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It's in His Kiss: Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn

6 reviews

kirbylover16's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I love the sense of adventure in this book. For once, I enjoyed both main characters in a Bridgeton book. Well worth the wait. I connect to Hyacinth's desire to solve the case and her struggle to find the right person. Gareth struggled with emotions around his father even long after his childhood. Lady Danbury is always a plus. As with any Bridgeton book, there's parent trama, the reformed rake and virgin, and other overused tropes which are getting super old. I also miss Lady Whistledown, which made this series so unique. The second epilogue wasn't satisfying to me. The first was fine,
Spoilerbut the kid's actions didn't feel real. I would try to figure out how they got there and probably showed off to someone as a kid. Not let someone else take the glory or just put it back.

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embla_v's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful lighthearted

4.0

Detta är en fantastisk historisk romans i Brigerton serien, som jag rekommenderar varmt, skriven av Julia Quinn. 

Boken handlar om Hyacinth, yngst av Brigerton syskonen, och om Gareth, som får en gammal dagbok som tillhörde hans farmor. Det finns dock ett problem dagboken är skriven på italienska, ett språk som Gareth inte förstår. Men en ung dam vid namn Hyacinth Brigerton, en kär vän till Gareths mormor, översätter den gärna åt honom. 

Rekommenderar verkligen att läsa Brigerton serien. Skulle dock vilja säga att det är bra att läsa böckerna i rätt ordning. Men oerhört underhållande läsning. 

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02062000's review against another edition

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funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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racheldiep's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

It's just fine. There isn't much plot, in way of events actually happening. The best part of the book is the banter between all the characters. A plus for being the least problematic of the Bridgerton books I've read so far (Duke & I, Viscount, and Offer), because the bar is that low.

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jenkneebee's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75


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now_booking's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

3.5 Stars rounded down to 3 stars. This book would probably be categorized as the “mystery” in this series. Here, the premise is that Lady Danbury’s beloved grandson, Gareth, has been keeping a painful family secret for most of his life when he inherits a family diary in Italian. His grandmother’s protégée, Hyacinth Bridgerton, happens to understand Italian and offers to help him with the translation, leading to the discovery of the existence of a secret treasure hidden in his estranged father’s house. Hyacinth and Gareth work together to find the treasure whilst developing the most unconventional friendship.

I am not a huge fan of mysteries and the suspense of Hyacinth and Gareth sneaking about for clues and the threat of them getting caught was very stressful to me. However, if you like mysteries, this will definitely be the book for you. Hyacinth is in that lane of heroines who always speaks her mind that isn’t always aware when it might be best to keep her own counsel- I didn’t mind her but I definitely see how she can be perceived as obnoxious- not because she’s strong and outspoken- those are her excellent qualities, but because sometimes she lacks common sense. That said, I liked her as a heroine. I liked that Gareth was a poorer romantic hero but wasn’t a fortune hunter. Even though he is immensely privileged and has access to a good social network, a significant part of his story arch is that he lacks funds and it is addressed in a straightforward sort of way. I didn’t feel strongly either way about Gareth as a character. Where Hyacinth stole the show, I found him to be a good match for her and witty and funny as expected from a JQ hero, but nothing that jumped out and made him especially to die for. This was a fun addition to the series but not my favourite book in the series.

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