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Meet the "Seven Deadly Sins"The seven Sinclair brothers and sisters live for scandal and delight in disgrace...until their father decrees that they must reform. Propriety has never come easily, but now they have no choice. Marry in haste...or regret in poverty!The Sinclairs of Scotland are known throughout society as the Seven Deadly Sins. Cast out by their father and deniMeet the "Seven Deadly Sins"The seven Sinclair brothers and sisters live for scandal and delight in disgrace...until their father decrees that they must reform. Propriety has never come easily, but now they have no choice. Marry in haste...or regret in poverty!The Sinclairs of Scotland are known throughout society as the Seven Deadly Sins. Cast out by their father and denied their inheritance unless they mend their wild ways, they travel to London to seek respectability. No member of the clan is more scandalous than Sterling Sinclair, the Marquess of Blackburn. The ladies of the ton are powerless to withstand his rakish charms...until Miss Isobel Carington comes along.Ten thousand pounds if she marries Sinclair!Isobel is horrified to learn that's the amount wagered at White's Club—and now all of London is eagerly betting on her future! She's already publicly spurned the marquess, a man she hardly knows, but she's sure he is up to something, as he launches a bold campaign of seduction anyway. But soon she is surprised to learn there is much more to this man than reckless adventure and bad behavior...and, against her will, she begins to relish the thrill of sinning with this stranger....

Title : To Sin With a Stranger
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ISBN : 9780061491009
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Number of Pages : 354 Pages
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To Sin With a Stranger Reviews

  • Bry
    2019-03-19 14:21

    Do you think it would be comfortable to have sex on top of this? How about losing your virginity on top of it?What about inside of this?Seriously, this is the 2 places our hero and heroine get it on in this book. The coach I kind of get, but losing your virginity on top of the Dionysus sculpture of the Elgin Marbles while it was housed inside a dark, cold, and dirty coal shed???? REALLY???This book was like crack. The decisions, thoughts, and actions of the characters didn't make much sense but I still couldn't put it down and I am definitely going to read more from this series. LOL! Honestly, there were times when I turned back a page thinking I had skipped a few or something because I didn't understand why the characters jumped to the decision they did. The 2 characters met for all of 2 minutes, then he sees her at a party, gets kind of fresh, gets slapped, then makes a bet that he will marry her by the end of the summer. Then within a week and 1 more meeting with one another they are goo goo for each other. What? All that aside I still stayed up till 4 am reading it and would have stayed up all night and read the whole damn thing if I didn't have to get up that morning at 8 am! So take it for what it is, a complete diversion from reality with some kind of hot but oddly situated romance.

  • Eastofoz
    2019-03-18 16:39

    Get out the pliers because reading this book is about as much fun as pulling teeth! It is sooooooooooooooo unbelievably dull. The idea behind the new series sounds good but that's where it ends. 7 siblings each associated with one of the 7 deadly sins (greed, avarice, sloth, envy etc etc) each has to redeem him/herself to be welcomed back into the family fold.Before the story even starts you get this huge spoiler that you could have figured out for yourself but I for one prefer when the author leaves you guessing. If spoilers bother you I suggest you start directly with the Prologue and look at nothing before that.The novel is peppered with annoying filler interjections like “och” (which is about the only way the author was able to show that the Sinclairs were Scottish) and “la” (for the Brits). Very seldom would you get Scottish pronunciations or words like “isna” or “ken” not that you want to see that everywhere because it can get irritating as well but the language here just didn’t work and it didn’t seem all that regency historical to me.As for the love story, well, the h/h were virtually never together so their “relationship” and “great love” for each other is not only hard to believe but things suddenly happen right out of left field leaving the reader asking “when did the game start??” ! –like the first sex scene. Why would she have sex with a guy she doesn’t really know who she thinks is a complete jerk (and not in a potentially good way either) and almost on a whim??!! Doesn’t make sense for the character or the period. There is the odd steam scene that's barely worth mentioning. The heroine has a feisty potential but then turns into this do-gooder-only-I-can-understand-him-and-thereby-forgive-the-poor-soul type of broad that gets your eyes rolling. There are also the I’ve-hardly-been-with-you-but-boy-do-I-love-you scenes –queue the eyes to the sky again. There’s nothing interesting about the hero either so put the two together and you have blah with the occasional head shaking while you say to yourself “why am I still reading this?”.Some of the other siblings are cardboard characters that are just “too much” and you don’t really care to hear their story unlike you do with many other family series (like Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons for example).The story is the kind you hope will get better but unfortunately I never thought it did. By the last 50 pages I was skimming it because it became not only boring but something I just wanted to be done with because it was getting on my nerves.If you bought this book because of all the hype surrounding what sounded like a great new series I'd bury it way down in the TBR pile for when you have nothing to read. Skipping it entirely is actually what I’d recommend :-/

