Thursday, 20 February 2014

{Review} The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn
Smythe-Smith Quartet #3

Publication Date: 29 October 2013
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
Page Count: 373

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.

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RATING: 3 out of 5 stars
What I Felt
Julia Quinn is one of my favourite historical romance authors so when I grabbed this book the moment I spotted it. Although The Sum of All Kisses is the third book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone if you haven't read the previous books in the series. 

The third book gives us more insights about Hugh, his father and what happened after the shooting incident. There's this wedding where the Hugh and Sarah are forced to be together. I think Hugh is a great character--wounded, sarcarstic, while Sarah is... dramatic... They complement each other. There's humour in the book which I enjoyed as well. 

Overall an enjoyable read! I'm looking forward to the 4th book!

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  1. I enjoyed this one from the banter to the secrets. Glad you had fun with it Michelle!

  2. Looking forward to her next piece of work! :)

  3. I tend to stay away from historical romances. I really want to give the genre a try, but something about it always make me turn away. I love a book that can entertain me :) Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    1. Hope you'll get around to reading historical romances when you feel comfortable with the genre. :)

  4. ack I have a couple of Julia Quinn books but I have not read them yet oops. Glad to hear the characters complimented each other well in this one.