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Bridgertons #7

It's In His Kiss

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IF IT'S IN HIS HEART... IT'S IN HIS KISS

MEET OUR HERO...

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past... and the key to his future. The problem is—it's written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.

MEET OUR HEROINE...

All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She's fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there's something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won't quite let go...

MEET POOR MR. MOZART...

Or don't. But rest assured, he's spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth's every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other... and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.

431 pages, Kindle Edition

First published June 28, 2005

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Julia Quinn

153 books32.7k followers
#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Ms. Quinn is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into 32 languages, and she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

The Bridgertons, her popular series of historical romance, is currently in production by Shondaland as a Netflix original series starring Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor, and Rége-Jean Page.

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3,787 reviews69k followers
December 14, 2022
3.5 stars

I am going to choke down every last Bridgerton book, even if it kills me.

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It won't, of course! <--that's just silly
But it has begun to feel like I'm just re-reading the same characters and formulas in different circumstances with every book.

The beginnings of each book hook me in and I chide myself for ever looking skeptically at Quinn's work. And then about a third of the way in something happens to make me think the heroine is way more uptight than I thought she was when she was all lightness and witty banter. Around the halfway mark, the hero does something that doesn't necessarily make him outright unlikable, but does taint my view of him a bit. The ending drags because the heroine, who has usually stated somewhere along the way that she would be happy to marry a good man even if they were not in love, suddenly gets on a high horse and refuses the guy she loves because he did something to make her think he wasn't marrying her for love.
What?

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This book was not really all that different.
I was looking forward to reading Hyacinth's story because she was the youngest Bridgerton and always so opinionated and bold. <--I've really got to stop doing that. I looked forward to Eloise & Violet's stories because I thought they would be genuinely interesting and both times I was disappointed.
Hyacinth, while not what I was hoping, was vastly superior to either of the other ladies, and I liked Gareth well enough. He had Daddy Issues that took their toll on the relationship, but nothing so wacky it caused me to roll my eyes.
I'm looking at you, Anthony & Simon.

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The fun part of this book was the search for the jewels! At first.
And then it kind of dragged on and on, and nothing much came of it till the second epilogue at the end. <---it was cute even if it got a little goofy.
BUT. I kind of thought that the jewels would be more important than they were in the end.
Like, a big part of Gareth's story was that his father hated him and was trying to bankrupt his title in order to leave Gareth with a mountain of debt to deal with after he died.
So yeah. After all the time spent trying to figure out where they were, I thought the jewels should have had more meaning for them financially.

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I wish I'd read this one first because I think I would have enjoyed it more than I did now that I know Quinn's formula. However, this was still one of the better Bridgerton books for me.
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2,014 reviews12.8k followers
December 26, 2020
4.5 stars

Ummm SO FUN. I love how much Lady Danbury we got in here and how fun Hyacinth and Gareth were. I feel like we didn't know much about Hyacinth so far in the series, so this sort of felt a little disconnected from the rest of the series. This isn't a book I was dying for and we didn't really get a ton of the Bridgerton family other than Violet and Gregory and one scene with Daphne. Hyacinth and Gregory were so fun together and I loved their banter. What made this book, though, were all of the scenes with Hyacinth, Gareth, and Lady Danbury. The banter, joking, and just overall love between those three was just adorable.

I really loved how Gareth and Hyacinth really matched each other with their wit and banter. I enjoyed how they fell for each other and truly loved each other before wanting to get married. Like I said, though, this felt a little disconnected from the rest of the series and like it's own book, which made me miss the magic of the Brigdertons. But the romance was so adorable!
November 21, 2021
”I am asking you to marry me because I love you. Because I cannot imagine living my life without you. I want to see your face in the morning, and then at night, and a hundred times in between. I want to grow old with you, I want to laugh with you, and I want to sigh to my friends about how managing you are, all the while secretly knowing I am the luckiest man in town”.

