Romancing Mister Bridgerton - Julia Quinn

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

By Julia Quinn

  • Release Date: 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 3,747 Ratings


A New York Times Bestseller

The inspiration for season three of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington in the fourth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family.


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 of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. 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?


  • Favorite

    By Pottery Is fun!!
    By far my favorite book of the series!!
  • Love love love

    By bbeerrttaa
    My favorite so far in the series I love Colin and Penelope’s relationship(even though it took him so long to realize that they are perfect for each other) I also like how this book shows how close the siblings are and how much respect and rely on each other 💓💓💓 Perfect to the end! 10/10

    By LilWeridLoca
    Honestly going into this was a roller coaster ride. I was expecting many things because of the different reviews I read about the book. Truth be told I only read the book because of the Bridgerton show on Netflix, and I ADORED IT! Many people, I read, had a problem with Colin always making Pen seem lower then him, by mentioning he shouldn’t feel this way about Penelope because well she’s Penelope, (his words not mine) but honestly it never felt like that. He did mention the feelings he had for her were confusing because it’s Pen, but I felt he always mentioned her as just Pen because he saw her as a sister like Eloise because she was always there. The other issue most people had was them thinking Colin only liked Penelope after she lost some weight this is also false. She did lose weight but quite literally it wasn’t enough to be counted as a skinny woman, she even proclaimed it herself, Colin in the book does truly fall in love with Penelope, and does not do so because of her small weight loss, but rather her humor, and personality that he just so happened to see, after years of knowing each other. This book is one of my favorites that I read and honestly I recommend anyone to read it for fun, or love over the show. Do keep in mind the books are quite different from the show though. The only complaint I have over this book is that I wished Penelope and Colin had more actually heart to heart times that didn’t evolve them wanting to or were literally about to do sexual acts. Most of the time their conversation were nice and humorous, but it seemed to me every time they were speaking of serious issues they couldn’t keep their hands to themselves, which is totally fine and even made the chapters more interesting, but I wanted more drama and desire to have a one on one with troubling issues that could only be solved if they pushed their egos’ to the side and spoke to one another. Although, it is quite entertaining reading Colin flirt with Pen all the time, and in all honesty the books is a great one that one must pick up at least once!
  • More than a Romance

    By Belinda Q
    Perfect mix of passionate and sweet, with a couple who make each other better and stronger. Even with the regency setting it’s relatable with topics like self-worth, living up to your potential, and true inner confidence vs false outward confidence. Favorite of the series.
  • Finished it in day in 3 days!!!

    By 4_mama_mia
    I never in my Life finished a book to fast. I just related to Penelope so much and I wanted her to have a happy ended so bad that I didn’t stop tell I was falling asleep at 2am in the morning. This book is my favorite and I can’t wait tell S3 of Bridgerton to see what they do different and what they do from the book😆😆😆❤️❤️❤️#Polinforlife
  • Amazing, Outstanding and Raw!!!!

    By clayrebear00
    The way Julia Quinn writes this and makes it so you’re almost in the room is amazing. I loved this book and look forward to reading the others!
  • My favorite so far

    By wdeyoung1
    She captured the essence of a friendship becoming romantic. The way the author has Colin turn his view on Pen from friend to lover was perfect. It took time, yes, but the build up was immaculate. Had me cheering for them in the end. True his character is a bit one sided, when he fell for her he fell hard,and let’s be honest, Penelope deserved to be worshiped in the end. So far, this one is my favorite.
  • Hmmm

    By RoarKaidus
    I truly love Penelope but god Colin falling in love is entertaining as watching wet paint without Pen and Lady D . There would be no story .
  • Not for me

    By LikeWoah102798
    The last 100 or so pages of this book are the only thing worth reading. It was well written but the story itself was mostly upsetting tbh. I felt so bad for Penelope for most of the book and the ending imo didn’t really make up for how worthless he seemed to view her as in the beginning 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • Another great Bridgeton story!

    By kah1122
    An enjoyable read start to finish.