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His father said nothing, just stood there, gripping the edge of his desk until his knuckles grew white. How could you do this to your own son? His hands flew from the table, and his voice roared through the room like a demon.
You are not my son! You have never been my son! You are nothing but a by-blow, some mangy whelp your mother got off another man while I was away. It hit Gareth like a wave, swirling around him, squeezing and choking until he could barely breathe. He looked like his father. I have supported you when another man would have tossed you into the street, and it is well past time that you returned the favor. I look like you. Clair remained silent.
But I did not. He felt changed. This was the end, he realized. The end of his childhood, the end of his innocence, and the beginning of— God only knew what it was the beginning of. And he walked away.
Chapter One Ten years have passed and we meet our heroine, who, it must be said, has never been known as a shy and retiring flower. The scene is the annual Smythe-Smith musicale, about ten minutes before Mr.
Mozart begins to rotate in his grave. Why do we do this to ourselves? Or perhaps the year before that. Hyacinth swung her gaze to Penelope, lifting one brow in question. But she sat. The Smythe-Smith musicale. Thankfully, it came around just once per year, because Hyacinth was quite certain it would take a full twelve months for her ears to recover.
Hyacinth let out another sigh, this one louder than the last. Penelope clamped her mouth into a firm line. You have to love me. Another year, another Smythe-Smith musicale.
Another opportunity to learn just how many ways one could ruin a perfectly good piece of music. Felicity, Eloise, and I were all up front. That and hmmmph. Lady Danbury turned back to Hyacinth, her face creasing into what might have been a smile. Lady D would surely find some way to twist her words into a promise to visit every afternoon. Miss Butterworth has already hung from a building and a tree.
Lady Danbury was crotchety and honest to a fault, and Hyacinth adored her. Bridgerton when you are opining in a grand fashion? Hyacinth grinned. When she was old, she wanted to be exactly like Lady Danbury. Truth be told, she liked the elderly countess better than most of the people she knew her own age.
After three seasons on the marriage mart, Hyacinth was growing just a little bit weary of the same people day after day. What had once been exhilarating—the balls, the parties, the suitors—well, it was still enjoyable—that much she had to concede. She no longer held her breath each time she entered a ballroom. And a dance was now simply a dance, no longer the magical swirl of movement it had been in years gone past. The excitement, she realized, was gone. Unfortunately, every time she mentioned this to her mother, the reply was simply to find herself a husband.
That, Violet Bridgerton took great pains to point out, would change everything. It had, Hyacinth thought grimly, turned into a personal crusade. Forget Joan of Arc. Her mother was Violet of Mayfair, and neither plague nor pestilence nor perfidious paramour would stop her in her quest to see all eight of her children happily married.
But Hyacinth at twenty-two? By comparison, Hyacinth was practically in leading strings. No one could say that Hyacinth was hopelessly on the shelf, but even she had to admit that she was edging toward that position.
She had received a few proposals since her debut three years earlier, but not as many as one would think, given her looks —not the prettiest girl in town but certainly better than at least half— and her fortune —again, not the largest dowry on the market, but certainly enough to make a fortune hunter look twice.
And her connections were, of course, nothing short of impeccable. Her brother was, as their father had been before him, the Viscount Bridgerton, and while theirs might not have been the loftiest title in the land, the family was immensely popular and influential.
If a man wanted to align himself with the most powerful families in Britain, he could do a lot worse than Hyacinth Bridgerton. Three proposals her first season. Two her second. One last year. And none thus far this time around.
It could only be argued that she was growing less popular. Unless, of course, someone was foolish enough to actually make the argument, in which case Hyacinth would have to take the other side, facts and logic notwithstanding. It was a rare man —or woman— who could outwit, outspeak, or outdebate Hyacinth Bridgerton. Clair confirmed. Gareth grabbed the back of a chair to keep from swerving. Far too young to marry. And what about Cambridge? Could he even attend as a married man?
And where would he put his wife? And, Good God above, who was he supposed to marry? Lord St. You have been educated as a gentleman. You have been given a horse, clothing, and a roof over your head. Now it is time you behaved like a man. Who was he meant to marry? Gareth felt the blood leave his body. The agreements have been signed. Surely a man could not be forced into marriage. Not in this day and age.