  • Julie (jjmachshev)
    2019-02-22 15:18

    Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Dec08Author Kathryn Caskie has launched a new series starring the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’—seven children of the Scottish peerage who each embody one of the seven ‘deadlies’. “To Sin With a Stranger” is the first book of the series and stars the eldest brother as he succumbs to a quite unlikely woman while making his courtship the talk of London!When the Duke of Sinclair cast out his seven children and sent them to London to redeem themselves or be cut off forever from his name and riches, the eldest son, Sterling, is horrified and feels the burden of care for his siblings. Sterling’s ‘sin’ is Greed, so he is quick to do whatever is necessary to finance the siblings new life…even prizefighting. His scandalous charm will be put to the test when he meets a most unlikely woman. And, of course, she will be the one to tempt his possessiveness more than any woman before her.Isobel is a quiet gentlewoman of a political schemer. When her fiancé and brother were killed in the war, she became a champion of those left behind by similar deaths and tirelessly campaigns for money to finance a home for the widows and orphans of soldiers killed in the war. She is shocked and disgusted when she happens upon a prizefight and the careless gambling of such outrageous sums on something so frivolous—and involving a nobleman to boot! When he involves her in a notorious bet on White’s infamous ‘betting book’, she’s also outraged. But the more time they spend together, the more confused she becomes. He seems so much ‘more’ than the façade he offers society. What is his scheme? And why?I’ve read and enjoyed Kathryn Caskie’s earlier novels. But this one just seemed a bit ‘too’…something…staged, unrealistic, almost farcical. I couldn’t seem to warm to any of the Sinclair siblings, maybe because the author’s description of their antics made their disownment reasonable! Sterling’s obsession with wealth and money was odd when contrasted with his efforts to contribute to Isobel’s cause. And I found the reactions of London society to the ‘bet’ just plain nonsense and opposite of everything I’ve ever read of what would be allowed.Isobel too was a confusing character for me. She never really became more than a figure on paper. Her actions and reactions were all over the place and that confused me even more. Her father’s motives were ever unclear and even when explained, I found them unreasonable and unlikely. And again, the seven siblings seemed more caricature than character.I was so disappointed in Kathryn Caskie’s latest since I began the book with high hopes after reading the back cover blurb. I gave myself an extra day to think about the book, but still have to say that it just didn’t work for me on any number of levels. Having said all that, I will still pick up the next book in the series, hoping that “To Sin With a Stranger” will be an anomaly.

  • Karla
    2019-02-20 17:17

    Regency historicals aren't my thing, although I'm always wanting to like the next one I read. There's got to be a good one out there. Somewhere.This one was of the "super lite" variety, to the point where I think the story got dropped on its head as a baby. Or was born a few chromosomes short.It's got a twee set-up of 7 Scottish siblings that personify each of the Seven Deadly Sins and just enough detail that says, "Regency!" (namely on dit and ton repeated lots with the standby premise of a wager that sets ALLLLL of London abuzz). There's also a little history lesson about the Parthenon sculptures, and our H/h leave their DNA samples on one of them after knowing each other a matter of a few days.As the fine Scottish sibs would say in a Scots-identifying way, Och, it was bluidy boring and dull. The saving grace was that the "crafted for your blind 8-year old" font was therapeutic for my poor eyes, which needed rehab after a book with microscopic type.I've read much better Harlequin Regency historicals, but I'm still hoping to find a non-Harley Regency that doesn't suck. Needless to say, I won't be reading the rest of this series.Copy won on Goodreads.

