06 February 2015

Book Tour, Book Review & Giveaway | THE SECRETS OF SIR RICHARD KENWORTHY by Julia Quinn

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Smythe-Smith Quartet # 4
By: Julia Quinn
Releasing January 27th, 2015
Avon Romance

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can’t be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family’s infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She’s the type of girl you don’t notice until the second-or third-look, but there’s something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she’s the one.

Iris Smythe-Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can’t quite believe it’s all true. And when his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can’t help thinking that he’s hiding something...even as her heart tells her to say yes.

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Just like the Bridgertons, I have grown to love this family as well. They might have some acquired taste when it comes to music, but like the Bridgertons, family is important to them. I admire the way they value family, they might be imperfect, they may have differences, but they were family.

Perhaps it was the reason why Richard Kenworthy was drawn to her, other than his desperation, of course. He needed to find a bride, and he needed to do it ASAP. He knows he doesn't have the luxury of being selective, but when he saw her behind the cello, he knew she'd be perfect. Her beauty wasn't noticeable at one glance, but there was something about her that draws him.

Iris knew her worth, she knew her shortcomings and what she's capable of. She loves to blend into the background, preferred it that way. So, it was quite a surprise when Richard Kenworthy suddenly took an interest in her. It was suspicious, but his attention was flattering, a little bit overwhelming. He charms her, flirts with her - but something is quite not right, she knew it, but couldn't put her mind into it.

It wasn't insta-love, thank goodness. There was attraction, a whole lot of flirting, and some sexual tension in between. Their love grew as they spent more time together. But the big question remains: will Iris be forgiving enough to overlook it?

 Just when I thought I had it figured out, here goes the twist that I didn't see coming. I was so sure it was going to happen, and then WHAM! I soooo love it --- okaaaay it was a little heartbreaking, and he deserves to be punished. His reasons were a bit justifiable, but he could have other options. Nevertheless, he thought he was doing what he thought was right at that point.  I love how the story took its turn, and paved way for the happy ending. 

Julia Quinn once again surprised me, made me swoon, and had me falling in love in no time. 

JULIA QUINN started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only fifteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

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  1. I really, really liked this review! I, too, love Julia's writing...and if her hero (Richard) is flawed, well most all of the Regency heroes I've read about are a bit flawed in one way or another. It's almost a Regency Romance requirement. :-) I think I'm gonna really love Iris though...she sounds like a spunky heroine. Thanks so much for the post. jdh2690@gmail.com