A review by nikkicruz_md
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This reader is rather fond of reading books before watching live adaptations, however, this is not the case for this series. You see, fellow bibliophiles, this reader attempted to peruse the first installment of the series, that is - The Duke and I and got terribly bored so she shelved it under DNFs.

You must know, fellow bibliophiles that this reader have been rooting for Colin to finally see what a treasure Penelope is in his life, so when the announcement for the 3rd season starring the loveteam that this reader have been wanting to see for such a long time broke out, this reader could not help but squeal in delight.

This love story is so charming.

Penelope is a wallflower, she knows it and everybody knows it too. She'd known that she couldn't shine brighter than the others so she acknowledged the fact that she is just that - a woman, nothing more, nothing less. She had been in love with Colin since the very beginning, she longed for him to see her, she was used to unrequited love for 12 years and when he finally did see her, it was majestic.

His love hadn't been a thunderbolt from the sky. It had started with a smile, a word, a teasing glance. Every second he had spent in her presence it had grown, until he's reached this moment, and he suddenly knew.


I love that the live series showed the transition of how Colin looks at Penelope, from friendly gawking to yearning. I love them so much! I love the pacing and everything in between. Their love story got sweeter because of the trials and tribulations their characters went through.  

Colin: I love you, and I hate myself for not seeing the real you all these years.