Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Seven Sexy Sins

Today, I am honored to offer a review of Serenity Woods' latest hot and steamy book, Seven Sexy Sins. I have been a big fan of hers since I was accidently sent a copy of her book from the site I review for. Who knew there were two books out with the title White Hot Christmas. After reading that book, I knew Serenity was going to be one of my 'I gotta get this book' authors, and I was right. Everything I've read of hers has been a delight-hot, sexy and filled with humor, passion and sex hot enough to melt the wallpaper off. But first, business.

Yes, there is a giveawy connected to this post. Serenity is giving away a $5 Amazon gift card or one of her Samhain back list at each stop, winner's choice.  She will give away a grand prize $20 Amazon Gift Card to one commenter from all the tour stops. So be sure to leave your e-mail address when you post.

Now, before I give you my honest opinion of Seven Sexy Sins, a bit more about our lady of the day, and a peek at the book.

Serenity Woods lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes fun, flirty, and sexy romances in a variety of romantic sub-genres. She’s won several romance writing competitions and is a member of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. She would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies. You can check out all her books at


Twitter: @Serenity_Woods

The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.
Faith Hillman is in a bit of a pickle. She’s been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.
Ever since Faith’s older brother gave Rusty Thorne a black eye for kissing her on her eighteenth birthday, he’s kept his distance, waiting for the right time to make his move. This is it. She needs a research partner? He’s the man for the job.
When sex-on-legs Rusty offers his services, Faith is all over it—with one caveat. The notorious heartbreaker must sign a confidentiality contract. Just to keep him safe from her brother’s wrath, of course….and her heart off Rusty’s long list of conquests.
As they work their wicked way through the list, the implications of the contract hit Rusty as hard as the handcuffs binding his wrists to the bed. For it isn’t just Faith’s touch that rocks his world. It’s the way his heart likes it that blows his defenses out of the water. And makes him wonder, when the contract ends, if he can bear let her go.
Product warning: Includes rebellious hero who enjoys inserting Tab A into Slots B, C, and even occasionally D. Also includes highly inappropriate use of a Mars Bar.
Is it hot in here or just me???

Seven Sexy Sins is a mix of two of my favorite types of romance - friends to lovers and the crush realized. There is such fun in each and every one of the characters, from Faith and Rusty, to her overprotective big brother and the close-knit group that they form. These are all very real people, folks you want to know better. I like this world, and hope to see more of these fun loving folks from 'down under'

Faith Hillman writes a women's column, and thinks she may have bitten off a bit more than she should have with this new assignment. She has to write a bit about the Seven Sexy Sins that women want but don't always get. She bases her sins on the seven deadly sins, and the only problem with all of this, is she has never experienced any of them. After discussing the assignment with her circle of friends and family, she feels even more depressed.

Rusty Thorne is, as Faith says, 'sex on legs' - tall, tan and georgeous, a real love 'em and leave 'em guy. Because of family issues, he feels he will never be able to settle down, so he becomes a no commitment man. But when Faith mentions getting the experience of each of her sexy sins, Rusty is determined that he will be the one to 'research' with Faith. All he has to do is convince her.

I loved this, watching these two as they tried to keep this on a strictly business footing. Faith is determined to keep her heart from becoming involved, even though she has been just a bit in love with Rusty for years. I loved her idea of a contract, one with a finite end of just seven encounters, and total anonymity  for the man helping her with the sins. And Rusty, with his belief that, because his male relatives are all jerks, it must be inherited, and sooner or later he will become just like them. It is the reason he doesn't dring, and refuses to commit. So why does he want more with Faith than he ever has?

The heat level in this continues to rise, and each experience is sexier than the one before. I loved that, as Faith and Rusty, or Beau, continue, neither realizes that this is leading them right where neither planned to go - to love and forver and so much more than just seven nights of passion and exploration.

When 'Beau's' identity becomes known, and he voices his doubts about his worth, I really enjoyed watching as the gang showed him how wrong he was in their own unique way. Am I going to tell you allabout each of the Seven Sexy Sins? Nope - that would spoil the fun in reading this fun and engaging book. I will say this though - I'll never look at a candy bar in quite the same way again. Seven Sexy Sins is one of those books I'll go back to when I want a great, hot story to make me laugh, cry and sigh.



  1. Thank you so much for that lovely review Nancy! I appreciate you taking the time to read and review it, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it :-)

    Can I be cheeky and ask if you have given it a kiss rating? Only I'd love to add that to my website with a clip of your review if possible.

    Thanks :-)

    1. I will post a kiss rating this evening when I go home-can't do it from the EDJ.

  2. Thanks for the great review! It really does help when I choose books to read. Love the cover!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  3. This story sounds hot. Can't wait to read it. Great review.


  4. Thanks for the review. You've definitely got my curiosity up on this one.

  5. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great review.


  6. Great review. Can't wait to read the book. A candy bar ... Hmmm

  7. Thanks for the the idea of incorporating food into play:)

  8. I'd love to read that book! Sounds hot! Thank you for the giveaway.

    claudigc at msn dot com

  9. Fantastic review that leaves you wanting to have more! I am heading over to Amazon after posting this comment to download it onto my Kindle. You win, I can't wait anymore for this book after reading this review & one or two others somewhere. Thank you for giving your followers the opportunity to get their hands on some very good reads, as well as, introducing them to new authors.

  10. With reviews this good, this book is going to rock. Love the cover. Thank you for giveaway.

  11. Thanks for sharing your review. :)

  12. Thank you for being a part of the SEVEN SEXY SINS tour. I LOVE your review and your kiss ratings!!!!

  13. This book sounds like such fun and a great read. I'm wondering about that mars bar. haha How about bananas?!? I haven't read anything by Serenity, but I'm looking forward to it. Congrats on your release Serenity.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  14. Very nice review, especially about the characters.


  15. This sounds like a great story. I have always loved reading books based on the deadly sins. Thanks so much for the review & the giveaway.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  16. The more I see of this book, the more I can't wait to read, sounds awesome! Thanks for the review!

  17. This whole series sounds really intriguing. Thanks for sharing!