  • Wendy Keel
    2019-03-02 11:21

    Ohhh I don't even know what words to use to describe this great book. The story is so quick that I read it in less than 6hrs. I hated to put it down. The characters are refreshing and charming and the situations they find themselves in, well I was laughing so hard at times I had tears rolling down my face. This is book one in the Seven Deadly Sins series. It deals with the Sinclair family and I can NOT wait for the next books. If they are anything like this one, well I'll be unavailable the day the books are released. Sterling, our hero, is a rake, but one that has a strong and powerful heart. I fell hard for him myself. He's the oldest child and therefore feels it's his place to care for his siblings. When their father kicks them out of Scotland and the Sinclair home and without the money they are accustomed to, Sterling has to figure out how to change their fortunes for the better. His plan? Make a bet at White's, without giving his name of course, that he'll marry Isobel Carrington. Things heat up when Isobel is thrown into Sterlings way at different times. But will the love they are feeling last? Or will things they set into place before their feelings grew put an end to any happiness they may have had? This is a great historical romance, one that is sure to keep you quickly turning pages and eager for more. All I can say is that previous titles by Ms. Caskie have had me quick to look at her new releases, but with TO SIN WITH A STRANGER she's placed herself on my auto-buy list!

  • Katie(babs)
    2019-02-26 16:15

    This is the first book in her Seven Deadly Sins series that is something to look forward to. Kathryn has come up with a great idea about seven siblings from Scotland, known as the Seven Deadly Sins. The Sinclairs have been banished from their father as punishment for all their unruly behavior. They must make their way, on their own, without any help from him. They all have an allowance and must figure out a way to keep food on the table and a shelter over their heads. This first book is about the heir and eldest sibling, Sinclair, who is cursed with greed. Sinclair is a pretty alright fellow and feels he is responsible for everything that has befallen his younger brothers and sisters. He will try his best to make sure they are all taken care of, even if he has to start wagering and becoming a boxer and fighter to make ends meet.Sinclair makes the acquaintance of Miss Isobel Carrington who is a do-gooder. She wants to help the poor unfortunate widows and children of soldiers who go off to war and don’t return. When Sinclair and Isobel meet, it is not under the best of circumstances. Soon Sinclair knows a way to make his fortune and that is to make a wager that he can get Isobel to marry him. Soon all of London is in on the bet and even Isobel will use this wager to help in her cause. Both Sinclair and Isobel join forces with each get what they want. Not only do they become friends, but as in most romances of this ilk, they become lovers.To Sin With a Stranger is a bit of an unconventional story. The Sinclair siblings all care for one another other and are there to help each other out. I can’t wait to read the future novels of the Sinclair clan.

  • Eilidh Dunsmore
    2019-03-12 17:32

    To Sin With a Stranger… where do I even start? I read the inside cover or this book thinking “Fantasy!” and was promptly disappointed. I was challenged to read this book in a day by my friends as they thought they would get a laugh out of it when I failed miserably. Hah! What they obviously didn’t know was that this book sports the “world’s biggest font in history” style. Making a book was something like, three hundred pages, maybe? More like a one-fifty quick read. On introduction of the main character, Sterling I was kind of (for lack of a better term of expression) mehhed. Not quite your typical rake-who-is-bad-gets-turned-good-by-a-girl cliché so good on that front. But his family, dear God, it now makes total sense that they get cast out by their father. What a whining group of spoiled brats! Especially the two main sisters, Ivy and Susan… possibly Susaihn, at the moment I can’t recall precisely. All I know is that it’s the Gaelic version. On the topic of the Sinclair family, I got the distinct impression that some of the siblings were background characters so that all of the other sins who we didn’t care about had representations in the book. For instance, the one who gets his sin after “Wrath” is mentioned twice in the whole book. Although, sure, I get that this story isn’t about him, you have to also remember that Sterling (the incredibly deprived and pitiable “poverty-stricken” Marquess of Blackburn stuck in a small house with all of his siblings) doesn’t mention him once. I have three siblings and I am about ready to kill at least one of them at some point everyday so I would say that the grand total of times I noticed them is a bit higher than Wrath Boy’s two. Still I thought, “Okay, so plot and main character centric. I can read that, right?” Noooooo… In a movie, you have to cut some things out of character’s lives, speed them up to skip past the boring bits to keep the audience interested. Okay, so in a book, it’s barely acceptable for a montage paragraph to take place. If you are going to “montage” a part in a romance and it was still important enough for you to put it in your book in the first place, please, please, please, know that while, in general, readers will read a book to the end, it kills the story for us. “What? Why is he doin--, sorry, go back, who is he? Okay, so he’s the brother, not the father, that clears some things up but who is the blonde? Oh, that makes sense, the main characters are together now because a day and a half ago they thought that the other was far too fresh to even bear and the other was a spoiled brat. Got it. Oh, the father? Nobody knows what his deal is…” I tried to explain the plot of this book to my friends (the originators of this quest) and I barely got past, “romance book about the seven sins” before they were confused. Although it is common for books to over exaggerate an aspect of their story on the back cover to entice readers, this one was more fake than a crop circle made by elves. Fake as in the fact that the Sinclair family was nicknamed after the seven sins (a source of strength in times of great pain, according to Sterling) which then, completely ceases to be nearly as important as those of us who read the back cover made it out to be. Honestly, I liked the book. Sure. But it felt much choppier that it should have. I feel like there is possibly an unabridged version out there somewhere that I have yet to find. One of the most irritating thing I noticed that might have put me off the book completely were the moments when it became a history lesson (oh, Elgin Marbles! Joy.) or when various French sounding words were name dropped into the story. All in all, I won my bet so I’m happy, but suffice to say that I will never be reading this book again.

