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  • Julia Quinn
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  • 08 January 2019
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Read The Sum of All Kisses Summary The Sum of All Kisses ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Julia Quinn He thinks she's an annoying know it allHugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acuainted with the words shy or retiring she's long since tossed them out the window Besides a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg and now he could never court a woman like Sarah much le. It s difficult for me to put my feelings about this book into context I m just devastated by this book because it was such a huge letdown It was still pretty funny and light and amusing but on the other hand this is Julia uinn and I feel like this book should be than just brain candy The characters are largely forgettable the plot is just ridiculous and I am so sad that I can only give this a 2 There is just no substance to it It is all fluff and so completely lacking in everything that was bright and beautiful in the early Julia uinn books that I lovedLet me preface by saying I absolutely adore Julia uinn She is on my auto buy She is STILL on my auto buy despite this book Why Julia uinn is single handedly responsible for my introduction into the cult of Regency Historical Romance I have always scorned historical romance novels until I reached for one of her books one day thinking the premise looked interesting and well she s a Harvard graduate so surely it s less shameful to read a romance novel by someone so pedigreed Yes I am a book snob sometimes I m not perfect and it s stupid but I needed to rationalize my urge to read a genre of books that was inherently shameful to my conservative Asian upbringingWith that said my first few Julia uinns were absolutely fantastic I laughed til my sides hurt I felt for the characters and it finally got knocked into my stupid silly youthfully immature brain that I should not judge a book by its covers because a good book with amazing characters and humors can transcend a genre Julia uinn is the first romance author who taught me that romance novels have value too that it is a genre worthy of reading when it is so spectacularly written that they re not merely bodice rippers with brutish alpha males as the hero who ravish wilting maidens with heaving bosoms no thank you Catherine CoulterBut lately it feels like Julia uinn s books have lost the magic This book is no exception The last Julia uinn book I remember loving is the 5th in the Bridgerton series Since then her books have been largely unmemorable for meDon t get me wrong they re still goodbut this is Julia uinn man I don t read Julia uinn books to merely have a good reading experience I can reach for any light Regency novel and expect to get a book that s at least a 25 to 3 rating reading experience I expect sparks I expect magic I expect transcendence I hold Julia uinn to a higher standard and I m sorry but I feel let down Am I selfish Do I have too high expectations of an author so beloved to my heartSummary This book follows the Smythe Smith family you might be a little lost if you plunged in without having read the previous books but not by much This is Hugh and Sarah s story Hugh is the second son of a Maruess who has what would today be called a eidetic or photographic memory he s also highly mathematical being able to calculate enormous sums in his head Hugh got pissed drunk a few years ago and wound up making a mistake he never makes he lost a game of cards While drunk off his ass Hugh makes the enormous mistake of challenging the man who beat him to a duel That man happens to be Daniel Smythe Smith a good friend The duel was a mistake and what happens was also a mistake Daniel shot Hugh in the leg cripping him and is forced to flee the country the escape from the wrath of Hugh s father the Maruess Daniel leaves behind a devastated broken family and a cousin Lady Sarah Pleinsworth who is righteously angry about the entire situation than the entire Smythe Smith familyThings happen namely Books 1 and 2 in the Smythe Smith series and Daniel is back in England and getting married Hugh and Daniel have since mended their differences but he and Sarah still cannot stand one another He dislikes her because well she s annoying She hates him because of what he did to Daniel They re thrown together by force at Daniel s wedding improbable hijinks follow and for some fucking reason they fall for each other on the spot considering they have not been able to stand each other for yearsThe plot I give Historical Romances some room for levity when it comes to plot but I cannot overlook a plot that is so absolutely absurd as to be absolutely unbelievable by any extent of the imagination The plot and the eventual resolution is incredibly fucking absurd and please believe me when I say I take no pleasure at all in critiuing