Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn't know him at all.
Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone's preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.
But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!
And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?
My Rating: 4 out of 5
As usual, I loved this story. I am starting to think Julia Quinn can not write a bad story! This one has been hinted to in the previous stories and is about Penelope and Colin. It's a pretty standard plot, Colin comes back from being away an suddenly sees Penelope as a woman not as a neighbor and childhood friend. But there are aspects that make this an original an a great read. Definitely fits in with the others in the series! LOVE IT.