Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed
In England in 1826, beautiful, innocent Sidonie Forsythe volunteers to take her sister Roberta’s place as the prize won in a game of chance. Scarred, wealthy, and ruthless Jonas Merrick is the holder of Roberta’s vowels (i.e., she owes him funds), a man who has threatened to destroy her entire family. The price of regaining the IOUs is steep: Sidonie must become Merrick’s mistress for a week, no questions asked. But Sidonie is no one’s fool. Her sharp wit and sharper tongue wins Merrick’s heart. Merrick turns out to be more of a gentleman than any of the ton.
This story is an eroticized version of “Beauty and the Beast.” The sex scenes go on for pages, for entire chapters. Not that the scenes are not well written; it just gets a bit repetitive. Sidonie is an interesting heroine, innocent and yet sexually aware under Herrick’s tutelage. But the root story, the humanity of the scarred hero pitted against his pride, makes a much more compelling story than the sexual high jinks allow it to be.
If you are a reader of romance who loves it hot and steamy, this book is for you.