It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn

September 17th, 2018 Kimberly Review 34 Comments

17th Sep
It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
It's In His Kiss
by Julia Quinn
Series: Bridgertons #7
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Length: 9 hours and 41 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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Raised by an unloving father who told him he was actually a bastard, Gareth St. Clair, the second son of a baron, has plenty of private demons to battle. Years later, after ironically becoming the heir to the St. Clair title when his older brother dies, Gareth still doesn't understand why his father, Lord St. Clair, hasn't publicly denounced his position in society.

His brother, always a champion of Gareth, leaves him a diary written in Italian. Unsure of what to do with the mysterious journal, he heads to his grandmother's house where he meets Hyacinth Bridgerton, youngest of the famed eight Bridgerton siblings. Though she is known for being outspoken and dramatic, there is something charming about her that keeps her in everyone's good graces. Fortunately for Gareth, Hyacinth can read Italian and, as she begins to decipher the text, clues to the mysterious St. Clair history begin to unravel.

Long ago, Gareth's grandmother hid jewels on the St. Claire estate, jewels that can replenish St. Claire coffers left bare by Lord St. Claire's gambling debts. As Gareth and Hyacinth begin their search, they soon realize that they're uncovering another treasure, a love infinitely more precious than any shiny bauble.

historical Humor ROMANCE smartfunny

It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn, narrated by Simon Prebble is the seventh Bridgerton novel and shares the romance of  Hyacinth, the youngest and most outspoken of the siblings. A diary, hidden jewels and wicked banter made this tale delightful.

Reasons to listen to It’s In His Kiss

  • Lady Danbury and Hyacinth’s weekly tea, in which Hyacinth reads scandalous romances involving cliffs.
  • Hyacinth Bridgerton who thinks being compared to Lady Danbury as the highest compliment.  I adored this feisty, determined, stubborn and outspoken young woman, even when she was wrong.
  • Gareth St. Clair. One can not help but feel sorry for him even if he is stubborn and often inserts his foot directly into his mouth. He grew up at the hands of a father who confessed Gareth was a bastard and who demeaned him. I struggled with something he did to keep Hyacinth, but blame his poor self-esteem and doubts.
  • The romance while fade to black was filled with sizzling chemistry, snark, witty banter and plenty of swoons. I confess I burst out laughing several times as these two conversed. Hyacinth is so stubborn, and he takes a while to realize he is madly in love with her.
  • Time spent with Lady Danbury. I simply adored this old woman who says and does exactly what she wants. Don’t think for a moment she wasn’t meddling.
  • The diary written in Italian proved to be fascinating as Hyacinth worked to translate the text. The resulting sleuthing provided quite the adventure.
  • Simon Prebble provided a wonderful narration and captured the banter between this couple perfectly.
  • The epilogues. I love Quinn’s epilogues and I finished this audio grinning from ear to ear.

It’s In His Kiss is perfect for fans of historical romance, families, humor and swoons.

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About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

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34 Responses to “It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn”

  1. Dani Eide

    Wow, how long has it been since i’ve read a Julia Quinn book. Her characters are delightful and I love the treasure hunt. 🎧 Listening, instead of re-reading is a great idea! Great review! ❤️

  2. Lorna

    I’m listening to Because of Miss Bridgerton right now. It’s a bit slow right now, but hoping it will pick up speed soon. I like the sound of this one a lot. I have a bag of books with several of this series that I got at the half price bookstore. I’ll have to check to see if this one is there.

  3. Rowena

    Awww, I loved Gareth and Hyacinth. Their romance was a fun one and Lady Danbury is one of my favorite characters ever. Great review, Kim!

  4. kindlemom1

    Is it weird that I know have that song stuck in my head? 😛
    This does sound fun and perfect for after a harder read. I will definitely add it to my must try pile.