this book No Sarah shook her head aghast That can t be true It s preposterous It s mad it s Nope Sarah I may not like you at all but you are absolutely right The book starts off fairly well and then devolves into a ludicrous resolution that I can t even hint at because there s no way that you could see it coming There is no rationality there is no reason The resolution and the climax was just pulled out of thin air I can t even hint at it because there is no foreshadowing involved and no subtlety because the ultimate confrontation just doesn t make any goddamn sense The climax of the plot was grandiose overdone unnecessary a complete fucking farce it s the euivalent of using a jackhammer to insert a pushpin into a wallSome series needs to come to a graceful end The Smythe Smith family have been a long running insider joke since the days of the Bridgerton series because of their terrible musical skills and their annual intolerable musical performance Well the joke should stop hereThe characters There s just nothing about the characters in this book that stands out The characters are or less cookie cutter dull and the main character Sarah got on my nerves For a book that is Regency there s but the mildest effort at making it historically accurate considering the inclusion of children at parties the use of unicorns within discussions and the use of the word typecast Really Typecast In the 1800s There is just not even a pretense at making the characters dialogue in this book anywhere near historically accurate I get it I don t want to read flowery purple prose and overly archaic language any than I want to stab myself in the eye but I read Historical Romance largely for the HISTORICAL part and the speech should at least attempt to reflect the timeI found Hugh to be inoffensive I found Sarah to be uite annoying and grating on my nerves when Lady Sarah spoke it was difficult to ignore herShe used far too many adverbs And exclamation points Sarah even admits it herself And I She paused How to say it There are people in this world who find me uite annoying She is overly judgmental and she is overly sensitiveSarah reminds me of Helen Lovejoy in the Simpsons largely because she is so overwrought and offended FOR someone than the person who was actually hurt She is uptight snippy and a mess of nerves Yes Daniel is her cousin Yes he got hurt No Sarah should not be screeching like a harpy and acting hurt on behalf of Daniel than his actual family Sarah is one of those types of people who are offended and even so on your behalf they mean well but overall they should just shut up and let the actual parties involved deal with it rather than taking it on as their personal causeThe supporting characters includes a group of Sarah s teenaged sister ranging from 11 to their late teens and all the headache and suabbling that entails as well as Hugh s Sad Sad Past and an Evil Father who s evil than any Disney villain I just did not enjoy this book and I feel like I have to be apologetic for not liking itThe Romance Not believable Mainly because Hugh and Sarah have hated each other for years He hated her because she s an annoying twit who runs at him screeching like a harpy at every single public appearance at which they meetAll of a sudden they re encounter each other at a wedding They fight and avoid each other like two particularly ill tempered cat and dog Out of fucking nowhere the sparks flyFor him And her lips he realized now that she wasn t hurling insults at him were utter perfection full and pink and touched with just the right sort of curve They seemed to tell a man that she knew things that she knew how to laugh and if he only laid down his soul for her she would light up his world with a single smile And her And his mouth he rarely smiled or at least he rarely smiled at her but there was something rather wry about it She supposed some people might not find that attractive but she DidDear Lord Oh pleaseI ve lost that loving feeling for Julia uinn novels El roto youthfully immature brain that I should not judge a book by its covers because a good book with amazing characters and humors can transcend a genre Julia uinn is the first romance author who taught me that romance novels have value too that it is a genre worthy of reading when it is so spectacularly written that they re not merely bodice rippers with brutish alpha males as the hero who ravish wilting maidens with heaving bosoms no thank Simply Drums you plunged in without having read the previous books but not by much This is Hugh and Sarah s story Hugh is the second son of a Maruess who has what would today be called a eidetic or photographic memory he s also highly mathematical being able to calculate enormous sums in his head Hugh got pissed drunk a few Harleys Angels years ago and wound up making a mistake he never makes he lost a game of cards While drunk off his ass Hugh makes the enormous mistake of challenging the man who beat him to a duel That man happens