe25
Colin es el personaje más amado por las fans de la serie, a mi me gusta pero no es mi favorito, y ciertamente su libro tampoco lo es.
Conocía el "Gran secreto de Penelope" desde hace rato, y eso arruinó un poco mi experiencia lectora, fue una historia bonita, dulce y entretenida; pero queda en tercer lugar detrás de Simón y Daph, Benedict y Sohie; aunque si me ha gustado un poco más que la historia de Anthony y Kate.
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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Milica's Bookshelf
Moj omiljen roman iz serije o obitelji Bridgerton. Priča o Colinu Bridgertonu i Penelope Featherington koji se poznaju već dvanaest godina. Penelope se zaljubila u Colina na prvi pogled.. a Colin se uopšte ne seća njihovog prvog susreta. Dok je Colin popularan, Penelope se već smatrala usedlicom, koja uvek stoji po strani.

"Točno dva dana prije njezina šesnaestog rođendana – Penelope Featherington se zaljubila. Bilo je to, jednom riječju, uzbudljivo. Zemlja se zatresla. Njezino srce je poskočilo
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Caz
The friends-to-lovers trope is one of my favourites in the genre, and one of my favourite examples of it is Julia Quinn’s Romancing Mister Bridgerton, the fourth book in her iconic series about the eight Bridgerton siblings.

Colin is the third son, and has featured in the previous books as a good-humoured, devil-may-care sort of chap; easy going with a killer smile, good sense of humour, able to laugh at himself and always ready with a quip or witty rejoinder. He’s all of those things, but by the
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Phrynne
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2019
This series gradually works its way through the Bridgerton family, marrying one off in each book. This time it is the turn of Colin who we already know as the funny, charming, good looking one. Everyone loves Colin including Penelope who is a long time friend of the family. It is obvious from the start who is going to marry who but there are plenty of obstacles to overcome first.

I enjoyed the book very much as usual but must admit I struggled a little with its structure. Usually these books culm
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Marta Luján
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Antes que nada, debo decir que me he enamorado de Colin!! Es el personaje más perfecto en su imperfección que he encontrado en una novela romántica.

La historia me pareció simplemente encantadora. La trama se va desarrollando con fluidez, con sus mesetas de tranquilidad y sus picos de tensión, además de alguna que otra sorpresa. Me encanta el estilo irónico de la autora, su fino sentido del humor que da chispa al relato y hace que te enganches no solo a la historia, también a los personajes.

Los p
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Ursula
BR with Andrea and Lacey. Thanks ladies- I am glad I read it. At least I am not dissing the book from a position of ignorance! It just is not my kind of romance:)

I had never liked the idea of this book, although I have read a few in this series and I seem to remember thinking they were ok. I could not enjoy this one.
The writing was fine. It was both the MCs- they just plain annoyed me.

Colin was self-satisfied but insecure. He whined about having no purpose in his life, while he traveled the worl
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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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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.

Karen
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS

Isn't it nice to discover that we're not exactly what we thought we were?

I really enjoyed this one. Loved Penelope and Colin. Thrilled that this feisty little wallflower finally got all she ever dreamed of. I hated that she'd had to feel passed over for most of her life. But sometimes the acceptance of one's ultimate fate, spinsterhood, can be quite a freeing experience. I wasn't sure how the author was going to finally bring these two together, especially after the things that happ
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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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Exina
2.5 stars

Colin is a sweet guy. He is always cheerful, always nice. He doesn't have dark secrets, or a tragic past, not even problems. Oh, wait, he has: he wants to leave something significant in the world. He is a talented writer, but he is too hesitant and shy, and he vacillates to publish his works. Is that really a serious problem?
His character is too lightweight, he is too gentle, too sweet. He is even-tempered, and the one time he loses his head, even he is surprised by it.

But I loved Penel
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Nikoleta
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Αν και οι ήρωες του βιβλίου Πενέλοπε και Κόλιν παραμένουν έως και αυτή τη στιγμή οι αγαπημένες μου φιγούρες σε όλη τη σειρά, -καθώς η ιστορία τους από τα προηγούμενα βιβλία είχε όλα τα φόντα να εξελιχθεί σε δυναμίτη- στο συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο αντί να ενδυναμωθεί η κατάσταση, ένιωσα ότι ξεφούσκωσε. Τώρα θα μου πείτε γιατί; Ίσως διότι, εκτός από την ιστορία αγάπης, που ήταν πολύ απλή «σε αγαπώ, αγάπα με και εσύ» δεν είχε μία αρκετά δυνατή δευτερεύουσα ιστορία, για να με κρατήσει. Επίσης η πλοκή μου ...more
NiCoLeTa E.
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***4,5 lovely stars***
Jacob Proffitt
This is fourth in a series and characters from the other three are important in this one. You can probably get by with simply knowing the relationships as presented here but I think it's worth knowing them in more detail from reading the other books. I wouldn't recommend skipping the first two, at any rate. The third isn't much present so skip that one if you like. Indeed, I urge you to—at least if you're likely to react as strongly negatively as I did.

I entered this with some trepidation becaus
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Nadia
I don't know what's with me and Julia Quinn, but her books really don't work for me. I see that a lot of people love this series and her other books, I see that this book got a lot of love from readers, but I... I was bored most of the time.

Spoilers ahead.

Colin and Penelope were friends one moment and the other he wants to marry her. Just like that. I never saw how his feelings changed, we never witness his attraction, just all of a sudden they're kissing and he's asking her mother for her hand
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Floripiquita
Me encanta Colin y su historia de amor. Y que, a pesar de amarlo desde la primera vez que sale en el primer libro, gracias al suyo propio descubramos cosas nuevas sobre su carácter, también me gusta mucho.

Aunque un poco más de pasión entre ellos no hubiera estado mal. Le doy un 4,7.
♛ Garima ♛
Penelope and Colin! Both are my favorite characters and it was best romance I have ever read.



Oh I am! I hardly read romance and like it but this series has made me fall all over again in love with romance...



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