Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed
by Anna Campbell
Series: Sons of Sin #1
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Publication date: September 25, 2012
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
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*contains sexual content & foul language. Not intended for young readers
Will a week of seduction...
Gads this was yummy! Seven Nights in a
Rogue’s Bed sounded sinfully delicious and I was excited to read it. As Anna Campbell’s first book in the Sons of Sin series she dished up a hot steamy tale with wonderful characters and an
engaging plot. Reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast I was quickly ensnared in this
wicked tale and lost myself in its pages.
Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic—even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.
...Spark a lifetime of passionate surrender?
Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?
Forsythe, in an attempt to save her older sister’s life, agrees to go in her
stead to fulfill a debt. She arrives at the Castle Craven the home of a
hideously scarred scoundrel to surrender her virtue for seven sinful nights. Willing
to do anything to protect the one’s she loves, she braces her back, calms her
nerves and prepares to meet this monster. The tale that unfolds was absolutely
delightful, positively sinful and kept me turning the pages.
adored the complex characters we meet in Campbell’s novel. Sidonie is brave,
opinionated, flawed and has a secret. Jonas
Merrick is disfigured and is often referred to as a monster. He lives in
solitude and seeks revenge on the ones who betrayed him. He is such a complex man, and Campbell does
an excellent job of revealing the many facets which explain his outward
personality. The interaction between
these two was enthralling to witness. They
had me laughing one minute and wanting to clunk them over the heads the next. Watching these two strong personalities try to
figure things out was such fun. The romance felt genuine and the characters
became three dimensional. Secondary
characters helped build suspense and reveal things. We met Cam Rothermere and Richard Harmsworth, two childhood friends of Jonas
and I am anxious to read their stories. Richard’s story will be told in the
next Son’s of Sin novel.
tale itself captivated me as I turned page after page wanting my happily
ever-after. I loved the story behind Sidonie’s predicament and why Jonas would
even do such a thing. The chemistry between Jonas and Sidonie was absolutely
delicious; filled with tension, angst and page melting scenes. This tale
delivered seven very steamy, detailed nights in a rogue’s bed but it
also provided a strong plot filled with suspense. Campbell’s writing style is enjoyable and the
tale flowed effortlessly. The character of Jonas was wonderfully developed and
I adored how she was able to show both the monster and the tender man beneath.
This is a book you cannot put down and that leaves you smiling just thinking
recommend Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed
to fans of historical romance with a side of suspense. This was hot! hot! hot! I
am looking forward to A Rake’s Midnight
Kiss which will be released in 2013. My advice: grab this book, a glass of wine,
some chocolate truffles and lock yourself away because once you start reading you'll be lost.
want to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing this ARC in exchange for
my unbiased review.
gave this novel 5 steamy cups of coffee out of 5.
Labels: Anna Campbell, Forever, Grand Central, historical romance, Sons of Sin