Books, Romance

To Sir Philip With Love by Julia Quinn Book Review

“Love your siblings. Love them well,
for they are your blood, and when you are unsure,or times are difficult, they will be the ones to stand by your side.”

Excerpt from:
Julia Quinn
To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5)
Synopsis from Goodreads

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 novel started out well and only recently became tiring. I felt like I was always waiting for the storyline to begin. I’ve like the series in general, but this one just didn’t have the same fire or love as the others. I spent a significant amount of time reading this and still couldn’t get into it. It had so much promise. Sir Phillip has a psychological burden, although he looks to be off-kilter a lot. It’s a tiresome novel, so I was disappointed since I loved Eloise, and I was looking forward to Eloise’s book because she seemed so whimsical and feisty. As a result, she ended up receiving a covert offer from a man in need of a mother for his children. Overall, it didn’t satisfy my heart in the least.

This novel was the one where I couldn’t engage as much as the others. I believe I was drawn in by the story’s diverse cast of people. Whisteldown was another character that I missed. They did, however, add a nice touch because each chapter opened with a section of a letter Eloise had written.

Sir Phillip, in my opinion, wrecked the plot in this novel. What the hell is going on with his demeanor? I was hoping that the character would develop with time, but it became increasingly evident that Phillip is the type of man Julia Quinn envisioned, making him far more difficult to pass and very impossible to consider. His tyrannical responses are unacceptable and should not be praised. I despise this novel because I believe Eloise deserves a better romance tale. I, on the other hand, expected this novel to be promising, but it only served to disillusion and misery for Eloise.

I will rather skip this one and will choose to proceed to the next story than to recommend this book.

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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