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.