Seven Years to Sin Author:Sylvia Day Some things are worth waiting for... — THE LONGER THE RESISTANCE... — Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, proper Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a licentious scene no innocent young miss could imagine. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she'd held her silence regarding scandalous Alistair Caulfield, and walked down the aisle as ... more »expected. But through years of serene, unremarkable marriage, Caulfield's image remained burned into her imagination, fueling very illicit dreams....
...THE SWEETER THE REWARD
Alistair ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante with the fire of passion in her eyes -- all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth she knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years' worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk -- and the certainty that surrender will consume them both....« less
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I read the ARC to review and gave it 5 stars, and I'm stingy with that rating. Very emotional and steamy, with plenty of plot and angst to keep it moving. Not a sickeningly happy ending either, but a satisfying and realistic one.