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 on-ly.***
I have never read a book from this author but after I read the synopsis I was curious. The title only screams taboo, and I am a reader that looks those kinds of books. I was skeptical, I am Catholic and I never thought the father at my Parish would think this way. So here’s the deal, the book was not want I expected at all. The author delivers an amazing story and yes it is about a priest and some really dirty and hot sex but there is much more to this story. The author gives readers betrayal, jealousy, envy, broken vows, grief and guilt. Priest is told essentially in Tyler’s POV, because face it look at that title, this is HIS story. There are times that we get some of Poppy’s POV but that is her explaining her past but we can tell how she is feeling by her words and her actions.
Father Tyler Bell is one HOT priest. If the priest at the church I go to was like that, I would be a regular. He made a decision to become a Priest because of a traumatic experience from his past. I do not want to get in to too much of the story because this is something you will need to do for yourself. After he and his family were let down by the Church, Tyler felt it was his duty to make amends and set things right.
Poppy Danforth comes from a family that is well off. She is educated and a business executive but she has never really felt like she belonged. Even though she is educated she takes a job as a stripper for a very exclusive gentlemen’s club. She has a lot of guilt from her time working at the club and moves two blocks away from Tyler’s church. I loved this character because she was strong but yet weak if that makes any sense. Poppy is drawn to the church and is looking for something meaningful in her life. A confession will bring two people together and out of this innocent confession, a forbidden relationship is formed.
Let me say there is no denying that Tyler and Poppy have really chemistry. Tyler is immediately taken in by her sultry voice and her fascinating legs and her beauty. Tyler tries to fight his feelings and the immoral and dirty thoughts he has of her, but the more time they spend together the more weak he becomes. This relationship is a wreck waiting to happen. I knew this would be bad but I just could not stop reading. What starts as deceit and secrets can only explode. Poppy is looking for absolution and to grow and learn from her past, while Tyler is questioning his resolve and spiritual purpose and choice. Even though their relationship is forbidden what develops besides some off the chart sex is self-discovery and a deep love and acceptance.
Priest is a book that is written with some serious sexual strain. The author writes a very intense build-up that will leave you panting at every page. Tyler is a kinky Priest. He is commanding and domineering but there is so much more to this man. He is gentle, thoughtful and possessive and there is no misunderstanding the author is talented. Priest is a very moving book about a graphic and taboo love that left me emotional many times. The blurb for this book is spot on. The author writes a book about the outcome and consequences of a Priest that breaks his vows and risks everything for love. The dialogue alone between Father Danforth and Poppy shows the feeling, connection, affection and intimacy instead of meaningless fillers between sex. Both Tyler and Poppy are thoughtful and have moments of extreme guilt. The eroticism between the characters was enjoyably and natural. They both know it is wrong but they can’t and won’t stop, even faced with being found out. I really loved this book and I think if you go into with an open mind you will love it too.
About the Author
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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