Author: Julia Quinn
Title: It’s in His Kiss
Publication Date: 2006
Number of Pages: 501 (large print edition)
Part of a Series: Book 7 in the Bridgerton family series (The first book is The Duke and I)
- Library of Congress SH:
- Diaries—Fiction; Translators--Fiction
Geographical Setting/ Time Period: London 1825 (Regency era)
- Hyacinth Bridgerton, and smart and outspoken young lady.
- Gareth St. Clair, a rogue with a heart of gold.
Plot Summary: Hyacinth Bridgerton is in her fourth London season, and she has yet to meet her match among the men of society. Then elderly busybody Lady Danbury introduces her young protégée to her grandson, the notorious Gareth St. Clair. Hyacinth offers to translate a family diary for St. Clair, even though her Italian is less than perfect. She finds that there is more to Gareth and his mysterious family history than meets the eye.
Appeal: It’s in His Kiss is filled with witty repartee between the two main characters, which makes for a fun and fast-paced read. A cast of quirky characters, a few steamy love scenes, and a slight hint of mystery are also included. A light and witty romance.
“He flashed her a bland smile. “Not that I wish to give you any ammunition, but the sad fact of it is—most men are sheep. Where one goes, the rest will follow. And didn’t you say you wished to be married?”
“Not to someone who follows you as the lead sheep,” she replied. (page 118)
Prizes or Awards: None
The Courtesan’s Daughter and other books in the Courtesan series by Claudia Dain (suggested by the romance blog Dear Author http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2008/09/29/if-you-like-julia-quinn-hosted-by/ as light comedy also set in high society London)
Reviewer’s Name: Joy Woods
Form adapted from Saricks, Joyce G. and Nancy Brown. Readers= Advisory Service in the Public Library 2nd. Chicago: ALA, 1997.