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Sin at Sea

(Sinful #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  671 ratings  ·  183 reviews
When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to ...more
ebook, 114 pages
Published June 25th 2013 (first published June 10th 2013)
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Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
The heroine Alysin discovered her boyfriend cheated on her. She grabbed her best friend Jolie and went on a sea cruise.
Luckily Jolie was a lesbian and Alysin despite her denial seems to be bisexual, so Jolie found a way to improve her friend's mood fast. Next day trying to rid herself of a creep who kept insisting Alysin needed a company she literally jumped onto another guy who could be an equally creepy for all she knew, but at least was handsome. When out heroine learned her rescuer was also
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute, Sexy, HOT!!!

This little gem was way more that I expected!! The blurb doesn't do it justice...nor does it mention all the ménage we got goin on in here.. we get m/f/f, m/f/m/f, and even a little f/f! But mostly we get Alysin and Mr. BE. and they are HOT HOT HOT!!!

We start out with Alysin and her BF Jolie..they are like nomads..they never really stay in one place too long. They both have independent jobs and work from their laptops. ( fun!!!) So it's easy for them to hit the road after A
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What happens when you catch your douche bag boyfriend screwing his secretary?
Alysin Nixon did what she does best, she called her best friend Jolie and the two packed up to regroup and headed out on a seven-day cruise.


Fresh air, the smell of ocean water, plenty of time to party and distant from the douche bag!

What Alysin didn’t plan on was meeting Mr. Bedroom Eyes, tall, sexy with brown hair, blue eyes

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he intervened and rescued her from a jerk that had imposed himself on her when she wa
Blushing Reader
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I need to book a cruise!! Review coming tomorrow at

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Heat Rating: HOT!!

"I specialize in leaving uncomfortable situations with alarming speed. Some people need closure; I need space. When I need this space, I do it in style."

Have you ever just wanted to pack it up and run away with your best friend? Ever meet a guy, start up a romance and not even know his name? Sin at Sea dives into Alysin's world where she doesn't settle and she never settles down.
Jill Prand
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Emma Nichols takes us on a fantasy cruise with Sin at Sea! Alysin catches her boyfriend banging his secretary at work! So what's a girl to do? Pack up her best friend and catch a boat! That's right Alysin and her bestie Jolie grab a bag and within 24 hours are on a cruise ship. Fast work girls! But not as fast as when Alysin goes to get something to eat and uses Tall Dark and Sexy to ward off a creepy guy! Tall Dark and Sexy plays the part of the jealous husband well, so well in fact that they d ...more
J.B. McGee
Don't usually rate books for fellow authors, but I'm so proud of Emma. Way to go! You knocked it out of the ballpark with a full count and bases loaded...bottom of the ninth.

Can't wait for Vixen in Vegas.
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Sin at Sea brought me back to my Carnival Cruise that I went on with the hubs, we even ported out of Charleston, SC but on my cruise there was no mystery man and def. not all the hotness that went on in this story.

For Alysin and Jolie life is always on the go. Anytime something in their life goes wrong they pack their stuff and move away to a new town, with new people and new adventures. But what happens when you meet someone that you don’t want to leave? What happens when hearts become involve
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When Alysin grabbed supper and went to see her boyfriend at work her world came crashing down. She finds Kyle with his secretary. Don't go bashing with the cliche thing, cause it is I know. What does she do? She is a runner, plain and simple it gets hot she scrams from the kitchen! Within minutes of a phone call to BFF Jolie, Alysin is on her way. Being they both work via sat, they have no reason to stay in any one spot. It is sort of sad that they can pick up, but they have a life like that.

Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a great and sexy book, you have to check out Emma Nichols' debut novel. Alysin finds herself on a cruise with her best friend trying to escape from men. They are considered nomads because they never like to stay in one place long, so they decide the cruise will spice up their life a little. And, spice it up it does. Alysin meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes (aka Mr. BE) and plan nothing but a week of fun. Mr. BE is sexy and wants nothing but a good time as well. Their connection is ou ...more
Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow)
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I thought Sin at Sea was beautifully written. It flowed nicely. The sex scenes were HOT, but tasteful. The storyline was great and had me fully engrossed. I found some parts quite humorous, and was grinning from ear to ear.