to be Daniel Smythe Smith a good friend The duel was a mistake and what happens was also a mistake Daniel shot Hugh in the leg cripping him and is forced to flee the country the escape from the wrath of Hugh s father the Maruess Daniel leaves behind a devastated broken family and a cousin Lady Sarah Pleinsworth who is righteously angry about the entire situation than the entire Smythe Smith familyThings happen namely Books 1 and 2 in the Smythe Smith series and Daniel is back in England and getting married Hugh and Daniel have since mended their differences but he and Sarah still cannot stand one another He dislikes her because well she s annoying She hates him because of what he did to Daniel They re thrown together by force at Daniel s wedding improbable hijinks follow and for some fucking reason they fall for each other on the spot considering they have not been able to stand each other for Agent Sellar yearsThe plot I give Historical Romances some room for levity when it comes to plot but I cannot overlook a plot that is so absolutely absurd as to be absolutely unbelievable by any extent of the imagination The plot and the eventual resolution is incredibly fucking absurd and please believe me when I say I take no pleasure at all in critiuing this book No Sarah shook her head aghast That can t be true It s preposterous It s mad it s Nope Sarah I may not like The Improvement of Psycho Analysis you at all but Brians Destruction you are absolutely right The book starts off fairly well and then devolves into a ludicrous resolution that I can t even hint at because there s no way that L'ultime trahison (La conspiration des dieux, IV) you could see it coming There is no rationality there is no reason The resolution and the climax was just pulled out of thin air I can t even hint at it because there is no foreshadowing involved and no subtlety because the ultimate confrontation just doesn t make any goddamn sense The climax of the plot was grandiose overdone unnecessary a complete fucking farce it s the euivalent of using a jackhammer to insert a pushpin into a wallSome series needs to come to a graceful end The Smythe Smith family have been a long running insider joke since the days of the Bridgerton series because of their terrible musical skills and their annual intolerable musical performance Well the joke should stop hereThe characters There s just nothing about the characters in this book that stands out The characters are or less cookie cutter dull and the main character Sarah got on my nerves For a book that is Regency there s but the mildest effort at making it historically accurate considering the inclusion of children at parties the use of unicorns within discussions and the use of the word typecast Really Typecast In the 1800s There is just not even a pretense at making the characters dialogue in this book anywhere near historically accurate I get it I don t want to read flowery purple prose and overly archaic language any than I want to stab myself in the eye but I read Historical Romance largely for the HISTORICAL part and the speech should at least attempt to reflect the timeI found Hugh to be inoffensive I found Sarah to be uite annoying and grating on my nerves when Lady Sarah spoke it was difficult to ignore herShe used far too many adverbs And exclamation points Sarah even admits it herself And I She paused How to say it There are people in this world who find me uite annoying She is overly judgmental and she is overly sensitiveSarah reminds me of Helen Lovejoy in the Simpsons largely because she is so overwrought and offended FOR someone than the person who was actually hurt She is uptight snippy and a mess of nerves Yes Daniel is her cousin Yes he got hurt No Sarah should not be screeching like a harpy and acting hurt on behalf of Daniel than his actual family Sarah is one of those types of people who are offended and even so on Red your behalf they mean well but overall they should just shut up and let the actual parties involved deal with it rather than taking it on as their personal causeThe supporting characters includes a group of Sarah s teenaged sister ranging from 11 to their late teens and all the headache and suabbling that entails as well as Hugh s Sad Sad Past and an Evil Father who s evil than any Disney villain I just did not enjoy this book and I feel like I have to be apologetic for not liking itThe Romance Not believable Mainly because Hugh and Sarah have hated each other for El Fideo Mas Largo del Mundo years He hated her because she s an annoying twit who runs at him screeching like a harpy at every single public appearance at which they meetAll of a sudden they re encounter each other at a wedding They fight and avoid each other like two particularly ill tempered cat and dog Out of fucking nowhere the sparks flyFor him And her lips he realized now that she wasn t hurling insults at him were utter perfection full and pink and touched with just the right sort of curve They seemed to tell a man that she knew things that she knew how to laugh and if he only laid down his soul for her she would light up his world with a single smile And her And his mouth he rarely smiled or at least he rarely smiled at her but there was something rather wry about it She supposed some people might not find that attractive but she DidDear Lord Oh pleaseI ve lost that loving feeling for Julia uinn novels

