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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, tir
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ebook, 384 pages
Published March 23rd 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published July 1st 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
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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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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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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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.
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.




Queridos amigos de goodreads:

Quiero confesarles que me enamorado por 9383383737 vez y ahora es de Col
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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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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***
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
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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.

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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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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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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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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♛ 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...



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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Trin
Jun 03, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ilze
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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Alba M.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En cuanto pueda hago reseña! 😁
R.
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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A_Ryan
(Re-Read December 2016)

4.5 Stars.

I'd been looking forward to reading Colin's story, and it didn't disappoint. What's more, Penelope might be one of my more favourite heroines too, because of her subtle wit and strength, as opposed to some heroines who either lack these qualities or shove them down your throat.

I also loved Lady Danbury.

It lost half a star because I would have liked at least one more scene filled with flirtatious banter between the two main characters before they got engaged. It w
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Karina Garcia
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una delicia! Encantada con la historia de Colin y Penelope y encantada con la serie....es que me encantan las series de familias!! y esta es un gusto para mis sentidos.
Zoe
Jan 18, 2016 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
Feb 11, 2014 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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“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.” 373 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.” 349 likes
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