Seven Years To Sin by Sylvia DaySeven Years To Sin by Sylvia Day

Seven Years To Sin

bySylvia Day

Paperback | May 5, 2016

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A young man forced to sell his body for money. A young lady who watched him do it. Two tormented souls brought together years later to assuage the hunger of a desperate, irresistible attraction . . . 

With lush sensuality and unerring insight, Sylvia Day explores the underpinnings of intimacy and desire.

“The idea for Bared to You came to me shortly after writing Seven Years to Sin, which also deals with a couple recovering from difficult pasts. In some ways, Bared to You feels like an extension of Seven Years to Sin to me, even though they're set 200 years apart. —Sylvia Day

Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels

“Bared to You obliterates the competition . . . unique and unforgettable.” —Joyfully Reviewed

“The romance between Alistair and Jessica is truly not to be missed.” —Romance Reader at Heart on Seven Years to Sin

“The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance.” —Teresa Medeiros
Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 25 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. Visit Sylvia at www.Sy...
Title:Seven Years To SinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.26 × 5.52 × 0.88 inPublished:May 5, 2016Publisher:KensingtonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0758290411

ISBN - 13:9780758290410

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad This book is mostly focused on Alistair and Jessica and how their relationship developed and deepened after 7 years. They loved and accepted each other, flaws and all. The best thing about their relationship is how the unashamedly communicated with each other. However, with the focus on their relationship, we did not get to see much of Jessica using her financial independence and asserting her role in managing her property and becoming a businesswoman. The notion of her as a businesswoman was merely mentioned in the beginning and then disappeared into thin air after she got into a relationship with Alistair. There was also a secondary romance between Michael, Jessica's brother-in-law, and Hester, Jessica's sister. I absolutely loved Michael and Hester and wish the author had given them a HEA, but given the complexity of Hester's story line, it would have been impossible to have included her HEA in this book. I dearly wish that the author would write a novella for Michael and Hester. This is my second read by Sylvia Day. I enjoyed The Stranger I Married a lot more than Seven Years to Sin. I will definitely check out her other historical books and maybe contemporary ones in the future.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spicy I found Jessica to pretty interesting. She and her younger sister, Hester, were physically abused by their father. She's now widowed and has developed a drinking problem over the years. She seems to do a pretty good job of staying away from it. I liked Hester's story much more than Jessica's and Alistair's. Hester is twenty-three and in an abusive marriage to Edward. Edward has a drinking problem, which makes their marriage a nightmare. Hester is terribly unhappy and it shows in her appearance. Alistair is very handsome and was a gigolo. He's always had an attraction to Jessica. What I like most about Jessica is that she's not afraid to let her feelings for Alistair be known. They're very straightforward with one another. The sex was very explicit and there was plenty of it. I'm not sure what year this story took place or how old Jessica and Alistair are. That annoyed me. I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is amazing...Once I started reading it I had a very hard time to put it down! If you love romance and mystery at the sametime its perfect. The book has to be amazing if you read it within 4 days! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story of love and passion.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh So Fabulously Romantic Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews Quite simply one of the most romantic erotic romances I have read in a long time. I loved that Sylvia Day concentrated just as much effort into the romantic aspect of this wonderful story, Seven Years to Sin as she did for the erotic plot. I just loved it. I was really drawn to just how romantic the story was. Most of the books I read are romance novels but Seven Years to Sin just stepped it up a notch and really had that extra touch of romance. The protagonists really truly loved each other throughout the book and I totally felt their chemistry. I'm not just referring to the off-the-charts heat factor alone but I really felt how much they loved each other. I was also deep into the story because the whole book was about their feelings toward one another and that they really weren't battling a forced conflict that kept them apart. Oh how I loved that! Jessica and Alistair were on a ship that was sailing from England to Jamaica and that alone time allowed for all of their emotions and lust to be front and center. There was no guessing with Jessica and Alistair. No misunderstanding nuisances. Just honesty and shared feelings. An amazing connection. The timing was perfect for Jessica and Alistair. Jessica had been widowed a year and Alistair was finally able to let his long pent-up feelings regarding Jessica surface. Everything just seemed to fall into place. The side story about about Jessica's sister Hester and her brother-in-law Michael really added to the story. Perhaps Hester and Michael were the conflict that was needed in the book but regardless it all worked. I wonder if Hester and Michael will get their own book in the future? I don't mean to be spoilery but even though Seven Years to Sin was historical, I also LOVED that it didn't end with Jessica and Alistair having a baby!! Thank heavens a historical novel can have an amazing romantic ending (which it did) and have it without needing a baby to make it complete. Totally scored more points from me on that! Teasers: violin love, Acheron, childhood nightmare, gazebo love
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensual & Extremely Well Written Did I like this book? Hmm... let's see if this answers your question. I started it late Monday night and was finished by early Tuesday evening. It was that damn good! I've known about Sylvia Day for awhile now, even before her novel Bared to You was published. However, like a lot of other authors her books got pushed to the side. Well her books got pushed aside until I saw that this one was available for review from NetGalley. I love historical romance and when I read the blurb that this was the novel that inspired the author to write her afore mentioned book Bared to You I just had to request it and, as you can tell I really, really, really enjoyed it! As soon as I started reading this book I noticed that Sylvia Day paid excellent attention to the tone and the speech patterns of her characters. Often times in historical romance novels the characters talk as you and I would. Anybody, who knows anything can tell you that the way we talk now is different than they talked 200 years ago. When I noticed her close attention to the details in the way her characters spoke to each other I knew I was in for a treat. The story itself was a lot different than I thought it would be. Since I had never read anything by Sylvia Day before I thought that this may be your typical historical romance with the typical but still loveable plot lines, charcters and writing style. However, this book had none of those at least in my opinion it didn't and you know what? I absolutely loved that about it. In this novel Sylvia Day presents us with a strong yet feminine character in the form of the widowed Lady Jessica. I loved Jessica's character because though she had her faults she was neither high and mighty nor extremely outlandish and uncaring as some heroines in popular historical romances are. She's had a hard time of it and while she has a really hard time letting people and most importantly Alistair in to her heart as well as her confidence. I really felt for her character due to the past abuse she suffered at the hands of her father and the untimely death of her husband. Yet, despite it all she has an inner strength that makes her an even more endearing character. Plus with her and Alistair had their battle of wills she was an apt oponent. Alistair, Jessica's love interest has also had a hard time of it in the past and his past is the one reason that Jessica has taken care not to get to close to him up until now. After witnessing Alistair in a compromising position years before she is determined to not let him under her skin...or her skirts. I really loved the romance element to this novel because of the obvious chemistry there was between Alistair and Jessica. I mean talk about erotic! I'd have to say that this is probably the sexiest romance I've ever read. Sylvia Day certainly knows how to write her naughty bits in her novels. But, don't think that that is all the novel is about. Since I got so attached to the characters the ups and downs that they experience through the novel actually made the story all the more real to me. The fact that this book didn't go straight from them getting freaky to living happily ever after was a nice change of pace. Plus the fact that they were willing to fight for each other and to be together just made the book even better. So basically if you want a super sexy historical romance to read bordering on erotica but with an extremely well thought out cast of characters, and plot I highly suggest picking this one up. I devoured this one in just a day and thought it was wonderfully written and now I have a new favourite author. I recommend this one to all historical romances lovers and those who are new to the genre and are looking for a starting point to start reading. I for one can't wait to read another of her historical romances because her writing is addictive! * I received a free copy of this book from the published via NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not compensated in any way.
Date published: 2012-09-15