Review: Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

Posted September 25, 2015 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

Review: Sins of Sevin by Penelope WardSins of Sevin by Penelope Ward
on September 19, 2015
Format: eARC
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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+.

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My Review

Sins of Sevin kept me up until 3 a.m., my 6 a.m. alarm be damned! I love triangles and angst so I knew this one was right up my alley. The courting/arranged marriage aspect was a bonus, whether real life, TV, or fiction, the concept of it fascinates me (although not enough to try it myself lol). I really liked the focus of the story: what happens when you fall for someone not meant for you? I was surprised (pleasantly!) with how emotional Sevin and Evangeline’s story was. They met on their own, by chance, and for the first time they felt a connection to another person. I loved the slow-building progression of their relationship, both trying so hard to fight the feelings developing for the other until they just couldn’t help it! I kept yelling at my Kindle telling them to pack their bags and run away together! It’s not that I wanted Elle to get hurt; it’s just that I didn’t want her to have Sevin. In my heart, he belonged to Evangeline. Of course, things couldn’t be as easy as leaving town; Penelope took me on a heartbreaking ride that, at times, had my stomach a ball of nerves and had me questioning my own morality. There were some situations in the middle where my thoughts, reactions, YESs, and fist pumps would’ve made a decent person shake their head, but I never claimed to be decent lol. This was an unputdownable, emotionally gripping, story that showed me just how detoured and twisty the road to love could be, but worth once you reach your destination.

About Penelope Ward

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.


About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)