He chuckled. Do you understand? It was all he could manage just to breathe. She was like a child. It had to be a sin. How could she possibly understand what was meant to transpire between them as man and wife? He could never bed her. Gareth just stared at his father, words failing him.
For the first time in his life, he had no easy reply, no flip retort. There were no words. Simply no words for such a moment. You know that.
It would be a sin. God knows he has to be, trying to unload an idiot. Clair said. His father let out one short chuckle. His father knew how much it meant to him to attend Cambridge. Clair saw it merely as something a man had to do to keep up appearances.
It had been decided upon for years—Gareth would attend and receive his degree. But now it seemed that Lord St. When had he planned to tell him? As Gareth was packing his bags?
Was this how much his father hated him? How little he thought of him? He looked up at his father, at the face that had brought him so much unhappiness. There had never been a smile, never an encouraging word. His father said nothing, just stood there, gripping the edge of his desk until his knuckles grew white.
How could you do this to your own son? His hands flew from the table, and his voice roared through the room like a demon. You are not my son!
You have never been my son! You are nothing but a by-blow, some mangy whelp your mother got off another man while I was away. It hit Gareth like a wave, swirling around him, squeezing and choking until he could barely breathe.
He looked like his father. I have supported you when another man would have tossed you into the street, and it is well past time that you returned the favor. I look like you. Clair remained silent. But I did not. He felt changed. This was the end, he realized. The end of his childhood, the end of his innocence, and the beginning of— God only knew what it was the beginning of. And he walked away. Chapter One Ten years have passed and we meet our heroine, who, it must be said, has never been known as a shy and retiring flower.
The scene is the annual Smythe-Smith musicale, about ten minutes before Mr. Mozart begins to rotate in his grave.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Or perhaps the year before that. Hyacinth swung her gaze to Penelope, lifting one brow in question. Some of the other members of the Bridgerton clan show up from previous books giving the series the familiarity that readers look for and there were also more parts with Gregory that were hilarious —that kind of brother and sister non-stop jabbing.
It was missing some pizzazz to set it apart from the typical romance novel. It has it's good parts giving it a weak 4 star rating but it's not as good as Julia Quinn normally can do. Although it proberly wasnt entirely his fault that he gained such a wicked reputation.
There were plenty of other men who behaved with equal lack of propriety and more than a few who were as handsome as sin, but Gareth St. Clair was the only one who manged to combine the two with such success. Meet our Herione Hyacinth Bridgerton. The youngest and the last Bridgert http: The youngest and the last Bridgerton daughter to remain unwed.
At twenty two she is smart, out spoken and according to the ton - proberly best in small doses. It's filled with many witty and sassy moments and the wonderful bantering that has become Julia Quinn's trademark. Lady Danbury is an amazing character, we get to see alot more of her in this novel -- she is a classic character with a dry sense of humor. You can't help but love her. The only down side of the story is that I was a little confused by the ending in the epilogue. There is an uncertain event that is pivotal to the mystery and readers are left Whatever the meaning of the ending is, it has created quite a stir in everyone I have spoken to.
Nov 07, Mei rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm so glad that I read Hyacinth's story for last because if I had read Gregory's the ending of the series would have left me with bad taste in my mouth. This way instead I regained my love for this series! Hyacinth and Gareth are perfect for each other! Hyacinth is fantastic with her quick wit and her intelligence. She's afraid of nothing! Her plain speaking was a joy to read!
Gareth is great too. I loved how Hyacinth make him crazy! Her and Hyacint I'm so glad that I read Hyacinth's story for last because if I had read Gregory's the ending of the series would have left me with bad taste in my mouth. Her and Hyacinth meetings were highly entertaining! I laugh out loud! A great, fun, truly enjoyable book! View all 6 comments. Jan 27, Jilly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading to myself and smiling like a fool!
What an adorable couple! Some of my favorite scenes: The poetry recital that included a unicorn. Their banter is so cute! The sneaking out to search for the jewels when Gareth realizes that, for the first time, he is "the more sensible one of the duo".
I love that Hyacinth surprised him. When Gregory was teasing his sister mercilessly. The lisping part was funny, but his little jabs during the tea was so brother-like. Made me miss my brother. Her embroidery Reading to myself and smiling like a fool! Her embroidery! It started as a flower, she messed it up, then turned it into a chick, messed it up, and decided to turn it into a cat. Throughout the whole book, I just loved this couple.
