Thursday, February 4, 2010

To Sir Phillip with Love

To Sir Phillip with Love
( 5th in the series)
By Julia Quinn

My dear Miss Bridgerton,

We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you.

Forgive me if I am too bold, but I am writing to invite you to visit me, It is my hope that we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife.
- Sir Phillip Crane

Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage, Except.... she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do as kiss her.... and more.

Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking... and wondering... and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. except... he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London Gentleman vying for her hand. But when he smiled... and when he kissed her... the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder... could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

Favorite Line(s): " Hasn't it ever occurred to you that every thought and feeling doesn't need to be given voice?"

My Review: This is a love story, but it has a twist from the other books in this series, because the love story that shined the most in this story was the one of Phillip and his 8 year old twins. There is never any doubt that he loves his children and wants nothing but the best for them, but demons from his past have him questioning everything he says and or does with his children. It is a very believable story line!

Miss Eloise Bridgerton is another strong heroine. Julia Quinn always shines in this area. Eloise is true to her beliefs and sees the good in all, but doesn't let that blind her from the facts. She is talkative ( to a fault at times), caring, loyal, straight forward with her honesty. Phillip and Eloise play off each other perfectly.

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384 pages
I received nothing for this review. I picked this book up on my own free will at the local library.

Until next time...
Happy Reading!


Book ♥ Soulmates said...

My friend is obsessed with Julia Quinn and was on my butt to read these books. I actually bought the first four at Borders at 60% awesome is that!

I really want to read them soon. I just haven't had a chance yet w/ all my assigned reading, lol.


Penelope said...

I love this book! Even though it's not one of the most "popular" Bridgerton books, I loved it. Julia Quinn had a winning formula with the Bridgerton family.