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Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London. 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 abroad he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same - especially Penelope Featherington! The girl haunting his dreams. But 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?

©2002 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2017 Recorded Books

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One of the Best of the Series

Would you listen to Romancing Mister Bridgerton again? Why?

Probably. It stands out from many of the other books in the series and was entertaining.

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

She always delivers a captivating performance. I particularly like how she portrays a jovial mood in characters over the Bridgerton series.

Any additional comments?

This is a solid win for the series. The story and characters were engaging, and the romance differed given the female protagonist doesn't fit the stereotype of this genre. I was a little dismayed at how quickly mercurial Colin became given he's the affable joker of the Bridgerton clan, and I thought Penelope could have shown a little more backbone at times. But alas, I'm being picky. This is worth a listen if you like historical romance.

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
  • 05-07-17

I do love the Bridgertons! (& Whistledown)

Julia Quinn telling a Bridgerton tale, there isn't another experience quite like it! This is 'regency' romance at its best. And Collin.....
The Whistledown mystery gets revealed, such fun!

Rosalyn Landor is perfect for these books.

There's plenty of chemistry and a fair amount of steam.

Creditworthy as always for this pairing of author and narrator!

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Great addition to the Bridgerton series

This was a great addition to the series, Thank goodness audible added after all this time. This was a the story of Colin Bridgeton finding love. It also has an interesting twist about finding out who Miss Whistledown is. Well worth the credit, I couldn't go on to the next book in this series until I listened to this one.

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Another great Brigertons installment

Great installment! This was Collins story as he he falls in love with Penelope!

I really liked how we got to see the scene in the ending of the last book with Penelope and Collin, from Collins point of view in the scene, in the beginning of this book. It was written so that those of us who are following the series were able to see both sides and connect the story’s, as well as for newcomers who might have picked up the book in the wrong order.... They would fully get the story.

I was very happy that Penelope got to be in a story of her own. She has spent all the previous books being a part of those stories, that to have her in her own story was fun. I can’t say too much without revealing spoilers, but if you dig hard enough you can probably find the answers you’re looking for. I must say that I am not a fan of Hyacinth. JQ has her really kind of a brat. I don’t think it’s funny to be somebody who takes a person’s secret and negotiates to keep your mouth shut only to turn around and renegotiate and reveal the secret. It’s not cute, it’s not funny, it’s just bratty and I don’t like it. Hopefully in her future book she will grow out of that infantile behavior.

I loved how “the situation” was handled in the end. Obviously I’m not trying to give away spoilers so my comment seems a little obscure. But there was a situation at the end that needs to be dealt with, and I completely did not see them handling it the way they did and I thought it was fantastic. I absolutely loved Lady Danbury (throughout the whole book) and when she started to clap, it actually made me cry a little.

Rosalyn Landor did a great job as usual. I’m kind of disappointed to see up in future books that they switch her out and go to Simon Prebble. I am sure he is as good as the narrator but it seems like Roslyn Landor has been with the Brigertons this long, kind of stinks that they’re going to change over. But that’s in the future.

Definitely a worthy installment, and worth a credit.

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mesmerizing as usual

Julia Quinn is fantastic indeed; i have loved each of the 4 Bridgerton novels i have read so far and looking forward to reading the rest with great anticipation! Rosalyn Landor truely brings each character to life and I actually believe i am a fly on the wall in their drawing rooms, ballrooms, carriages or where ever they may be, hanging on each and every word. Though i have to say I will terribly miss Lady Whistledown as i very much emjoyed her sharp wit, dry humor and excellent eloquence. I also decided to leave the reading of the stories after stories for when i am done with the whole series. It would be like reliving all the novels all over again!!! What rapture!

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Amazing series

I love how Julia Quinn weaves a story and I appreciate how she makes it all come together.

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Much ado about nothing

This story was okay...only okay. I felt Colin showed some abusive tendencies. Several times he grabbed Penelope "none to gently". There were refrences to him tighening his grasp and just man handling her. Each time I read a passage , my stomach tightened. Colin was a whiner. He whined about Everything and was jealous of Penelope. I just felt Penelope gave up too much of who she was to be with Colin.
There were also some very lenghty arguments about her secret which were just too long. I wondered why she would even argue to that degree with him with him when he clearly was making a big deal out of nothing and didn't understand why she was doing what she was doing. I got so frustrated with that particular argument, I cursed out loud. I just wanted her to have the fortitude to tell Colin to kiss her ass and then just walk away. I was binge listening this series but now I think I'll skip the rest Colin ruined it for me. Also the revelation of Penelope's secret by Cressida was weak at best. There were a number of ways she could have gotten out of it without giving up her writing.

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The Wallflower

Would you listen to Romancing Mister Bridgerton again? Why?

Absolutely. Julia Quinn has created a wonderful world full of lovable characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Penelope Featherington was definitely my favorite character. She is smart and funny, and most of all, a good person.

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good

one of the better on this series. a bit too much repetitive about the big 'secret'

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AMUSING!

Would you listen to Romancing Mister Bridgerton again? Why?

Yes I would cause I like Mister Collin and the way he made lemonade out of lemons, very sweet.

What other book might you compare Romancing Mister Bridgerton to and why?

None - it stands alone

What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

She is very delightful to listen to

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me angry, laugh & cry.

Any additional comments?

At 1st I though Ms P. was very selfish but it turned out in the end some may have been grateful for her honesty.

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  • Sara
  • 04-09-17

Superb

Penelope and Colin's story. Bright witty wallflower of the vibrant yellow kind, eventually gets her very own Bridgerton male. Well written and beautifully narrated. You won't regret purchasing this story.

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