Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Taboo
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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.
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
Si vis amari, ama.
I’m not left speechless often, but in the case of this book, Priest by Sierra Simone, I am just that — speechless. When I first saw the synopsis, I feared this was just another stab at breaking into the taboo market. Thankfully, I was wrong. The book is taboo, I mean, Tyler — Father Bell — is a priest after all, but there is substance in the storyline. This isn’t a shot in the dark at being the next shock-and-awe, the author has an acute attention to detail and it shows in how well she crafted each scene.
I was supposed to be the shepherd of the flock, not the wolf.
Father Tyler Bell had a mission — he was determined to give his parishioners back their faith in the church and to honor his sister. His faith unshakeable and his devotion to his flock unbreakable. I had an instant connection to Father Bell, he’s the kind of character that feels as real you and me. It was impossible not to be heartbroken for the priest who wanted to be a man and the man who wanted to be a priest. Such a juxtaposition.
What a wretched man I am.
Poppy is such a breath of fresh air. I thought for sure I would hate her for being a temptress. For sullying such a good man, but it was impossible. Just like Father Bell, I couldn’t help getting a bit of a girl crush on her. Smart, funny, and caring with this deep desire to find a man who will respect her as a woman, yet not be afraid to let go to his baser needs.
I’m the lily that’s been plucked from the ground and laid at your feet. When it comes to you, I’m rootless and helpless and at your mercy for sunshine and water. And I’m no ever supposed to be yours.
The chemistry between Tyler and Poppy is a palpable thing from the first time she sits in his confessional. While the sexual chemistry is off the charts — like change your panties, read one handed, it’s so wrong it’s right kind of off the charts hot — the way they click on a personal level is beautiful. There’s no relationship drama just for the sake of drama, only pure emotions
wrought from a place of angst and guilt. Lives being torn asunder and woven into something wholly different.
Whatever happens after this, I just want you to know that this was worth it. You were worth it. you were worth everything.
Priest has gotten a lot of hype, ARCs have gotten into the greedy hands of reviewers and it’s been devoured. I’m one of those greedy reviewers — I both savored and devoured. Priest is the book to read. It’s controversial, some might say perverse, but it’s exactly what erotic romance should be. A fantastic storyline with dynamic characters and erotic scenes that leave you craving more. This is what erotic romance authors should strive for, a perfect balance of all elements. Where the smut isn’t filler, but enhances the storyline, the characters and their relationships.
Priest is absolutely a certified Mommy’s a Book Whore must read. Five Plus sinful stars and Five Plus drenched panties. I should probably feel ashamed at how much I loved this taboo story, but Father Bell said it best …
Mostly, I’m sorry that I’m not sorry.