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Read The Sum of All Kisses Summary The Sum of All Kisses ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Julia Quinn St impressions are not always reliable And when one kiss leads to two three and four the mathematician may lose count and the lady may for the first time find herself speechless New York Times bestselling author Julia uinn's enchanting third novel in the Smythe Smith uartet is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud and tug at your heartstrings in eual measures. 45 Captivating StarsTHE SUM OF ALL KISSES the third book in the Smythe Smith uartet series was just what I needed after the darkness and intensity of my last book I know that Julia uinn will captivate me with the romance charm and humour of her stories Hugh is definitely the most tormented of the heroes in this series Even though he did everything in his power to make things right after the reckless drunken duel he is still filled with overwhelming guilt His friend Daniel might have forgiven him but it seems he can t forgive himself He seems a lonely figure constantly in pain from his lameness and believing it makes him less of a man I think that s why he stole a piece of my heart and the fact that he is an unconventional herowith his amazing memory and mathematical geniusBoth he and Sarah have preconceived ideas about each other Hugh can t stand Sarah s tendency to overdramatize Sarah Pleinsworth was one of those dramatic females given to hyperbole and grand announcementsand Sarah hates Hugh for causing her family so much pain and hurt They are my family she said in a choked voice and you have hurt them beyond repair For that I can never forgive you So watching their feelings gradually change and evolve as they learn about each other was so heart warming There are many delightful scenes but I absolutely love this onefor me it is gloriously romantic It was the strangest most awkward waltz imaginable Instead of a clasped pair of hands elegantly arched before them they both put their weight on the cane Not too heavily they didn t need that much support not while they had each other He hummed in three uarter time and he led with light pressure on her back moving the cane whenever it was time to turn He had not danced in nearly four years He had not felt music flow through his body nor savored the warmth of a woman s hand in his But tonight It was magical almost spiritual and he knew that there was no way he could ever thank her for this moment for restoring a piece of his soulAnother memorable scene but for very different reasons is where Sarah massages Hugh s leg and he s having all sorts of randy thoughts I ll leave you to read that oneMs uinn always imbues her stories with a strong sense of family and the scenes between Sarah and her younger sisters are a sheer delight I love Hugh s reaction to their conversations Hugh could only stare There appeared to be sixteen different conversations going on at once With only three participantsThe youngest sister Frances steals every scene she s inshe s so adorable The least said about Hugh s father the better other than to say when he is described as a rat bastard it is definitely no exaggeration My only criticism is that the drama towards the end of the book involving Hugh s father seemed excessive but it certainly didn t spoil my overall enjoyment of the bookTHE SUM OF ALL KISSES is a charming romance with loveable characters sparkling dialogue and delightful touches of humourREVIEW RATING 455 STARSThe Smythe Smith series to date click on cover for information El roto you laugh out loud and tug at Simply Drums you So watching their feelings gradually change and evolve as they learn about each other was so heart warming There are many delightful scenes but I absolutely love this onefor me it is gloriously romantic It was the strangest most awkward waltz imaginable Instead of a clasped pair of hands elegantly arched before them they both put their weight on the cane Not too heavily they didn t need that much support not while they had each other He hummed in three uarter time and he led with light pressure on her back moving the cane whenever it was time to turn He had not danced in nearly four Harleys Angels years He had not felt music flow through his body nor savored the warmth of a woman s hand in his But tonight It was magical almost spiritual and he knew that there was no way he could ever thank her for this moment for restoring a piece of his soulAnother memorable scene but for very different reasons is where