Smythe-Smith Quartet

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Smythe-Smith Quartet #4) By: Julia Quinn

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Smythe-Smith Quartet #4) By: Julia Quinn

Plot:

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can’t be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family’s infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She’s the type of girl you don’t notice until the second—or third—look, but there’s something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she’s the one. Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can’t quite believe it’s all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can’t help thinking that he’s hiding something . . . even as her heart tells her to say yes.

Review:

Sir Richard and his sisters drove me a little crazy. I loved Iris, for the most part, she should have slapped some bitches, though.

Sir Richard figured out some completely ludircrous plan to save his sisters reputation and poor Iris was pulled in against her will. Thankfully they fell in love with each other and she was able to forgive him for being an idiot.

Seriously between Iris’s sister Daisy, and Sir Richards sisters, hardly a page went by where I didn’t want to beat someone to death. For the most part I liked the story a lot, but I just can’t overlook my desire to murder when I rate this title. Iris was the best part of the book and I feel slightly sad for her being saddled with such infuriating people.

3/5

The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet #3) By: Julia Quinn

The Sum of All kisses

The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet #3) By: Julia Quinn

Plot:

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 … New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s enchanting third novel in the Smythe-Smith quartet is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud and tug at your heartstrings in equal measures.

Review:

It’s been so long since I’ve read a Juilia Quinn book I forgot how much I love her. Historical romances are not a genre I normally enjoy, but she provides just the right amount of detail to set the scene, but not bog me down in how much she knows about the era.

Love the Smythe-Smith’s. It’s been a while, like I said, so I didn’t remember everyone’s name, but it came back quickly. I love how strong her women are and how interconnected the universe is, all of her books seem to connect, even if it’s just in passing.

Sarah and Hugh were wonderful and I’m not just saying that because they remind me of my husband and I. Great romance, great personalities.

It did get a little wonky, reasoning wise, at the very end, but it ended up making sense. Sense enough for a romance.

Really loved this and so glad that I already have the next one ready to read.

5/5