Wednesday, October 13

Book Review: The Sinclair Hound by Caroline Lee

Author: Caroline Lee
Title: The Sinclair Hound
(The Sinclair Jewels #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: ebook
Published: May 16th 2019
Where I Got It: Amazon Freebie

The Sinclair Hound doesn’t speak…

Hanged as a lad for stealing food, Gregor, the notorious Sinclair Hound, was spared by a merciful laird. Although emotionally damaged and forever scarred and very silent, his devotion to Clan Sinclair, and especially the laird, is unwavering... until one of the Sinclair Jewels, the youngest daughter, Pearl, challenges that devotion and forces the Hound to make a fateful choice.

Pearl is a priceless lass…

As the youngest of the Sinclair Jewels, Pearl has made a place for herself among her clan, serving her people and doing her best to care for those who need help. Unlike her sisters, she has no interest in ever leaving her family. But when she’s forced to choose between an unwanted marriage or taking holy vows, she makes a fateful mistake.

If she can’t stay with her clan, she’ll become a nun.

But once her sire tasks the Hound to escort her to the abbey, Pearl is forced to admit two things: she never really wanted to take holy vows and her fascination with the Hound can no longer be denied.

I've enjoyed some other books by this author, so I seen this as a freebie and had to grab it. 

We follow Gregor who was nearly executed as a lad when the laird of the Clan Sinclair saved him and took him under his wing. Gregor would become the notorious and silent Sinclair Hound. He is asked to travel and protect Sinclair's youngest daughter on her voyage to take her holy vows. Pearl is given the choice...marry or become a nun. She elects to take her vows, but she wants to stay with her clan. While on the journey, Pearl is forced to admit that she is in love with the Hound. 

This was a quick read and it was cute overall. 

I do wish this had been longer so I could've had more time to connect with this couple. Maybe if the beginning was stretched out more and the journey longer? I just felt like they were so 2D but I KNOW there was more under the surface for both of them. I loved the fact that the Hound didn't really speak for the majority of the time. When he did speak it meant something. I needed more time and I think they needed more time to be fleshed out a bit. 

Other than that, I had no issues. It was cute and quick and they were perfect together. I just wanted more time with the couple to really get to learn more about them and see their chemistry more. I'll give this 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

I am glad I passed, even if good, then maybe not a lot to talk about

Sophia Rose said...

I've got several of her historicals set in the Old West, but I must try her highlanders, too. This sounds sweet.

Carole Rae said...

B, ya not a lot in the end.

Sophia, I'll have to try one of her Old Wests.