I enjoyed being taken on Alysin and BE's (aka Mr Bedroom Eyes) journey. If was fun, flirtatious and romantic. I found myself wanting Alysin to break her "rules".

If you want something to read that has a great fun story and some super hot lovin' then definitely give Sin at Sea a
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Emma Nichols novella is a good poolside read and just a great read in general. It flows nicely and you quickly fall into the story and are wanting to know what's going to happen next with Alysin and Me. BE.

Alysin runs and does it in style. While running from her most recent what's his name, she finds Mr. BE. They are living for the next 7 days no strings attached. Or are they?

Emma has done a fabulous job with her first book. It is a quick read, an erotica story and while the sex scenes are ste
Tara  TUG
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I think this book has alot of potential.At first i was slightly confused about what gender she likes and to admit in fact am still confused for someone who says she is not BI she sure jumps on the vagina train when it comes along..All in all it was a cute quick read and now to wait on the second one..
Jun 16, 2013 added it
Shelves: arc
Have you ever been cheated on? Well, I have just once back in the day, and I only wish I could have read Sin at Sea and had the hilarious, yet classy response that Alysin had. Alysin .... whose name is so fitting with the nature of this book and not by coincidence (AlySIN)... is a woman in her twenties who has no ties to anything or anyone except maybe her best friend Jolie. Both of these ladies live by the rules of "Never Settle and Never Settle Down." They are constantly on the move with a map ...more
Swoon Worthy
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sin at Sea brought me back to my Carnival Cruise that I went on with the hubs, we even ported out of Charleston, SC but on my cruise there was no mystery man and def. not all the hotness that went on in this story.

For Alysin and Jolie life is always on the go. Anytime something in their life goes wrong they pack their stuff and move away to a new town, with new people and new adventures. But what happens when you meet someone that you don’t want to leave? What happens when hearts become involve
Becky Carter Nichols
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review may contain *Spoilers*

I easily give this book 5 stars! I don't normally give a 5 star rating unless I am so hooked on a story that I cannot put my kindle down.. This was that story!!

I thought the story line flowed flawlessly! From the beginning we learn that Alysin and Jolie have a past that has turned them into digital nomads.. They live where they want, for however long they want.. But when one of them says go, they pack up and relocate.. Starting over somewhere else.. Alysin is a
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 Stars*

Erotically HOT!!! Perfect summer reading! A take-me-to-the-beach-and-leave-me-alone-with-my-book read.

A self-claimed "runner" Alysin runs from all sorts of uncomfortable situations.

"I'm a runner. Not an actual runner, like with shoes and sweat. Instead, I specialize in leaving uncomfortable situations with alarming speed. Some people need closure; I need space."

For example like the situation she found herself in when she discovered her sorry boyfriend cheating on her with his secret
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This novel is about a strong girl that is an expert at running away. Every girl has had that moment when something goes terribly wrong and you just want a fresh start. Well Asylin has a fresh start whenever she feels she needs it. I loved this strong and cool attitude she has. She is able to say bye to a jerk that cheated on her after being her bf for 2 years. Many girls would have cried or hit him but she just make him f
Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-romance
4.5 Seducing Stars


Where to begin... this novella totally blew my mind; I expected anything but this from a debut novel!! Emma's short but extremely erotic story was one of the best novellas I've ever read and I've read plenty!! She basically pulled out every erotic fantasy that's out there and I LOVED it -Emma, hands down. Despite being a short novella there was nothing left wondering or doubting; for me the story felt complete. I can say I'm looking impatiently forward to read E
Tammy Sipe
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sin at Sea...let's start by saying Erotica is totally not a genre that I normally read. However, I wanted to read this book. You see the Emma is a great friend, and I totally wanted to see how this book would turn out. WOW! I can tell you that despite being a bit uncomfortable with some of the sex scenes..I loved this book. Emma had a great story that kept me in anticipation throughout. When Alysin takes lunch to her boyfriend Kyle, and finds him cheating on her IN HIS OFFICE!! she calls her BFF ...more
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Well, this was totally unexpected!  I was looking for a short in-between book and noticed I had downloaded this one over a year ago.

Was not expecting the F/F or F/F/M interaction in this book, but it was seriously HOT! Haha! 

