Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 29 September, 2014 by Amanda / 10 Comments

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
five-stars
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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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, tired of everyone's preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph. But when Colin returns to London from a trop aboard he discovers notyhing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl haunting his dreams. But when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat—or his promise of a happy ending?

#insixwords: Wanted to reread this book immediately.

Thoughts on Romancing Mister Bridgerton

*pauses* *basks in the glow of this book* *basks some more* *stares lovingly at it*

If it’s not obviously by the above, I loved this book. L.O.V.E.D. So many of you said how amazing this book was, and I believed you, but it wasn’t until I read it for myself that I believed you believed you. You were right. SO RIGHT.

And yes… if you want to experience this book in all its glory, start from the series beginning. Everything BUILDS to this moment. And it is well, well worth the wait. I wanted to reread Romancing Mister Bridgerton before I was even finished with it… it’s that good.

We finally learn the identity of Lady Whistledown and even though I thought I knew who it was, Julia Quinn had me second guessing, and that’s the sign of a gooooooood mystery. “But… but… I thought it was…” And just when I gave up on my guess… I found out who it was.

And, you know, I adored Penelope. She was smart and funny and I was cheering for her and Colin. I liked Colin’s secret. I liked the way he fell for Penelope. Just talking about it makes me want to reread the book. It was everything I was expecting (which is saying something since it was recommended so highly) and more. I laughed out loud more than once.

The Bridgerton family didn’t disappoint, either. I love this family. Hardcore. It’s one of the reasons why I love Julia Quinn so much—the families. Can’t wait to dig into the next book. (And probably reread this one too.)

five-stars

Filed under: ESR: 10, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,

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10 Responses to “Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I’m so behind on Julia Quinn books Amanda!! SO BEHIND!!! It’s been a while since I’ve read a historical romance, as you know, I’ve been on a mystery/thriller kick ;-) I need to get back to this genre though, I miss it, and I need to meet Penelope and Colin!

  2. I am totally doing a little happy dance and grinning. It’s SOOOO awesome when a book you’ve loved forever is discovered by someone you know. I’m so glad you loved this, even with all the high praise everyone was giving it. I’m sure your expectations were very high.

    There is just something some wonderful about Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. I think it’s Penelope and Colin. Penelope especially is just sooo easy to relate to.

    • Since there’s no schedule to reading books or series, I don’t think you’re behind, Mary. =P Next time you’re in a historomance mood, though… I recommend it. :)

  3. I was surprised by Whistledown’s identity too! This was a fun one.

    I’ve been skipping around in the Bridgerton series every once in a while, but it’s getting to the point (especially adding in the Smythe-Smiths) that I don’t remember which ones I’ve read and which ones I haven’t. Can’t keep all the beautiful people straight. :D

    • I rely on Goodreads to tell me which JQ books I’ve read (most of them) and which ones I haven’t. But I’m getting to the point now where I’m rereading. So I can remember. Because ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

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