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by Julia Quinn
Released: 27 January 2015
Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #4
Published by Avon
“An enjoyable and heart warming read, perfect for cuddling up with and whiling away a cold night, as always Julia Quinn has written a solidly good read, even if it isn’t an exciting one” ~ Under the Covers
Sir Richard Kenworthy needs to find, court and marry within the month in order to protect his family. When he sees Miss Iris Smythe-Smith in one of her family’s infamous musicales, he may have found the perfect candidate. Although quiet and unassuming, she manages to capture his attention making marriage seem like an ideal prospect after all. Iris knows she is not the kind of woman to inspire such a whirlwind romance, especially with a handsome man such as Sir Richard, however, after being caught in a compromising position her misgivings about marrying him become superfluous. But what secrets is Richard hiding and will her growing love for her secretive husband die when he reveals the true reason behind their marriage?
Do you know what you need on a cold, wet January night? A cup of something hot, a warm blanket and a Julia Quinn book to pass the dark night away. With Quinn I know I will always get a light-hearted romance and something that will make me chuckle and that’s exactly what I got with The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy. It may not have had me gripped to my kindle eager for the next page, but it was well written and left me with a smile on my face.
Both Richard and Iris were great characters, funny and likable without a dark edge in sight, which made this an easy going and enjoyable read. It doesn’t make it particularly memorable read though, as with the previous books in this series, although I really liked them as I read them they have not stuck out in my mind as the best the genre has to offer.
An enjoyable and heart warming read, perfect for cuddling up with and whiling away a cold night, as always Julia Quinn has written a solidly good read, even if it isn’t an exciting one.
*ARC provided by publisher
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?