After a reckless duel that has left Hugh Prentice with a
limp and pain to last a lifetime, he must also endure the
wrath of one Sarah Pleinsworth, cousin to Daniel Smythe-
Smith, the man he accidentally shot.
Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for his actions that resulted
in the near destruction of her family. However, spending
close company with Hugh for two weeks has drastically
changed her opinion on him. No longer on the defensive,
Sarah slowly learns the truth about Hugh, his father and
those ties to Daniel.
Julia Quinn is a talented writer who has proven her worth
time and time again in each of her novels. She displays her
wit through clever dialogue that is nonstop fun on the part
of the reader. Moreover, it's very difficult to resist any
of the characters that Quinn creates. They are so friendly
and so charming that you feel drawn to them on a visceral
The romance in this novel is fantastically written. Quinn
journeys from hate to love in the span of 380 pages and
each page is riddled with hilarious and loving moments. The
small twist at the end is sure to get a kick out of readers
and pick up the speed with its intense action and suspense.
However, the best part of the book still remains upbeat
dialogue that spans these pages. Loyal fans of Quinn do not
want to miss out on THE SUM OF ALL KISSES.
Hugh Prentice has never liked Lady Sarah Pleinsworth,
and his opinion is confirmed when he overhears her yammering
on about how she must get married this season or she will
simply die. He's never had patience for dramatic females,
and the words shy and retiring have never been in Sarah's
vocabulary. Besides, even if he did grow to enjoy her
company, it wouldn't matter. A reckless duel has left this
brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now, unable
to run, ride, or even waltz, he could never court a woman
like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.
Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought
three years earlier, the one that forced her cousin into
exile, nearly destroying 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 stand.
But when the pair is forced to spend a week in close
company they discover that opinions––even those
firmest held––can, in fact, be altered. And when
a kiss leads to two, three and four the mathematician may
lose count and the miss may, for the first time, find