To Sir Phillip, With Love
by Julia Quinn
Published by Avon Books
Book 5 in the Bridgerton Series
Sir Phillip knew from his correspondence with his dead wife's distant cousin 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...
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 he certainly should have mentioned that he had two young - and decidedly unruly - children, as much in need of a mother as Phillip is in need of a wife.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Historical-Romance Sweet
To Sir Phillip With Love, by Julia Quinn, is the fifth book in the Bridgerton series, and centers around Eloise Bridgerton, who disappeared in the middle of Daphne's ball in book 4, and Sir Phillip Crane, her late cousin's husband, who becomes a frequent correspondent when Eloise sends him a letter of condolence. After a year of writing back and forth, Phillip knows his children are in desperate need of a mother, and so he offers marriage to his late wife's cousin, assuming since she was a spinster, she would be desperate for marriage. Eloise considers his offer, and on a whim, runs off to meet him to see if they would be a good match. Little did she know, that he had children. Or that he was moody, and ill-mannered. And he had no idea that his assumptions of Eloise was all wrong. She may be a spinster, but she was beautiful, intelligent, and stirred desires in him long ignored. Can these two overcome their differences, and find their perfect match?
So I think I have my favorite Bridgerton book. Seriously. I won't lie - I kinda, sorta fell in love with Eloise in the netflix adaption, and I couldn't wait to get to her story, and it did not disappoint. It was original, it was addicting (I finished it in less than a day), and I adored the Eloise and Phillip - and Oliver and Amanda as well!
I have a thing for a grumpy male lead. I don't know why. So I instantly loved Phillip. One of the things I appreciated with his storyline, was his constant worries about fatherhood. Now, if you read this book, you will know -----------> he wasn't doing the best of jobs, due to his fear of turning out like his own, abusive father. <------------ How often do you get a romance novel that tackles a parents inadequacy? I found him incredibly relatable. Even the best parent, believes they are failing, and it was refreshing to get this, quite realistic issue. And look what the man has been through! I can understand his hesitancy, and worries. And how could I not fall for Eloise? I love a strong, independent woman, and Eloise is that. A woman not afraid to make her own decisions. Her strong personality is a perfect match for Phillip. Their chemistry was INSANE, and can I just say - Julia Quinn certainly upped her game when writing sex scenes, because this book was the hottest of the series.
I know, I know, if you were to ask other Bridgerton fans their favorite book, they would say Colin's book. And yes, his and Pen's story is all well and fine - but Eloise's book blows the others out of the water, in my humble opinion, and I highly recommend this book!