Friday, 17 June 2011
#132 (#68) - Romancing Mr Bridgerton ~ Julia Quinn
Always a happy, happy day when I can get my hands on a Julia Quinn, and this day was no different - in fact brilliant sunshine! The only problem being that I now have to go back to read "To Sir Phillip with Love" ... oh dearie me, could I really describe that as a problem.
Penelope Featherington has a secret or two, one of which is that she adores her best friend's brother, Colin Bridgerton. Whilst she dreams that he can feel the same, in reality a good looking and empty headed charmer like him wouldn't go for a girl like her .... indeed, he even said as much to his brothers' in her hearing one day!
Colin on the other hand is sick of being know as an empty headed charmer, but is not certain how to get fulfillment, therefore he travels .... a lot in fact. He's also sick of the entire ton's preoccupation with the gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who seems to talk about him quite a bit.
Upon returning from yet another trip he begins to realise that Penelope has changed, and also that she has depths, and a secret or two. At the same time Penelope stumbles across a secret that Colin has.
One thing leads to another and Lady Whistledown is unmaksed, but will Penelope ever get her man?
A 5+ *****+ star read.
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