First Lines: There were four principles governing Gareth St. Clair’s relationship with his father that he relied upon to maintain his good humor and general sanity. One: They did not converse unless absolutely necessary. Two: All absolutely necessary conversations were to be kept as brief as possible.
Hey everyone! School’s started back up, but I’m still backlogged on reviews I need to get out, so I’m going to try to pop out a few here. This one is, obviously, a continuation of the Bridgerton series. Seemed like a good place to start, considering I seem to do this after almost every weird hiatus.
Hyacinth Bridgerton is…different. Intelligent, witty, outspoken, but probably best in small doses, according to Gareth St. Clair. But even so, there’s something charming and vexing about her that just captures his attention. Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual Smythe-Smith musicale and, between trading barbs, Hyacinth agrees to help Gareth with a tricky inheritance issue. However, the more they deep in St. Clair history, the more they discover the answers aren’t in the past, but in each other… (oh my God, that was so cheesy, I apologize.)
I liked this one, but as I’ve said with others in this series, I’ve just enjoyed others more. Hyacinth was interesting in her own way. Much like Eloise, she’s outgoing and opinionated–two characteristics frowned upon for women at this time especially. So it was fun watching her get into trouble and speak her mind.
I thought she and Gareth went pretty well together, though I didn’t feel the chemistry as much as I did in some of the previous books. It was still a good fit, though.
This was really just another good installment in this series, but I also don’t think it stands out incredibly either. Proof? It’s been a couple of months now since I actually read this and I literally remember the very beginning of the book and the very end. I completely blanked on the middle. I honestly don’t even remember what the inheritance issue is. It’s just really forgettable, clearly.
But apparently I rather liked it when I read it.