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Iz dopisivanja s Eloise Bridgerton, dalekom rođakinjom svoje pokojne supruge, sir Phillip saznaje da je gospođica Bridgerton usidjelica. Zaprosio ju je, zaključivši da je vjerojatno neugledna i skromna pa se već prilično očajnički želi udati. Ali… nije bilo tako. Prekrasna žena na njegovim kućnim vratima sve je samo ne tiha, a kad uspije prestati pričati dovoljno dugo da za Iz dopisivanja s Eloise Bridgerton, dalekom rođakinjom svoje pokojne supruge, sir Phillip saznaje da je gospođica Bridgerton usidjelica. Zaprosio ju je, zaključivši da je vjerojatno neugledna i skromna pa se već prilično očajnički želi udati. Ali… nije bilo tako. Prekrasna žena na njegovim kućnim vratima sve je samo ne tiha, a kad uspije prestati pričati dovoljno dugo da zatvori usta, sve što on želi jest poljubiti je… Eloise Bridgerton ne može se udati za čovjeka kojeg nikada nije upoznala! Ali ipak počne o tome razmišljati i propitivati se… Nije se ni snašla, a već je usred noći unajmila kočiju i krenula upoznati muškarca za kojeg se nada da bi joj mogao savršeno odgovarati. Ali… nije bilo tako. Njezin savršeni suprug ne bi smio biti tako ćudljiv i nepristojan. A i zasigurno bi barem jednom spomenuo da ima dvoje vrlo male i prilično neotesane djece,kojima silno treba majka kao što i Phillipu treba žena.


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Iz dopisivanja s Eloise Bridgerton, dalekom rođakinjom svoje pokojne supruge, sir Phillip saznaje da je gospođica Bridgerton usidjelica. Zaprosio ju je, zaključivši da je vjerojatno neugledna i skromna pa se već prilično očajnički želi udati. Ali… nije bilo tako. Prekrasna žena na njegovim kućnim vratima sve je samo ne tiha, a kad uspije prestati pričati dovoljno dugo da za Iz dopisivanja s Eloise Bridgerton, dalekom rođakinjom svoje pokojne supruge, sir Phillip saznaje da je gospođica Bridgerton usidjelica. Zaprosio ju je, zaključivši da je vjerojatno neugledna i skromna pa se već prilično očajnički želi udati. Ali… nije bilo tako. Prekrasna žena na njegovim kućnim vratima sve je samo ne tiha, a kad uspije prestati pričati dovoljno dugo da zatvori usta, sve što on želi jest poljubiti je… Eloise Bridgerton ne može se udati za čovjeka kojeg nikada nije upoznala! Ali ipak počne o tome razmišljati i propitivati se… Nije se ni snašla, a već je usred noći unajmila kočiju i krenula upoznati muškarca za kojeg se nada da bi joj mogao savršeno odgovarati. Ali… nije bilo tako. Njezin savršeni suprug ne bi smio biti tako ćudljiv i nepristojan. A i zasigurno bi barem jednom spomenuo da ima dvoje vrlo male i prilično neotesane djece,kojima silno treba majka kao što i Phillipu treba žena.

30 review for Siru Phillipu s ljubavlju

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    This is fifth in the series and the couples from the others show up periodically in this one. They aren't terribly important, though, so this one is relatively self-contained. It's probably good if you've read Romancing Mister Bridgerton, though. Wow was this one a waste of time. I definitely expected better characterization for Eloise but she's mostly just generic Regency girl with a side of "doesn't she talk a lot?" Phillip, on the other hand, is a self-centered snot-weasel and never actually g This is fifth in the series and the couples from the others show up periodically in this one. They aren't terribly important, though, so this one is relatively self-contained. It's probably good if you've read Romancing Mister Bridgerton, though. Wow was this one a waste of time. I definitely expected better characterization for Eloise but she's mostly just generic Regency girl with a side of "doesn't she talk a lot?" Phillip, on the other hand, is a self-centered snot-weasel and never actually gets past that. He sure loves his plants. And that's fine, I guess. But he neglects his children and seriously expects to spend all day every day at his "work". I'm not sure what that work is, but there sure seemed to be a lot of it judging by how much time he spends doing anything else (i.e. none). I almost threw a fit when (this happens in the first quarter, so I'm not going to spoiler-tag it) it becomes clear that something is wrong with his children and he's all "I'm such a bad father, I'd better make sure I keep my distance. Oh, and if I can find the perfect mother for them, that'd make everything all right. Heck, it'd practically make me father of the year!" So his plan to help his children is a) avoid them and b) find someone else to fix it. I should have stopped reading then because (view spoiler)[he never gets better or changes his plan or does anything at all to help his children. Not a single stupid thing (hide spoiler)] . And then he shows Eloise his idea of "seeing if we suit" by (view spoiler)[diverting her into the library and engaging non-sex sex to give her an orgasm. And since she reached climax, that means they "suit" (hide spoiler)] . I can't even tell you how broken that is and am struggling to come up with some reasonable explanation for what Quinn was thinking for that scene. Personally, it sealed my dislike of Phillip and made me uninterested in him altogether. I have no idea why I completed this. It literally never got better. Even when they got married, he's still a complete waste of ink. He's all overjoyed that (view spoiler)[his plan worked so well! He gets to spend all day with his plants! And Eloise is sure a hottie in the sack! And his kids like her! Somebody nominate him for best dad ever and this marriage thing is great! (hide spoiler)] Don't get the idea that he's the only thing wrong with the story. Warning flags went up when the letter excerpts that were supposed to show them connecting were so banal. And then we have Eloise who talks a good game about how she has a billion siblings and is down to all the tricks. Except the ones the twins play on her, of course. She thinks she manages a stalemate with the eight year-olds but if you actually kept score, they cleaned her clock. Yeah, her kindness won out, and that's a good thing, but so much for the characterization that she's all that because of her background. Anyway, this is one star and almost all of that is Phillip. Eloise's character issues would have dragged a normal story down a star, but Phillip already tanked this one so deep there was no going deeper. A note about Steamy: There are three explicit sex scenes. I think. I didn't care enough to keep more careful track. The middle of my steam tolerance at any rate. They're all magically delicious because Phillip and Eloise are so well suited, you know...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Trace

