Monday 29 June 2015

Review - Priest by Sierra Simone

Title: Priest
Author: Sierra Simone
Release Date: June 29, 2015

There are many rules a priest can't break. 
A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God.

I've always been good at following rules. 
Until she came. 
My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I'm twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again. 
I am a priest and this is my confession.

***Priest is a standalone, full-length novel with an HEA. For mature audiences only.***

This is the kind of book I want to force everyone around me to read. I want to talk about it, I want to gush over it, and I want everyone to love it as much as I did, or just shut the hell up. It was so beautiful. There was sex, of course. Hot, dirty, and sometimes kinky sex. The weird thing is though, it never really rang as truly blasphemous. The sex, despite its style, is depicted as a reverent, worshipping and closer-to-all-things-holy act. Which, let's be honest, good sex really is. 

The relationship was tortured. This was not an acceptable relationship; it is forbidden, taboo, wrong. Yet, how can love and consensual acts really be wrong? This book delves deeply into that question, and the answers are hard to deal with. It was easy to immerse myself into these characters; they were so solid that I felt disjointed with reality as I refused to come up for air until I had finished. 

This was not one of those stories that frustrates you because characters are stupid, and don't realize/act on/ communicate their feelings and therefore are kept apart. This couple knows how they feel, they act on it many steamy, ‘oh my god, I need batteries’ times. They vocalize their feelings, sometimes sweetly, sometimes aggressively. The outside world, however, just can't allow their passion, and the unjustness of this genuinely broke my heart. 

I was so invested in their love, and how they were going to achieve the seemingly impossible, because I refused to believe they couldn’t work it out. I desperately prayed for a happy ending, for the sake of my heart, my nerves, and the fate of my poor Kindle if it ended up getting thrown against a wall. It was just all around a beautiful experience, one I would absolutely recommend, and one I will look forward to repeating.
~ Review by George

I stumbled across this author one night browsing Facebook and when I read the blurb to Priest, I said, ‘I. Must. Read. It’ and my goodness, am I glad I did. It was sinfully delicious!! Many might think this is too taboo, and it might be, but go in with a open mind and I can assure you that you will never be the same. Even though it it's filled with plenty of sexiness, there is still a beautiful story to be told!

I want you to experience what I got to experience, how sinfully hot and forbidden this story was. How Tyler battled with his inner demons in doing what was right, even when doing what was wrong was more appealing and exciting to him. I just cannot express to you how hot, dirty (in a good way) and exciting this book was. 

“This is so wrong,” I said, moving my mouth even closer. I could smell her, and she smelled like heaven, like soap and skin and the delicate female scent that every man hungered for. “But just one taste,” I murmured, talking more to myself than to her now. “God wouldn’t punish me for just one taste.”

“My little lamb,” I whispered. “You are so very, very wet right now.”

I would love for everyone to read it and see that this is definitely not like any other book out there!! Beware you WILL need an extra pair (or two) of panties and LOTS of batteries!!
~ Review by Kara

Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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