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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: The Singular Mr.Sinclair (The House of Lovell #1) by Mia Marlowe



Print Length: 222 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (July 17, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: Lord and Lady Chatham were blessed with five sons and only one daughter. But when it comes to Caroline, one is more than enough...

Caroline is about to embark on her third Season, and her parents fear she'll be permanently on the shelf if she fails to make a match this time. Unfortunately for them, that is precisely what Caroline wants! Curious and adventuresome, Caroline longs for a life of travel, excitement, and perhaps even a touch of danger.

If only she can remain unmarried until she turns twenty-one, Caroline will inherit her grandmother's bequest and gain her freedom. It's not a staggering amount, but it's enough to fund her dreams without a husband's permission. She has her future all planned out—until Lawrence Sinclair appears on the scene.

Intense, intriguing, and handsome, the man reminds Caroline of a caged lion. In fact, the more she knows of him, the more questions she has. And when she learns how dangerous he really is, he may just become her new fascination—the one she can't resist.


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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This was one of those stories that unfortunately doesn't really stand out in any meaningful way. The writing was solid, but there really wasn't anything that made this book stand out over any of the other historical novels currently on the market. 

Caroline and her friends come across as very spoiled and judgmental (although Caroline less so), immediately judging Lawrence because he isn't as comfortable in polite society as they are. Lawrence of course is besotted with Caroline the moment he sees her. The pair butt heads as one would expect, however Caroline had an annoying habit of flouncing off irate with Lawrence without any explanation. It was tiring. 

Eventually, they admit their feelings for one another, but in typical novel fashion, Lawrence doesn't feel like he is good enough for her and he leaves. Caroline isn't one to take no for an answer however, and as is the case in these types of stories, they reconcile. There were a couple of things that seemed very out of character, and a couple other things that were a little too convenient for my tastes, but overall, this was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. 

I do think this story will appeal to fans of historical romances, and I would read more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                                 The Singular Mr.Sinclair is available from Amazon.com


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