Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Romancing Mister Bridgerton- Colin and Penelope’s story- is the next book in the Bridgerton series and of course I had to read it next, right? There’s a gap of almost 10 years between Benedict’s book and Colin’s.

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Colin talking to Penelope

Colin Bridgerton is, obviously to anyone who has read any Bridgerton books, the third Bridgerton child. They are named in alphabetical order. Colin has wanderlust. He’s searching for a purpose.

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Penelope musing to herself as she repeats Lady Danbury’s words to her

Penelope Featherington- whom we met in the first Bridgerton book- turns out to the heroine of this one. She has been a wallflower, almost since the moment of her debut. Her mother dressed her in horrible colors and she couldn’t get her tongue untied enough to let her personality shine through.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In Romancing Mister Bridgerton, Colin returns home from what Lady Whistledown reports is Greece. Yet, we later learn that he was in Cyprus- the birthplace of Aphrodite. Penelope and Eloise are both twenty-eight (or close) and on the shelf spinsters.

Considering that in An Offer from a Gentleman Colin declares that he’s never marrying Penelope Featherington, I love it when authors make their characters eat their own words. This story shows how Penelope has been in love with Colin from the start and how Colin’s eyes were finally opened to the wonder that is Penelope.


I think this is my favorite of the first four (and not just because of the reveal of Lady Whistledown!). Penelope is a strong female character who is very clever. I love that Colin finally wakes up and realizes what (or should I say- who) has been right in front of him from the very beginning. This book is a definite must-read from me for anyone who likes historical romances.

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