    Fuck off, Sir Philip, fuck off fuck off fuck off.

  3. 4 out of 5

    ~Poppy~

    3.75 Stars

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    I don't have the best track record with the Bridgertons series (I know, blasphemy), but I'm making my way through all of my unread books in the series prior to the release of the Netflix series. Yes, I am very excited for the show even if I have had mixed results with the books. It's a show based off of a romance series! I feel like a proud mama. So where does To Sir Phillip, With Love fall in my Bridgerton scale? Squarely in the middle. I liked the story, even a lot at times, but I kept frownin I don't have the best track record with the Bridgertons series (I know, blasphemy), but I'm making my way through all of my unread books in the series prior to the release of the Netflix series. Yes, I am very excited for the show even if I have had mixed results with the books. It's a show based off of a romance series! I feel like a proud mama. So where does To Sir Phillip, With Love fall in my Bridgerton scale? Squarely in the middle. I liked the story, even a lot at times, but I kept frowning at how stupid Philip acted. Why do you keep insisting and telling your wife over and over again how you want her to care for your kids and that's basically it? Stop calling having a wife convenient! Ugh, I wanted to smack him. Hard. He liked how clever and chatty Eloise was when it suited him, but when it didn't, he just acted annoyed. I wanted some good apologies for his behavior, and I felt frustrated with him, even though he sort of redeemed himself at the end. Sort of. There were some cute moments with the entire Bridgerton clan, and I liked Eloise a great deal, so I left the book feeling reasonably happy. Here's to hoping I have some luck with the remainder of the series. goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog

  5. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    4.25 stars 
 I couldn’t wait to get to Eloise Bridgerton’s story. She’s one of my favorite characters throughout the books and I loved this one! Eloise is a twenty eight year old spinster, and after her best friend/fellow spinster gets engaged, she starts to feel some kind of way. She’s been corresponding by letter to her distant cousin’s widow, and when he suggests marriage, she thinks something she never thought before… maybe. Just maybe. Eloise goes to see Sir Phillip Crane and is surprised to 4.25 stars 
 I couldn’t wait to get to Eloise Bridgerton’s story. She’s one of my favorite characters throughout the books and I loved this one! Eloise is a twenty eight year old spinster, and after her best friend/fellow spinster gets engaged, she starts to feel some kind of way. She’s been corresponding by letter to her distant cousin’s widow, and when he suggests marriage, she thinks something she never thought before… maybe. Just maybe. Eloise goes to see Sir Phillip Crane and is surprised to see he has children. Two unruly and wild children. There were parts of this book that were so fun. I loved the kids and Eloise with them. There were also emotional parts looking back into Phillip’s past. And when the Bridgerton brother’s show up… that was the absolute best! I think Eloise found her match with Phillip and I enjoyed this one so much! 
 Audio book source: Hoopla (library borrow) Story Rating: 4.25 stars Narrators: Rosalyn Landor Narration Rating: 4 stars Genre: Historical Romance Length: 10 hours and 26 minutes

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    TW for child abuse and suicide. I really enjoyed this one! This might be my second favorite? Maybe third behind The Duke and I. I really loved how Phillip was a single father and how he needed a mother for his children. He was a damaged hero and had no idea how to even be around his own children. As always, the prologue was heartbreaking. I loved the overbearing brothers and the family scenes in this one! I also adored Phillip's children and how Eloise interacted with them. Eloise was a fun char TW for child abuse and suicide. I really enjoyed this one! This might be my second favorite? Maybe third behind The Duke and I. I really loved how Phillip was a single father and how he needed a mother for his children. He was a damaged hero and had no idea how to even be around his own children. As always, the prologue was heartbreaking. I loved the overbearing brothers and the family scenes in this one! I also adored Phillip's children and how Eloise interacted with them. Eloise was a fun character and it was charming watching her show up at Phillip's house with the intent to marry him. While I don't have any complaints, there's just something stopping me from giving it a full five stars. I loved it while I was reading it, but when I finished and think about it, there's nothing amazing or that I remember loving or swooning over? So a solid four!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Em Lost In Books

    Another fun read and Phillip was the third hero, after Simon and Anthony, where daddy played a big role in how their life. Sadly it was bad influence here and innocent kids had to suffer. In all three books, this influence played a huge part in some of the vital decisions that our heroes took and it felt a little repetitive

