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Seven Sexy Sins

(Heartfelt #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,556 ratings  ·  179 reviews
The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.

Love in Reverse, Book 1

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 blac
Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Samhain Publishing
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Buffy Kennedy
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I’ve found a new favorite! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters have such depth, you feel like they could be friends of yours. The story can be so emotional, yet it’s also incredibly sexy and fun. I think it was well balanced, well written, and well paced all around. It actually reminded me a bit of the movie “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Day”, only revolving around keeping the fire alive rather than trying to alienate someone.

A brief description of Faith’s “Seven Sexy Sins” and how she int
Mr. Sinful attracted me with a premise of a friends-2-lovers plot and exploration of 7 sins. I was intrigued how author will connect them all to sex.

Well, the part about friends becoming lovers was a disappointment. It was a version I do not like so much. The one where it turns out they both love each other for ages, they were just too stupid to see it or too stubborn to admit it or something like it. I like reading more about how friendship turns into something more.

As for the 7 sins. I loved h
Jaime Arkin
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I bought this book because Ruthie Knox told me to on twitter... well, not me specifically, but I just happened to poke my head in there when she tweeted about it, and I'm glad I saw it!

In Seven Sexy Sins, we meet Faith... she's works for a magazine and has signed on to do an article that revolves around what she refers to as "Seven Sexy Sins". The details come out one day while sitting around with her brother and their friends, including Rusty, who Faith has crushed on for quite some time. Rust
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Rhayne's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

5 Stars

Holy smokes folks, I absolutely loved this book!! Serenity Woods latest is a blazing hot story about desires, new experiences, and overcoming self imposed boundaries.

Faith and Rusty have been in love with each other for years. Not only is Faith’s brother, Dan a huge obstacle, Rusty has his own walls up about any type of committed relationship. He comes from a long line of failed/unhappy marriages and has seen what kind of impact that has on loved
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy I stumbled up on this author I've been reading a few of her books in row now and each one feels better then the previous..

Being titled seven sexy sins it is obviously a lot of sex in this but it's not to explicit even thought it's HOT....*fan self*

This is also a very sweet and endearing love story...It gets emotional without getting to angsty but there is a fair share of angst in this one...

An excellent friends to lovers story
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Reading this book made me feel so many different emotions. I enjoyed reading the story of love that started when Faith was young. She always felt something for Rusty. As the pages flipped by, I was pulled into their relationship of being best friends & then lovers with possibly no happy ending because of Rusty's family demons. I loved this author's writing style. It gripped me from the beginning of the book & didn't let me go until the end. I will be reading more by this author.
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, contemporary
Why I read it: I heard Twitter buzz and pre-ordered this one. As is often the case, it took me a little while to get to it on Mt. TBR.

What it's about: (from Goodreads) 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 Ru
~Mindy Lynn~
Amazon Freebie 7/15/17
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Faith is a journalist who has been asked to write a series of magazine articles aimed at couples who are looking to add some extra fun to the bedroom. She has come up with a wonderful idea for a series based on the seven sexy sins but unfortunately the things she wants to include are ones that she has never experienced. Rusty has had a crush on Faith for years but being best friends with her older brother has always made her off limits. Now that he knows she is looking for someone to help her wi ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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As a journalist and blogger, it is Faith’s responsibility to make sure she does her research on the topics she presents to her readers. As it turns out this latest article is going to require an extensive and personal exploration of the body and she is going to need someone of the male persuasion to help her. An open mind and a willing body is what Faith needs, but having no thought as to how to find such a man is a problem. Or not a
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
3.5 stars

I can't believe I got two books in a row that I actually enjoyed! This book has been sitting on my iPad forEVER, and I finally thought I'd give it a whirl. It's one of my favorite tropes (brother's best friend), and I really loved the way Ms. Woods handled it. It was seamless and realistic, and played out nicely. The easy banter between Rusty and Faith was so fun to read and helped to illustrate their long-standing friendship. The sex was smokin' hot, and I'll admit that I sorta loved t
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh Faith and Rusty! Forkin' loved you two. Such a great concept for adding some spice in the bedroom. Things I may actually try myself ;)

So here's Faith, practically an innocent, who's been with 2 men. However, she's a columnist and she writing about spicing up things in the bedroom. She comes up with this idea about the seven deadly sins. You know, envy, lust, gluttony, wrath, sloth, pride, and greed. Instead of making them deadly, she makes them sexy. Boy does she ever!!! HOT! The problem is
Aug 10, 2012 marked it as to-buy-small-publisher
Recommended to Ridley by: Twitter - via Ruthie Knox
Hot for the older brother's friend is like the best trope evah. Need.
Dahlia (yadkny)
Jun 11, 2012 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Contemp Romance Lovers
Shelves: favorites
Review posted @ Long and Short Reviews
Review originally published here:
Joint review with one of my fellow bookpushers. This was more of a 3.5 to 4 star review.

Publisher: Samhain
Publish Date: Out now
How we got this book: ARC from the author

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. Sh
Jan 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
💝 FREE on Amazon today (1/3/2018)! 💝

A sinfully sexy friends-to-lovers erotic romance – by a USA Today bestselling author.

