Monday, June 20, 2022

Review of To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgerton #5) by Julia Quinn


A New York Times Bestseller

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Eloise Bridgerton, in the fifth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.


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 was 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 gentlemen 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?

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Also found in Bridgerton Collection Volume 2

**My thoughts**
Ah, Eloise. As much as we know about her, there is still something hiding. Now her secrets are finally revealed, as she has met her match - both in love and in life. It's wonderful to watch her falling in love. But it's the scenes with the twins that truly steal the show.

I also love reading her interactions with her mother. Violet is an amazing woman with such tremendous affection for her brood and beyond. And then, of course, there's the fierce devotion of the Bridgerton brothrs. I liked hetting more of a peek into Gregory's personality.

Now we just need more of the ever elusive Francesca.

This one I devoured in an afternoon.

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