A Contemporary Romance novel
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs
Photo: Scott Hoover Photography
Model: Zeb Ringle
RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2015
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 age 18+.
Reviewed by Shera – 5 of 5 #SevinHeaven Stars!
Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward is a different kind of forbidden romance read. It was beautiful, angsty, humorous, gut wrenching and brilliantly written. I shed more than a few tears while reading this one and my heart literally hurt. This was a book that when I picked it up I didn’t stop until I got to the very last page. You couldn’t pry me away from my kindle.
“I have so much love inside of me that’s all yours, and it’s been trapped inside. I need to give it to you, because holding it in is killing me. I know your heart belongs to me. But I’m selfish. I want all of you. I want you.”
Sins of Sevin is full of twists, turns and a whole heap of different emotions. You will laugh, you sure as hell WILL cry and you will feel the pain and grief that Sevin is living. But you won’t just feel for him. You will hurt for Elle and more specifically Evangeline, her sister. The pain of what she is willing to give up and walk away from in order to not hurt her sister.
There is only one problem. You just can’t deny the chemistry between two people. When it’s that strong and there is that much pull, you can try to walk away, you can try to run but your heart will always stay where it belongs, even if your body doesn’t.
“You’re my truth. The only thing that has ever felt natural to me is loving you. No one is going to tell me I can’t love you.”
I am a forbidden romance lover. I seek out the ones that aren’t traditional, I was looking for something different and this one did the trick. There was so much chemistry between Evangeline and Sevin you could FEEL it through the words. It was as if it was seeping right out of my kindle and straight to my heart. No denying these two belonged together, they needed each other. No lies, only truths, they could be themselves when they were together. They were each other’s “person”. But that wasn’t the way it was “meant” to be, at least not in the eyes of others.
I don’t think I need to go into any more detail than that. This is a book you MUST read. While I could sit here and breakdown the entire story for you I won’t because I want you to experience this first hand. You need to feel the words and fall in love the beautiful writing of the ever talented Penelope Ward. Once again she delivers an amazing read. This book will pull you every which way. You will feel hope, loss, devastation, hurt and love. Everything a book should have, you will find in Sins of Sevin! But have tissues ready, you’ll need them for sure.
5 Stars! Copy provided for honest review- Shera, Book Lovers Obsession Book Blog
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.
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)