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    This was never going to be more than just a two-star book for me. The plot was lackluster, and the main characters were bland at best. There was neither wit in their dialogue nor sparkle in their relationship, and for an awfully large chunk of the book I was almost bored. But what really pushed this over the edge was a little blurb at the book’s climax. Eloise had rightly pointed out some flaws in her and Phillip’s relationship. Instead of listening to her concerns, Phillip had a nice little tan This was never going to be more than just a two-star book for me. The plot was lackluster, and the main characters were bland at best. There was neither wit in their dialogue nor sparkle in their relationship, and for an awfully large chunk of the book I was almost bored. But what really pushed this over the edge was a little blurb at the book’s climax. Eloise had rightly pointed out some flaws in her and Phillip’s relationship. Instead of listening to her concerns, Phillip had a nice little tantrum wherein he claimed that, because he had previously had a much unhappier existence with his ex-wife, Eloise had no right to complain about the shortcomings in their current relationship. Negating one person’s unhappiness because it’s not equal to the unhappiness that others have felt in the past is kind of like saying, “I don’t care if you have strep throat. Because you’ve never had cancer, you don’t really know what it’s like to suffer, so I’m not going to bother taking you to the doctor to get it fixed.” It was more than a little repulsive that was part of the emotional climax of the book, and represented the characters’ happily ever after. I hate, hate, hate it when passionately-delivered stupidity is supposed to serve as a substitute for passion.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Wow. This was a weird one. I was looking forward to Eloise's book because she always seemed so unconventional and spunky. So, for her to kind of end up getting married off rather quietly to a guy who reallyreallyreally wanted a mother for his children. And all because she suddenly decided she didn't want to be alone? Well, it didn't make my heart go pitty-pat. Plus, Eloise is annoying. Like, so annoying and bossy. She never shuts up, and she has an opinion on everything. And we're supposed to find Wow. This was a weird one. I was looking forward to Eloise's book because she always seemed so unconventional and spunky. So, for her to kind of end up getting married off rather quietly to a guy who reallyreallyreally wanted a mother for his children. And all because she suddenly decided she didn't want to be alone? Well, it didn't make my heart go pitty-pat. Plus, Eloise is annoying. Like, so annoying and bossy. She never shuts up, and she has an opinion on everything. And we're supposed to find it endearing. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't personally find bossy know-it-alls charming. In real life, everyone avoids them like the plague, and for good reason! But then at the same time, she acts like this super-proper wife who doesn't want to cause any waves in her marriage. She's willing to take care of all the problems with Philip's kids and estate during the day and be his marathon lover at night. It's like there were two separate characters. Eloise the Obnoxious Brat and Eloise the Long-Suffering Adult. Philip. Ugh. Philip was so freaking lazy as a father! He was just thrilled to death to let Eloise run everything so that he could dig in the dirt and do his experiments. I think he was supposed to come off as this somewhat absent-minded professor, but he just drove me nuts with that shit. And then after a few weeks, and a few dramatic moments, he decides YES! I LOVE HER! Ok, fine. It's a romance, after all. The way Quinn dealt with Philip's first wife's depression was a tad iffy. There was a lot of (what seemed like) blame placed on her for being mopey & suicidal, and there wasn't a lot of care taken to point out that none of this was her particular fault. But I imagine that's how it would have gone down back in the day, especially since they didn't really have therapists for that sort of thing at the time. However, I did think it was fine to point out how it can completely derail your life to live with someone who has an illness like clinical depression. I'm not blaming the person who is sick, but if you've ever lived with someone who deals with it, you know what I'm talking about. And most people who are involved with someone like that are too busy putting out fires and taking up the slack to get any sort of support for themselves, if any even exists. The caretaker is the support system and fuck you if you're not completely thrilled to deal with the aftermath of whatever problems your person is causing. And while I love that people with mental health issues are finally getting more of the understanding that they need, I think a light needs to be shined on the spouses, parents, children, and long-term partners of people with these issues, as well. Again, I find myself torn by Quinn's writing. I enjoy listing to her books because they're light and fluffy, but they are usually lacking that whatever it is that would make me love the story. Perhaps it's because they are Regency romances and stick too close to the way things really would have been, instead of how I would like to see them written? If so, that's my fault. However, I can't help but be disappointed by Eloise turning out to be so lackluster. This is definitely readable (or listenable, in my case), but not going down as a favorite.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    "...any day with you." Wow. I did not expect to fall in love with this book so much. But that ending... that freakin' ending just blew me away. What a sad existence Sir Phillip lived. And I'll have to be honest, I did not like this man very much. Not until the very end. But boy oh boy did he blow my knickers off at the end. I had planned on taking a break with the series after this book. But now... I think I must move forward. I am humbled Ms Quinn by your ability to spin a story. "...any day with you." Wow. I did not expect to fall in love with this book so much. But that ending... that freakin' ending just blew me away. What a sad existence Sir Phillip lived. And I'll have to be honest, I did not like this man very much. Not until the very end. But boy oh boy did he blow my knickers off at the end. I had planned on taking a break with the series after this book. But now... I think I must move forward. I am humbled Ms Quinn by your ability to spin a story.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kit