(4.5)

Creo que este puede ser, fácilmente, uno de mis libros favoritos de los Bridgerton. En este nos cruzamos con la historia de Hyacinth, la hermana menor de los Bridgerton, que ya lleva unas cuantas temporadas sin encontrar esposo, pues su personalidad es mordaz y no se corta para nada. Vamos, que es una mujer a la que los hombres le tienen miedo porque creen que no van a poder manejarla. ¡Y pobre del hombre que lo intente! Por otro lado, tenemos a Gareth St. Clair, quien nunca esperó heredar el estado de su padre, pero un accidente así lo quiso. De un momento a otro, Gareth se encuentra en posesión de un diario que puede contener secretos de su pasado y la llave de su futuro. ¿El problema? Está en italiano. ¿La solución? En una velada musical conoce a Hyacinth, quien sabe italiano y se ofrece a ayudarle con el diario. Así es como los dos empiezan a pasar mucho tiempo juntos y… bueno, todos sabemos cómo van estas historias. *guiño guiño* .

En serio, denle un premio enorme a Hyacinth. Es de mis Bridgerton favoritas. Amé su personalidad descarada, su capacidad de decir las cosas sin filtros y su determinación de ser ella misma sin pedirle perdón a absolutamente nadie. Me fascinó ver cómo rompía todas las convenciones sociales, la manera en la que sabía cosas a pesar de ser una señorita y su pasión por las aventuras y los misterios. Y Gareth, por supuesto, es el hombre perfecto para ella. A pesar de todas sus dudas por la procedencia de su sangre y por el estado económico de su familia, es un personaje increíble que le da la batalla a Hyacinth en tozudez e ingenio. Quizá a veces tenía algunos rasgos de hombre anticuado del siglo XIX, pero, vamos, no es nada que dos semanas con Hyacinth no arreglen, de verdad.

Si bien lo del misterio del diario no me importaba mucho, sí me gustaba que fuera la excusa para que Hyacinth y Gareth se fueran conociendo más y, sin darse cuenta, se fueran enamorando perdidamente el uno del otro. Además, digan lo que quieran, pero yo adoro las historias en los que los personajes, en el fondo, saben que se están enamorando, pero lo niegan hasta las últimas instancias. La tensión que se crea de esa manera es espectacular.

El final, como prácticamente todos los de los Bridgerton, es como de cuento de hadas. Aunque me gustó el pequeño giro que le dieron al misterio de las joyas con la aparición de los hijos de Hyacinth y Gareth. Ahora lo que sucede es que tengo miedo… ¿Cómo el libro de Gregory va a superar este? Ya veremos, ya veremos.
Profile Image for Al George.
502 reviews309 followers
August 8, 2020
Gareth yes!

oh yeah

Series:Yes - one more and I'm done in Bridgertonville. Sniff.

Sexy times: Couple of tame moments. No one is getting their freak on but there is plenty of of "Gareth more".

hot

Plan on reading more by the author: Yup - got to finish the series, don't I?

Synopsis: This is Hyacinth's tale, oh she of the talented tongue which wields wordplay sharper than any sword. And because it's H's tale it's filled with witty, witty banter. Now H is fast approaching the shelf because she can outsmart nearly any idiot of the ton and just runs those silly boys off.

out maneuver

Enter Gareth who comes from the supposed loins of an arsehole of a father who is basically beggaring the barony (omg alliteration!). G gets a hint of secret jewels from his grandmother and he and H are off and running. Cue Lady Danbury (sp?) - and lord knows we all have lots of love for that woman and her cane. Wield it, woman, wield it! (Wield apparently being my word of the night.) Add in a side of Gregory that makes me quake in anticipation of the next book, and folks, we have an adventure and a love story so let's get it on.

oh yea

Heroine: Hyacinth. The brilliant. The beautiful. The wielder of sarcasm. The quick of wit. The brave. The adorable. The loving.

