[609]: Priest by Sierra Simone

25507389 Priest by Sierra Simone
June 29th, 2015
Adult Fiction | Erotica
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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.

If you can get past the initial horror of hell and damnation from reading this, you’ll probably find a sense of enjoyment, albeit, grudgingly in Tyler and Poppy’s story.  This is taking forbidden romance to another level and if you’re like me who can’t get enough, you’re gonna want to read Priest by Sierra Simone. I knew I wanted to get my hands on this as soon as I read the synopsis. I’ve never been one to shy away from embracing my kink, so I’d like to thank the author for satisfying my morbid curiosity.

Priest, as the synopsis states, is a story about the fall of Tyler Anselm Bell. A Catholic priest who was set to live his life serving God. But it all goes to hell in a handbasket when one of his new parishioners strolled in the confession booth. As she parlays a descriptive confession of her penchant for sexual dominance and the forbidden, she triggers a need he hasn’t paid attention to in years. Before long, he succumbs to a weakness that had been buried since that day he found his sister hanging in the rafters of their garage.  Tyler would soon have to decide to either continue fulfilling his call, or ruin both his and Poppy’s life by pursuing a relationship.

And boy, did he ever break his vow of celibacy! This man does not do anything half-assed. I mean to lust after one of your parishioners is one thing, but to have sex in the house of God is taking sinning to another level of depravity.

There are a lot of things that left me confounded about this novel. The least of which was his decision to go into Priesthood for the rest of his life. We find out that the reason is connected to the death of his sister, but I’m a little confused as to his real objective. I mean, did he go into it to atone for her sins of committing suicide? Or was it some crusade to save other girls from the same fate? Either way, his reason didn’t really jive.

The ending was also bit rushed. [Spoiler]There was no consequence or punishment. [End of Spoiler] It went from exposure to…nothing. Years passed and there they were.

And yet, in spite of all that, I couldn’t find it in me to give it a lower rating. A guilty pleasure read that I couldn’t even feel an ounce of shame. I wouldn’t recommend it if you’ve read and enjoyed The Original Sinners by Tiffany Reisz or you’ll be sorely disappointed.

  • Have you read Tiffany Reisz’s books? She has a Priest in that one too… a very sadistic, Dominant one at that.
    This sounds like a good read, although the ending seemed rushed. Glad to see you enjoyed it.

    • Yes, I have. But that’s taking it to extremes. Lol. I must say this was relatively tame compared to that. 🙂

  • I’m not Catholic but spent many a Sunday at a Catholic church with my best friend in high school. And had the biggest crush on one the priests as well. Of course that’s all it was! I really think making priests celibate is bad for the priesthood and the reasons for it go back to just one pope’s wish a few hundred years ago. There probably wouldn’t be such a dearth of priests, if not for that one pope’s wish. Okay jumping off my soap box now! So yes this is a forbidden subject but one that doesn’t really bother me down deep-a man will be a man and all that! I am not a fan of sex in a church however! Glad you enjoyed your guilty pleasure even if it did confound you!

    • Lol! Funny you said that. When I was in my last year of high school, I had the biggest crush on a priest. I made a fool of myself by asking him for an autograph. Seriously. I cringe whenever I remember that. Yikes.

      • Okay that is pretty funny! But I am not judging 🙂

  • Woah, this one certainly sounds really kinky Joy! I want to know what made him break his celibacy, wow! Thanks for the review!

    • Sex. Plenty of them. That’s what made him break his celibacy. Lol. Pure and simple.

  • I’m going to read this book

    • Lol. Okay. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😀

  • Haha this sounds like my kind of read, but shhhhh, don’t tell anyone 😉 I’m a total heathen though, so things like this just really, really amuse me *adds to TBR*

    • Good luck! I hope you’ll enjoy this one. Pure candy, I tell ya. He didn’t even sound all that remorseful, to be honest.

  • Oh, we certainly all do have our guilty pleasure reads so you don’t need to worry about people not being able to relate to that! I know I can 😀 This really does sound like it is a suspenseful kind of romance. I mean, that choice he needs to make is a pretty big one there… and the idea of breaking that vow in the church? Sheesh, he really does go all the way when it comes to landing in a difficult situation!

    • And he kept doing it! There was one scene where he was literally having sex with her by the crucifix. I mean, seriously disturbing.

  • I did love how he went all out with breaking his vow – may as well do it throughly at that rate (oy, that sounds so bad)! I agree with the rushed ending and confusion over the priesthood decision. The novella, Midnight Mass, gives a glimpse into their lives afterwards, but I was still unsatisfied by that. It’s a true guilty pleasure!

    • Exactly! Go big or go home. Lol. Also, you’re the instigator for this mess. hahahahah!!

  • Erotica and I started off on a really bad foot, but THIS sounds really good. I love forbidden stories, and the author definitely pushed the evelope on that, I mean sex in a church, dear lord I just might have to read this lol

    • There is a line that this priest has crossed. And it’s a million miles past forbidden. Hahahah!

  • Jazmen

    I have this on my Kindle because of the forbidden aspect and because I got caught up in the idea of how amazing this one is. It kind of sounds like it’s gonna drive me crazy. I’ll pick it up at some point. Nice review, Joy!

    • No worries, Jaz. It’s not going to drive you crazy. To be honest, this book could’ve used a bit more angst.

  • Aw, yay for ending up liking this one a lot, despite some issues 🙂 So not for me, hih, though it do seem a bit interesting 😀 Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts about it Joy. <3

  • shootingstarsmag

    Sorry about the confusing reason he became a priest….doesn’t really make sense based on your review. Glad you enjoyed the actual story though!!


    • It was fun for a few seconds. But total brain candy. 😀

  • I was a huge fan of The Original Sinners, so thanks for the warning. I was thinking about trying this one. Maybe I won’t. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • The Original Sinners is worlds away from this book. If you want something like that but none of the angst, definitely read Priest. 😀

  • But wait, why won’t I like this if I love original sinners? I didn’t want to read the spoilers on the off chance that I get to read this sooner than later

    • This one doesn’t have the angst and emotional weight of The Original Sinners. So if you want to read this for pure pleasure, then you most definitely should!

  • I want! I want! Tiffany Reisz gave me a taste for this trope. Thanks, Joy! I don’t mind indulging in this

    • You should download it. 😀 Be forewarned, it’s nowhere near close to The Original Sinners.

  • Glad you found the guilty pleasure aspect and was able to overcome the rushed ending and bits of confusion with the plot

  • Ooh scandalous! I’ll admit this is a little outside of my comfort zone, but I know what you mean about guilty pleasure reads even though they have some parts that might be problematic. I’m glad you enjoyed this one overall, Joy! 🙂

    • I have such morbid curiosity sometimes. Hahah! I just needed to know.

  • Bah! I loved this review, Joy. Especially the beginning with the damnation bit. While I don’t usually read erotica, I have to admit the plot sounds interesting. Hmm, maybe one day I’ll delve down this path c;

    • Yes, and you don’t even have to tell anyone. Lol! Satisfy your curiosity!