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A sparkling, yet tender Regency romance,
This review is from: It's In His Kiss: Number 7 in series (Bridgerton Family) (Paperback)
Sparkling dialogue - the heroine irrepressible reminscent of a Lizzie Bennett or Heyer's Horatia Winwood. And Lady D very much in the tradition of the great Heyer matriachs - overbearing, meddlesome, dismissive of fools yet meriting much respect. What sets this apart for me are the moments of tenderness between the hero and the heroine. Hyacinth's heart opens to Gareth upon witnessing a scene of cruelty and hatred between "father" and son, and Gareth in turn finds himself defending Hyacinth against those threatened by her sharp tongue and who think her unmarriageable.
There are also more than a few moments that jar with my Heyer schooled notions about the Regency period - Hyacinth's "comfortable walking shoes" under her evening wear is just one. However, the interesting storyline and lively characters compensate - and I think the ending works very well.