Hero: Oh Gareth, yes. Yes. Yes. Equally brilliant. Equally witty. Equally wielding the sword of sarcasm. High-sterical. This is my kind of hero.

Why it did or didn't work for me:
So, you get that this worked, right? I mean what was there not to work? It's a book filled with wonderful sarcasm, funny lines, quotes abound and a love story this is absolute perfection. Be still my heart. Gareth is my new Keating. (Becca, if you read this review, you know who I mean!)

Signed,
I'm sure I don't know

boom
Profile Image for Jacob Proffitt.
2,853 reviews1,493 followers
April 25, 2019
I bounced on this for idiosyncratic reasons. I was mildly enjoying it for quite a bit. Hyacinth is a delight. She's smart and brave and willing to take chances, though she's a bit of a runner on the emotional front. I liked that she knows what she wants and isn't afraid to take active steps to get it and her relationship with Gareth's grandmother is outstanding.

I admit that I've struggled with Gareth, though. I like every interaction with Hyacinth. I like that he appreciates and matches and encourages her. He's had a bad misstep, but he didn't know and couldn't have known how his post-first-kiss comment would have been taken. And he has recovered since then (though I'd have liked an actual resolution to that one, I'm happy how it shook out). But Gareth continually gives his evil father power over him. He's weak and ineffectual with the domineering jerk and I swear he loses a decade of maturity every time they interact. Yeah, some men hold onto pain like that but those are not admirable, or healthy for that matter, men.

I cut out at about 60% when . So my casual dislike for him morphed to disdain with a side of disgust. And I just can't continue. I don't really care what Quinn does to redeem this, I'm just done with that guy.

I know that's an unusually strong reaction for something that is a mistake by someone learning to be better. But I have zero tolerance for that kind of mistake and always have. And it's such a missed opportunity to enlist the Bridgertons on his behalf to combat his father. Why he didn't level with Anthony in the first place, I'll never know. Heck, his honor and training should have told him that not leveling with him was a severe breach of respect. Bah. I need to stop thinking about this. One star because Gareth is an immature idiot who gives his evil father free rent in his own head and makes a plan to betray Hyacinth in a base and cowardly way.
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107 reviews5,903 followers
October 9, 2021
A ver. Empezó muuuuy bien
HYACINTH TE AMO SOS MI BRIDGERTON FAVORITA
Me reconocí mucho en ella :’)
Bueno como decía, empezó muy bien realmente Julia Quinn tiene una capacidad inmensa para hacerme sonreír como una boluda
nonono me tiene riéndome y sonrojándome como si estas cosas realmente me pasaran a mí
el tema es que bueno, también como casi todo libro Bridgerton de los 2000 tiene sus temistocles que viste medio como que 🚩🚩🚩🚩
El chaboncito me caía bien pero para el final siento que necesita AL MENOS 5 años de terapia para ser merecedero de Hyacinth
obviamente tiene una actitud completamente innecesaria y muy repudiable que medio que la caga al final. Le bajé una estrella por eso :/
Es un librito que cumple su función efímera de un buen subidón de adrenalina y fangirleo
PERO no es de mis favoritos de Bridgerton, ese puesto lo siguen teniendo los primeros 3 ;)
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296 reviews821 followers
April 17, 2017
4.5

Amazing news everyone: I am finally out of my 2 week slump. All thanks to this book. I just sat yesterday binging the last 250 pages in one sitting that I didn't realize I was up late at night for it. Did I care? No. The book was wonderful and it got me out of my slump which was literally putting me in hell, okay. Time to celebrate.

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I'm a huge fan of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. I have been slowly reading through those books for 5 years. Yes, you read that right. I was taking my time with them. And now that I only have one book left out of this series, it actually makes me want to cry because I'm pretty attached to this family and the characters. I'm so in love with it and I'm 0% ready to let it go.

