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Review: It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 by in Julia Quinn | 0 comments

IT’S IN HIS KISS

(Bridgerton #7)

Julia Quinn

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From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the seventh novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sum of All Kisses and Because of Miss Bridgerton comes the story of Hyacinth, the youngest child of the famed Bridgerton siblings.

Meet Our Hero . . .

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth’s sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past . . . and the key to his future. The problem is—it’s written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.

Meet Our Heroine . . .

All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She’s fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there’s something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won’t quite let go . . .

Meet Poor Mr. Mozart . . .

Or don’t. But rest assured, he’s spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth’s every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other . . . and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.

This edition includes the second epilogue from The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After.

FOUR POINT FIVE STARS

Hyacinth & Gareth’s love story starts out as a friendship that over time grows to more. Gareth’s father wants nothing to do with him and tries to marry him off. And in the meantime, Hyacinth is enjoying her single life. She’s created a friendship with Gareth’s grandma where she goes over once a week and reads her steamy books.

There are a couple of mysteries in this book. A hidden treasure and the mystery around who Gareth’s dad may be. I enjoyed both trying to sleuth on who might be his real dad and also going on the treasure hunts with Hyacinth and Gareth.

This book had a different feel to it almost like the author was trying something new out. At times, she would tell us what the “hero” or “heroine” was doing. I don’t remember the author using those terms in the previous books to describe the characters. And I also don’t remember being told what the characters were doing like we were listening to an old-timey radio show.

One other thing that stood out to me was the Bridgerton mother. The way she spoke felt different than in the other books. Maybe, it’s just me that felt it was off. Either way, I still enjoyed the book.

Don’t forget on Christmas day 2020 this series is being released on Netflix.

“It’s in His Kiss” is the seventh book in the Bridgerton series. The Bridgerton children are marrying off one by one. Even though they are named in alphabetical order from oldest to youngest, their love matches don’t all happen in that order. If you start this series make sure to read it in series order. Lovers of stories about friends-to-lovers will enjoy this romance.

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