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"To Sir Phillip, With Love" Bridgerton Family Book 5
Author: Julia Quinn
Publication Date: 2003
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?This was the very first book I read by Julia Quinn and I fell in love with the Bridgerton Family. I think it happened when Eloise's brothers came to "rescue" her. I then had to go back and read every book Julia had written and I've read every one since. I don't read much mainstream romance anymore, but this is one author that is on my must-read list.
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