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Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed

(Sons of Sin #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  3,926 ratings  ·  548 reviews
Will a week of seduction...

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
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Published September 25th 2012 by Forever (first published January 1st 2012)
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Stacey is Sassy
***4.5 Stars***

Holy Shamoly that was hard work. Bloody brilliant, but seriously full of feelings that I got to nearly the last page before everything was settled.

Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed is the story of Sidonie and Jonas. Sidonie is the twenty-four year old virgin spinster sent as sacrifice to pay the debt of her beloved (bitch) sister Roberta to Jonas Merrick, bastard by name and bastard by action. I'm not going to go over the full details of this story, but I will say that everything is n
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars.

The second half of the book really picked up for me. Halfway through, I just wanted to skim. It was all starting to be a tad repetitive.

The ending and the epilogue were sweet.
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it

When Sidonie Forsythe's sister, Roberta cannot pay the gaming debts owing to Jonas Merrick, Sidonie comes up with a plan. She offers herself in payment. Jonas Merrick is a bastard, and rich. There is no love lost between him and his cousin William, Sidonie's brother-in-law. But Jonas proposes a new bargain. If Sidonie spends another six nights at the Castle with him, Jonas will write off her sister's debts.

The opening scene as the heroine arrives at the forbidding Castle Craven on the South Devo
Duchess Nicole
3.5 Stars

"Whatever she saw in his smile, it discomfited her enough to make her try to shift away. He didn't let her go. He began to suffer the alarming fantasy that he'd never let her go."

This was officially my first Anna Campbell book! I have to admit, the first half was a bit slow for me. In Historical romance books, I don't like for the scene to remain in the same house for too long. I want more movement, more action, less introspection and intimate dialogue. I like my character development t
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed is the first book in Anna Campbell's Sons of Sin series. It's a gothic-esque romance with a Beauty and the Beast feel, and is a very passionate, very sexy story.
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Will a week of seduction...

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
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is a joint review with my review partner May.

May: When Mandi told me she heard of a book coming out that just screamed “This is a May kind of book” I was intrigued and picked it up as soon as I could. Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed plays on the Beauty and the Beast trope, but is at the same time its own unique and memorable story.

Merrick wants revenge upon his cousin more than anything else. Luckily, revenge is easy for him to find not only by being incredibly wealthy and successful (while h
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review posted at Demon Lover's Books & More

This is a tortured hero story at its best. He is scarred, both inside and out, and Sidonie proves to both of him that he’s not quite the beast he thinks he is. This was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and I found it to be just wonderful.

Sidonie arrives at Castle Craven in her sister’s place, to honor a bargain made with a man with no honor. From all her sister has told her, she will be facing the devil himself. From all her sister’s husband has ran
Tammy Walton Grant
So bummed. I LOVE Beauty and the Beast stories, and Anna Campbell is usually a sure thing for me.

I don't know what happened here, but I felt like I'd been hit by a swinging heavy bag with the plot, the characters and the writing itself. And all by about 20% into the book.

Gonna call this "Judith McNaught-itis" or "Lisa Kleypas-itis". Over-wrought, over the top. Not that I usually object to that, but in this instance it really isn't working for me.
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Sidonie Forsythe agrees to spend a week in a "villain's" bed in order to save her sister from shit. Jonas Merrick is the "villain" in question and spends the week seducing the crap out of Sidonie. Will that week of "passion" be "enough" to "satisfy" them for ALL ETERNITY? Especially after Jonas turns out to be a petulant asshat?

1. I kept reading "Sidonie" as "Siodin" WHICH ISN'T EVEN A REAL NAME, but I think is an accurate representation to how I proceeded through this book.

2. Putting aside fo
Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to help her sister pay off her gambling debts by taking her place as the woman promised to the holder of her debts, Jonas Merrick. All that is known of the recluse is that it is sister's husbands cousin and that there is extremely bad blood between the two and it has cast a shadowed opinion of Jonas. He was scarred on his face as a boy and also stripped off his title for being illegitimate and it has shaped him into the reserved man he is today. He knows immediately t ...more
Annie ⚜️
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying I LOVE A SCARRED HERO. (Just discovered there is fanfic out there with The Hound from GOT as the hero!!!) Gah, so yeah, loved it. Actually didn't want this one to end. 🔥🔥🔥 ...more
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Defies all logic is exactly the way I'd describe this book as well! I could barely finish this annoying romance between two distinctly unlikeable people. Sidonie, the heroine who's name I had the worst time pronouncing inside my head, was holier than thou at first. But oh how she crumbles completely in the arms of the dastardly hero, Jonas Merrick, whose scars and tortured past make him hard and cruel. Then they have a few blissful days of non stop sex - yet she will not marry him when he asks h ...more
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Story Rating 4.5 Stars
Character Rating 4.5 Stars
Romance Rating 4.5 Stars
Heat Level 3.5 Stars
Overall Rating 4.5 Stars

I must say that I really enjoyed this book. The beginning grabbed me right away and I was totally into the story. A bit later it started to drag just a bit and I was thinking that I wish things would start moving along and then WHAM then the story took off and started moving right when it needed too. Things got a bit exciting and then the heart break started and OH MY! The last 1/4
Lisa Kay

★★★★☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) You’ve heard the expression, “I could listen to him read the phone book.” Yup? That’s how I felt about Antony Ferguson’s narration of this romance book. Delicious. He has a dreamy, seductive voice. He does a good job with differentiating the characters, and with the female voices. Some people complained about his pausing; however, I listened at 1.5 speed, so I didn’t notice this. Did he elevate the story? Hmmm. After I got used to that sexy voice, I wou
Unpopular opinion alert!

