It’s in His Kiss by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 7 July, 2014 by Amanda / 10 Comments

It’s in His Kiss by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
Series: The Bridgertons #7
Also in this series: The Duke And I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, An Offer From a Gentleman, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, To Sir Phillip, With Love, When He Was Wicked, On the Way to the Wedding
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library



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.


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...


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.


Thoughts on It’s in His Kiss

I finally finally said, “Screw waiting to read this in order” and grabbed It’s in His Kiss (the only Bridgertons novel my library branch had on the shelves). So yeah, this is #7. But it doesn’t matter because it was amazing.


The more Julia Quinn I read, the more I absolutely adore what she does with her characters. And not just her main characters. ALL her characters.

I started with the Smythe-Smith series (which is a wee bit out of order), but it was fun to see their musicals pop up in this series. It gives you the feeling that everyone is interconnected and there really is a regency period with JQ’s characters.

And the family. I adore the way families and family dynamics are written. I laughed out loud at Hyacinth’s antics with her brother. I want to immerse myself into the Bridgertons and their stories.

And Hyacinth… I liked her. In some ways, she reminded me of myself, and that’s not something I see a lot of in books. Gareth is no slouch himself, though I do think I much preferred the heroine. And Lady Danbury. I <3 Lady Danbury.

I just want to gather up all these characters and take them with me. *hugs them all*


Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,


10 Responses to “It’s in His Kiss by Julia Quinn {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Julia Quinn is one of my all-time favorite authors! I’ve read nearly everything she’s written (except two books – I really should read those). Anyway, I love the Bridgertons. I didn’t read them in order, either. I read book three first. My favorites are The Viscount Who Loved Mr and Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. But I do think it might be best to read the first couple books before Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.

    And if you love Lady Danbury (who doesn’t? She’s the best character) you must read How to Marry a Marquis. This isn’t a Bridgerton book, and it was written before this series, but Lady Danbury plays a huge role. And she’s AWESOME! Marquis isn’t quite as polished as JQ’s more recent books, but it is still so good, and actually one of my favorites.

    • Yup. I just got my hands on An Offer From a Gentleman last weekend after reading the first two books. And I’m plotting ways to get the next book because I adore JQ.

      Thanks for the tip about How to Marry a Marquis. I don’t know that I’ve heard of the book before, so I’ll have to check it out. :D

  2. Ooh, you REBEL! I love when you can read a book out of order and still get the same amount of pleasure. And, can I just ask, what’s up with all these books with song lyrics as titles? I keep singing every time I see them!

    • I am a REBEL! And it feels good. Though now that I’ve gone back and started reading this series in order, I may have to read this again when I get to it. Because why not?

  3. Ahhh JULIA QUINN!!! A woman who can do no wrong with her books in my eyes. I haven’t read one of her books I haven’t loved, and I really think it’s time to pick up another one. It’s been a while since I’ve grabbed a historical romance, and she and Sarah MacLean are calling to me. LOVE THEM:)

  4. Yeah! Screw reading order! *snorts* I’m sure a situation could present itself to make me desperate enough to get over my OCD and read books out of order, but so far it hasn’t happened (thank goodness). Whatever, LOL. I’m glad you’re still loving The Bridgertons, AND I had not idea there was a Smythe-Smith series! One more thing to look forward to ;)

    • I still don’t like reading out of order, but I can be pushed into it if I’m desperate enough. But YES. SMYTHE-SMITH! More JQ fun. :)

    • Yes! Read some Julia Quinn! Btw, I’m off to the library today to pick up the first two books in the series by Jayne Fresina you recommended. :D

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