Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #3
Also in this series: Just Like Heaven, A Night Like This, The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Genres: Historical, Romance
He thinks she’s an annoying know-it-all…
Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she’s long since tossed them out the window. Besides, a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.
She thinks he’s just plain mad…
Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought that nearly destroyed her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn’t matter. She doesn’t care that his leg is less than perfect, it’s his personality she can’t abide. But forced to spend a week in close company they discover that first impressions are not always reliable. And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless …
Need more Smythe-Smith in my life.
Thoughts on The Sum of All Kisses
Oh, book. Julia Quinn gives good historical romance. Uncomplicated in the best way possible. And now I just want to read the rest of her books.
So, Hugh. We’ve known about him from the beginning of this series, and the previous book revealed some… interesting THINGS. And I was so very curious to see what would happen in his book. And I wasn’t disappointed. By him or Sarah.
I love, love how lighthearted and uncomplicated these books are. Which isn’t to say there aren’t complications. But they tend to be outside complications rather than internal ones. The characters know what they want.
And the family? Awesome. The unicorns are BACK. It makes me want to climb in the carriage and witness the shenanigans. I do hope they’ll be back in the next book.