Title: It’s In His Kiss (The Bridgertons book #7)
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon, 2005
Source: Purchase, on my Keeper Shelf
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon.com:
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 is my favorite of the Bridgerton Series…perhaps I’ve said that about some of the others also. But truly, this one has humor, adventure and that madcap heroine, Hyacinth Bridgerton. Hyacinth is a bit wary of Gareth at first because he has a very rakish reputation. But she really likes the challenge of helping him to translate his grandmother’s diary. Because of this challenge she and Gareth are together more than what would be usual. Then in the diary they discover a mysterious clue to a treasure and they are off on an adventure. Of course along the way they are falling in love.
Julia Quinn once more has us loving the Bridgerton family, Lady Danbury too. The others in the family make cameos but this is truly all about Hyacinth and Gareth. A five star addition to this wonderful series. (I gave this book 4 stars when I read it the first time. What was I thinking??)
The Bridgerton Series (H or h)
- The Duke and I (Daphne)
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (Anthony)
- An Offer From A Gentleman (Benedict)
- Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Colin)
- To Sir Phillip With Love (Eloise)
- When He was wicked (Francesca)]
- It’s In His Kiss (Hyacinth)
- On The Way To The Wedding (Gregory