TsColin is a shell of the man he used to be and there was no zing in his love story He has also become somewhat of a jerk after all his globe trotting adventures The only reason I didn t DNF this book was Penelope I have a soft corner for wallflowers and Penelope seemed like a genuinely interesting character Too bad her choice in men sucked This entire series till this book atleast is pretty much like Gossip girl for peers but with less sex and spice I m actually gonna take a break from the Bridgertons go watch GG and fangirl over Nate for a while XOXO Oh what a difference the second half of a book can makeI 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 painfulembarrassing moments in her life that uinn 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 dignity and not make it too obvious that he had just crushed her dreams I enjoyed watching Penelope blossom as she resigned herself to being an old maid Her friendship with Lady Danbury warmed my heart and I loved it when they both confessed to attending horrible Smith Smythe musicales so that the one Smith Smythe girl who realized they were awful would have someone in the audience who was not making fun of herI loved Colin too He was a nice guy and never hurt Penelope on purpose He felt miserable when she overheard him saying that he wouldn t marry her it s just that he was too immature at that point in his life to know how to best handle the situation Later on in their lives when there was another moment when he could have accidentally hurt her feelings she stopped him and he took that time to think about the potential conseuences of his actions and how Penelope might be hurt by them Then he deliberately did his best not to hurt her Colin wasn t in love with Penelope then and hadn t et realized that a wonderful person had been right under his nose for The Elven Book of Dreams years but he still liked her and I could have hugged him for the kind and thoughtful way he handled that momentThere s no way I can properly gripe about what uinn did in the second half last third of the book without spoiling things so ifou don t like spoilers stop reading this review at this point or accurately don t click the spoiler linkview spoilerThere are a few things I really hate coming across in romance novels Widowed heroes or heroines still mourning the loss of their first spouses babies and TBH, This Is So Awkward (TBH young children very pregnant heroines heroines whose physical description likens them to children andmain characters who are writers I ve only encountered one author Nora Roberts who I can consistently trust to include any of these things without raising my hackles Romancing Mister Bridgerton has shown me that I can t add uinn to my short listI was wondering where the book was going to go when a little over halfway through it Colin was already giddily insisting upon marrying Penelope and trying to get it through her mother s skull thates he really did want to marry Penelope and not her sister Felicity Then I found out as uinn revealed the big secret Penelope is Lady Whistledown the woman who had been anonymously skewering the ton for 11 earsI could have lived with this revelation although I was annoyed that uinn kept the reader in the dark via artificial means by simply never having Penelope think about it In fact I enjoyed some of the angst that came from Penelope wondering if Colin was ashamed of her because of her work as Lady Whistledown However I felt that Lady Whistledown and writing in general then hijacked the storyThis book has a grand total of one sex scene which occurs prior to Colin and Penelope s marriage They spend 70 pages of the book married most authors would have found a way to fit a sex scene even a fade to black one in those 70 pages I m usually on the side of sweet romantic moments less sex so I wouldn t necessarily have minded that uinn only included one sex scene if it weren t for the fact that it felt like there could maybe should have been one and it was glossed over Here is the moment when the book really made me angry The wedding had been magical It was a small affair much to the dismay of London society And the wedding night well that had been magical tooAnd in fact marriage was magical Colin was a wonderful husband teasing gentle attentiveExcept when the topic of Lady Whistledown arose 298There were still 70 pages to go in the book I had to reread the passage just to be sure that es uinn really had just glossed over Penelope and Colin s wedding wedding night and at least the first few days of their marriageall because Lady Whistledown was suddenly the important part of the book SeriouslyI finished the book because I do not DNF books when I m that close to finishing them but when I reached page 298 I decided that I could care less about all the Lady Whistledown stuff I also began to find Colin s jealousy over Penelope being published anonymously published but still published annoying The writerly ego stroking scene that s jealousy over Penelope being published anonymously published but still published annoying The writerly ego stroking scene that when Colin finally let Penelope read his writings and she of course found them wonderful made me want to gag That s probably a personal thing I have a feeling that if Colin Had Been Worried About Penelope S Reception Of Say His been worried about Penelope s reception of say his skills I would have felt sympathetic uinn just hit the wrong buttons with me when she made not one but both her main characters writers and then made that aspect an important part of the book And of course Colin s writing was wonderful through and through another thing that got my back up hide spoiler. Ton Gadis ang seakan tak terlihat itu tiba tiba menjadi gadis ang menghantui mimpi mimpinya Tapi ketika Colin mendapati Penelope memiliki rahasia tersendiri si bujangan ang sulit ditaklukan itu harus memutuskan apakah Penelope merupakan ancaman terbesarnya ataukah jawaban menuju kebahagiaan selama lamany. .