    Argh Phillip was awful. It's so nice to hear that he had such a difficult time with his depressed wife, who he resented. That depressed people aren't worth it, and make everyone else's lives miserable too. That we're selfish. He was terrible to Eloise too. Eloise was great, though. Except when she was excusing Phillip. Argh Phillip was awful. It's so nice to hear that he had such a difficult time with his depressed wife, who he resented. That depressed people aren't worth it, and make everyone else's lives miserable too. That we're selfish. He was terrible to Eloise too. Eloise was great, though. Except when she was excusing Phillip.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. As someone who was diagnosed with depression and has a history with physical abuse, I am disappointed with the author of this book that there was no nuance and care in her writing when dealing with these issues. I know and understand that the belief and behaviour of Sir Phillip to his first wife was a reflection of the time period but it was very triggering to read about Sir Phillip's blasé attitude towards his first wife and even go so far as to say that she was a burden to him and was relieved As someone who was diagnosed with depression and has a history with physical abuse, I am disappointed with the author of this book that there was no nuance and care in her writing when dealing with these issues. I know and understand that the belief and behaviour of Sir Phillip to his first wife was a reflection of the time period but it was very triggering to read about Sir Phillip's blasé attitude towards his first wife and even go so far as to say that she was a burden to him and was relieved that she's gone. After I read that part of the story, I couldn't continue and had to shelf the book as unfinished.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Phrynne

    Book five and it is Eloise's turn to find her life partner. We had lots of indications in the previous book who it might be but not of the amazing way Eloise would set things in motion. Georgette Heyer would turn over in her grave at the lack of chaperones but at least this set things up for an amazing and very funny scene when all the brothers turn up together to defend Eloise's honour. There were a lot of sad moments too, especially when the children were involved. Quinn actually wrote this ve Book five and it is Eloise's turn to find her life partner. We had lots of indications in the previous book who it might be but not of the amazing way Eloise would set things in motion. Georgette Heyer would turn over in her grave at the lack of chaperones but at least this set things up for an amazing and very funny scene when all the brothers turn up together to defend Eloise's honour. There were a lot of sad moments too, especially when the children were involved. Quinn actually wrote this very effectively particularly when Phillip is fighting his own demons, having been beaten as a child himself. This was one of those books which was so readable that I would have read it in one sitting if only real life did not intervene. Now I wonder who gets married in book six.....

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mo

    4.5 Stars ... Out of all the romance books that I read, I think it is the Historical genre that always leaves me with a warm feeling once I finish a book ... I have no idea why. Maybe it is the fact that most of the time the Hero and Heroine have to overcome so many protocols and society structures to get to their "happy ever after"! God forbid that a "commoner" could marry a Duke or Duchess. Pass me the smelling salts!! I loved Eloise in the previous books and wanted her to meet the love of her l 4.5 Stars ... Out of all the romance books that I read, I think it is the Historical genre that always leaves me with a warm feeling once I finish a book ... I have no idea why. Maybe it is the fact that most of the time the Hero and Heroine have to overcome so many protocols and society structures to get to their "happy ever after"! God forbid that a "commoner" could marry a Duke or Duchess. Pass me the smelling salts!! I loved Eloise in the previous books and wanted her to meet the love of her life but after many refusals of marriage to prospective suitors, she wasn't very hopeful. So she took matters into her own hands and sealed her fate. He was handsome in a slightly unkempt sort of way. His hair looked in dire need of a good trim, and his skin showed signs of a faint tan, which was impressive considering how little sunshine they'd enjoyed lately. He was large and muscular. He sounds good to me!! It wasn't in her nature to sit and watch the clouds float by Sir Phillip didn't have an easy life. He was widowed with two young children and he seemed not to know how to "manage" them ... and love them. That was the domain of a wife, surely? And he did not have one. "I need to think," he said. "About what?" She shouldn't have asked ... "I don't know ... everything, I suppose." The Bridgerton sibling interactions are wonderful when they all get together ... reminds me of my regression to teenage silliness when I do get to meet up with own siblings ... there were only four of us so cannot imagine EIGHT of the Bridgerton gang all together. ... he didn't think Eloise would find much romance in a fistful of ivy. I don't know. I think ivy is quite pretty ... "You will always be a Bridgerton, and we behave with honor and honesty, not because it is expected of us, but because that is what we are." I adored Violet Bridgerton, such a wise woman ... always there for her children. These are books that I will re-read and listen to again. The narrator is Rosalyn Landor and she is perfect to narrate these stories. And I did buy the actual books ... with a favourite series or author I try to do that. I would have preferred to have them in Hardcover but they were not available ...