I was really looking forward to this. Honestly! I loved all the novellas I have read by Anna Campbell so far, so I was eager to check out a full-length novel by her. Unfortunately, the premise just didn't do it for me, and it only got worse. But hey. As so often, I'm in the minority in not loving this, and maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for this.

Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
"You're breathtakingly exciting. You've turned my nights to fire. You've lit my whole world with flame." -Sidonie

I'm not usually one to quote books, but man, this one had some real gems. I devoured this book and if it hadn't been for the overly angsty (and in my opinion unnecessary) ending, this would've easily been a five star book.

I consider myself a person with a massive vocabulary, but I must admit, I was using my kindle dictionary for this one...and I LOVED it. The beauty and complexity of
This one took me awhile to get through, which is never a good sign for me.

Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed has left me a bit confused and disappointed with "what might have been". First off, I love a good "reformed rake" story and this one was set up to be an excellent one. Jonas Merrick has set up his revenge against his evil cousin William by "winning" his cousin's wife, Roberta, for seven days. He is all set to claim his prize and enact his revenge when he realizes Roberta's sister, Sidonie Fors
This is not a plausible book. The Hero is a jerk, and all of the characters are one-dimensional stereotypes. For the first two thirds of the book, nothing really happens. It is just a lot of sex, but I thought it was well-written sex. Even the slow rhythm of the narrator didn't bother me. However, by the end, when there was no redeeming quality to the hero and the heroine had to grovel and beg when she had made only one minor mistake didn't do it for me. ...more
It started well. It ended well. The middle was shitty historical (ish) porn.

That's about all I have to say.
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let's just say that I've read a lot more interesting stories than this one. ...more
Lady Jaye
When I saw that Anna Campbell had a new historical romance out I absolutely knew I had to request it. I was not wrong, not in the least. The book is written very much in the Tradition of Claiming the Courtesan and Untouched. In fact, as soon as I figured that out, I could pretty much tell where the story was going and just about how it was going to unfold. I was also right about all that. Even so, what kept me tethered to the story were the same things that kept me very invested in those two oth ...more
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
When Anna Campbell weaves the classic Beauty and the Beast theme into one of her intense, emotional, sensual stories, you know you're in for a real treat!

When the wind caught her, she staggered. She fought to keep her footing on the slippery cobbles as she looked up, up, up at the towering black edifice before her.

Right from the very first pages, I was completely drawn into the story. The vivid images of the raging storm and forbidding Castle Craven created a wonderful sense of menace. I certain
Lover of Romance
In order to save her sister, Sidonie has volunteered to go in her place to Castle Craven. Her sister lost a bet where she was expected to spend seven nights in Merrick's bed. Knowing that her sister couldn't do so, she went in her place, not knowing what to expect. She has heard rumors and gossip about the man, who is suppose to be scarred with the disposition of a beast. When she first arrives she has no idea what is going to happen, or what Jonas Merrick will truly be like, she is suprised how ...more
Adria's Musings
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Breath of Life Reviews

Can I just say "Wow?" I LOVED this book, I mean truly loved it. Let me start off by saying that I love a hero that is at a disadvantage, whether it be a personality or physical disadvantage like Jonas, I love it. Too many times in a romance novel it's the female that is at the disadvantage and needs rescuing from the hero. Not so in Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed, it's Jonas Merrick who needs to be rescued. His emotional damage is severe, and on top of t
Lady Wesley
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, aud-rev
I did not enjoy listening to this book. First of all, I didn't care for the narrator, Antony Ferguson, whose reading style was so slow, and so full of long pauses, that I listened to most of the book with the speed at 1.25. Second, the first 50%+ of the book seemed to be nothing but long, detailed sex scenes between Jonas and Sidonie. I like steamy, but Sidonie's journey from innocent virgin to hot mamma went by in a flash, and I can easily do without so much description of their every move. I a ...more
Brittany B.

3.5 stars.

This book could have been so much better. I hope to write a better review, but for now I will just point out my main issue: The Ending!!!

I was horribly disappointed by the last few chapters. I thought the way Jonas treated Sidonie was ridiculous, melodramatic, and out of character. The HEA was pitifully abrupt and like many pivotal points in the book, it was anti-lim attic.

I am left feeling cheated, as I really liked this book and its premise. The tension btw the H/h in the end was
Elis Madison
Yet another Beauty and the Beast storyline—but it's Campbell, so I don't care. She does damaged, broody heroes like nobody I’ve read, and even though they basically spend most of the book stomping all over the heroines, I love them.

Anyway, Mr. Damaged and Broody in this book is Jonas Merrick.

The man has some really nasty scars on his face, and a deep-down conviction that he truly is the monster in his mirror. He was raised as heir to a viscountcy, but then his uncle had Jonas’ parents’ marriag
Lucy Qhuay
What a disappointment!
I was reading this book and I was actually quite enjoying until the moment the heroine, Sidonie, turned into a bipolar maniac and started acting like a complete mental case.
She was attracted to the hero, Jonas, and one fine night he seduced her and, may I say, she was quite happy while he was pleasuring her. The next moment, she freaks out, starts shouting and runs like a person who just escaped from the asylum, leaving the freaking house and venturing a huge storm.
Faced wi
This is one of the best beauty and the beast inspired historical romances I’ve read I think. And the smut is excellent.
❥ Azzurra
Sidonie has no faith in men.
With her father's example and the experience of living with the violent and erratic Viscount Hillbrook, husband of a sister who years of abuse had made unrecognizable, Sidonie decide that marriage -or better, faith in the other sex- is not something that she can voluntarily accept. She has no intention of giving a power so great in the hand of a man, whoever he may be.
But circumstances often lead us against our wishes and our life choices. The same happens to Sidonie
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