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

9 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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quasinaut's review against another edition

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

4.25

Oh, Hyacinth. Somehow, Julia Quinn made me like and understand a character who I'd only found obnoxious, rude, and far too nosy anytime she appeared or was mentioned in previous books in the series. 

I particularly enjoyed the interactions with Lady Danbury, the insightful conversations with mama Bridgerton (and the ensuing introspection by Hyacinth), and, at least initially, the mystery of the diary. That said, I didn't get Hyacinth's reckless and enduring obsession with the diamonds. Overall, fun but not my favorite.

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beatriks's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful mysterious reflective 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? It's complicated

4.0

This is the second last sibling and I still enjoy it, even if things get slightly repetitive. It’s  Julia Quinn’s accomplishment that the characters differ from each other. Hyacinth comes to life quite quickly and her character is interesting and nuanced. 

That is the main reason I love the books. For this part of the series, I do appreciate a twisted parental relationship and family secrets. 

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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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katiefronk's review against another edition

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

3.5


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readwithde's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25

After reading earlier Bridgerton books, I was not looking forward to reading Hyacinth's, as she is often very annoying without much context to absolve her. I was pleasantly surprised that she is much less irritating in her own book, though still headstrong and opinionated. 

As with Eloise's story, the narrative felt focused on the male MC's issues while the female was along for the ride to help him. Hyacinth has a bit more backbone than Eloise, but it still read like Gareth's story, not hers.

I liked Gareth for most of the book, but
Spoiler I can't condone that he set out to seduce Hyacinth to ensure she had to stay in the engagement and marry him.
Although he adequately apologized, and although it didn't matter much in the long run, I don't think it's that easily excusable. 

The plotline involving them searching for the jewels was very promising, but
Spoiler it fizzled out, being replaced by emotions, some steam, and a few arguments. I wanted them to find the diamonds, and it disappointed me too have the book end without Hyacinth's victory.


Overall, it was a bit slow for the first half, followed by lots of steam, fights, and distraction, then ending without warning. Worth the read, but not the best Bridgerton book.

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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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lilacsophie's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted

4.5


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