New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
SINS OF SEVIN
Release date 9/21/2015
A Contemporary Romance novel
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a
new forbidden STANDALONE romance!
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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+.
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~ 5 Stars ~
Are you a fan of the Forbidden Love Story? Do you like Angst?? Well if you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then you NEED to read Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward.
I have been a HUGE fan of Penelope’s from the very beginning. I have read every book she has written and I am happy to say that I have NEVER been disappointed by her work. Sins of Sevin was no exception. I truly loved this book. I have to be honest I was a little nervous going into this book, because after reading the blurb, I was afraid of how she would handle the aspect of cheating and a love triangle (both which are hard limits for me when reading a book) Well don’t worry, she does a fantastic job while covering these things. Yes there is cheating in this book, but the way it was written into this story, it just worked and I found I wasn’t bothered by it. As for the love triangle aspect, this wasn’t really an issue. I can’t really explain why without spoiling things, but just know that this isn’t a triangle type story. There is clearly one couple who are meant to be together in this book.
I honestly don’t know if I can truly express in words how I felt about this book. Nothing I come up with seems to do it justice. I felt so many things while reading this story. It truly is a heart wrenching story of forbidden love. I love how Penelope sucks you into the story right from the beginning. The prologue is sure to grab your attention and you won’t be able to put the book down until the story is over. That is one thing that is consistent with Penelope’s books….I never want them to end and they seem to end way too quickly!!!!
Sins of Sevin was an interesting storyline. In some ways the set up and the delivery of the story reminded me of My Skylar, but it was also so different from anything I have ever read. This just proves that Penelope is a phenomenal writer, because she can always seem to come up with outstanding books and characters that continue on in your heart and mind well after you have finished the book. This book was truly beautifully written and surpassed all my expectations. This story was intense at times, heartwarming at other times and down right heart wrenching at other times, but just know that in the end, Penelope knows how to heal a broken heart in the best way!!!! I will say that at times I had to remind myself that this was a contemporary romance because with the way Penelope wrote some of the scenes, it truly felt like I was taken back in time. It’s hard to explain, but you’ll understand once you read this book.
This book is one I truly believe people should go into blind because I think any teasers or reviews might spoil the true feelings you get while reading this book. Penelope throws so much at Sevin and Evangeline that you can’t help but feel bad for everything they have to go through, but you also can’t help by root for their HEA!!!!.
If you are a fan of Penelope Ward’s or even if you have never read a book by her yet, you don’t want to miss this book!!! This is definitely one I will read again in the future and recommend to all my friends. Penelope’s books always leave me speechless and in awe of her talent. I can’t wait for her next book!!!!
SINS OF SEVIN EXCERPT
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.
Meet Penelope Ward :
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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