Surrender to Sin
by Nicola Davidson
The Fallen #1
Publication Date: December 12, 2016
Genres: Entangled: Scorched, Erotic, Historical Romance
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To save her, he must ruin her.
Lord Sebastian St. John, dedicated bachelor and a co-owner of Fallen, the most scandalous pleasure club in London, is known as Sin for good reason. Orphaned by a shocking accident, Sin long ago vowed a life of solitude and decadence. Yet when Lady Grace Carrington begs for his help destroying her reputation, Sin can’t turn the ton’s most proper lady away.
Obedient daughter, wife, and young widow, Grace has had enough of being controlled. After her father arranges a second loveless marriage to an eminently respectable ancient, Grace plans a fortnight of defiance and self-ruination to stop the wedding. But as Grace enters the heady, risky world of an affair with Sin, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him— and she soon realizes two weeks won’t be nearly enough.
I decided to take a trip to my romance reading roots and read an historical romance. I haven’t read one in a long while. I have to say other than the arranged marriage and the clothing, this didn’t really “feel” like an historical novel. That being said, it was incredibly steamy, fast paced and entertaining. The chemistry between Sin and Grace was combustible.
Sin is a dirty talking alpha male with a heart of gold that he keeps hidden from the ton. This man literally drips sex from his pores. He’s what makes the book. Grace is a conundrum. She’s been raised uber-sheltered, has limited sexual experience but has all these dirty fantasies. It made me wonder where she got those fantasies. It’s not like nowadays where we have naughty books that tell us how pleasurable sex can be. Back then, women weren’t told that crap. This contributed to the lack of a historical feel.
I loved that even though it was a novella, I didn’t feel cheated out of a full story. There’s definitely a plot mixed in with all the sex that abounds. And there is a lot of sex, very well written, very hot sex. This is where it differs from traditional historical romance and goes a whole lot more spicy—there was threesomes, girl on girl action, toys, a pleasure club, etc. I don’t want to give too away.
If you like spicy, dirty reads with a historical bent then this is definitely worth a read. I’d highly recommend it. Just don’t expect historical accuracy. I can’t wait to see if the rest of the Fallen men get their own books. -Peace and Love, Buxom J