Author: Anna Campbell
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: Novel (approx 384)
Published by Grand Central Release Date September 25, 2012
spark a lifetime of passionate surrender?
Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic—even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.
Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?
I feel like I should have kept better notes while reading this one. The absolute multiple personalities of Sidonie and Jonas had my mind spinning. Is she a prudish, immature adolescent bound for spinster-hood, or is she a wanton woman into bondage kink? Is Jonas a tortured hero or a completely blind arse? I finished the book and am still uncertain.
Honestly I struggled through the first 150 pages. Sidonie's yes/no attitude drove me insane. It wasn't until she finally gave in that I started to enjoy Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed. I can't say that I'm a big fan of the way Ms. Campbell portrayed her heroine, but the lady sure knows her stuff when it comes to writing steamy love scenes.
With so many great historical romances out there I can't say I can vehemently recommend Seven Night's but I think I will look in Campbell's back-list to see if I can, hopefully, find some less wishy/washy characters. Her ability to capture the emotion and heat between the H and H without seeming crude merits further investigation :)