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 guest house 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.
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Penelope Ward (P)2015 Tantor
I have loved all her books until this one. For one I don't agree with arranged marriages so the start of the book didn't grab me. I loved Sevin and his character but Evangeline just made me mad and I didn't care for her. The author did a great job with showing the chemistry between them but the rest of the story just wasn't for me.
Tried to get into the book but right away you could tell the religious beliefs were just to much along with the whole arranged marriage and friction between sisters. Not for me. Too tormenting
Angsty, Forbidden, Heartwrenching
Well, I don't want to leave any spoilers, but I would say this, half way through the book at Part 2.
I have not. But Sean sounds Just like Kevin Bacon!
I actually DID listen to this in one sitting. On the plus side, my house was clean by the end of it.
This is now one of my favorite books.
Penelope Ward's stories are amazing.
I loved the story and the characters. I did not like Sean Crisden's voice. It was sexy some of the time and very annoying when he imitated the other girls characters.
Enjoy romance, erotic, and YA
I kept passing on this book due to the arranged marriage. However, I like Penelope Ward's books so I took a chance with my credit. I admit the middle of the book was a difficult listen because of the unfortunate life paths of Sevin and Evangeline. I was also angry at the selfish characters: Lance, Olga and Elle. This was a dramatic, forbidden love story. The couple's love was sweet, passionate, and sexy. My heart ached throughout until I ended up crying with the surprise ending. With all the angst, I'm glad I used my credit. I star off because of my anguish.
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