Books | Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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. Then I learned new rules.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.
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"I’ll start by saying that I absolutely loved how Sierra Simone wrote Tyler’s character. In particular I really enjoyed how in his turmoil in trying to come to terms with his feelings and emotions, I enjoyed how through his eyes she conveyed thoughts about God, sex, marriage and connection amongst people. The scenes where he describes God’s essence, and what God meant to him were really incredible to read. This is such a taboo topic, a man of God falling for a woman. Sierra Simone really knocked it right out of the park, respectfully but realistically. The love story itself was a lot of hurry up and wait, every time there was one step forward in progression, there were two steps back. The end felt very rushed, what took many chapters to get to, was resolved in what felt like 4-5 chapters. This book is a four star to me mainly because of Tyler and his journey. Poppy for the character was ok, in the end I wasn’t a fan but, eh I didn’t hate nor love her. Overall beautiful love story, not just about a man and a woman but a man and God and how our calling can start out as one thing but be completely another. "
"Spice level 10/10, but the writing became monotonous. Almost every time the FMC was spoken about it was brought up she was white. Her white skin, she was pale, her hair fell on her beautiful white shoulders. There were clear undertones to the writing that even spice couldnt help. The plot could have been great but overall was a struggle to finish 2/10"
"there’s definitely a little more hype than there should be around this book but i think it’s mostly devout christian women who just learned that sex outside of marriage is not moral failing. it took me a year to read mostly bc i kept forgetting it was on my phone, but i remember reading for hours every time i picked the book up. i do like the fact that the book isn’t just sex (i mean there is a lot of it, and it’s so very steamy and hedonistic). like the way tyler’s relationship with god and religion is interwoven into the story so beautifully. "
"the holy oil part …"
"This is what I’m talking about when I’m looking for ****. Halfway thru and the book had already been at LEAST half sex, probably more. And I like Sierra Simone’s sex scenes even tho I’m not into the BDSM dominant submissive thing.<br/><br/>I didn’t read this for the storyline, but it was pretty good overall—except the end. Others probably wouldn’t mind the end, but being vague to avoid spoilers—he’s the one who should have been apologizing! She said, “I should have talked to you!” But why didn’t he talk to her before making all his huge decisions for THEM and then assumptions???"
"This book was incredibly hot 🥴 1st of this trilogy and I can’t wait to see what comes next ! "