This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
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.
This will be a bit of a quickie review as this is a novella and I normally don’t do full reviews for novellas. I was eager to step into this one, as I just saw it on Hoopla and yes this was the case where I fell so hard for the cover. Because dang that cover is SO well done. Even though historical erotic romance isn’t something I always gravitate towards especially in audiobook form, I have to say that I was highly impressed by this one. There were so many aspects to “Surrender to Sin” that won me so quickly. I couldn’t get enough of this one, to be honest. I just wanted to delve into the other two books in the series and even though I loved the narrator, I think I will stick with the ebooks. I loved this one so much that book two is on my list for this week of reading. I was so impressed with how balanced the heat was with emotional intimacy. There were so many feelings that packed in with this story that won me so completely. Now I do want to point out there is plenty of HEAT, so maybe not read this in public, and it does have one scene that is F/F/M. I was so intrigued by the plot that builds within the story, as it had depth and intricate layers to it. What brings this couple together is not conventional but so different from most regency/victorian sets ups and I loved that it wasn’t a typical Duke/Wallflower setup. There is a beauty in how this author writes that I found compelling and poignant in ways I didn’t expect. Also I really was drawn into the setting that this author captivates on, I really felt the historical setup she writes in and some vivid descriptions. If you want to explore the erotic historical romance genre a bit more, I highly recommend this story for you. And it’s only .99 Cents on Amazon currently.
Title: Surrender To Sin
Author: Nicola Davidson
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Source: Hoopla Digital
Length: 3 Hours and 33 Minutes
About the Narrators
Carmen Rose is an award-winning, critically acclaimed British actress. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and enjoys regular work as an audiobook narrator of romance and erotica.
Storytelling Quality: 5
Story Itself: 4
Character Development: 4.25
Writing Style: 4.5
World Building 4.25
Feels + The Romantic Heart 4
Cover Art 5
Rating of the Book
Simmering cup of tea—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warmin’ by the fire- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
Surrender to Sin-Pub 2016 #1 in the Series
The Devil’s Submission-Pub 2017 #2 in the Series
The Seduction of Viscount Vice-Pub 2017 #3 in the Series
About The Author
USA Today bestselling author Nicola Davidson worked for many years in media and government communications, but hasn’t looked back since she decided writing erotic historical romance was infinitely more fun. When not chained to a computer, she can be found ambling along one of New Zealand’s beautiful beaches, cheering on the All Blacks rugby team, history geeking on the internet, or daydreaming. If this includes dessert—even better!
Her books have appeared in USA Today, NPR, and Entertainment Weekly.