Book Review: Priest

by Sierra Simone

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.***

TeriLyn's thoughts: *Priest generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

Priest hails as my first book by Sierra Simone and certainly will not be my last. Ms. Simone's writing is on point keeping me intrigued throughout the entire story of Poppy and Father Tyler Bell. It's hot and dirty juxtaposed with clean and pure. I absolutely loved it.
This book explores the intimacy of forbidden love through a unique perspective. Told strictly from Father Bell’s point of view,

Priest romanticizes sexual dominance and fantasy through the eyes of a holy being. The relationship between Father Bell and Poppy is mult-faceted. Intensity looms throughout the pages from their first encounter. Sexual tension heats up the story with such vividly accurate representations of the struggle Poppy and Father Bell feel around each other. Romantic gestures and expressions of love leap from the text into your heart as each character, especially Father Bell, fights to understand the magnitude of what they mean to each other while the plot moves forward fluidly easily making you want to indulge in everything Father Bell has to offer. Poppy is a character who’s fierce and headstrong forging a path of righteousness for herself; a righteous that comes from giving and feeling free. Her tornado way of being whips rights into Father Bell’s life turning his carefully constructed way of life completely upside down. The journey they indulge in together was beautifully executed with the naughty.

Within the pages of Preist I discovered an intense kind of love that made me feel. That’s what I want most of all from the books I love – to feel, to understand, to sympathize, to love. And while their love is forbidden I did feel its purity. There were many times you could feel the wholeness of them together shining through, thanks to the writing of Sierra Simone with Father Bell’s inner dialogue, his actions and reactions. For a while I was worried about the lust factor rather than a love factor but Simone sold me on the characters feelings for each other. The simplicity of the story, the base desire we as humans have towards our mates, Sierra Simone captured perfectly. I’m highly impressed with author’s ability to make Erotica sacred to the point where you’re wholly believing in the soul-deep purity of the characters love. Sierra Simone, Poppy, and Father Bell have made a fan out of me.

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