  15. 5 out of 5

    Eastofoz

    Quinn hits another 5 stars with this latest addition to the Bridgerton series. It’s brilliantly written, fun, funny, serious and heart-warming all at the same time with a nice dollop of steam to go with it ;) The novel starts out with Eloise Bridgerton’s quest to find a husband because she’s feeling spinsterish at the ripe old age of 28. Everything starts when she sends out a standard condolence note to her cousin’s husband. After corresponding for some time he decides he wants to meet her and th Quinn hits another 5 stars with this latest addition to the Bridgerton series. It’s brilliantly written, fun, funny, serious and heart-warming all at the same time with a nice dollop of steam to go with it ;) The novel starts out with Eloise Bridgerton’s quest to find a husband because she’s feeling spinsterish at the ripe old age of 28. Everything starts when she sends out a standard condolence note to her cousin’s husband. After corresponding for some time he decides he wants to meet her and the story unfolds. Sir Phillip Crane is this this quiet man full of doubt but with lots of hidden inner strength. Eloise Bridgerton is outgoing, smart and knows what she wants but she doesn't overshadow him and he still keeps his sexy "alphaness". For those of you who have read the other Bridgerton novels you’ll get back that family familiarity as the other members of the clan (the brothers primarily –and they are hilarious!) become central to the story at one point. Violet turns up too to give her motherly advice and though her part is short you just get all these fond memories of when she was with Daphne in “The Duke and I”. Quinn also keeps up with her little intro blurbs to nearly every chapter like she did with Mrs Wistledown only this time it’s snippets of Eloise’s way too funny (given her current situation) correspondence to friends and family over the years. Often when authors do this it feels like they’re copying everyone else, but Quinn has a way of making it feel original as well as adding to the story. Quinn’s famous wit is also scattered throughout the pages. There are moments when Eloise is arguing with Phillip and he has no clue why he’s in trouble which will have you easily in stitches. The stereotype of the man who has no idea what he’s done wrong and the woman, completely exasperated trying to explain it to him but he still doesn’t get it, is so comical you can’t help but laugh out loud. As with all the Bridgerton novels there’s a light side and a more serious side which grounds the book making it more than just a light romance. There’s a sub-story about depression and how it affects the people living with the person who suffers from it. It’s heart-breaking to see how Phillip tried to cope with his wife’s illness but just ended up retreating into himself almost cut off from the outside world including his children. Then here comes Eloise, a ray of sunshine in his life and that’s what she feels like throughout the book. The only thing I would’ve liked to have seen is maybe longer “steam” scenes but everything else certainly makes up for that. The ending is excellent and certainly makes you want to continue on with the series to see what happens to the remaining Bridgerton troupe. An easy 5 star read here that will leave you happy and smiling :-)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Korrie’s Korner

    How is it that with each of these books I fall deeper, and more madly in love with these characters. I always knew Eloise Bridgerton was special. This book just took my heart, and meshed it into something beautiful. I have laughed, cried, clutched my chest, and just hugged this book at times throughout my reading journey. The Bridgerton brothers, I can assure you brought on all the chuckles with those protective big brother vibes, and one younger. “Men. The day they learned to admit to a mistake How is it that with each of these books I fall deeper, and more madly in love with these characters. I always knew Eloise Bridgerton was special. This book just took my heart, and meshed it into something beautiful. I have laughed, cried, clutched my chest, and just hugged this book at times throughout my reading journey. The Bridgerton brothers, I can assure you brought on all the chuckles with those protective big brother vibes, and one younger. “Men. The day they learned to admit to a mistake was the day they became women.” Eloise is such a special woman, and was so sure of herself. She truly inspired me, making me feel things. She wasn’t afraid to take the bull by the horns so to speak, and make her own way. “I had to do something," she said. "I couldn't just sit and wait for life to happen to me any longer.” Her and Philip’s love story was so uniquely different, and perfect. I just want to stay here a little while, and just relish in this feeling. Anthony, and his talk with his younger sister really pulled on my heart strings. I will end with this quote: “Love your siblings. Love them well, for they are your blood, and when you are unsure,or times are difficult, they will be the ones to stand by your side.”

  17. 4 out of 5

    UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    My Review Well, what is there to say that hasn’t already been said? This is yet another fun installment of the Bridgerton series. I enjoyed the storyline, as it was different from the others, more unique – a nice change of pace from the usual plot in so many of today’s Historical Romances. *sigh* I really, really loved Sir Phillip. What a tortured soul! What a brave man! What a sexy hunk of man-flesh. *sigh* Eloise, with her common sense ways and affection for children which comes from being part My Review Well, what is there to say that hasn’t already been said? This is yet another fun installment of the Bridgerton series. I enjoyed the storyline, as it was different from the others, more unique – a nice change of pace from the usual plot in so many of today’s Historical Romances. *sigh* I really, really loved Sir Phillip. What a tortured soul! What a brave man! What a sexy hunk of man-flesh. *sigh* Eloise, with her common sense ways and affection for children which comes from being part of a large family, is probably the one person who can save Phillip and his two young children from a life of loneliness and misery - but is he too scarred by his past to accept what she has to offer? You'll have to read it for yourself and find out. With her Bridgerton series, Julia Quinn has come up with a delicious recipe for magic which she prepares and serves up beautifully each and every time.

  18. 4 out of 5

    ☘ Lily ☘

    2.5 stars I think we all know what drives me to continue on this series again. Anyhow, I've got to say that I'm pretty much underwhelmed by this addition to the series. I was bored throughout the book. Like, even the banter between the Bridgertons brought tears of boredom in my eyes. The only thing that won me over was the conflict resolution. That little talk Philip gave Eloise about don't complain about the kind of marriage they have was, to be honest, the kind of theme I hope the book carried th 2.5 stars I think we all know what drives me to continue on this series again. Anyhow, I've got to say that I'm pretty much underwhelmed by this addition to the series. I was bored throughout the book. Like, even the banter between the Bridgertons brought tears of boredom in my eyes. The only thing that won me over was the conflict resolution. That little talk Philip gave Eloise about don't complain about the kind of marriage they have was, to be honest, the kind of theme I hope the book carried throughout rather than the spotty scenes we have here and there. That was good.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    I think this is where i leave this series. This was my least favourite of the books i've read by far and i have absolutely no interest in the other Bridgerton siblings. I think this is where i leave this series. This was my least favourite of the books i've read by far and i have absolutely no interest in the other Bridgerton siblings.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Smartarse

