Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
Visit Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading and check out her pick for the week as well.
This week, I’m featuring Julia Quinn.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton, published in 2002
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 trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!
And 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?
This is one of my ultimate favorite books. Of All Time. I’ve re-read this countless of times. This is one of those books that I want to read again for the first time, if ever that were possible. I found joy in every page turned and some of the best scenes never fail to make my heart skip a beat or make me swoon.
Penelope and Colin are two of my favorite characters as well, individually and of course as a couple. They bring out all kinds of emotions from each other and all kinds of feelings from me as a reader.
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