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1/This story left me feeling a little uncomfortable in that Colin is near constantly described as (what I interpret as) rough with Penelope near throughout the whole book. grabbing her arm, forcing her through doors… I just felt it was a bit excessive.
2/Like many fans, I came to know the TV series before the books, and came back to read the origin stories of each Bridgerton romance. So far this one is my least favorite and I find it the least romantic.
!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!
One common thread among the series is most of the female protagonists suffer from low self-esteem and an inferiority complex. They never feel complete on their own without the adoration and validation of their male suitors. Penelope was mistreated throughout her story, both by her family and Colin. At one point, Colin betrays her by telling his friends how he would never court Penelope Featherington, and he makes good on that promise. He never does properly court her and instead issues a matter-of-fact proposal that comes off as most of an obligation to uphold his honor and not make him a boor, than something done out of love and devotion. He spends more than half the novel feeling unspoken jealousy for Penelope’s accomplishments and attempting to control and manipulate her out of being Lady Whistledown.
Penelope, for her part, is painted as plain, fat, clumsy and unlovable, as if Colin’s awakening and recognizing her inner beauty and worth is her redemption arc. I feel like her character should have discovered that self-love first on her own. Colin should’ve had to work for her, going against his earlier boastful assertion that he never would.
3/This is one of those books that just makes you love love. I can’t wait to continue reading the rest of the series