  • Ron
    2019-03-02 17:38

    The first in what promises to be a seven-novel series about the brothers and sisters Sinclair, who've been kicked out of the ancestral manse by their father, the Duke, and sent to London to clean up their act--if this initial round is anything to go by, each one of them is going to fall in love and get married before we're through.Caskie has fun with the basic conceit--all of London gets caught up in a wager over whether Sterling Sinclair will marry Isobel Carington, which doesn't seem too likely considering that they met when she tried to stop a boxing match by stepping in front of him. Of course, since we know where this is going, the entertainment derives from seeing just how elaborate the narrative roadblocks will get. Caskie also cleverly brings in the plight of Lord Elgin and the Parthenon marbles as a means of illustrating certain aspects of the couple's respective characters (and, for one scene, a convenient setting).The core romance is strong enough to have held up on its own, so knowing that it's just the opening act in a much longer story is mildly annoying. The framework could also use a little tightening: the opening scene of the Sinclair brethren's eviction is suitably dramatic, but the closing scenes in which Sterling "earns" his father's respect puts an unsympathetic spin on the duke's insistence that each of his children has to "prove worthy of the Sinclair name." Instead of making him look like the stern-but-loving father all the narrative explanations want him to be, he basically looks like a conceited jerk... so much so that, apart from the money involved, it's not clear why these young men and women WOULDN'T be glad to have him out of their lives.(That, and the story is really somewhat slighter than the fullness of the paperback would indicate; the typeface seems a bit larger than what I'm used to in the genre.)

  • Sevimli Hırsız
    2019-03-04 16:31

    3,5 Sabrina Jeffries'ın Bozulan Yeminler kitabının, -esinlemesi diyeceğimi sanıyorsanız; yanılıyorsunuz- bildiğiniz ÇAKMASI! olmakla beraber Bozulan Yeminler'den daha çok gülmeme sebep olduğu için beğendiğimi ama konunun vasat olduğunu belirtmek isterim. :D Yazarın karakterler arasındaki diyalogları çok güzeldi. Özellikle kardeşler! Zira kızla oğlan arasında pek bir şey olmadı. Sonu ise tam bir faciaa! Ama olsun, çerezlikti. Güldüm. XD

  • Jackie
    2019-02-27 12:29

    Eloisa James' blog recommended this author, but I can't say that I concur. No character development, telling rather than showing, contrived plot, and ignorance or simply disregard of Regency-era social norms.

  • ChloeLeeNH
    2019-03-21 15:41

    Entertaining... the first in a series always getting a bit too involved with everyone else because of the introducing of all the characters. But there was a good balance and it was good to see the dynamics of the family. I think this was a good first effort and want to try more!

  • Jessica (RomancingtheBookworm)
    2019-03-16 18:35

    For a book that began with such an interesting premise and such promise To Sin With a Stranger left me surprisingly bored and unenthusiastic. To be brief:*The sex scenes were awkward and clumsy*The plot degenerated into chaos*I was put-off by the heavy-handed descriptions of the inner-landscapes of the characters. I didn't feel any finesse in the depictions of their emotions - she was telling me they felt a certain way but there was no showing through their actions/behavior that reflected what they were supposedly feeling.*Caskie devolved into maudlin emotional resolutions (that whole thing with Isobel's father suddenly realizing what a horrible man he'd been - and supposedly he'd done all these horrible things out of love of her?) and melodrama.Now normally I eat melodrama for breakfast - but this wasn't grade A, blueberry pancakes and bacon melodrama. This was off-brand sugar cereal melodrama.

  • Joan
    2019-02-27 15:18

    This was a fun story! Make a bet and see if you can win it for the money but don't tell your heart!Great characters, fun and very likable. Story moves at a great pace with all the fun twists and turns that make you want to finish reading in one sitting.

