Tuesday 21 August 2012

Book Review: Seven Years to Sin

Book Title: Seven Years to Sin
Author:  Sylvia Day
Publisher:  Kensington Brava
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Cost: $ 8.69 Kindle, 10.20 Paperback
Pages: 352
How I got it: NetGalley
My Rating:★★★★★
Erotica Rating: ★★★★★

The longer the resistance.....
Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, proper Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a licentious scene no innocent young miss could imagine. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she'd held her silence regarding scandalous Alistair Caulfield, and walked down the aisle as expected. But through years of serene, unremarkable marriage, Caulfield's image remained burned into her imagination, fueling very illicit dreams. . .
...the sweeter the reward
Alistair ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante with the fire of passion in her eyes—all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth she knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years' worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk—and the certainty that surrender will consume them both. . .
My Review:
this book was AWESOME!!! I was engaged and in love with the characters from the very start. Ms Day writes such well written and deeply enriched characters. I loved Alistair, who on the surface seemed to be the scrapegrace everyone named him but who had such depth and hidden needs, the very first scene with him and Jessica was so arousing just amazing. I was happy that Jessica was able to find love in her first marriage as most of her peers did not have that and she clearly needed it after her personal home life.

Alister did so much to prove himself worthy of love from his family, and yet still shunned society's demand that he be what they desired him to be by becoming more than they had set aside for him. Ohh how i loved his sharing with Jessica his deepest secrets holding nothing back as a way to test her and also as a way for her to know the real him, not just the facade. As for Jessica she had learned the hard way that Society's rules weren't to be flouted and yet perhaps because of the circumstances she was more willing to throw caution to the wind in this pursuit. She was at first reluctant to let go of what was comfortable yet when given the freedom to do so, did it with a flourish. And oh what a flourish!!!

I laughed with these characters, cried for these characters, was seriously turned on by the love scenes so much so that i would put the book down and whatever the partner was doing jump him!!! He sends his regards to Ms Day as well because he loved the story too. 

The secondary story within this story is Hester and Michael, from their youths they were friends, and in love but Hester's head was turned by a more renowned peer and she married for love and as the saying goes married in haste, repent in leisure. Her story was the most heartbreaking as she had no recourse of way in which to better her situation. I felt for poor Michael who couldn't help the woman he loved as much as he wanted to because of society's views on marriage. 

I loved this story and Sylvia managed to convey so much within it's pages, the deep love and lust that can be found, how some loves can be sweet and simple instead of raging yet still be as satisfying for those within the union. She touched on the systems of slavery and it's effects as well as the perceived necessity fo the times, yet the changes that were taking place of using indentured servitude instead of slaves. She balanced the concept of ideals with reality and what needed to be done for women, I personally loved this story for it. Of course the fact that they were sailing for Jamaica didn't hurt,as I love my home country more than words can convey. 

Sylvia brought up salient points about women and their place in society, how abuse affects people even decades later, how women were treated. All of these deep concerns then and now, yet she made them noteworthy without making the story boring and downtrodden with her points. All of this wrapped in a deeply erotic tale of long held lust which bloomed into deep love. I have become a fan; it is my understanding that the book Bare to You is based on this book, and if it is, then boy oh boy it's going to be hot one. I'm making space on the TBR pile as we speak!!!

I hope you revel in this book as much as i did and enjoy it's deliciously sensual scenes. Burn Rubber to get it my loves it's an awesome book.
 Happy Reading.


  1. Thats it. Im reading this next. I needed something while I wait for Reflected in you to be released!

    1. I'm glad you liked the review. Now I have to add that book to my collection. LOL Happy Reading


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