The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn *A Review*
The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Smythe-Smith Quartet #4
Jan. 27, 2015
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.
I have to say I’ve enjoyed almost all of Ms. Quinn’s books and Sir Richard Kenworthy didn’t let me down. The story is a fun, easy read. I’ll admit that I guessed the “secret” early on, but still wondered how it would all play out. I loved the interactions between all the characters especially between Richard and Iris. Fans of the Smythe-Smith’s will love the chance to “see” a few friends, but this story’s focus is mainly Richard and Iris. The setting as always is believable and fun. The characters are wonderfully written and engaging. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Ms. Quinn, it’s sure to be just as much fun. Fans of Ms. Quinn will adore this addiction to the Smythe-Smith collection but those new to the series will find this a joy to read. Just be prepared once you find Julia Quinn you’ll want to read all of her books! I highly recommend this one to all fans of great historical romances. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy will make a wonderful addiction to any reader’s collection.