Hyacinth Bridgerton was a fantastic heroine. She was adorable, out-spoken and so lovely! I loved her relationship development with Gareth, who by the way, is gorgeous and so swoon-worthy. They're adorable together. So much banter and so much cuteness. Whenever I'm in a need of a good dose of romance, I always go for historical romance. The romance here was just what I needed!

“I am asking you to marry me because I love you,” he said, “because I cannot imagine living my life without you. I want to see your face in the morning, and then at night, and a hundred times in between. I want to grow old with you, I want to laugh with you, and I want to sigh to my friends about how managing you are, all the while secretly knowing I am the luckiest man in town.”

“What?” she demanded.

He shrugged. “A man’s got to keep up appearances. I’ll be universally detested if everyone realizes how perfect you are.”


What's so amazing about this series is how funny it is. I found myself laughing out loud yesterday at how hilarious it was. I especially love the scenes that involve the family or the siblings getting together and Hyacinth and her brother, Gregory's friendship was super funny and I can't wait to read Gregory's story i.e. the last book (cue my tears). I just love how tight this family is. It warms my heart.

I highly recommend this series if you are a fan of historical romance!
Profile Image for UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish.
1,166 reviews1,570 followers
June 20, 2011

Thank heavens for Spring Cleaning!

A year or so ago I began reading Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series and after devouring the first six books back to back, I set them aside and moved on to something else. Well here I am a year later and in the spirit of “Spring Cleaning,” I decided I’d catch up on those books that were just sitting on my shelves collecting dust, and that included the final two Bridgerton books.

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind – that’s what the cover blurb tells us. Though I must admit, the first time I read that I was sure it said, ‘Gareth St. Clair is blind,’ so imagine my confusion when his eyesight seemed perfectly fine to me. It’s not that I was wishing him any harm or ill will, but I was all ready to embrace him as a vulnerable hero who needed someone to shine brightly in his lonely, dark world. Well, clearly, it’s my eyesight that is lacking.

Where was I? Oh, yes… Gareth St. Clair is in a bind, and they aren’t kidding! His mother, brother and paternal grandmother are all long since deceased, and his father hates him. He has only one person who loves him, and who he loves in return – his grandmother, the one and only Lady Danbury – who really did steal the show. Despite Gareth’s perfect eyesight, I really did adore him, and he truly was vulnerable, but in ways that aren’t quite so apparent.

Hyacinth Bridgerton is such a funny young woman. Sweet, smart, outspoken… I really loved her character. And there was something else about her that just seemed so honest, and so real. I loved how she accepted her imperfect self, and in fact, embraced it!

It’s In His Kiss was such a wonderful story. The glaring contrast between Hyacinth Bridgerton’s life and family, and that of Gareth St. Clair, made this at times heartwarming as well as heartbreaking, but leave it to the Bridgertons to look beyond titles and peerage, to see the worth of the person within, and embrace him. This was one of those books that’s the perfect combination of lighthearted and serious, and was an absolute delight to read.
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3,709 reviews31.6k followers
June 28, 2021
4 stars
"You love me?"
"It will be the death of me, I'm sure, but yes. I can't seem to help myself."

It's in His Kiss was one of the most fun books in the Bridgerton series. Hyacinth is the youngest Bridgerton and after getting to know her better in some of the later books, I've been looking forward to her story. I enjoyed that there was a bit of mystery in this one. I especially loved all scenes with Lady Danbury, and Gareth's story of his lineage was intriguing. This couple was wonderful and the epilogue had me smiling so big. I'm a little sad there is only one Bridgerton book left, I'm going to miss reading about this family!

Audio book source: Hoopla
Story Rating: 4 stars
Narrators: Rosalyn Landor
Narration Rating: 4 starts
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 11h 11m
Profile Image for Maria Clara.
963 reviews477 followers
February 1, 2021
No os voy a decir que es una historia preciosa ni que me encanta la pluma de la autora. De estas palabras voy más que sobrada, pero, en cambio, sí que quiero contaros una pequeña, pequeñísima anécdota.  El fin de semana pasado, el sábado para ser más concretos, pensé en empezar este libro. Mi plan, fríamente orquestado, consistía en leer unas cincuenta páginas y luego ver alguna serie en Neflix. Y lo hice, vamos, me refiero a leer las cincuenta páginas. Es más, cuando quise darme cuenta ya llevaba unas ciento noventa páginas leídas...

