ARC Review: Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day

Posted August 6, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 1 Comment

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ARC Review: Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day
Seven Years to Sin
by Sylvia Day

3 Stars


Released: August 28, 2012
Series: Historical #1
Published by Kensington Trade
Pages: 341
Format: ARC

Seven years ago, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scandalous act on her wedding day that engraved itself in her mind, never to be forgotten. Years later, she meets Alistair Claufield again and those memories boil to the surface, heating her from the inside out.Now a widow, Jessica tries to deal with her grief by busying herself with other duties. She boards a ship to the West Indies and this is where Alistair makes his move.

The first and major thing I must point out about this book is that it is far more erotic than other historical romances. Day takes seduction to a whole new level. Added to that is the fact that both hero and heroine have their own issues to overcome. This adds another layer to the characters and the story.

However, I will say that while I enjoyed this story, it didn’t always resonate with me. Yes, I felt bad for the things that some of the characters endure, especially Jessica’s sister, Hester, but I also felt like something was missing from this book but I am unable to really pinpoint it exactly.

Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of her Crossfire series, then you may want to check this book out. Alistair loosely resembles Gideon, but I think the similarities mostly lie in the fact that both characters have personal problems that they need to overcome.

*ARC provided by NetGalley

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About Sylvia Day

Sylvia is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today & #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels translated into 41 languages. With tens of millions of copies of her books in print, she is a #1 bestseller in 28 countries.

For the last three years, Sylvia’s novels took spots among the top ten bestselling books on global year-end sales round ups, making her one of the most widely read authors in the world today. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year in Romance. Sylvia served as the 22nd President of Romance Writers of America.

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It had some ups and downs, I just wished she didn’t write about Jessica’s sister so much…
Thanks for the review :*