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The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Review + Giveaway

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Review + Giveaway

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Review + GiveawayThe Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #4
on January 27th 2015
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

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. 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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Please note:

This review is going to be short because my laptop crashed and with it went the reviews amongst other things I had written, I’m writing this from my kindle. I’m told that I can get all my data from the hard drive or something anyhoo since I’ll get that hopefully by tomorrow and I’ll update this with my proper review. For now this will have to do.


What I loved: Iris, she was a wonderful heroine. It’s not often that you find a heroine like her. 

Quibbles: I say this a lot when it comes to stories with secrets or deception (in this case from the hero) they should grovel more and in my opinion Iris should have made him wait longer for her forgiveness. I wanted the Quinn humor that I loved in the first book of the series instead I got a lot of angst which to be honest I rarely enjoy these days. 

Overall, this was an okay read but I do enjoy and like Julia Quinn’s writing and the way her characters can seem so real. Happy Reading! 

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Author Info


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. Yes, like the reviewer, I prefer humor to a lot of angst in my historical romances, but there is almost always some angst in historical romances…they are noted for that along with their witty dialogue and merry chases for courtships. And I do like Julia’s writing style. So even if this story were not to be a fave of mine, I’m still gonna read it…it’s definitely on my TBR list ’cause I want to find out how Richards covers his *** after withholding secrets so long from Iris. Thanks for the post. [email protected]

  2. I always enjoy Julia’s books. I can’t wait to read this one. This has been an enteertaining series. Thaanks for the giveaway.
    Carol L

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