To Sir Phillip, With Love [Julia Quinn]

Start date: 7 February 2022

Finish date: 9 February 2022

Source: Amazon India Kindle Store

Goodreads Summary:

Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met! But 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 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. Could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

Goodreads: To Sir Phillip, With Love

Notes:

  • Finally, a perfectly ordinary (by my standards, anyway) romance. I mean, deciding to see if you’d like to marry each other after exchanging letters is mostly Indian arrangemerez anyway. Compared to 1) marrying but refusing to consummate the marriage because you hate your dad, 2) marrying the sister of the girl you actually planned to marry because of a mistake, 3) marrying a maidservant (but she’s secretly an heiress) and 4) marrying an old friend who turns out to have been secretly running a gossip newspaper for years; this was completely normal.
  • And kind of boring.
  • But with the benefit of a month’s hindsight, there’s nothing wrong with boring.
  • And, praise the lord, these guys talk out their problems very quickly.
  • Hail Eloise. I will inform VaiBa to skip Bridgerton until Season 4 and Season 5 so that she can enjoy like anything.

Excerpts:

You will always be a Bridgerton, and we behave with honor and honesty, not because it is expected of us, but because that is what we are.

The old Iyer / Iyengar thing again. But also, I think James Clear touched upon this in Atomic Habits – changing your habits by changing your identity or conception of yourself is powerful. At least, I think it was Atomic Habits. The idea does keep popping up in self help.

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