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Having already started Caskie's Seven Deadly Sins series with the story of Lady Siusan, I wanted to start at the beginning of the series with Sterling's story. Yawn! The opening scene, depicting how the Sinclairs were cast out of their ancestral home, was a complete letdown - nothing to cause a reader heartache, tears, or anything remotely close to gut-wrenching anguish that would keep someone reading for 7 books! Sterling and Isobel's story starts out with promise, as they meet in a unique way (good!), following by a loathing of one another that is countered by strong attraction (used before, but usually makes for an intriguing story). And then, that's pretty much it - no real character development of the H and H, little enough development of the secondary Sinclair characters (surprising, since aren't we trying to entice the reader to enjoy the 6 books following this one?), and by the time they ended up with their HEA, I felt like I had just finished a marathon, I was struggling so much to reach the end. I enjoyed Siusan's story, but Sterling's was boring enough that I'm going to abandon the rest of the Sinclairs.
With the passing of Kathryn Caskie, the brilliant idea of Seven Deadly Sins not being finished is unsettling. There are many sharp, funny ideas to go with this...a series of authors could run with this and honor Ms. Caskie by finishing this series. Hope this is not the end of it! I've been waiting for YEARS for the books to come out, saddened that Ms. Caskie was too ill to finish.
Start to a great series. 7 brothers and sisters become known as the deadly sins. Their father decides to cast them out of their mansion and teach them true lessons in life. *Update* The author has passed away and the series will not continue.
This was a pleasurable romance with a hero and heroine who struggle to overcome their personal trials while at the same time having their romance speculated upon by all in London because of a wager placed on that romance.
This is a fast and easy read and there are some very touching moments in the story - I even teared up a little. The personal acknowledgments of love came too soon in the romance for my taste though - I like to see the romance actually develop a little first. Since this will obviously be a series of at least seven stories, I think it was important to develop the character traits of the siblings a little more as well - so the reader can distinguish between them and have a better idea of who they are as individuals - not just the "sin" attached to the name of each. That's a little too simplistic.
Although I didn't feel I got to know the hero and heroine personally on a deeply emotional level, I could definitely feel the romance between the two. That was what made this an enjoyable read. I really wanted the two to come together and their troubles pained me as well. The hero and heroine are both likable and the hero is loyal and honorable. I will definitely give the next book in this series a try.
I was very entertained by this series of books about each sibling in the family and thought it was worth buying. I like the way author Kathryn Caskie puts together each story on there own and yet keeps the connection to previous characters with seemless ease,
very good book, i like this series because it's about the stories of all 7 Sinclairs - and so you know you have something new coming all the time; it's a god change that one of the main characters is a scot, language a bit different so not just the usual english behavior.