ARC Review: Priest by Sierra Simone

20 Jun 2015

Book Title: Priest
Author: Sierra Simone
Series: Standalone
Release Date: June 29th, 2015
Genres: Erotica Romance
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.


I'm probably one of few minority on this one because this book just didn't work for me and hardly held my interest. I felt that the plot was heavily under-developed and I couldn't find myself connecting to any of the characters at all. 

While I understood what motivated Tyler to be a priest and tried to be more empathetic, I just couldn't buy into his convictions. I didn't feel the 'struggle' he had by trying to deny the attraction which pretty much ruined the taboo aspect for me. 

 The heroine, Poppy on the other hand struck my nerve by 'confessing' her so-called sins that made her look she was playing the victim card which I couldn't sympathize at all. I didn't understand her intentions for those confessions (or dare I say, seduction) and she just came off as someone who was just manipulative and cheap. 

 In turn, I felt like both of them came off as these two-dimensional characters and sad to say, I didn't feel any sort of connections between these two. I ended up skimming a lot through the book. The only saving grace of this read is probably the steamy scenes but yeah, that was about it for me. I just needed more other than hot steamy scenes, y'know? But that's just my opinion and others may love it better than I did, so don't take my opinion as it is :) 

  ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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