Title: Seven Years To Sin
Genre: Erotic Historical Romance
Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher: Kensington, Oct. 2013
Source: purchase (available on e-reader now for $2.99)
Sexy Rating: 5++
Description from Amazon.com:
Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scene so scandalous she could not erase it from her memory. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she nevertheless walked down the aisle into a life serene yet unremarkable. But what she kept hidden fueled wildly imaginative and very illicit dreams. . . Alistair Caulfield ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante–all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth Jessica once 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. . .
First off, I’m a huge fan of this author. I can’t believe I’ve left this sit on my TBR pile for over two years. Sylvia Day is well known for her Crossfire Erotic Series but this book has so much more than erotica. It delves deeply into the aftermath of child abuse and also marital physical abuse. It is very romantic and is one of those books where you want to underline and commit passages to memory. Alistair is very flawed but very heroic. Jessica is damaged by childhood abuse but very loving and adventurous. Hester, Jessica’s sister is married to an abusive husband and this side story is very moving. Yes, there is an abundance of sex in this story, but it is all relevant to the story. Accomplished writers can write good sex scenes and if you want to read a master then this is the book for you.
I really can’t rate this book high enough. I would give it a 10 if I had the chance.