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
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Taboo and titillating – these are the two words that spring to mind when I think of Sins of Sevin. It was more then that though. This book took me on a journey of two souls drawn together who fight to stay apart. They have a romance of the mind, not just the body; wanting to do what is right, struggling with the consequences but needing each other like they need their next breath.
Penelope has taken a topic that is in the media a lot lately – arranged marriage and courting – and has put a wickedly fantastic spin on it. What happens when a courtship produces a match unintended? There were so many twists and turns to Sevin, Elle, and Evangeline’s story. One sister is meek and mild, a God-fearing young woman; the other is a loving but wild at heart, free spirit. Both are good girls from a good, upstanding family. Enter Sevin, who is trying to change his wicked ways, yet giving into his longing for the “wrong” sister. Honestly, I yelled out loud several times while reading.
This will not be a book that is everyone’s intsa-favorite. It deals with a tough topic and is an unusual love story. I would recommend going in with an open mind. If you do, you will fall in love with these characters, no matter how damaged they may be. Another great book from Penelope!
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.
Other books from Penelope Ward
Jake Undone (Jake #1)
Jake Understood (Jake #2)
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