Pero vamos a ver, ¿está mujer, la Quinn, qué le hecha a sus novelas para que sean tan adictivas?  ¿Tiene en un pote de estos de pimienta, polvos mágicos con los que sazonar sus historias o recita algún hechizo en las noches de luna llena? ¿Baila en el patio de su casa, descalza mientras llueve? ¿Enciende una vela para después quemar un trozo de papel en su llama?  Señora Quinn, (Julia para los amigos), vamos a ver, un poquito de compasión para los lectores; que no sólo me leí de una sentada unas doscientas hojas, sino que al día siguiente terminé el libro. Entienda que esto no hay monedero que lo aguante! Pero, espera, que aquí no se acaba el drama, claro que no, faltaría más, porque, después de leerme en dos días este libro me entró la necesititis de leer el último libro de la saga!

Gracias a Dios que éste ya lo tenía en casa, que sino, no sé qué hubiera sido capaz de hacer...
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121 reviews34 followers
June 7, 2022
Lady Hyacinth is not very fond of the distinguished men in London society until she meets Gareth St. Clair. Who is not only the grandson of Lady Danbury, but also the illegitimate son of his "father" and perhaps also the heir to a mountain of debt. But when he gets the Italian diary of his grandmother and Hyacinth is apparently the only one who understands Italian, begins for the two an adventure and a love that will accompany them for a long time and also the great mystery about his origin is revealed.
The penultimate installment of the Bridgerton series is as entrancing as the other books. What thrilled me even more about this book was the suspense that the search for the diamonds brought......
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461 reviews228 followers
April 17, 2018
Ha sido completamente precioso y pasa a ser de mis favoritos, por no decir el favorito (no puedo elegir entre este y El duque y yo). He adorado a los dos protagonistas y sus momentos juntos: los piques, las contestaciones, las risas, el como poco a poco a poco y sin esperarlo la amistad inicial se fue convirtiendo en amor. ¿Y la abuela? Esa mujer es amor jajaja
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3,114 reviews1,977 followers
February 5, 2020
You do have to love the Bridgertons. In book seven it is Hyacinth's turn to find romance in the person of Gareth St.Clair, long term rake, second son and at odds with his father. He does not sound like the best proposition on the town, but Hyacinth does not have a preference for any of the men she has met so far.

This is really a fun series. It always revolves around the same family and the reader gets to know everyone well. Although this is Hyacinth's book her mother plays a big role, a couple of her brothers get delightful cameos and even one of her sisters pops in for a visit. Gareth turned out to be a very likeable and worthy future husband and the whole thing was very entertaining.

I think the next book must be the last since we only have one more Bridgerton to marry off. I will be sad when it is all over!
Profile Image for Aoife - Bookish_Babbling.
275 reviews296 followers
October 6, 2021
Wow, just WOW 😱 😲
I still think Sir Phillip is the worst but Boy Oh Boy is GSC neck in neck with AnD’ohny & Benedick (thanks to NE for dropping Benedick [so true] in my comments 😂🤭🤣) as runner up for worst male “love” interest in this series…his reasons for pursuing Hyacinth made me so ANGARY 🤬 … seriously how is his behaviour sold as romantic ?! 😭

Hyacinth (and we) deserve better
2.75* rounded up for GR because Violet & Lady D are awesome and I guess the treasure hunt thing was fun even if second epilogue left me a little put out for Isabella – y no recognition for her awesomeness tho? 😬

