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The Most Wicked of Sins (Seven Deadly Sins #2)

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They are the "Seven Deadly Sins"--the seven Sinclair brothers and sisters who live for scandal and delight in disgrace . . . until their father decrees that they must marry in haste . . . or regret in poverty!

Lady Ivy Sinclair can't live without funds much longer, so she vows to land a sensible, serious husband her father will accept. But just when the respectable gentleme
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ebook, 368 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
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Rane
Jan 09, 2010 Rane rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rane by: AzuresHeart review
When Lady Ivy Sinclair's father orders her to change her ways, marry and quick or face a life destitute, Ivy already has her eye on sensible husband her father would accept. That is until another woman snatches him away.
Now Ivy must think up a plan to make her would-be suitor jealous and win him back- hire a actor to impersonate a marques who just happens to love her. When Ivy boldly kisses Dominic Sheridan- he’s blown over by not only her plan for him to act as a peer, but by Ivy herself. And
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Katie(babs)
Lady Ivy Sinclair comes from a large family, full of eccentric siblings. Since all of them have disappointed their father, he has sent them on their way to fend for themselves. Unless they can turn their lives around for the better, he will disown them. Ivy has one month to get her act together or she will be disinherited. In order to get into her father’s good graces again, she must show him that she has matured and is ready for marriage. She sets her eye on Lord Tinsdale, but Tinsdale’s affect ...more
Arec
While there was nothing about this book that made it special and I found the "Seven Deadly Sins" theme cliche, it was a pleasure to read. This is the kind of romance novel that makes you sigh with happiness when you finish the last page, the type of novel that is truly a delight to fans of romance. The couple doesn't argue the entire time. In fact, the only arguing was the female protagonist's, Ivy's, arguing with herself and her emotions. This is quite refreshing among the endless stream of nov ...more
Becky
Ugh. This is one book I just wanted to be OVER. I kept reading it because I'd waited so long for it from the library, and because once I'd committed to it I felt I just needed to finish (that reading goal keeps taunting me with its "You're 6% behind" comments). It wouldn't have been too bad if the main charscters just hadn't acted so stupidly. Honestly. Ivy's plan was inane from the start. Nick had about a million opportunities to tell Ivy the truth (Okay--slight exaggerstion. At least three exc ...more
ChloeLeeNH
I thought this was a very entertaining book and chuckled out loud a couple of times. It was quick and fast moving and you could really tell there was an attraction between the h/h... you didn't even need to hear it from all the other characters which you did anyway LOL :)... will keep on with this series...
Lita Bouquard
hmmm 2nd book in a series that I thought would be spectacular. I still love the premise of 7 siblings- each with a biblical flaw- envy, lust etc. Ivy has been warned by her reformed alcoholic father that she must marry in a month and stop bringing shame to the family name. When the man she has almost brought to task suddenly drops her Ivy plots a convoluted scheme to win him back. She hires an actor to woo away the girl who now has the attention of her intended. Ivy and the actor find themselves ...more
Brooke Springer
Not interesting so far...I forcing myself to finish it. I've finished...blah
Danielle
Lady Ivy Sinclair really intrigued me. Her character toed the line of propriety so many times that I found my self doubting that anyone in that time could have acted that way. Kissing in the park!!!! Just grabbing and kissing an "actor" without verifying who he is and whether he would agree to your ridiculous plan. I found it difficult to believe that a maid, albeit a 22 year old woman would be able to act in this manner without any repercussion. However, outside of the scholarly and historical ...more
Jessi
Lady Ivy Sinclair is in her father's cross-hairs. She and her six siblings are known as the "Seven Deadly Sins," referencing the fact that their father let them run wild after their mother's death. If Ivy can't find an appropriate man to marry, she's going to be cut off. The Sins are used to living well and the thought of going without is untenable. Unfortunately, the perfect man, the man that she's had on her hook, is being dran to another woman. He's no longer circling Ivy. How can she get him ...more
Sandy M
I was intrigued with Ms. Caskie’s series when I got hold of the first book, just liked the idea of it. Seven brothers and sisters allowed to run wild when their mother dies, and after causing such havoc to be named after the Seven Deadly Sins, their father decides to put his foot down: shape up or lose family and all that goes with it. Two books in, the sins have been wickedly represented.

Lady Ivy is next in line when her father, the Duke, wields the family axe, warning her if she isn’t betrothe
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Amanda
4 1/2-5 stars.

This was my first time reading anything by the author, and it was great! I loved the whole Sinclair family - each sibling being guilty of one of the seven deadly sins. Long story short, they have all been basically cut off from their father, the Duke of Sinclair and the richest man in Scotland. They can only rejoin the family fold if they change their wicked ways. This book was Ivy's turn, and her sin is Envy.

I loved her plot to get her father-approved potential husband back, afte
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Jessica
**Note: I received a free copy of this book through the firstreads program**

Ok, so the premise of this book is little outrageous. Lady Ivy Sinclair hires an actor to play the Marquess of Counterton to win back the attentions of her previous suitor. What she doesn't know, of course, is that the man she's hired is in fact the real Marquess of Counterton.

