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Seven Years to Sin | [Sylvia Day]

Seven Years to Sin

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Sylvia Day (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance.” (Teresa Medeiros)

“Bared to You obliterates the competition…unique and unforgettable.” (Joyfully Reviewed)

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-03-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-03-13

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    "IF U CHANGED THE NARRATOR/READ THE BOOK THEN......"

    Then, and only then, will you have a decent tender book about Lady Jess witnessing, (when she was still a naive young girl on the eve of her wedding) Lord Alistair (son of an Earl) earning money as he has sex with Lady ? during a house party. This act sticks with her and she fantasises about him for 7 years, even during her happy marriage to Benedict but unfortunately Benedict dies however he leaves her a plantation in Jamaica to sell.

    She embarks on a ship that is being Captained by Alistair (who has always half loved Jess) and emotions, attraction, and sexual tension build as the 2 lovers cannot deny each other any longer..... But they still have to return to England. It's a hot yet tender tale of love overcoming all - including time.

    The problem occurs as soon as Fiona Underwood (the narrator) opens her mouth and thus another good book is ruined. Thankfully I could distort her voice by double speeding her voice (he he he) and I actually got through it with my sanity intact.

    Worth a credit? The book is but the narrator isn't and, as a fan of Sylvia Day's work, I feel robbed of a good book. So, I hope whoever is responsible for the narration will get this re-narrated quickly.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Asa-Katrin Lund, Sweden 02-03-13
    Asa-Katrin Lund, Sweden 02-03-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a woman, 48 years young and living in Sweden. I am a mother, have a dog and a beloved ex husband. My favorite books is the ones written with humor - the genre doesn't matter much. My taste defer but I want to feel something when I read a book - learn something, get my imagination stimulated, shiver, cry or laugh.

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    "Disappoinment"
    Would you try another book from Sylvia Day and/or Fiona Underwood?

    Actually I don't know. It seems like the author has a tendency to repeat herself.


    What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

    The lack of warmth and genuine passion which I found in the Crossfire novels. Also that the author repeat both story and replicas from the Crossfire novels!


    What didn’t you like about Fiona Underwood’s performance?

    It's too theatrical. The characters sounds foolish.


    What character would you cut from Seven Years to Sin?

    All of them...


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the end of the book, but now I will delete it from my library.
    On the other hand, I will start over again with Bared to you...!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    lisa Lewisham, Australia 02-01-13
    lisa Lewisham, Australia 02-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't bother!"
    What disappointed you about Seven Years to Sin?

    Everything from the opening chapter. The awful language, the absolutely dreadful narrator, the plot. It was excruciating to listen to.


    What could Sylvia Day have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written more In the style of her other books like the Crossfire ones.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

    Anybody!
    One of my pet peeves for narrators is when they obviously are just reading it cold and pronounce words incorrectly. For instance shone (as in past tense of shine) is not pronounced shown as in own and migraine in this book was so weird I had to rewind to make sense of the way she pronounced it.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me - I persevered for a while before i gave up but it put me to sleep and I felt no connection with the characters or gave any thought to them whereas characters in her other books had me thinking about them long after I finished the book.
    I lasted about 1/3 of the way into the first volume and then just gave up. Life is too short to waste on rubbish like this.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't just churn out books to make money . Give them a little bit of substance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    alana Wanganui, New Zealand 01-31-13
    alana Wanganui, New Zealand 01-31-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Just couldn't listen"
    What disappointed you about Seven Years to Sin?

    Don't get me wrong i love Sylvia's books normally but this narrator I just couldn't listen anymore


    Would you recommend Seven Years to Sin to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

    The person who did Bared to you or any one. Fiona's narration kept making me think it was a English granny reading in a library to a group about porn


    What character would you cut from Seven Years to Sin?

    I only got 30minutes In


    Any additional comments?

