Tracy’s rating: 4/4.5 of 5 stars
Series: Sons of Sinclair, #3
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Gideon Sinclair, the third son of George Sinclair and known as the Horseman of Justice is returning to Varrich Castle when he comes upon a woman twirling in the falling snow. He approaches and she tries to cover up what she is doing, but when one of her children screams for help – they both follow the sound and Gideon saves a much younger woman from drowning. He insists on taking her home.
Widow Cait Gunn Mckay is terrified that her sister Willa might take ill and die, so much so that she decides to steal some coin from their rescuer, but soon realizes that she stole his ring as well – a ring proclaiming him to be the Horseman of Justice. Worried that he will discover the theft and come for her – leaving her adopted children defenseless. She uses her skills to enter his rooms to return the ill-gotten goods and is caught. But a bone-melting kiss enables her to escape out his window. But Gideon is on to the Orphan’s home matron. He catches her and is ready to pass judgment – but to his shock, the villagers rally around her and make Gideon begin to rethink not only her punishment but his calling.
He is merciful with her and they form a friendship, which quickly becomes more and has Gideon wondering if things are not as black and white as he always assumed. HEA begins to look like a possibility, but when the king arrives and whispers of treason abound, Gideon will have to choose between the woman he has come to love and the king he has sworn to serve.
This third book in the series is an adventure, filled with memorable characters, steamy love scenes, great secondary characters, cameos from the other “Horsemen”, lots of villains, a heroine with a unique talent and a big heart, a hero who learns the real meaning of justice, lots of action and a few laughs to keep the book from being too intense. I did think the book started slow and was a little repetitious with the “Horsemen” references, but once Gideon and Cait meet, things get interesting and the pace picks up. This is the third book in the series and could be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the series in order. Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I am happy to recommend this title.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.*