    At 28, Eloise Bridgerton is a spinster by choice. As in she chose to reject all six of her marriage proposals, wishing to save herself for that most elusive perfect relationship. Assured of her best friend's company, Eloise doesn't really view spinsterhood as a burden. But then said bestie gets herself hitched to one of Eloise's very own brothers (see Romancing Mister Bridgerton), so needs must. Unbeknownst to any of her friends and family, Eloise had been secretly corresponding with her late cous At 28, Eloise Bridgerton is a spinster by choice. As in she chose to reject all six of her marriage proposals, wishing to save herself for that most elusive perfect relationship. Assured of her best friend's company, Eloise doesn't really view spinsterhood as a burden. But then said bestie gets herself hitched to one of Eloise's very own brothers (see Romancing Mister Bridgerton), so needs must. Unbeknownst to any of her friends and family, Eloise had been secretly corresponding with her late cousin's widowed husband, who had coincidentally asked to court her in his last letter. So off she goes, determined to tackle a wholly unplanned adventure! I wasn't initially intending to start Eloise's story, but the powers that be had sneakily added the 2nd epilogue to the 4th audio book, so I just had to! Though I didn't much care for book-Eloise, Netflix-Eloise was an entirely different matter. I definitely wanted to see just who would finally manage to catch the interest of the opinionated and head-strong heroine. And I have to say I wasn't too disappointed with the result. Sir Philip's bewildered efforts to keep up with Eloise's 100 mph life speed were fun to watch, along with his children's attempts to thwart the couple's marriage plans. But of course they didn't count on Eloise outsmarting them, thanks to her experience with her many siblings, nieces and nephews. As for our heroine, I liked how drastically her idealistic impressions about romance got turned around, forcing her to let go of quite a few of her preconceived ideas. The steamy sequences were yet again torturous to get through, but this time I can only blame myself. Having cringed my way through the narrator's rendition of Colin in the prequel, there was nothing to suggest an improvement in Sir Philip's rendition during... erm ... key scenes. Just as unappealing. Score: 3/5 stars I liked the general idea, with Eloise starting out dreaming of the grandest of plans, only to realize that happiness didn't have to equal rocket science. While I can't currently see myself getting invested in either Hyacinth or Gregory's stories, Francesca's definitely has me interested, although this time I'll be skipping the audio book, thank you very much. ========================== Review of book 1: The Duke and I Review of book 1.5: The Duke and I: The Epilogue II Review of book 2: The Viscount Who Loved Me Review of book 3: An Offer From a Gentleman Review of book 4: Romancing Mister Bridgerton

  21. 5 out of 5

    [Aengell]

    And this is said to be one of the not-so books in the series? I loved it! Phillip was a flawed, traumatized, silent and brooding hero, just like I like them. Eloise was like a heroine by Julia Quinn should be: strong, stubborn, talking a little bit too much, but in the end endearing as ever. Together, these two were a well-fitting couple, and I felt myself very much invested in their romance, seeing that it was just adorable. The twins were a delight to read about, and the relationship to their And this is said to be one of the not-so books in the series? I loved it! Phillip was a flawed, traumatized, silent and brooding hero, just like I like them. Eloise was like a heroine by Julia Quinn should be: strong, stubborn, talking a little bit too much, but in the end endearing as ever. Together, these two were a well-fitting couple, and I felt myself very much invested in their romance, seeing that it was just adorable. The twins were a delight to read about, and the relationship to their father was so bittersweet to watch, it made my eyes misty. All in all, I must say that the darker undertones in this read didn't bother me at all, because they were done in a perfect blend with the humorous scenes. Nothing left to say here, other than that this read was perfect.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Giselle Bradley

    DNF'd 25% wow this is a mess. Our "hero" describes raping his wife but he feels really bad afterwards. I don't care if he feels bad. I don't want to read about him what a scummy scummy scum bag. I also don't feel like the depression was handled well in this book. And content warnings for attempted suicide. Which has a horrible pun made about it which was supposed to be romantic??!! Like I said, this is a mess and I hate it a whole lot. DNF'd 25% wow this is a mess. Our "hero" describes raping his wife but he feels really bad afterwards. I don't care if he feels bad. I don't want to read about him what a scummy scummy scum bag. I also don't feel like the depression was handled well in this book. And content warnings for attempted suicide. Which has a horrible pun made about it which was supposed to be romantic??!! Like I said, this is a mess and I hate it a whole lot.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Exina

    An amazing installment of the Bridgertons series again! It deals with serious issues such as depression, suicide, grief, guilt. The characters struggle with real problems, and ambivalent feelings. Ambivalence makes this novel so real, because feelings and relationships are never black or white. The tone of the story mirrors this: it's light and humorous, but also serious and heartbreaking. I loved Phillip's character. He is so lonely. He suffers from the memory of his painful childhood, and suffo An amazing installment of the Bridgertons series again! It deals with serious issues such as depression, suicide, grief, guilt. The characters struggle with real problems, and ambivalent feelings. Ambivalence makes this novel so real, because feelings and relationships are never black or white. The tone of the story mirrors this: it's light and humorous, but also serious and heartbreaking. I loved Phillip's character. He is so lonely. He suffers from the memory of his painful childhood, and suffocates with guilt he feels for his tragic first marriage. He loves his children more than anything, but he is unable to be affectionate with them. He is earnest and reserved, and always does the right thing. But by the side of Eloise he becomes more open and easy-going. Eloise longs to be married and have her own family. Although she is 28, she is not bitter, and doesn't settle for anything less than a love marriage. She is vibrant, outspoken, curious, and insistent. I liked her very much. The chemistry between them is real, the erotic scenes are authentic, and not awkward at all. My favorite scene is the entrée of the Bridgerton brothers into Phillip’s home. My favorite quotes.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Al George

