October 30, 2015

Review: Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

From the New York Times bestselling author of Stepbrother Dearest, comes a new forbidden STANDALONE romance.

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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Review by Jennifer

ARC provided for an honest review

Sniffle, sniffle….deep breath…. Alright, this was a very emotional read for me. My stomach was in knots pretty much the entire book.

The beginning of this story starts out with a bang and just builds higher and higher from there. The angst was off the charts. It was downright gut wrenching at times. But then it had its beautiful, breathtaking, loving moments. AND then the heart wrenching moments would be back. My emotions were all over the place. I had an internal battle going on with myself on how I wanted the story to play out.

My heart would flutter with the sweet things Sevin would say

“You’re my truth, Everything else is a lie.”

The next minute I would be crying and reaching for the tissues. (yes, you will need those close by trust me)

“Hurt was feeling so much guilt that I was betraying you, even though you abandoned me.”

Sins of Sevin is a stunningly written story about forbidden love and how to pick up the pieces and live your life without the one/ones that you love. The story definitely comes full circle by the end and will have me thinking about it for a long time to come.

I know I have said this many times before but I feel like it needs to be said again. Each time I read a Penelope Ward book I always go into it with very high expectations and her stories ALWAYS exceed the expectations that I set. This story was no different. Penelope is such an amazing writer, I just really feel like this is what she is meant to do. Please, please, please, Penelope don’t ever stop bringing us all the outstanding stories that you do.

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