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Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgerton Series #4)

Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgerton Series #4) - Penelope Featherington has been in love with Colin Bridgerton for what seems like forever, from a young girl making her debut in society to a resign spinster. Penelope feelings have only grown throughout the years for Colin. Thinking she knew everything about Colin there was to know, Penelope comes across his hidden secret that starts to change her perspective of him in a surprising way that only draws them closer. Colin Bridgerton has always been the laid-back charmer of the family, but behind the charmer mask lays a man looking for himself in the world, trying to make his mark, much like his brothers have done. When Penelope stumbles upon his secret he starts to see the young woman who’s always just been there in his life has changed into someone he truly never knew as she starts to haunt his thoughts and dreams. As both Colin and Penelope discover each other’s secrets, they start to see their true personality longing to break free and the deep love waiting for them both… There are few books I can say have hit a cord within me like Romancing Mister Bridgerton has. Penelope is one of those characters you can just step into their shoes and understand completely because you’ve been there, your felt what she felt, you know because you are her and she could have well been you. I related deeply with Penelope as she tells her story of being that wallflower on the fringes of the dance floor, in love with someone who didn’t even see her. Then becoming a spinster, because life didn’t give her just lemons, it only gave her an empty basket. Penelope never let it get her down, she did something with her life, and finally started to stand up to the world and be something she could never be : herself. She’s one of those strong characters who didn’t start off okay and got better; she started off great and only got greater. She was always this mature woman with a witty and sly humor whom was smart and very kind toward everyone and only became kinder, smarter as the story unfolds. I’ve always liked Colin and was looking forward to his story. After I finished, I love Colin. He showed something we all want to do in the world, find ourselves, leave our mark on the world, be something more. Colin did this with a few bumps in the road, but he did it. He archived his goal set before him, with the help of Penelope. I even understood his feelings of jealousy, his uneasiness with trying to go out on a limb and push his work out there for all to see. But he did something that made me love him, he became humble, he took a chance and reached out for help and support from Penelope. He became greater and I adored him for it. The brightest moment was when Colin finally saw Penelope, saw her for her. I cried when he told her he loved her. Even when he showed his temper, he was showing a side he didn’t even know he had, a side of protectiveness and love. He didn’t say an empty sorry, he said it and backed it up. Penelope finally saw a side Colin that if possible made her love him even more. And their love scene was just so romantic, not hot and steamy, but soft and gentle, a true love scene that makes you wanna cuddle up to your love one. It wouldn’t be a JQ book if there weren’t humor in it. The mystery behind whom Lady Whistledown is and the commotion it stirs within the ton, and the ever great Lady Danbury being the true scene stealer, but also showing a side never before seen by her. With the Bridgerton family always up to some sort of mischief or another that will always bring a smile to your face. RMB will have you reading the whole book, never wanting to put it down until the last page.(even loved the little tribute to Lisa Kleypas’s Dreaming of You) Overall: I’ll never be able to say enough great things about this book as it has becoming one of my all time favorite romances, but I’ll say this; it’s beautiful and wonderful, making you teary eyed when the shy wallflower blooms and finds her happy ever after with the man she loves and man whom loves her just as greatly!