Hoping to round out the series with the final Bridger'boi as I have the last book borrowed for the next two days. I know if I don't read it now I probably won't come back to finish the series & that would be a waste...yes my brain is messed up. But I will complete the set! 😖
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316 reviews347 followers
January 11, 2023
I know I said I wasn't going to read anymore books from this series, but I lied. I did enjoy this much more than some of the other books I will admit, but there were still many things I found extremely questionable.
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468 reviews31 followers
March 20, 2021
4.5/5*
νομίζω θα απολάμβανα την παρέα της Υακίνθης και της λαίδης Ντάνμπερι, σε κάποιο φανταστικό σύμπαν ;p
και η συνανάγνωση συνεχίζεται <3
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1,348 reviews2 followers
September 3, 2020
Sometimes it's hard for an author to maintain the momentum with a series of books. Thus far, the books have been all five star reads for me and, before starting this one, I sort of wondered would it make the five star mark. Not even sure why I thought that as I did adore Hyacinth in the previous books ... I adore ALL the Bridgertons ... no exceptions!

GARETH ...


HYACINTH ...


She was sometimes vexing, occasionally infuriating but always entertaining.



... and Lady Danbury has a starring role in this book. I adore her too.


"Something important is always about to happen, my dear girl," Lady Danbury said. "And if not, you'd do well to act as if it were. You'll enjoy life better that way."



“He didn’t know where the thought had come from, or what strange corner of his brain had come to that conclusion, because he was quite certain it would be nearly impossible to live with her, but somehow he knew that it wouldn’t be at all difficult to love her.”



I end up swooning at the words that Julia Quinn puts forth in these books ... delicious morsels that make me so happy. Yes, the characters might have their ups and downs but one knows that, at the end of the day, there will be perfection ...

"It's a lovely language, so melodious and smooth ..."



It is a lovely language. Everything sounds better in Italian ... even my name. "Maura", so boring when everyone else says it but as soon as an Italian colleague says it, it becomes something completely different ... He pronounces it "Mowrrrra" ... rolls the "r" and one feels like the heroine in a romantic novel ... LOL (yes, losing the plot a bit here)!


Of course we all know this series is coming on Netflix in the near future. I am a little bit wary... it is hard to transfer a favourite book to screen - one such example Matthew MacFayden as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (I will take Colin Firth, no problem) but whoever cast that dweeb McF needs to be fired ...

A little bit of mystery and adventure added to the story ... and that Epilogue - every book should have an Epilogue!

“‘If you want to know if a gentleman loves you,’ her mother said, ‘there is only one true way to be sure.’”

Lady Danbury leaned forward. Even Hyacinth leaned forward, and she was holding the book.

“‘It’s in his kiss,’ her mother whispered. ‘It’s all there, in his kiss.’”


Profile Image for Grecia Robles.
1,408 reviews310 followers
October 13, 2018
Esta series es una de las más divertidas y a esta familia le tengo muchísimo cariño.
Ahora le toca el turno a la más pequeña del clan Bridgerton Hyacint, que es una chica muy peculiar, aventurera, temeraria, inteligente y sin filtro es por eso que a pesar de llevar ya tres temporadas todavía no se casa lo hombres le tienen miedo pero llega a su vida Gareth un hombre que es su igual y juntos sacan chispas.

La verdad es que me gustó mucho más que los dos anteriores, es más divertido si solté varias carcajadas sobre todo con Lady Danbury que viene siendo la abuela de Gareth.

Gareth me gustó es muy divertido y me encantó la relación que lleva con su abuela.

Extrañé a los demás hermanos Bridgerton sobre todo a mi Colin, es que las pullas entre los hermanos es lo más. Las escena donde Gareth le pide la mano a Anthony me encantó me dio mucha risa.

Por cierto no sé si sea percepción mía pero a pesar de que me gustó el libro siento que no está al nivel de los primeros 4.