The book jumps right into this plot and all you want to do is shake Ivy and tell her this is A Bad Idea. Bad Idea plots drive me nuts. They're jus
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Sarah
I know I only gave this three stars, but let me say that I really do love this series. I do recognize, however, that she doesn't actually do a very good job of building a relationship between the characters. They go from "hello" to "love you" pretty quickly with not a lot of believable interaction in between. So you have to just go in knowing they will fall in love no matter what is missing. I enjoy her stories for the characters themselves, even the secondaries. They have such amusing quirks, a ...more
Bry
What this book suffered from the most was PREDICTABILITY. Yes, its a romance novel. Yes, the couple are going to get together. Yes, they are going to have some kind of issue that tries to prevent them getting together. But it still doesn't have to be predictable! The Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas proves that.

I guess it didn't help that the entire plot is spoiled for you thanks to the family tree printed at the very BEGINNING of the book. Even if it weren't for that though I still figured ou
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Kelley
I received a free copy of The Most Wicked of Sins from the Goodreads early review program.

The Most Wicked of Sins by Kathryn Caskie is a witty and charming read. The two main characters compliment each other nicely. Ivy Sinclair is a hoot. She's clever and her schemes were just hilarious. Nick Sheridan is the perfect gentleman, but he knows how to make Ivy forget the whole point of her slightly silly and definitely underhanded scheme she dragged him into. Good thing one can always atone for the
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Mariah
This book was fun, seriously. How could it not have been with a woman and her family are considered teh seven deadly sins, and she in particular is associated with envy. Her name is Ivy, and she envies a woman named Miss Feeny who steals the show and becomes the belle of the season. The woman stole her man and she plans on getting him back by hiring an actor to impersonate the Marquis of Counterton, a man no one knows but carries enough weight in society to possibly make Miss Feeny and her man j ...more
Stefanie
Ivy wants to please her father by marrying the 'perfect' gentleman, so she'll be able to return home. But the attentions of her gentleman have drifted from her to another woman, so she'll use her own sin (envy) to lure him back to her.

The events in this book were all very coincidental, but I didn't mind it at all. This book was just a fun and relaxing read. It sometimes made me laugh out loud because certain things were very comical. It was wonderful to see the love between Ivy and Nick grow and
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Cecilia
Between the whole Scottish accent thing, and the clobbering-the-reader-over-the-head with the so-meaningful names, and the immaturity of the characters (really? you think the whole imposter thing WON'T have long-term consequences? AND your whole family is going along with it? Are they all developmentally delayed?), it was a hard slog to get about halfway.

But then there was the ridiculous scene with the rival being given a sweet tart that has some sort of fishy glaze on it (because the particular
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Catherine
I won this book here on Goodreads and found the time to read it last week.
This is the first book from Kathryn Caskie I've read. Ivy - or Envy - as her sin goes... is an interesting character with lots of spunk. If you're a die hard historical lover, you might get irritated with how this heroine acts. A Lady of this time might not do everything Ivy managed, but who knows? Nick is yummy and more than a little amused with the heroine, which works for why he twists his life in knots to stay with Iv
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Nurdan
hikaye sıradan diyebileceğim yapıda ancak önemli olan süreçtir zaten :)
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diğer kardeşlerin hikayesini de çok merak ediyorum yazar en kısa zamanda seriyi tamamlar diye umuyorum
Jennifer Becker
Just couldn't get into it. I am not a romance novel reader. lol
Cathiecaffey
Awesome visiting this family again! I re-read the first book in this series before this one (its not required, but I guarantee if you read this one, you'll want to go back and read the first in the series, TO SIN WITH A STRANGER. This will be a 7 series books of brothers and sisters all cursed with one of the 7 Deadly Sins per their father, from Scotland where they are sent to England to change their behaviors! (Which they don't! Delightful reads!)
Jennifer
More like 3.5* This book started very slow and because of that I had a hard time getting into it, but after a while it did finally catch my interest. It was about on par with the first one (the first started better, but this one developed the romance better). I am glad that Sterling and Isobel made an appearance, even if it was just a small one. I am still a fan of this series and am looking forward to the next book.
Courtney
This book was so much better than the first book in the series. Maybe I feel this way because I fell in love with Dominic Sheridan myself! I thought he was a funny, lovable character and his scenes with Lady Ivy were very cute. I loved the part where Felix tried to teach Dominic how to waltz! I wasn't sure after the first book, but I will now be looking forward to book three in this series.
L.D.
I mostly read Paranormal Romances of the Vampire influence, but was given as a gift, an autographed copy of the above novel. The only way to give this novel a chance to prove itself was to read it with an opened mind. After reading over 100 pages the story took off at a break necking speed. The characters were engaging and the twist and turns made me wonder what was next!!
Danette Steward
The plot premise was good, but this author lacks imagination and couldn't pull it off. I waited and waited for it to get better, but was disappointed. Not very steamy...didn't see connection (bad writing). I think this is the last book I will read from this author.
Mindy
I had hoped this series was going to get better, or at least stay the same, but I truly felt the plot of this book was convoluted and contrived. A plan that hinges on envy being the besetting sin of so many people is laughable in my opinion.
Highland-dreamer
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Marsha
only mildly amusing, seriously in need of editing, preposterous and a bit cliched. I can't say I'm looking forward to reading anything else from Kathryn Caskie based on this. It just wasn't very good.
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Kathryn Caskie has long been a devotee of history and things of old. So it came as no surprise to her family when she took a career detour off the online super highway and began writing historical romances full time.

With a background in marketing, advertising and journalism, she has written professionally for television, radio, magazines and newspapers.

Kathryn lives in a 200 year old Quaker home
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Seven Deadly Sins (4 books)
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