Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith)
The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers
Price: $6.64

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars Classic and Elegant Quinn NovelNovember 5, 2013

Book Description

 October 29, 2013
From Julia Quinn, the New York Times bestselling author of steamy historical romances, comes the third seductive installment of the Smythe-Smith Quartet, The Sum of All Kisses.
Sarah Pleinsworth can’t forgive Hugh Prentice for the duel he fought three years ago that nearly destroyed her family, sent her cousin fleeing, and left Hugh himself with a badly injured leg. That’s fine with Hugh, who can’t tolerate Sarah’s dramatic ways. But when the two are forced to spend a week together, they find that unexpected kisses, and mutual passion, may have the power to change both of their minds.
Written with Julia Quinn’s trademark style, The Sum of All Kisses is a witty and lighthearted Regency romance.

This was a detail-oriented book with a slight mystery woven in. Ms Quinn certainly paid attention to her characters. They are multi-layered and realistic for their time-period.

It was fun visiting so many old friends, abut I have to say that the interactions with Sarah's sister's was not the fun and comic relief that it was most likely intended to be.

The humor (and all Ms Quinn's books are of a humorous bent) came with watching the protagonists Sarah and Hugh going from absolutely hating each other and forced to make nice...to having a relationship develop almost without their noticing, but oh so obvious for the reader. I loved being in on the secret if you know what I mean

This was an absolute "trademark" book for Ms Quinn, but not in a trite or hackneyed way. It is wonderful to be able to count on an author and know, book to book, that you are going to love what you read.*ARC Supplied by Publisher*

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