3.5 estrellas
May 8, 2017
4.5 delighted stars ❤️

"Eu daria tudo para ter mais uma pessoa por quem pudesse dar a minha vida."
*
“I would give the world to have one more person for whom I would lay down my life,”
- Gareth St.Clair

* * *
Hyacinth percebeu que algumas coisas realmente surgiam como um relâmpago. Havia coisas que uma pessoa simplesmente sabia, sem ser capaz de as explicar.
Porque naquele momento soube que se ia casar com aquele homem.
Ninguém mais valeria a pena."
*
"Hyacinth realized that some things did come in a flash. And there were some things one simply knew without possessing the ability to explain them.
Because in that moment she knew that she was going to marry this man."
No one else would do.”
(Hyacinth Bridgerton)

* * *
"Quero que saibas que se eu pudesse, dar-te-ia o mundo."
*
“I did want you to know that if I could, I would give you the world.”
- Gareth St.Clair
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862 reviews160 followers
August 10, 2021
I missed reading those historical novels that makes you want to brew a cup of tea, sit and draw delight in their scandalous affairs. There is relatively nothing to take in these novels except the amorous attitudes of those of the 19th century but it sure makes a good book to pass time on. With the new hype over Bridgerton it’s only natural these become more popular but I belong to that group that read Julia Quinn way before Bridgerton was even conceived in the head of Shonda Rhimes and yes I have to yet to watch it so go ahead. Pass your judgement. These books are like my guilty pleasures and I rather keep them in the novel version so forego the adaptation and most probably will continue to. But that doesn’t mean I won’t stray back to these once in a while. After all I have only one more left in the series, I might as well find it and read.
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582 reviews79 followers
March 20, 2021
Υπέροχο!!!!!!
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Profile Image for Estíbaliz Montero Iniesta.
Author 30 books891 followers
November 17, 2020
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Me lo he leído en un día 🙈
De verdad, esta saga engancha como ninguna. Estaba atascada con el libro anterior y sabía que si cambiaba a este, no iba a poder parar de leer. Y efectivamente.

La séptima entrega nos presenta la historia de la más pequeña de los Bridgerton. Hyacint fue un personaje muy particular desde el principio, desde que era una niña pequeña en los primeros libros. Es increíblemente avispada, sarcástica y poco inclinada a cumplir las normas si no le parecen adecuadas. La verdad es que es un personaje que ha destacado desde el minuto 1. Lo más gracioso es ver como, a pesar de creerse la más lista de la sala, y de serlo en muchas ocasiones, Gareth consigue dejarla sin habla en múltiples ocasiones.

Gareth es sin duda la persona que ella necesita. Le planta cara cuando otros muchos hombres no se atreven. Sus piques, contestaciones... Me encanta su dinámica.

También me encanta la relación que tiene Gareth con su abuela, me parece supertierna. Y lady Danbury es una fuera de serie, me río un montón con ella.

Eso sí, aviso, sigue habiendo esas situaciones con el toque machista de la época que a veces me ponen de mala leche. Y cierta situación de usar el sexo como manipulación que uff. Pero bueno, para mí, al final el salseo, los personajes, la historia y la ironía que emplea la autora en tantas ocasiones y que es tan característica de ella, compensan.

Os hablo más de este libro aquí: https://youtu.be/9TopeMWe14A
Profile Image for Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου.
Author 4 books81 followers
January 2, 2021
Τρίτη ανάγνωση και το λάτρεψα ξανά!!!

(Η παρακάτω κριτική είναι από την πρώτη φορά που το διάβασα και δεν την αλλάζω)

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“Gareth, yes? Or Gareth, no?”
“Gareth, more” !!!!!!!




I LOVED this book! Hyacinth is definitely a unique young woman and this story was exactly what I was expecting to read!

Let’s be honest… Every man is scared of Hyacinth. She’s too honest for her own good and even more stubborn. She doesn’t settle on the second best choice and she prefers to be friends with the most terrifying woman in London who is like a grandmother to her. I liked the way she was acting because she’s genuine. She knows that she has her faults and she accepts the reality. That’s why I believe that she’s one of the most interesting characters in this series.

