The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.
Faith Hillman is in a bit of a pickle. She’s been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.
Ever since Faith’s older brother gave Rusty Thorne a black eye for kissing her on her eighteenth birthday, he’s kept his distance, waiting for the right time to make his move. This is it. She needs a research partner? He’s the man for the job.
When sex-on-legs Rusty offers his services, Faith is all over it—with one caveat. The notorious heartbreaker must sign a confidentiality contract. Just to keep him safe from her brother’s wrath, of course…and her heart off Rusty’s long list of conquests.
As they work their wicked way through the list, the implications of the contract hit Rusty as hard as the handcuffs binding his wrists to the bed. It isn’t just Faith’s touch that rocks his world. It’s the way his heart likes it that blows his defenses out of the water. And makes him wonder, when the contract ends, if he can bear to let her go.
Faith Hillman has been commissioned by her magazine to write a number of articles on how to spice up your love life. The theme? Seven Sexy Sins. Although there is a slight problem with that…She hasn’t experienced any of them!
So who can she get to be the lucky guy to help her experience these sins and help write her article? Enter Rusty Thorne. Her brother’s best friend, who has kept a distance from Faith ever since receiving a black eye for kissing her on her 18th birthday from her brother. But now that she needs a research partner, he’s more than happy and experienced, to assist her in her ‘research.’
When offering his service, Faith makes sure to draw up a confidentiality contract. One) to keep him save from her brother’s fist again and two) to keep her heart save from the heartbreaker.
As they work their way through the seven sexy sins and become a hell of a lot closer in the run haul, the contract hits Rusty right in his heart. Faith just doesn’t rock his world; she’s rocking his heart too and scares him due to his families past. But there’s one thing it makes him wonder, can he really let her go when the contract ends?
So as I’ve mentioned on my Day 2 of the 30 day book challenge, THIS is the book that I reread constantly. Really, it’s the only book I ever reread and I’m not lying. I came across this book after reading another book on my kindle last year. It has an excerpt at the back of the book and I knew, right there and then, it had to be downloaded.
When I finished the book, I knew I was in love with it and since then, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it. That is how obsessed I am with it. Serenity Woods is awesome for coming up with this story. I literally want to find someone to do the sexy sins with. They sound so goddamn hot. Any male takers? HAHA.
Faith and Rusty have secretly been in love with one another for years. At Faith’s 18th birthday, Rusty kissed her, only to have her brother, Dan punch him and warn him off. Since then, Rusty has kept his distance and although they are friends, there is this boundary that hasn’t been crossed again. Until Faith mentions her article and finding a partner to help her research it, Rusty volunteers to help her out and be the one to give her every experience of the sexy sins.
Not wanting to ruin their friendship, Faith agrees and draws up a contract for them. They can only have sex seven times in conjunction to the sins and it remains a secret. But what neither of them expected was for their feeling for one another to heighten every time they were together and apart and for them to slowly fall in love with each other. That was never the plan.
So what happens after the sins are up? Well…. That would be telling.
I loved Faith. She was a brilliant character. She (and Dan) had been through heartbreak when her parents died three years ago, but shes had her friends around her to be there for her and over time, shes realized how much her mother’s advice has shaped her into the person she is today. She’s inexperienced when it comes to sex, but shes not naive about it. She’s put herself out there to do these sins, to let her readers know the true experience of doing these sins instead of making up the pleasure. You can tell shes nervous to walk into this territory with Rusty, because shes loved him for years and she doesn’t want to screw up their friendship.
I can totally see where she is coming from because sex really does change everything. Her nerves make way for some seriously hot sex with Rusty though but the doubts are always at the back of her mind but she was strong and at times took charge over Rusty, who sometimes would keep looking at her like Dan’s little sister. The things she were saying, Oh my Faith! You go girl. You tell him like it is. I was so proud of her for shouting at Rusty; letting him know that it has nothing to do with Dan, it’s between him and her.
“I’m just a girl, Rusty, a girl who wants you, very, very much. I don’t need to be romanced, and I don’t need to be cajoled. And I swear, if you’re not inside me in, like, two minutes, I’m going to tie you to the bed and carry all seven sins out on you in one go, whether you like it or not.”
Rusty is such a book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, a history teacher, and absolutely adores Faith. But the problem? She’s Dan’s sister and the men in his family are less than men and for that, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t want a serious relationship in fear of turning out like his relatives and hurting the ones he loves. So it’s easier for him to just jump from one girl to the next. Not getting attached to them.
Then he volunteered to help Faith out and that is when everything inside him started to change. Never one for love, his feelings over the weeks, after the intensity of their sins and the sex really took a hold on him. It had him questioning everything about love. He was nervous and unsure whether he had made the right decision in helping Faith out, but when she said something so filthy to him, all that zoomed out of his head and all he could see was this gorgeous woman in front of him.
Really, the love they had for one another was so great. But it scared Rusty so much that he said something hurtful to Faith that made her throw him out. But it does all turn out happy in the end for them both, even through the angst they faced. I loved this one part that Rusty sang and when he opened his eyes, Faith was standing over him smiling. That took my breath away because it was like he was singing it to her, even though he didn’t know she was there.
“He was singing softly. ‘Is it me you’re looking for?’”
Ohh be still my beating heart.
I really enjoyed how nervous Rusty and Faith were when it came down to all the sins. Although they were friends, who were physically attracted to one another, sex definitely changes everything, even though they didn’t want it to ruin their friendship. Over time, you could definitely see the emotions changing for both of them from lust to love. The romance didn’t come easy for them, because they know all about their pasts and doubted themselves about what they were doing yet you could really see just how attracted to each other they were and in time, they did become comfortable in doing the sins and being around each other in a sexual situation.
The Seven Sexy Sins…Now you’ve got me talking. Serenity made them original and every one of them were smoking hot. Hot enough that you’d need cold water thrown over you when you’d read one. I don’t think you will ever look at a Mars Bar in the same way once you’ve read this but it’s so imaginative and it made the whole situation and sex much more interesting. Each sin brought a new sexual experience, for both of them and you could feel the sexual chemistry and the tension and the intensity between them and the build up throughout the sins leading to the sex. Jeeeeze, it really was powerful.
Yes, it’s a sex book, but to be honest with you, it’s so much more than that too. It takes both Faith and Rusty on a journey. A journey of love and acceptance. A journey to unleash what was always inside of you, yet you just never had the chance and a journey where you are nothing like you thought you were. That you are worthy of being loved, especially by the person you have always loved.
I really recommend buying this book. The sex literally pours off the book, the sins are deliciously hot, the chemistry is smoking and the journey they both take leads them to becoming the best people they can be.
DEFINITELY download a copy and get reading it, because once you do, you’ll be hooked just like me.
Now I’m off to read Toby’s book (He’s their friend) in Six Naughty Nights. Ohh how I will have much fun reading his book, that’s for sure!