  • Lita Bouquard
    2019-03-23 16:27

    I was intrigued with the idea of a family of 7 siblings each infamous for having a particular vice resulting in the nickname the 7 Deadly sins. I read an excerpt of book 2 which led me to the series where I of course began with book 1 To Sin With a Stranger. I am hopeful that book 2 will have improved character development. I liked the Scottish element and that after living, breathing and drinking whiskey during years of mourning Sinclair Duke finally recognized his failure to raise responsible heirs and forced his children to succeed in London. I liked the relationship between the siblings with their back and forth dialogue but still loyal and loving. The heroine was not so likeable as annoying. Isobel Carington is the only surviving child of a politician who leads the house of Commons. He has ignored his daughter after the death of his son and his wife's suicide. Not much was mentioned about either of these experiences which deeply affected Isobel. The author didn't explain much which might be why Isobel came off as angry, immature and at times downright shrewish. I know she was written as a commoner but she really didn't have nice manners- the first time we meet her she gets in between Sterling the eldest of the Sinclair siblings and his opponent in a boxing match nearly getting punched. Isobel spouts off about the nonsense of betting when war widows and children could use the money. A noble cause but the wrong place to convince others of it. She often behaves impetuously- slapping Sinclair twice on the face in another scene resulting in bets at Whites that they will/won/t marry. Sinclair likes her spirit and behaves with all the confidence of a huge good-looking Scot who knows he will get what he wants. But I can't figure out why he wanted her in the beginning except for her strong spirit. The siblings all try to help the romance because their welfare is dependent on winning the bet. Another good reads reviewer showed the Elgin marbles which are the scene of Isobel and Sterlings's first encounter. Thankfully because the whole time during that love scene I kept trying to imagine the logistics of it. It is ridiculous. I am going to continue because the book 2 excerpt was enticing and I recently finished another series that improved with book 2. Mea Culpa

  • HÜLYA
    2019-03-12 17:23

    Orijinal adı: To Sin With a StrangerYazar: Kathryn CaskieYayınevi: PegasusSayfa: 272Goodreads Puanı : 5/3.67Puanım :5/3,5Yeni tanıdığım bir yazar daha.Hafif eğlendirici kurguda yazan bir yazar. Kiyabı oky-urken sıkılmadım ama çok da beğenmedim nedense konu çok sarmasa da kilitlenmedim en azından okurken.Dört kitaplık bir serinin ilk kitabı Aşk Bahsi Seven Deadly Sins serinin ismi..İskoçyalı Sinclair ailesinin tüm fertlerinin hikayesi idi..Karısını kaybettikten çocuklarının yetiştirilmesi ile ilgilenmeyen kendi kabuğuna çekilen Blackburn Dükü hatasını anladığında çocuklarına büyük bir ceza vermeye karar verir..Onları çok az bir gelir ile neredeyse parasız Londra'ya gönderir. Kendilerini ispatlayarak aileye yaraşır bir birey olacaklardır..Londra gibi büyük bir şehirde yok denecek para ile geçinmek ve kendine yer edinmek çok zordu. Kitabımızdaki Sinclair ailesinin en büyük çocuğu olduğu gibi varisi idi. Ailenin geçimini boks yaparak sağlamaya çalışıyordu..Kadın karakterimiz İsobel Carrinton ise annesini,erkek kardeşini,nişanlısını arka arkaya kaybetmiş aradığı sıcaklık ve desteği babasında bulamamış bir genç kızdı..Evlenmeyi düşünmüyordu boş zamanlarını savaşta kocalarını kaybeden dul ve öksüzlere ayırarak onlara yardım etmeye çalışıyordu.Bu iki genç sıra dışı şekilde karşılaşırlar aralarında ki tokat olayı ile ortalık karışır nasıl oldusa ikisinin birbirleri ile evlenecekleri konusunda ünlü White's Kulübünde iddia açılır. Bu bahis sosyete de öyle bir sansasyon yaratır ki çevredeki herkes bu bahse katılır..Bu bahisi Sterling kullanmaya karar verir ama olaylar planladığı gibi gitmez..Kısaca konusu işleyişi basit olan bu kitabı boş zamanlarınızda eğlenmek için okuyabileceğinize inanıyorum..Kafanmızı boşaltmak veya eğlenmek istediğinizde çerezlik türünde bir historical kitap. Sıkılmadan okuyacağınızı tahmin ediyorum..Seven Deadly Sins 1. To Sin with a Stranger (2008) Aşk Bahsi 2. The Most Wicked of Sins (2009)3. The Duke's Night of Sin (2010)4. A Sin in White http://hulyami.blogspot.com.tr/2014/0...