Gareth… What can I say about him? I adore him! He’s a notorious rake and a perfect match for Hyacinth. Everyone thinks that he just wants to have fun and seduce young women but that’s not true. It’s obvious that he’s sad because with the exception of his grandmother, he hasn’t anyone else to care about or care for him. He’s really smart and I was glad to see that at the end he realized what was truly important for him!

A great story in an amazing series!
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793 reviews1,003 followers
January 30, 2019
4.5


Another excellent edition to the Bridgerton saga. I just loved Hyacinth! If I were a Bridgerton... this is who I'd have been. Gareth St. Clair took a little time growing on me. But predictably, I did fall hard for him in the end. He was a good match for her. Although I have to admit that when I first read the the names of the characters, my very first thought was... those two names don't sound well together. Gareth and Hyacinth... They sound like lisping. And then... to my utter delight, her brother Gregory mentioned this in the story.

"Gregory!"
"Well," he said with an affected sigh, "you have my approval at least."
"Why?" Hyacinth asked suspiciously.
"It would be an excellent match," he continued. "If nothing else, think of the children."
She knew she'd regret it, but still she had to ask. "What children?"
He grinned. "The lovely lithping children you could have together. Garethhhh and Hyacinthhhh.
Hyathinth and Gareth. And the thublime Thinclair tots."


What a delight this series has been. So, I may as well go for broke and move on to #8, Gregory's story. This character was probably mentioned the least in all the books. So I'm anxious to see where she takes him.
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1,879 reviews404 followers
November 17, 2014
I'm so glad that I read Hyacinth's story for last because if I had read Gregory's the ending of the series would have left me with bad taste in my mouth. This way instead I regained my love for this series!

Hyacinth and Gareth are perfect for each other!

Hyacinth is fantastic with her quick wit and her intelligence. She's afraid of nothing! Her plain speaking was a joy to read!

Gareth is great too. I loved how Hyacinth make him crazy! LOL

And what to say about Lady D? WOW, just WOW! Her and Hyacinth meetings were highly entertaining! I laugh out loud!

A great, fun, truly enjoyable book!
Profile Image for Esther .
855 reviews190 followers
January 13, 2021
Reread.

It was a funny, sweet and fun read.

Love a spunky heroine.

Not my favorite of the series but still very good compared to what we have out there now for historical romances.

Profile Image for Becca.
625 reviews92 followers
June 14, 2018
I just realized one of my all-time favorites did not have a review!

How did this happen?! I'm so ashamed.

Gareth and Hyacinth are one of my all-time favorite match-ups because they are so NORMAL. They have opinions, they sometimes say the wrong thing, they have family troubles, and they know how to laugh at the absurd.

Their chemistry felt so real...they felt so real. I never get tired of their first meeting. I never get tired of when Gareth suddenly realizes that life with Hyacinth may be just what he wants. And I never get tired of reading their second epilogue where after 20 years they still love and laugh and truly understand each other.

I've re-read this book countless times and at one point, I had two copies of it. It is magic every time I read it. JQ will always have a special place in my heart for giving me this story. I never get enough of it.
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559 reviews214 followers
December 24, 2019
This one, to me, is quintessential Quinn. It has a simple plot with great characters- love Hyacinth, Garth, Lady Danbury. It is satisfying and lovely.

Here’s how I would order the books based on my preference after rereading:

To Sir Phillip, With Love
The Viscount Who Loved Me
When He Was Wicked
It’s In His Kiss
The Duke and I
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Romancing Mr, Bridgerton
An Offer From a Gentleman
On the Way to the Wedding (still need to reread this so it could move up a space or two but very likely remains in the bottom 3).

The line is for the top and bottom tier separator. Top tier are books I can read and read again any day of the week. Bottom tier are books that I have no desire to reread unless part of a challenge (like reading a series). The orders have changed some in this reread but the tiers have not.


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