Minda’s drunk review of Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Bridgerton #4) by Julia Quinn
What I drank prior: Margaritas!! It’s Cinco de Mayo!
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?
My Summary: Penelope Featherington is officially a woman on the shelf. Nearing an unnarriageable age and with no prospects, it’s time to face her lot in life: Admiring her love, Colin Bridgerton from afar besides fellow spinster and bff Eloise Bridgerton. But is it really too late? Colin Bridgerton is back in London for the season after his travels. He knows he wants more out of life than to be just the charming, third-in-line Bridgerton, but doesn’t know how. So he travels. But he may find just what he needs closer to home in the form of a very good friend.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: So this was the third of my Bridgerton reads, with the first two bros coming first. And this one IMO is the spiciest of all! It might be because this heroine was the most focused on of those, but it could also be because I love show Penelope. Either way, thie sex scenes in this one were SPICY. And I was more invested (though not as invested as I was with Daph).
Characters: Penelope is the best! She’s witty and driven and one of the best characters in the series. I loved seeing her grow more confident as the book progressed, even if she still had her blind spots. Colin, on the other hand, is not my favorite Bridgerton. He’s great when the other Bridgertons describe him, but internally he’s pretty angry and whiny. Too immature for my taste. We did get more Lady Danbury and she’s 🔥🔥
Plot: What I liked about the first two Bridgertons was how much time they spent married. That is less the case in this one. But the sexy parts were the hottest, so what are you gonna do?
World Building: One of my favorite parts of this one was how many of the Bridgerton family (and Lady Danbury) we get to hang out with!
Writing Style: Perspectives from both our hero and our heroine with Lady Whistledown excepts to start each chapter. Just the way I like it !
Drink Pairing: Spicy margarita!!
Rating: 4/5 shots