Friday, March 28

Seven Years To Sin by Sylvia Day

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...

This was my first historical read in quite some time. And it was a good one to break my historicals reading rut.

I am not one for stories when the guy is older than the girl and when I realized that that was going to be the case in this book, I almost stopped. But I'm now glad that I didn't because that blip didn't even register much in the whole scheme of things. There were a lot of more important things that threatened our hero and lady apart, trust me.

The reason why I chose to read this book was because SD mentioned that Alistair and Jessica were her inspirations in writing the Crossfire series...and if you have been regularly reading this space, you would know by now how much I love Gideon. So it went without saying that my curiosity got the better of me in finding out who who inspired his existence.

Bottomline is, I love Alistair and Jess' story. They both had their own demons but they were not afraid to reach out and free themselves when they had the chance. They were not both shy of grabbing what they wanted, never mind what the society would say. Besides them, there were also secondary characters that were equally unforgettable with an unforgettable stories as well.

Let's just say that this book is full things that you are not to miss, never a dull moment here. No wonder I finished this in one night. Classic SD collectible.

Final verdict: 7/10. Good read.


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