  • Laura
    2019-03-19 16:42

    Better than the average romance novel, but still probably not worth four stars. I think I expected more backstory for the series, and maybe it will be revealed bit by bit in all of the books, but in this one, it is rushed over and I am left sympathizing with Sterling and his responsibility to care for the others since he is oldest mostly because every other romance hero who is the eldest child has that same troubled sense of responsibility. Still, I liked Sterling and appreciated how he never really fought his emotions or got scared at the thought of marriage. His mind seemed to go "oooh she's nice, okay I would be able to marry her, oh man I love her, I am so glad I'm going to marry her" That was really nice because so often the men whine about being "leg shackled" and question things and that gets very boring after a while. Isobel was an interesting character, she acted very stupid and impulsively sometimes, but actually enough times that I could consider her impulsivity a character trait rather than "she just did something dumb". I mean REALLY? We first meet her as she jumps between two fighters in a boxing match. Who the hell does that? Onto the end of the book. (view spoiler)[ I would have liked that when Sterling let her know how poor his family currently was, Isobel would have realized something. She makes such a big fuss over these men betting on fights and silly wagers when Sterling needs to fight and needs the bets to make his family's ends meet (and give the appearance of luxury so that they can be respectable). I felt that I needed a moment where she realizes that she can't judge a person based on whether they give her one charity money or not. I am glad, however, that Isobel was one of the few romance heroines that realizes her hero loves her without him saying it. I get so sick of the women who go "he treats me like a princess and is amazing and everything but he won't say the word love! waaaa!" Isobel just went "It was a bet. He never loved me. Oh, wait. Yes he did. He loves me very much." then she gets out of bed and stops crying. That was refreshing.(hide spoiler)]

  • Hulya
    2019-02-27 12:37

    Orijinal adı: To Sin With a StrangerYazar: Kathryn CaskieYayınevi: PegasusSayfa: 272Goodreads Puanı : 5/3.67Puanım :5/3,5Yeni tanıdığım bir yazar daha.Hafif eğlendirici kurguda yazan bir yazar. Kiyabı oky-urken sıkılmadım ama çok da beğenmedim nedense konu çok sarmasa da kilitlenmedim en azından okurken.Dört kitaplık bir serinin ilk kitabı Aşk Bahsi Seven Deadly Sins serinin ismi..İskoçyalı Sinclair ailesinin tüm fertlerinin hikayesi idi..Karısını kaybettikten çocuklarının yetiştirilmesi ile ilgilenmeyen kendi kabuğuna çekilen Blackburn Dükü hatasını anladığında çocuklarına büyük bir ceza vermeye karar verir..Onları çok az bir gelir ile neredeyse parasız Londra'ya gönderir. Kendilerini ispatlayarak aileye yaraşır bir birey olacaklardır..Londra gibi büyük bir şehirde yok denecek para ile geçinmek ve kendine yer edinmek çok zordu. Kitabımızdaki Sinclair ailesinin en büyük çocuğu olduğu gibi varisi idi. Ailenin geçimini boks yaparak sağlamaya çalışıyordu..Kadın karakterimiz İsobel Carrinton ise annesini,erkek kardeşini,nişanlısını arka arkaya kaybetmiş aradığı sıcaklık ve desteği babasında bulamamış bir genç kızdı..Evlenmeyi düşünmüyordu boş zamanlarını savaşta kocalarını kaybeden dul ve öksüzlere ayırarak onlara yardım etmeye çalışıyordu.Bu iki genç sıra dışı şekilde karşılaşırlar aralarında ki tokat olayı ile ortalık karışır nasıl oldusa ikisinin birbirleri ile evlenecekleri konusunda ünlü White's Kulübünde iddia açılır. Bu bahis sosyete de öyle bir sansasyon yaratır ki çevredeki herkes bu bahse katılır..Bu bahisi Sterling kullanmaya karar verir ama olaylar planladığı gibi gitmez..Kısaca konusu işleyişi basit olan bu kitabı boş zamanlarınızda eğlenmek için okuyabileceğinize inanıyorum..Kafanmızı boşaltmak veya eğlenmek istediğinizde çerezlik türünde bir historical kitap. Sıkılmadan okuyacağınızı tahmin ediyorum..Seven Deadly Sins 1. To Sin with a Stranger (2008) Aşk Bahsi 2. The Most Wicked of Sins (2009)3. The Duke's Night of Sin (2010)4. A Sin in White http://hulyami.blogspot.com.tr/2014/0...

