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An avid fan of Julia Quinn I very much enjoyed her earlier Bridgerton novels and often found I could not put then down! (Only doing so for a cup of tea/sleep, haha) but this lacked the authors usual aplomb, I agree with other reviews that the plot was very weak, and thought the question of legitimacy was a poorly convincing addition and not written with enough conviction to engage the reader. Overall ok, but found myself skipping and skim reading which hasn't happened before! Try some of the earlier stuff as its better but for a light period romantic read that's ok try this
This is a headache book. That what I'd call it. It literally gave me a headache.
I love the Bridgerton series and enjoyed them all very much except for this one. 90% of this book is very very exhausting and confusing dialog. It goes back and forth, back and forth, very tiring and one loses the desire to read on very quickly and just really wants to skip to the end. The characters are as charming as we've come to expect from Julia Quinn, this book's handsome rogue is absolutely "abduct and drag to the altar" worthy. Still, the endless talking is too much, it's like one of Shakespeare's dialogs that never ever ends. In addition the little adventure plot of them sneaking into his father's house, looking for diamonds is stretched too long. Like I really felt like she just took the writing from the first night sneaking out and copy pasted it to the second. Had she cut the book a couple of pages, made it more compact, it would have been so much better.
Die letzten beiden Teile der Bridgerton-Serie kann man sich definitiv sparen!
It's in his kiss (was kann man schon von einem historischen Liebesroman erwarten, der als Titel eine Textzeile von einem Song von Cher hat?) erzählt die Geschichte von Hyacinth Bridgerton - eine unglaublich unsympathische Besserwisserin, die überhaupt nicht witzig oder intelligent rüberkommt (obwohl das dauernd gesagt wird).
Sogar der ach so fürsorgliche Bruder Anthony verliert die Contenance - als sich endlich ein Bewerber findet, der ihm die lästige Schwester abnimmt, stößt er darauf mit einem großen Cognac an und rät dem Verehrer gleichzeitig, sich das Ganze nocheinmal gut zu überlegen.
Dieser hat aber seine eigenen Pläne und die haben mit Liebe nichts zu tun (die kommt wie in bisher noch jedem Julia-Quinn-Roman erst nach der üblichen Sex-Szene). Apropos Sex-Szene - die ist hier besonders lustig: Die soeben Entjungferte springt nämlich auf um sich zu waschen (wahrscheinlich steht ein Diener die ganze Nacht parat und hält einen großen Topf Wasser warm, falls jemand von der Herrschaft eine Nummer schieben möchte ...) Fünf Minuten später ist sie zurück, fertig angezogen um aufzubrechen und irgendwelche Juwelen im Hause des Liebhabers zu suchen - das Ganze spielt mitten in der Nacht und im Familienpalais der Bridgertons.
Falls Sie bis hierher gekommen sind und das Buch noch immer kaufen möchten, tut es mir Leid, daß ich Ihnen die Highlights der Handlung verraten habe!
I am a huge fan of Julia Quinn, but I cannot give this book more than a two star.
The witless Banter between Hyacinth's and St Clair alone was shoved on me page after page after page after....did I say page after page.....plus these dialogues had absolutely nothing to do with the story.
I found myself wondering if something more interesting might happen and that is why I finished the book....the optimist that I am.
The only thing in my opinion that seemed to make thinly keep my interest is figuring out who was St Clair's biological father, after that I was ready to put the book down.
I cannot believe this is the same author of the preceding books, (The duke and I, The Viscount who Loved me, An offer from a gentleman)
I'm so disappointed in this storyline....This writing, storyline over all plot was immature and juvenile
If you don't think this review is helpful and you absolutely need to read this book then that is fine, just don't spend more than a penny on a used copy.
I have enjoyed JQ's books in the past, but this one was a big disappointment; the characters are bland and the plot is weak. I felt more frustration than anything following the story of lost and unretrieved jewels. The ending was a total letdown for me. I would not recommend this book as interesting reading.