    Straight up: Phillip is a big d!ck. There, said it. Moving forward but not on. That's Sir P's throat at the end of my punch. Read this as part of a series challenge over on the Historical Romance group. Two left in this series and I'm done. Bam. Series: See aforementioned wording please. Sexy times: Once with allusions to other times. This is JQ, folkes. Plan on reading more by the author: See aforementioned comments. Synopsis Sir P, the useless, has two kids, a dead wife and no idea how to go ab Straight up: Phillip is a big d!ck. There, said it. Moving forward but not on. That's Sir P's throat at the end of my punch. Read this as part of a series challenge over on the Historical Romance group. Two left in this series and I'm done. Bam. Series: See aforementioned wording please. Sexy times: Once with allusions to other times. This is JQ, folkes. Plan on reading more by the author: See aforementioned comments. Synopsis Sir P, the useless, has two kids, a dead wife and no idea how to go about life (ooohhh a rhyme...I'll start spitting my verse any second now). He corresponds with Eloise as she is said dead wife's cousin fifteen times removed or some such. He offers for marriage via letter because he's desperately avoiding his life, his kid's life and his own issues and failures. Yep, failures. Eloise to the rescue, cue the Bridgerton brothers and cue the marriage by special license. Now the two have to figure out what married life looks like and how to be a family. Oh, and Sir P has to figure out what being human means. Heroine: The great Eloise. Love her. She's super chatty. She's super positive. She's super good with the kids. She puts a fish in a kid's bed. She can shoot with uncanny accuracy. And she's honest. She also throat checks her brother. What's not to love? Hero: Phillip. Suck it, Sir P. Grow a vagina so you can take a pounding from life and bounce right back. Because you, sir, are a wiener. One hit, and you are down. Ouch. Life hurts. So let's hide and be safe. What's to love? Why it did or didn't work for me: Obvs it did not work so well. One, it went on and on. Not like the usual JQ where I can wrap myself up in delightful banter. Two, it's one thing to create a contemptuous hero and it's another to show said hero the light. Expect some groveling with that light, don't you? This one, saw the flame, covered it and put it out and groveled for all of a second. Three, I left the book unsatisfied. The idea of an HEA is satisfaction. Where's mine? Really. Where is it? Signed, Nonetheless, she persisted. On to the next Bridgerton

  25. 4 out of 5

    Caz

    I've given this an A+ for narration and an A- for content at AudioGals. This fifth instalment in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series is one of the books I have somehow not got around to reading, and which, for some reason I can’t remember, I had thought to be one of the weaker books in the series. This new audio version has laid that misconception firmly to rest however, and is, I think, now one of my favourites of the set. To Sir Phillip With Love is perhaps not as light-hearted as many of the autho I've given this an A+ for narration and an A- for content at AudioGals. This fifth instalment in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series is one of the books I have somehow not got around to reading, and which, for some reason I can’t remember, I had thought to be one of the weaker books in the series. This new audio version has laid that misconception firmly to rest however, and is, I think, now one of my favourites of the set. To Sir Phillip With Love is perhaps not as light-hearted as many of the author’s other titles, but it clearly shows that she has the ability to tackle difficult themes and write deeply flawed characters that listeners can root for even as we’re wanting to smack some sense into them or questioning the wisdom – of lack thereof – of their actions. One such character is Sir Phillip Crane, a widower whose eight-year-old twins are a complete handful. He inherited his baronetcy upon the death of his older brother, and seems to have also inherited his brother’s fiancée, Marina, a very distant cousin of the Bridgerton family. When he receives a note of condolence upon Marina’s death from Eloise Bridgerton, his response engenders a cordial correspondence which lasts a year, and ends in his suggesting that perhaps Miss Bridgerton might be open to the idea of marrying him. It’s an odd notion, to be thinking of marriage to a woman he has never met, but from the tone of her letters, Phillip judges Eloise to be an amenable, sensible kind of woman – and quite honestly, he is so desperate for someone to run his house and, more urgently, manage his children, that marriage to almost anyone would be preferable to things continuing as they are. You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals .

  26. 5 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    “I think I’ve waited my entire life for you.” I'm sure I am repeating myself here but I adore this series! Julia Quinn's writing is delightful. Her characters are even more so. Sir Phillip may not be that hero that most would immediately fall in love with but I did. I cannot pinpoint why exactly. I just knew there was more to him than that tough exterior he put forth. Sweet funny rambling Eloise. Everyone adored her. I sure did. Sir Phillip and Eloise's story was a joy to read. I love “I think I’ve waited my entire life for you.” I'm sure I am repeating myself here but I adore this series! Julia Quinn's writing is delightful. Her characters are even more so. Sir Phillip may not be that hero that most would immediately fall in love with but I did. I cannot pinpoint why exactly. I just knew there was more to him than that tough exterior he put forth. Sweet funny rambling Eloise. Everyone adored her. I sure did. Sir Phillip and Eloise's story was a joy to read. I loved it when her brothers came to save the day so to speak. It was nice to hear a little more from Gregory. He was rather funny. I am looking forward to reading on. ❤

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    Back in the olden days Facebook messaging was done through the mail. Our heroine sends a condolence letter to the husband of her cousin when she passed. He writes back and the two become pen pals. Years pass and our heroine is officially 'on the shelf.' Our hero decides he needs a wife and a mother for his children. He sends an invitation to our heroine to come to his home in the country and see if they can get along. When our heroine unexpectedly takes him up on the offer their love story begi Back in the olden days Facebook messaging was done through the mail. Our heroine sends a condolence letter to the husband of her cousin when she passed. He writes back and the two become pen pals. Years pass and our heroine is officially 'on the shelf.' Our hero decides he needs a wife and a mother for his children. He sends an invitation to our heroine to come to his home in the country and see if they can get along. When our heroine unexpectedly takes him up on the offer their love story begins. Beautiful story with wonderful Characters.