Re readlistened to the audiobook version Oct 20185 stars HistoricalRegency RomanceThe audiobook narrator was fabulous and it s still a big 5 star read for me Original Review from Sept 2010 5 stars HistoricalRegency Romance Words seem wholly inadeuate 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 spinster Penelope Featherington I adore romances where the supposedly ugly duckling Plain Jane heroine is finally seen as a beautiful swan has her day in the sun and finds happily ever after with the wonderful hero of her dreams and Romancing Mister Bridgerton is one of the most enjoyable that I ve readColin and Penelope are perfect for each other and the fact that they re insecure flawed and have some growing up to do makes them all the relatable and lovable Their relationship progression from friendship to love was believable sweet and utterly romantic and the love scene was exceptionally touching beautiful sensual and tender Colin s gentle passionate reverence of Penelope during their lovemaking was sigh worthyIt s a heartwarming funny and delightful feel good romance with a swoon worthy hero and an adorable heroine that will have ou smiling laughing crying cheering sighing and perhaps wishing for our very own Mr Colin BridgertonWhat else can I say It s like the highest uality dark chocolatejust scrumptious I m in love with Colin I adore Penelope and I simply love love love this book 5 Big dreamy starsMy favorite Colin uote He murmured her name tenderly taking her face in his hands I love ou he said his voice low and fervent I love Les Recidivists (Chance Assassin, you with everything I am everything I ve been and everything I hope to be I loveou with my past and I love The First Step (A Thousand Li, you for my future He bent forward and kissed her once softly on the lips I loveou for the children we ll have and for the Daddy Helps Out years we ll have together I loveou for every one of my smiles and even for every one of our smiles I love that Colin has striking green eyes How about Michael Vartan for Colinimage error At some point in our lives we all ask some fundamental uestions 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 uench 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 single uestion one uestion to define her personality her hopes her dreams and wishes but she still hasn t made up her mind Anthony or Colin Bridgerton How can a person choose Anthony is the Rake turned into family man extraordinaire while Colin is the carefree smooth genial and flirty gentleman every creature with ovaries adores and thanks to Romancing Mister Bridgerton we another side to him that rendered him alluring and well delicious don t mind we discovered another to him that rendered him alluring and well delicious don t mind Author she s a notorious man eater The uestionmark that haunts her thoughts may remain immoveable like the mountains but the Author can declare with clarity that the forth story of the Bridgerton family is her favorite She found a shadow of herself in Penelope Featherington the witty funny wallflower everyone overlooked She devoured the pages because aside from a maneater she s also a book eater that brought to life a heart warming slow burning toe curling romance infused with the perfect dose of hilarity and sensuality with spicy scandals and even spicier clandestine meetings And the cherry on top The bounty on Lady Whistledown s head Between precious Bridgertons moments falling in love and magical dances the Author felt calm At peace Home Penelope and Colin tugged at her heartstrings and made her believe Believe that Colins Bridgerton existThe Author is a little naive so please forgive her extravagant declarations Katerina s Bookish Papers July 2018 St Bride s Church Fleet Street London England c1830 I read this when it first came out over ten ears ago and remember loving Colin Though I m a bit of a re reader I haven t done so Conseuently I jumped at the chance to join in a buddy read the forth in this enduring seriesHowever 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 forward intelligence calm humor and not so common common sense Not that she doesn t have a secret or two up her sleeve I was also surprised at how much I enjoyed seeing these two perfect for each other people the wallflower spinster no one notices and the always popular Golden Boy go from friendship to love on this second visit to Ms uinn s world Of course it isn t strictly true that they were friends first because Penelope has loved Colin for Images of English years She always felt any attention Colin gave her was but perfunctory courtesy Thus it is a sweet delight to see him finally realize the jewel right under his nose This story than simply holds up it is definitely worthy of notice todayPS I wish they d put it on audioPPS Ms uinn borrowed the curmudgeonly Lady Danbury from Stephanie Laurens Cynster series and made her than a walk on character she s an integral part of the plot Such fun19th century engraving engraver unknown 19th century public domain picture Yes I know curmudgeonly is a masculine term but it works here I think There is. Para ibuang ingin menikahkan putrinya merasakan kegembiraan luar biasa Colin Bridgerton telah kembali dari YunaniLembar Berita Lady Whistledown April 1824Colin Bridgerton letih dianggap tak lebih dari pria pemikat berkepala kosong bosan oleh kerutinan dalam hidupnya Di atas segalanya Colin lelah melihat .