Sarah massages Hugh s leg and he s having all sorts of randy thoughts I ll leave Agent Sellar you to read that oneMs uinn always imbues her stories with a strong sense of family and the scenes between Sarah and her The Improvement of Psycho Analysis younger sisters are a sheer delight I love Hugh s reaction to their conversations Hugh could only stare There appeared to be sixteen different conversations going on at once With only three participantsThe Brians Destruction youngest sister Frances steals every scene she s inshe s so adorable The least said about Hugh s father the better other than to say when he is described as a rat bastard it is definitely no exaggeration My only criticism is that the drama towards the end of the book involving Hugh s father seemed excessive but it certainly didn t spoil my overall enjoyment of the bookTHE SUM OF ALL KISSES is a charming romance with loveable characters sparkling dialogue and delightful touches of humourREVIEW RATING 455 STARSThe Smythe Smith series to date click on cover for information

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Read The Sum of All Kisses Summary The Sum of All Kisses ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Julia Quinn Ss dream of marrying herShe thinks he's just plain madSarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought that nearly destroyed her family But even if she could find a way to forgive him it wouldn't matter She doesn't care that his leg is less than perfect it's his personality she can't abide But forced to spend a week in close company they discover that fir. Originally Posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book GeekThere is something about Julia uinn s writing that hits all the pleasure sensors in my brain I laugh cry love and hurt with her books She is probably my favorite living author and all I need is to see her name on the cover to grab it up I could not wait to get my hands on THE SUM OF ALL KISSES and Ms uinn did not disappoint Probably because Julia uinn never ever disappointsThe story of Hugh Prentice and his duel with Daniel Smythe Smith will never cease to bring pure drama to the pages It will always be the dramatic heartbreaking and defining moment of this series A moment where two young men made a stupid mistake that will define them forever More than define them they will always carry scars and it seems will keep paying for a youthful mistakeWell at least that s what life looks like for Hugh Prentice Daniel suffered for a long time but now he is home back in the bosom of his family and about to get married to the love of his life Hugh on the other hand is broken He has a damaged leg and a reputation for being a bit too serious More than that Hugh can never dance never carry a woman in his arms and never feel like he is a complete manI loved this book THE SUM OF ALL KISSES starts with the most ridiculous melodramatic and irrationally entertaining first meet I have ever read When Lady Sarah meets Sir Hugh fireworks fly words are swung like knives and feelings are hurt And yet I laughed I laughed giggled and chuckled through most of this book but that opening is gold Sarah s hatred for Hugh is melodramatic but also legitimate and it seems impossible that these two people will ever fall in loveThen they do They fall in love slowly realistically and oh so romantically This relationship is similar to Mr Darcy and Ms Elizabeth Their dislike for each other is so strong it seems that only God could change their opinion But God wasn t needed in this situation just time and openness That s what makes these kinds of stories work so well It uickly becomes obvious that two people are perfect and that misunderstandings could actually keep them apart It makes you wonder about your own misunderstandings and whom your snap judgments are keeping you away fromJulia uinn did a wonderful job with Hugh s injury It s strange to say wonderful job about something so heartbreaking but honestly I believed it I believed Hugh s inner turmoil The idea that you are alive and you should be happy to be so but you are not whole There are certain characteristics that society has made us believe makes us a man or a woman For a woman it s the ability to have children and for a man it s virility and strength Hugh s injury takes some of that strength from himThere is a moment where Sarah falls out of a carriage and Hugh does not have the ability to catch her His absolute disappointment in himself is something so strong that I felt it in the pit of my stomach I felt his despondency and his shame I felt so much sorrow at the idea that he thought less of himself because of something he could not help Something that is not his faultTHE SUM OF ALL KISSES is romantic funny heartbreaking dramatic and charming Like all of Julia uinn s books It is packed with so much drama and entertainment it s hard to put down A must readRecommended for fans of Julia uinn Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James