They are so witty and fun. I totally want them as our couple-best-friends. Feb 24, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Re-read of one of my favorite Bridgerton books with Becca and Lacey! Luckily, she's to have help from… One meddling mother, one overprotective brother, one very bad string quartet, one thankfully fictional mad baron, and of course, let us not forget the shepherdess, the unicorn, and Henry the Eighth.
Seriously, how ca Re-read of one of my favorite Bridgerton books with Becca and Lacey! Seriously, how can anyone resist such a blurb? If you have never met the Bridgertons, you really should.
They can be read independently, but you will enjoy them more if you read them all. Trust me: As I said, this has always been one of my favorite Bridgerton books. Mostly because I adore Lady Danbury the meddling and absolutely adorable grandmother I always picture as Maggie Smith in my head , but also because Hyacinth is one of the more unusual characters- and the one apart from Penelope from Romancing Mister Bridgerton I can relate the most to; she's opinionated, headstrong, independent, and with a heart of gold, hiding her insecurities behind her cutting wit that no one seems to know just how to respond to.
Except, of course. Clair, he of the terrible reputation, dimples, a mischievous streak that not many people get to see, and a family secret that threatens to ruin everything They truly are equals, and you just know that somewhere down the road those two will still be driving each other crazy, delighting in having found someone who can keep up with them.
Also, let's not forget the best advice ever, courtesy of Violet Bridgerton: D "Say whatever is in your heart," Violet said. Her lips twisted wryly. Mar 22, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Hyacinth was a marvelous heroine, full of wit and mirth. It just never read as love to me.
Love is honesty. God knows her family thought so. You see Hyacinth was no shrinking violet but rather a tough cookie. She always had something to say and was a very curious lady. Always poking about wanting to know what was going on.
So when Gareth St. Of course he gave his blessing. LOL I loved these two together. Gareth was her grandson and oh how she adored him. The thought of a match with Hyacinth thrilled her. What unfolds between Gareth and Hyacinth will warm your heart. It sure did mine! I have very much enjoyed this series and I will be sad when I reach the end. Only one more book to go. We get a bit more of him in this one. Seems to be a funny character.
I wonder what Julia has in store for him. Hyacinth and Gareth's story, the seventh in the Bridgerton series. This book had a lot of potential, but it never really got off the ground. The book opens with a lot of promise.
The hero Gareth is 18 and has never been given any affection, direction, or approval from his father. His mother has been dead since he was a small child. His father then informs him that he is not really his son, and that his mother had an affair with an unknown man. From this point on Gareth and his father are official Hyacinth and Gareth's story, the seventh in the Bridgerton series. From this point on Gareth and his father are officially estranged. The book starts ten years later, Gareth and his father are still avoid each other but Gareth is now heir to the title since his older brother died.
The Good: Gareth was a very likeable hero. A bit tormented, handsome, witty, and fun. Hyacinth is likewise.
Lady Danbury, a recurring character in the series has a big supporting role. The Bad: I think the main problem is that I never really believe Gareth is in love with Hyacinth.
It's obvious that he LIKES her a lot but it never gets to the point where you feel like he needs her. In a romance this is a big problem. Also there is a large subplot about a hidden diamond necklace that I didn't care at all about. Of the Bridgerton series I think this is the weakest one. Read it if you are reading the whole series in order, but as a stand alone Julia Quinn book she has much better choices out there.
View all 5 comments. May 27, laurooou rated it really liked it Shelves: It tells the story of Hyacinth, the youngest Bridgerton. She's the only one that had to grow up without ever knowing her father. And this Then there's Gareth, your typical "rake". Known for not getting along with his dad Not interested in the least in getting married And that's when Lady Dandbury Gareth's grandmother comes in: D She's probably the least liked character in the ton because of her tendency to always speak her mind I personally adore her!!!
Watching Lady D. I am still hoping that JQ will write the full story of Violet and Edmund View 1 comment.
Oi gente!!! Leia Mais em Cantinho da Caro! Estamos a ficar a ficar sem Bridgertons!!! Vai aproveitar mais a vida se o fizer. Simplesmente foi tudo perfeito, a meu ver! Por favor! Boas leituras! Aug 11, Lili Marcus rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oh my God!!! I so love Hyacinth ever since she was mention in the previous book. She's like the younger version of Eloise but I love her more And she and Gareth are just matched.
No doubt about, no question should be asked. They're for each other.