  • HÜLYA
    2019-03-17 16:39

    Orijinal adı: To Sin With a StrangerYazar: Kathryn CaskieYayınevi: PegasusSayfa: 272Goodreads Puanı : 5/3.67Puanım :5/3,5Yeni tanıdığım bir yazar daha.Hafif eğlendirici kurguda yazan bir yazar. Kiyabı oky-urken sıkılmadım ama çok da beğenmedim nedense konu çok sarmasa da kilitlenmedim en azından okurken.Dört kitaplık bir serinin ilk kitabı Aşk Bahsi Seven Deadly Sins serinin ismi..İskoçyalı Sinclair ailesinin tüm fertlerinin hikayesi idi..Karısını kaybettikten çocuklarının yetiştirilmesi ile ilgilenmeyen kendi kabuğuna çekilen Blackburn Dükü hatasını anladığında çocuklarına büyük bir ceza vermeye karar verir..Onları çok az bir gelir ile neredeyse parasız Londra'ya gönderir. Kendilerini ispatlayarak aileye yaraşır bir birey olacaklardır..Londra gibi büyük bir şehirde yok denecek para ile geçinmek ve kendine yer edinmek çok zordu. Kitabımızdaki Sinclair ailesinin en büyük çocuğu olduğu gibi varisi idi. Ailenin geçimini boks yaparak sağlamaya çalışıyordu..Kadın karakterimiz İsobel Carrinton ise annesini,erkek kardeşini,nişanlısını arka arkaya kaybetmiş aradığı sıcaklık ve desteği babasında bulamamış bir genç kızdı..Evlenmeyi düşünmüyordu boş zamanlarını savaşta kocalarını kaybeden dul ve öksüzlere ayırarak onlara yardım etmeye çalışıyordu.Bu iki genç sıra dışı şekilde karşılaşırlar aralarında ki tokat olayı ile ortalık karışır nasıl oldusa ikisinin birbirleri ile evlenecekleri konusunda ünlü White's Kulübünde iddia açılır. Bu bahis sosyete de öyle bir sansasyon yaratır ki çevredeki herkes bu bahse katılır..Bu bahisi Sterling kullanmaya karar verir ama olaylar planladığı gibi gitmez..Kısaca konusu işleyişi basit olan bu kitabı boş zamanlarınızda eğlenmek için okuyabileceğinize inanıyorum..Kafanmızı boşaltmak veya eğlenmek istediğinizde çerezlik türünde bir historical kitap. Sıkılmadan okuyacağınızı tahmin ediyorum..Seven Deadly Sins 1. To Sin with a Stranger (2008) Aşk Bahsi 2. The Most Wicked of Sins (2009)3. The Duke's Night of Sin (2010)4. A Sin in White http://hulyami.blogspot.com.tr/2014/0...

  • Arec Rain
    2019-02-25 11:32

    After reading the second, I decided I should probably read the first. After reading the second, which immediately captured my attention, I found it so difficult to get into this novel. It starts out with Siusan sewing up Sterling’s knuckles, which I had to actually skip over because I could not stomach reading about it. After that the story progresses with Sterling actually fighting some Irish man to win money to help support his siblings. After Isobel interrupts the fight and is embarrassed by Sterling, he goes on to win the fight and donate some of his winnings to Isobel’s cause. Sterling then makes the bet at White’s and proceeds to woe Isobel. Honestly, I grew bored with this novel. I actually found myself skipping over passages and conversations without meaning to. It was actually depressing after reading the The Most Wicked of Sins, which had me hooked. I loved reading about Ivy and Nick’s developing relationship and them falling in love. Sterling and Isobel’s story, however, was just flat. I don’t why, but I just found that I could not care less about them falling in love, or Sterling seducing Isobel. I was greatly disappointed.

  • Teresa
    2019-03-13 15:15

    First in a new series by Ms. Caskie that features seven Scottish siblings, each being guilty of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Sterling Sinclair, the hero of this book, represents greed. When the heroine, Isobel Carrington marches into the boxing hall and directly in between Sterling and his boxing opponent, it's interest at first sight. When they formally meet at a ball days later it's hate for Isobel and a deepening interest for Sterling. Sterling, in an effort to raise more money for he and his siblings (since their father cast them out of Scotland with naught but a small stipend and a rented house), places a bet that he will marry Ms. Isobel Carrington before the end of the Season. Much wooing and such goes on. It makes for an interesting read, but Ms. Caskie could've added more depth to her characters thereby making all of the characters more interesting and the stakes higher. I was saddened that the story ended on page 317, leaving over 30 pages for previews and adds. For shame. Reccomended to fans of Ms. Caskie and readers looking for an easier read.

