To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
"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."
This is my third Julia Quinn and it feels as though my adoration for her writing becomes less and less every time i read one more of her books! The first was Minx, which I loved! And then The Duke of Wyndham which was almost lovable because of it characters! And then this! I liked it, thats all!
The story line didn't appeal to me, i'm not sure why i picked it but i did. It started off strange and i didn't like Sir Philip very much. For a large proportion of the book, i disliked all the characters, heroine even! Except the twins- Amanda and Oliver for whose sake i read on.And later on Eloise's brothers!
Eventually i took a liking to the protagonists and their love story which wasn't too bad either. Though somehow i found the storyline a little absurd. But at least it wasn't droll!
Julia Quinn grows on you, her stories are long and get emotive and then you just get very involved with the story and you can't hate it.
A 3 on 5 for this one!