    I may in future try a hard copy but couldn't do the audiobook it just didn't seem right to hear descriptive adult scenes with this voice, even the pronunciation was wrong just wrong

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-21-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Those in the 19th Century were no prudes!!!!!!!!!!"
    What did you love best about Seven Years to Sin?

    So thankful the 2 main characters were able to work it out after 7 years...they did belong together.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seven Years to Sin?

    Sister's tragedy and subsequent reaction by husband!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Fun in the horse carriage and the seduction on the journey to the carribbean!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I have grown to love this genre of 19th Century British storyline!


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the narrator did a great job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn R. Burbidge LADSON, SC, United States 02-25-13
    Kathryn R. Burbidge LADSON, SC, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story - reader wan't my favorite"
    Would you listen to Seven Years to Sin again? Why?

    I heard this was the "pre quel" in some sense to the bared to you trilogy. I'm not sure that is correct but i really enjoyed the story. I am not usually someone who enjoys literature where the characters are set so much in the past, but i did thoroughly enjoy this book. I would reccommend it to anyone who is a fan of Sylvia Day.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jess - such a strong character and to see her transform was truly a pleasure.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I thought the voice was a little too english - althought i know it was set there i'm not sure whether i liked the reader for this story,


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    Jenny Saugus, MA 02-14-13
    Jenny Saugus, MA 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable, passion, romance and so much more!"
    What did you love best about Seven Years to Sin?

    It was innocent and fresh at the same time, I couldn't put it down when I was reading it and listening to it was even better it transported me to the era with the story.


    What other book might you compare Seven Years to Sin to and why?

    I think that this is one of the best I have read; To Beguile a Beast is close but this one is so much better because it keeps the reader interested and updated on every character; although I wish the ending wasn't there and Mrs. Day's prologue included more from Hester and Michael.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No...It was ok.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The title says it all, I would just add..."A night or exposure marked their lives and since then they belonged to each other; now seven years later they have the opportunity to dive into passion."


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! Mrs. Day has a talent that we are just beginning to enjoy and I hope she considers a second book on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nan Brookline, MA, United States 02-25-13
    Nan Brookline, MA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Sylvia Day Does It Again!"
    What did you love best about Seven Years to Sin?

    The physical descriptions of the characters are very vivid.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seven Years to Sin?

    The sensual reactions of 16 year old, innocent Jessica after watching Alister having sex in the garden made me want to read on. She shared that moment with her fiancee and let you know how in touch with her sensuality she was.


    Have you listened to any of Fiona Underwood’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's an excellent actress changing her voice to fit the characters keeping you in the moment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sharing their past secrets and creating a loving and supportive bond between them.


    Any additional comments?

    The sensual, sexual scenes are graphically described and make me want to read her again and again. If I am looking for a book about sexual fantasies, she's the gal who offers it in her love stories.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    carmen Haslet, TX, United States 02-13-13
    carmen Haslet, TX, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is a period book. Takes place long ago."
    What would have made Seven Years to Sin better?

    I don't like period books I like modern romance. Disappointed I just couldn't get in to it. Audible was wrong for not saying this book takes place hundreds of years ago. If i liked period novels than I would give a higher rating. I love Sylvia Day's books just not this book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Sullivan series. I like how they flow. By Bella Andre.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fiona Underwood?

    N/a


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I blame it on Audible. Goodread said it take place 200 years earlier in their review. If I wanted pride and prejudice I would of picked it.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible needs to be real with their reviews.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "not up to usual standards"

    I am a great lover of Sylvia Day books but I have to say this is not one of her better books. The storyline is not bad but found far to much descriptive language used to outline the scenes. The characters are believable but it is written in a style of Jane Austen without the panache and credibility. The story itself isn't bad, and it is fair to say some of the scenes grab your attention, but the style and period of the writing lets it down for me. The narration is ok compared to some audio books and is worth a read if you like Sylvia Day but for me I think I'll stick with Sylvia Days modern take on relationships.

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