  • Jessi
    2019-03-03 17:25

    The Sinclair family, seven brothers and sisters known as the "Seven Deadly Sins" have been kicked out of the house by their father and threatened with disinheritance if they don't change their shameful ways. The Scottish siblings go to London, hoping to distance themselves from their notoriety and hide their penury for as long as possible. While their, oldest brother Sterling takes up boxing as a way to earn money. At an important match, Isobel Carington charges into the ring trying to bring attention to the plight of war widows and orphans. Sterling is instantly attracted. He also sees a way to earn money when she slaps him at a ball soon after. He puts a ten thousand dollar bet down that he and Miss Carington will be married by the end of the season. Sterling doesn't particularly want to be married but the bet will earn thousands of pounds for his family and he figures why not go after such a beautiful woman. The end wraps up rather too quickly but I do like that the potential "big misunderstanding" is neatly avoided. Can't wait to read the other books in this series.

  • Jessica Kayuha
    2019-03-06 13:23

    Glad I only borrowed this one from the library and didn't pay for it. I've read my fair share of Regency romances, and while I can't claim any real knowledge of the period, I'm pretty sure I could do a better job than the author did at representing it on paper. The concept seems so fun, but oh, the plot is so spastic, for lack of a better term. So many others have already enumerated the book's faults that I don't need to go into them as well. Suffice it to say, I will not be borrowing the rest of the series.

  • Courtney
    2019-03-17 18:19

    I thought this book was both cute and a little boring at the same time. The conversations and interactions between Sterling and Isobel were great, but then the whole book seemed to slow down. It would go back and forth between really good parts and then more boring parts. The plot was cute though, and I plan on reading book two of the Seven Deadly Sins series. I liked the Sinclair siblings a lot, but thought the storyline just dragged a little.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-24 13:34

    More like 3.5* The writing was good and the story was engaging, but I would have liked a little more development of the relationship. The relationship seemed a bit rushed, and while I do like the characters and how the story ended, I would have liked more. That being said, I am definitely interested in the rest of the Sinclair family and will definitely be reading the other books in this series.

  • Vampire-lk
    2019-03-10 12:21

    Great Book!!!!!! Contrary to the dismal reviews I read that outnumbered the positive ones I really enjoyed this book!! Not as cheesy as I expected going into this book from the prior reviews, top of the class probably not, but did give me a laugh... yes & that is what I sought an enjoyable time reading a "grand adventure" :) LOVED THE FAMOUS QUOTES at the beginning of each chapter!!!! Highly recommend this book!! :)

  • Min Li Li
    2019-03-15 11:27

    Kafanızı boşaltmak istediğiniz bir zamanda okuyabileceğiniz bir kitap.Öyle aman aman beğenmedim ama idare ederdi.Harlequin tadındaydı bence, tam içine çekmiyor hikaye sizi,eksik bir şeyler hissediyorsunuz ya da ben hissettim.Yazar duyguları yüzeysel anlatmış sanki.Eğer elinizin altında ise boş zamanlarınızda okursunuz ama okumasanızda yokluğunu hissedeceğinizi zannetmiyorum.

  • Tina
    2019-03-11 11:37

    Okay, so it's a romance novel and of course it follows the traditional formula. But this one is a series and it's based on the seven deadly sins. So now I want to read the next six books. Argh, blast the book series!

  • Rae
    2019-03-07 17:35

    DNF. Stopped at 38%, near the end of Chapter 7, and it was a slog to even get that far. It was much too farcical for me (premise, characters, and plot). When I found myself skimming large portions of scenes between the main characters, I knew it was time to put it down.

  • Mary
    2019-03-19 18:27

    Storyline was predictable..I liked the idea of the siblings having their own sin..It's interesting. Wish there was more meat in the story..Something about Sterling that I just couldn't feel that he really did change.

  • Elaine
    2019-02-26 11:17

    I had high hopes for this book, but to me it was boring. Neither of the two main characters were interesting. I also didn't think it flowed smoothly. Could be because I was so bored with the story I started skipping pages.