Previously published by Samhain Publishing under the title Seven Sexy Sins. This is the Director’s Cut edition – featuring previously unseen excerpts from Faith’s blog!

Seven Sexy Sins. One Mr. Sinful.

Faith Hillman is in trouble. She’s writing an article on ways to spice up your love life for her popular blog, but she’s hit a major snag—she hasn’t experienced any of th
[Almost 3 stars.]

First of all, remember: Don't judge a book by its cover. ;-)

It wasn't my genre. I took it for free on Amazon as a summer try with something different. And although I don't think I will try another book by Serenity Woods in the future, I don't regret that I have read this piece.

I like to find a romance between ordinary people. In this book were e.g. a teacher, an office worker. These characters were simply human and from the real modern world, not some fancy billionaires and so o
I had ZEROOO motivation to finish the book. The writing style was beyond bland and the characters were more mayonnaise than any sandwich needs. Let's not forget the chemistry and sex was yawn inducing, I think I will pass. No thank you! Some New Zealand shit was mixed in there for location setting..

Linda Morris
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a fun and sexy read. Serenity Woods always does a great job creating characters that seem very real--like the friends you hung out with in college. This is an ensemble story of two people in a circle of lifelong friends who become lovers, but only for the time it takes to research the heroine's latest article on spicing up your love life. Ms. Woods' has a fresh, funny voice and the setting of New Zealand is vividly rendered. Her heroine, Faith, is a plucky everywoman whom most women can ...more

Fantastic!! This was a total joy to read. It was one of those books that had everything I needed in it. It had plenty of hot steamy sex and love scenes, and a feel good plot too. The characters were both awesome...Rusty was so sexy and hot and Faith was beautiful and sweet. I loved the friends to lovers story and how they did these seven sins with each other as research for her writing article. We got to see some different types of sex scenes that we don't usually get all in one book. Wow I wil
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

If you don't like fifty shades of gray this is the BOOK FOR YOU!
if you love fifty shades of gray this is the BOOK FOR YOU!
At the end of the book you"ll completely forget Mr.Grey....Christian Grey whooo?? haha
This is a sweet and sexy love story about two friends who decide to change their relationship for fun and research and who will discover that sometimes love is right in front of us
Finally two really good characters
I love, funny and determined
About Mr.S69...*faints*
Petra Grayson
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've read a few short stories by Serenity Woods. They didn't grip me all that much but I saw some good reviews/recommendations for this book so I decided to give it a try. It took a while for me to connect with the characters. It just seemed like they were trying to be hilarious even at serious moments and it didn't work for me. I'm glad I kept going though. This book got much better and by the end I was really rooting for Faith and Rusty. They ended up being nice solid characters that I enjoyed ...more
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Woods has an amazing talent for writing steamy, sexy stories. She keeps the reader at an intriguing pace as her characters transform and grow across the pages. If you are looking for a page turner that is guaranteed to steam you up and make you sweat, mixed with an amazing cast of characters, with lots of humor sprinkled throughout you won’t want to miss out on this book.

Complete Review posted here: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews...
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-romance, yummy
Reading this, I wish I had an older brother with hot guy friends. I really do.

I love stories where the characters have known one another for a while and the love blooms from that.

Rusty is the ultimate player, going through women but Faith is someone who is less experienced but becomes uninhibited in Rusty's hands.

I liked this book quite a bit because I can see the characters growth and how it affects the people around them.

I definitely am going to look out for more Serenity Woods' books.
This was absolutely adorable! I love the whole "friends to lovers" theme, but this one was done better than most.

The idea of taking the seven deadly sins and making a sexual game out of them was such a great idea. Serenity Woods really had a fresh take, great dialogue, and wonderfully developed plot that made reading this book such a joy.

I was expecting a ton of fluff but this story really had substance and the characters were well-developed and easy to like.

I haven't read anything by Serenity W
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance readers
Recommended to Lisa by: Myself

After finishing FIX YOU by Mari Carr, I continued on to the end of the book where I stumbled upon this gem of a book by Serenity Woods. The excerpt given was what piqued my interest and made me want to give it a go. I was so glad I did too!

Serenity's writing style was on par, she didn't lag in any areas of the story, and she can freaking well keep a reader entertained!

I seriously fell in love with Rusty. *swoon*

Full review to come in a bit.
What a great book!

I really enjoyed reading Seven Sexy Sins- it was a super HOT book but also so funny and I just loved the combination of steamy sex scenes and the humor.

I really loved all the characters in the book, especially how well developed Faith and Rusty's characters were.

I'm so glad I gave Seven Sexy Sins a try, this was my first book by Serenity Woods and I sure plan to read more books by her and hopefully they'll be just as good.
Melissa Kendall
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! As an Aussie there is something innately familiar about this book. I totally had tears in my eyes toward the end.

Excellent work i look forward to reading more of this authors work
Dawn Barber
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazingly sexy and fun read. Loved the characters and would love to read more of these characters!
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute story but I must admin the Mars Bar scene made me 0-0 a bit
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USA Today Bestselling Author Serenity Woods lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes hot and sultry contemporary romances with a happy ever after, and she would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies.

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