Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020
This book is probably the most beloved of all of the Bridgerton novels. It's excellently written and has a great plot. And we finally discover who Lady Whistledown is!
This is the third time that I've read it, but it has been many years so I'd forgotten many of details of how the reveal happened.
There is one thing in particular, one behavior from Colin, that bothers me more than I remember it bothering me in the past, but to say what it is would be to spoil the plot. I'll just say that, he has a few chapters towards the last quarter that had me going, "you're a grown man! Get over yourself!" But it all works out in the end (this is a romance novel after all)!
Penelope is one of my favorite heroines ever. Her transformation from the very first book to her own book is quality character development. I feel like her insecurities are something that all of us women deal with at one point or another in our lives so Penelope is an extremely relatable heroine. Plus she starts gaining more confidence and standing up for herself. Which makes us readers want to cheer in triumph for her! Plus she gets the man of her dreams too :)
Its all quality storytelling!
There's only one love scene, right in the middle. It's not super detailed.