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 http://www.serenitywoodsromance.com.
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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.