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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: The Sum of all Kisses by Julia Quinn

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.
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…

I love quirky characters, or average heroes and heroines with one little telltale idiosyncrasy, something to bring them from mundane to memorable and Julia Quinn definitely provided me with plenty of fascinating characters in this historical romance. 

To be completely honest I wasn’t all that sure I liked Sarah when I first started reading about her and because I was so intrigued by Hugh I found I almost disliked her. However, I am so glad I kept reading because she truly did grow on me. 

This story was full of giggles and sweet, tender moments and had enough blatant action and passion to keep me on my toes. Hugh is such a unique hero, I thought of him as my hottie Regency nerd. I’m looking forward to reading the next Smythe-Smith story, if only to see what all these characters are up to. I honestly cannot wait for Sarah’s sister’s to grow up and hit the marriage mart as I’m sure their adventures will be quite memorable.

Julia Quinn

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