The heroine was running from her cheating fiancé with her girlfriend by taking a cruise and starting their lives over!  When she meets a handsome man on board, they make a deal, no names, no phone numbers, no contact info, just a week of fun in the sun acting as a married ne
Stephanie *Lo* at MeanGirlsLuvBooks
I enjoyed this light, steamy novella. Alysin and her best friend, Jolie, live a very different life from most of us. They have no strings holding them down to anyone or anywhere. When Alysin decides to take a cruise before their next move she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes or BE. This story is about their hot adventure together on the cruise. Alysin is definitely not your typical heroine and is not afraid to go after what she wants. I really liked this about her. BE was swoon worthy and hot as hell, too ...more
Gymjam Bennett
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i absolutly loved this book..i was one of the lucky few that was able to beta read sin at sea by emma nichols.. and i will be re-reading it again and again as it had everything i like in a book.. romance.. sex (hot steamy sex) sassy ness.. put it this way i would of loved to be Alysin.. who wouldnt want the sun... sea... a very hot guy... great sex... and no strings attached (or was there)..... you will have to read it and find out for yourself :D happy reading
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I highly recommend Sin at Sea as a fun, smutty book to read on the beach or rocking on a cruise ship.
Scandalous Book Blog
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Let me just say, after reading this book, I need a hot and sexy cruise of my own!!
Sin at Sea is a heartbreaking, soul mending, erotic adventure. Alysin catches her boyfriend having sex with his secretary so she decides to run, or in her words she needs space. When Alysin, also known as Sin, runs she runs with her best friend Jolie. To decide where to run to they embark on a cruise for some relaxation. Little did Alysin know this cruise is going to rock her world. There are rules to Alysin's runn
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Wow, where should one start with this absolutely steamy novella....This book had so much more than I expected and a lot more than I had expected.

Alysin and Jolie have been best friends since high school. They have lived the last decade working from their homes allowing them to travel when and where they wish. Both of them living simple daily lives allowing them to afford such luxuries of traveling the world and moving when they felt it was time to go. They would settl
Roses Book Blog
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I first picked up this book I expected it to be short, like 20 pages short. I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this book as much as I did when I was approached to join this tour, but I was wrong. I absolutely LOVED this book!!!

From the first moment I was introduced to Alysin I knew I would love her. She's just broke up with her boyfriend Kyle who she found screwing his secretary in the office when she went to surprise him with dinner. She calls up her best friend Jolie and tells her it's tim
Tina Marina
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lust Ahoy!

This book surprised me, as it had a lot of erotic sex scenes, F/F; M/F/F; M/F (of course) and M/F/M/F. But oh how good it was! The book follows the life of Alysin and Jolie who have been BFF’s for over 10 years and they live a life of “digital nomads” with nothing tying them down and they are both ready to up sticks at a moments notice and move on.

The book starts with Alysin surprising her boyfriend at work to find him in the middle of “overtime” with his secretary. She goes straight h
Wendy Jackson
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sin at Sea starts out with Alysin wanting to surprise her long time boyfriend at work with an impromptu dinner, and instead is the one that gets the surprise. Yep you guessed it, he's working overtime alright, overtime nailing his secretary to the conference room table. Alysin handles the situation a lot better than I would, but once she leaves she promptly calls her BFF Jolie and tells her it's time to pack up and move on. Alysin and Jolie have been BFF's forever and their jobs as "digital noma ...more
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5--IT HAD POTENTIAL Stars!!!

I'm kind of saddened. This one had so much promise. And in fact, the premise is quite good....I just didn't think the execution was quite there.

Alysin (why would you spell it like this???) and Jolie are BFFs. They live life by one rule only--never settle and never settle down. They are considered digital nomads. They can live and work anywhere....all from the computer. After Alysin catches her boyfriend with his secretary A and J decide it's time to move on.

They em
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. How can you not? This book has heartbreak, romance, and erotica!
First let me start by saying that I love how the main characters, Alyson and Jolie, live their life. How cool would that be? No office, no dress code, move whenever you want, and get to take vacations!
I think this book moved really well. There was good focus on the things that mattered and not a whole lot of focus on the things that didn’t. Like Alyson’s ex-boyfriend! WOW! What a jerk!
I think the friend
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Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

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