Book 3, Priest
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I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.
What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18.
They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.
My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.
***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell's brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner.***
Wow!!! I felt every emotion!!!
One thing that I've come to expect with Sierra Simone books is that I will always get an amazing story with a lot of hot sexy time. Sinner completely blew me away. I never expected to go back into the Priest world and meeting Sean Bell was absolutely everything I hoped it would be.
Zenny and Sean's story is one of childhood friends reconnecting and exploring a relationship that can't lead anywhere....or can it? This story is about exploration and about finding yourself. What is important today, might not be important tomorrow. It's OK for goals to change and for a person to forgive and move on. It's OK to find your happiness and it's what every person should do.
This was an extremely moving and emotional read for me. I never expected this story to completely leave me speechless as I turned the last page. Zenny and Sean's story left me with a huge book hangover and completely in love with their story. It was everything.
I will say now that Ms. Simone has taken us back to the Priest world, I do hope that we will get the other brothers' stories. Amazing read!
Don’t Lose Your Joy ♥️
WOW. Sierra Simone's Sinner is sure to melt your kindle.
This book was just as hot and sexy as Priest, but tells the oldest Bell brother, Sean's, story. It is equal parts age gap taboo and best friend's little sister romance. Though this is book 2 in the series, it's not necessary to read Priest first. Some characters do appear in both, however, and readers who are familiar with Priest will have greater insight into Sean's past.
This was an emotionally complicated book. We follow the journey of Sean Bell, as he discovers (and re-discovers) himself and his faith. Told entirely in Sean's POV, we are privy to all his deepest thoughts, fears, and desires. Events in Sean's history and his role in his family have shaped him into the guarded man he is today. When our heroine, Zenny, comes crashing into his life, her faith, goodness, and innocence both attract and repel him. Both embark on their own sort of spiritual journeys that reshape their views and also test their convictions.
Though Sean has known Zenny his whole life, he is not prepared for the woman she has become. She may be 15 years younger than him (21 years old to his 36), but there is something in her soul that resonates with his and they are drawn together like 2 magnets. Their attraction and chemistry is immediate and readers are treated to an incredibly sensual and delicious build-up as they discover themselves and each other. Seriously, it's like an orgasmic buffet. At times it almost seemed like too much, but I felt it was necessary to show how much our characters come to grow and trust each other as well as how their relationship shifts from something purely physical to so much more than either anticipated.
The book isn't all about Sean and Zenny though. It also shows the Bell family as they come to terms with more heartache and the sibling dynamic/shift in familial roles. Sean's relationship with his mother was so touching and moving. He willingly shouldered so much in an effort to do anything and everything he could to help her. It was heartbreaking and beautiful. It reminded me of the Death Cab for Cutie song "What Sarah Said":
Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous paces bracing for bad news
And then the nurse comes round
And everyone lifts their head
But I'm thinking of what Sarah said
That love is watching someone die
So who's gonna watch you die
This is not your conventional romance. It's dark and raw at times, but also uplifting and will have you questioning yourself and perhaps your faith (or lack of). Thank you Sierra for this thought provoking (and nuclear hot) book!
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Grab your rosary ladies!!! Sierra had done it again! Sinner is the second standalone book in the Priest series and if you thought Father Bell was sinful you need to meet his brother Sean!!
Money, power and sex is all Sean is looking for. He’s a sinner, that had given up on God and religion many years ago, when his sisters life was ended in the worst way. God couldn’t save her. Sean couldn’t save her. He’s a lost soul. Until he meets an angel.
This book, as all of Sierra’s books that I’ve read, had me feeling so amazed at her beautiful writing. How she takes things that are taboo or uncomfortable to some, and make them a work of art is something I can’t get enough of. To say I’m a fan is a gross understatement.