  28. 5 out of 5

    ❦ jazmin

    “He shook his head in wonder. "You are magnificent." "I keep telling everyone that," she said with a nonchalant shrug, "But you seem to be the only one to believe me.” Unfortunately, this book let me down quite a bit :( I was really expecting to love it because Eloise was an amazing character in both the show and the previous books, and the premise for this book sounded intriguing, but for some reason I just didn’t get attached to Eloise, Phillip, or their romance. Oh well. Eloise wasn’t by an “He shook his head in wonder. "You are magnificent." "I keep telling everyone that," she said with a nonchalant shrug, "But you seem to be the only one to believe me.” Unfortunately, this book let me down quite a bit :( I was really expecting to love it because Eloise was an amazing character in both the show and the previous books, and the premise for this book sounded intriguing, but for some reason I just didn’t get attached to Eloise, Phillip, or their romance. Oh well. Eloise wasn’t by any means a bad character, though! She was funny and strong and interesting, but I guess I just expected a bit more considering how set in her ways she was in all of the other books. She seemed so opposed to marriage for the longest while, and then suddenly she wants a husband? I mean, the reasoning made sense but it all felt a bit too fast. ... and as I’m sure you can imagine, they were all possessed of a most foul temper. Is it my fault I am so superior? I think not. No more, I suppose, than it is their fault they were born men and thus without the barest hint of common sense or innate good manners. —from Eloise Bridgerton to Penelope Featherington, after trouncing six men (three not related to her) in a shooting match. As for Phillip, I did like him a lot at first because I usually like introverted male characters and we definitely need more of them. However, I did get pretty annoyed with him as the book progressed. His introverted personality which I had previously found sweet soon because him just being exasperating, and him not putting any effort into his relationship with Eloise, which was aggravating to say the least. He became a lot better near the end of the book, but I just couldn’t get past him out of my head unfortunately. I have to say though, it was nice to finally have a love-interest who wasn’t aware of who the Bridgertons were and their money and everything. Also, this was a single parent trope book! I was definitely not expecting that before I read the synopsis. It was nice to see all four of them together, but I wish we got to see more of the twins because they were hilarious! MY BLOG <3 MY SPOTIFY <3

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Julia Quinn, I expected better than this. I didn't expect much, this is a Regency romance novel, after all, and there are certain genre tropes to uphold. I don't read these books for realism, I read them for entertainment. But the gross mishandling of mental illness in this book is just unforgivable. Having a wife who is clinically depressed to the point of suicide is horrible, yes. Watching her try to kill herself, then slowly die of the consequences is even moreso. But that does NOT give you an Julia Quinn, I expected better than this. I didn't expect much, this is a Regency romance novel, after all, and there are certain genre tropes to uphold. I don't read these books for realism, I read them for entertainment. But the gross mishandling of mental illness in this book is just unforgivable. Having a wife who is clinically depressed to the point of suicide is horrible, yes. Watching her try to kill herself, then slowly die of the consequences is even moreso. But that does NOT give you an excuse to invalidate your second wife's concern that you don't do anything but say hello, eat meals, and fall into bed. Eloise deserved so much better than a man who gaslights her out of her concerns, then distracts her by declaring his love. She deserves better than a man who says to her face that her concerns are invalid, that they "don't have a problem," because Eloise isn't suicidally depressed. And we, the readers, deserved better than this steaming pile of crap. Especially because the ablism doesn't show it's full disgraceful head until two chapters from the end of the book. I'm honestly questioning if I want to finish the Brigertons series, that's how offensive and gross I found this book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    valee

    Owww! Wow! I have to say that Julia Quinn did it again. I adored this book. It was so good that I finished it in 8 hours and read it without stopping. I believe this has been the best book in the series so far. I know most of you won't agree but IMHO it was much better than the first 4 books. Books 1 and 2 were amazing but this one just got me sobbing many times, LOL. Phillip and Eloise were such an amazing couple, just perfect for each other, exactly what they needed. The chemistry between both Owww! Wow! I have to say that Julia Quinn did it again. I adored this book. It was so good that I finished it in 8 hours and read it without stopping. I believe this has been the best book in the series so far. I know most of you won't agree but IMHO it was much better than the first 4 books. Books 1 and 2 were amazing but this one just got me sobbing many times, LOL. Phillip and Eloise were such an amazing couple, just perfect for each other, exactly what they needed. The chemistry between both of them was the best. They were amazing together. I mean, the other couples in the series were really good together but not as perfect as this 2. And the kids just melt my heart from page 1. So cute. If I imagine myself with kids I want 2 just like this. I have to say that book 3 and 4 were not as good as 1 and 2 for me, but the 5th was the best in the series. Can't wait to read book 6. This series is amazing.

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