Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Book Review: Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin (standalone)
by Penelope Ward
Genre: NA Contemporary 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.

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"I want to live the truth. And you're my truth."

I withheld my review until the release hype was over, simply because I didn't want to be a Betty Downer. I expected a different story when reading the synopsis and teasers - don't get me wrong, the story was okay, her writing flowed, but it wasn't like My Skylar or Stepbrother Dearest wow. 

I adored Sevin. He is everything I wish for when reading about a guy in books, not so much Evangeline. 

"Look how you react to me. Just a simple touch. You think we can stop this? Neither one of us can resist each other."

Until around 75% I loved this book and it would have been a straight 4 - 4.5-star read for me.... if Evangeline hadn't decided to turn Sevin's and my reader life upside down. After that, I kinda lost my earlier enthusiasm about the book. I still loved Sevin, though, but besides feeling sorry for him and being annoyed, angered and very frustrated by Evangeline's poor judgement, decisions and ugh, just everything, I couldn't further sympathise with the story. 

Needless to say, the last 25% of the book were a downer and I wished it'd have been different. Penelope is and will alway be one of my favorite authors and her books are def  top of my  recommendations - just not this one.

But please don't let my review hinder you from picking this book up. Sevin is def worth meeting ;) 

*** ARC rceived in exchange for honest review ***



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