Book Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

I am loving the Bridgerton series. Only three more books to go. I thought To Sir Phillip, With Love was a sweet, heartfelt story and I enjoyed watching Eloise and Phillip come together. 

Book Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5) by Julia Quinn | About That Story
To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5) by Julia Quinn

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?

4 out of 5 stars

This was another great story in the Bridgerton series. I loved getting more of Eloise and her vibrant personality and how she and Phillip got to know each other. To Sir Phillip, With Love was sweet, funny, and engaging. Wonderful read!

I loved learning about Eloise and where she was in life. She's a headstrong, independent woman with the best heart, she was so caring and sweet. I felt so much for Phillip and all he was struggling with. The story starts rather sad and I was pulled into his heartache and guilt. He's was gruff but charming. I loved their letters and getting to know each other, and then when they meet in person, how entertaining and awkward it was which I found highly amusing. I liked the back-and-forth bickering they had going on since she doesn't shy away from speaking her mind and he's got a bit of a temper, I liked that friction and mild drama. I enjoyed their building friendship and growing feelings, I liked their chemistry and heated moments as well.

There were a lot of really great moments happening that made this story addicting to read. I liked the storyline with Phillip’s children. I felt for them, understood their behavior, and wanted them to find some happiness. They caused havoc and drama but I like how Eloise handles it all and how certain situations are revealed and how they come together. I loved seeing the Bridgertons in action, especially the brothers. They brought their own brand of protectiveness and humor, I liked that lightness and fun. Overall, I thought there was a good pace but the middle dragged a bit for me. Sometimes Phillip and his feelings and attitude were all over the place but by the time he had his moment of realization and fully shares, it all made sense.

I really enjoyed this story, it was an entertaining and heartfelt read. There was also an excellent little epilogue that made me happy! This is such a fantastic series!

Book Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn | About That Story

Purchase your copy of To Sir Phillip, With Love
Amazon | Author's Book Page
Connect with Julia Quinn
Add To Sir Phillip, With Love to Goodreads

The Duke and I (#1) Amazon | My Review
The Viscount Who Loved Me (#2) - Amazon | My Review
An Offer From a Gentleman (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (#4) - Amazon | My Review
To Sir Phillip, With Love (#5) - Amazon
When He Was Wicked (#6) - Amazon
It's in His Kiss (#7) - Amazon
On the Way to the Wedding (#8) - Amazon

This series is so entertaining with the perfect amount of fun, sweet, and sexy mixed in. What are some of your favorite historical romances? Let me know!

Book Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn | About That Story