Title: The Sum Of All Kisses
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon, 2013
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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.
I thought this the third in the Smythe-Smith Series was the best yet. I had missed the bantering family feel that was so delightful in the Bridgerton Series and seemed in short supply in the first books of this series, but this book captured all of that once more with the Pleinsworth girls and the Smythe-Smith daughters. Here we not only have a hero bogged down in guilt but we have a heroine who initially has every intention of making him pay for past deeds. There is a villain whom we revile and whom our heroine takes to task. The romance is slow to build, the dialog wickedly witty and the book splendidly entertaining.