Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Review: Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed by Anna Campbell

Author: Anna Campbell
Publisher: Forever
Date of publication: September 2012
Audiobook by Tantor Media

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.

Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed is a nice twist on the Beauty and the Beast story. Sidonie offers herself as payment for her sister's gambling debt in an order to save her sister from a beating by her BIL.  Jonas has been labeled a bastard and has been a mean recluse most of his life.  Intrigued by Sidonie, Jonas agrees to her arrangement.

One thing I did like about this book was that Sidonie's seduction took place over a week.  Jonas didn't take her to bed right away, especially after he found out she was untouched.  He slowly seduces her and while doing so falls in love with her.  Of course, this book isn't all roses and chocolates.  The two do have a pretty angsty relationship.  Both of them are so unwilling to trust the other that it takes a long time for them to finally get their HEA. Especially when Jonas finds out the secret that Sidonie has been hiding from him all along.  I was rooting for them though.

This is the first book I have read by Ms. Campbell.  I enjoyed it enough that I will probably look for more works by her.  The audiobook was well done and definitely worth a listen.

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