Friday, September 25, 2015

Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

(A standalone)

Release date 9/21/2015

A Contemporary Romance novel
Penelope Ward

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can't have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who'd been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I'd be moving into her family's guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I'd accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem...especially since THE ONE wasn't Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel.
Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language.
Only appropriate for adult readers
age 18+.

Wow!! I LOVED this book! I loved every single thing about it. Penelope Ward hit a home run with Sins of Sevin.  Sins of Sevin is full of the angst, hotness, and the forbidden love that Penelope is well known for. It will keep you glued to every single page and you won't be able to read fast enough.

Sins of Sevin is the story of Sevin and Evangeline. It is told from duel point of views and I liked that. I got to get inside both of their heads and connect with both of them. 

Sevin was raised in a very religious family, yet he was as far from ultra religious as you could get. On the outside he was the perfect church boy but once you got to know him you realized he was so much more than that. Sevin is HOT. Between his chiselled abs and his smart mouth, he was everything you would want in a book boyfriend. 

Evangeline was also raised in a very religious family. I loved how normal she was, given it was very frowned upon for her to be that way. She would push the limits just far enough to stretch them, but not break them. 

Elle is Evangeline's sister. She was chosen to be courted by Sevin. Elle is the perfect, sweet, Christian girl. She abides by all rules and can't wait to be a wife and mother. I felt bad for Elle at times because she really was clueless as to what was going on around her. 

The courting process is best described as Duggar-esk. Everyone is familiar with that family and how it works. There were times that I had to remind myself that this book is set in present day because I kept picturing a mixture of Duggar/Amish.

I loved the push and pull that was Sevin and Evangeline's relationship. My heart hurt for both of them. Ward does a great job of sucking you in and holding on. You can't turn the pages fast enough because you HAVE to know what is going to happen. I LOVED the twist that she throws at you. I never saw it coming. I enjoyed watching it play out. This is the story that once you finish you keep pressing your kindle wanting to turn the page. You don't want the story to end.

Overall, I highly recommend this book. It gives you all the feels you could ask for and it flows beautifully. I hope that she writes more forbidden romance stories because every single one she has written have been five stars.

Copyright © 2015 by Penelope Ward

He quietly followed me into the dining room, carrying the flatware. The tension in the air was thick as he walked behind me around the oval table, setting down silverware after each plate I’d put down. It was like some weird game of musical chairs where awkward silence replaced the music. The hairs on my back stiffened. We weren’t saying anything, but it was as if I could feel the weight of a thousand words along with the heat of his body so close behind me.
When I noticed he’d just put a fork where the spoon was supposed to go, I switched it. “The forks go on this side, actually.” My hand was shaking. I couldn’t believe how little control I had over myself.
Noticing my nerves, he suddenly placed his hand over mine and whispered, “Stop.”
Chills ran through me. My heart started to beat faster. My nipples hardened. I hated my body for responding to him with equal amounts of fear and lust.
I turned to him, his hand still over my knuckles. It felt like I couldn’t breathe as he just looked at me.
My mother’s footsteps caused Sevin to move his hand off mine with lightning speed.
Mama entered, and we continued setting the table as if our stolen moment hadn’t happened.


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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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