Book Review, Erotica, Forbidden, Religion, Romance, Series, Taboo

Priest (Priest, #1) by Sierra Simone


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.


I’m not a religious person, but holy cow, I felt a bit uncomfortable reading this forbidden romance. 

Father Tyler Bell loves serving God and his parish. He’s a moral man who is true to his vows until Poppy walks into his confessional and changes everything. Although they fought their attraction, their feelings could not be denied and they are consumed by their lust. However, the guilt and shame set in and eats at Tyler’s love for his career and his love for Poppy. Which will he choose?

There is a story to this whole forbidden love thing and I felt for Tyler and his sister’s tragic death, but I wasn’t so fond of Poppy and her poor wealthy princess to stripper sob story. I felt she was stalking Tyler after admitting to looking him up on the Internet and she didn’t deserve someone like him.

As far as erotic romance goes this has the usual hot sexy scenes, in some unusual venues. There is a HEA ending, but I wasn’t feeling the main characters.



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Sierra SimoneSierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio).

She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily. 

Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in a one-room schoolhouse in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order

She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they’re so naughty we don’t talk about them.) 

The social media she cares about the most are Spotify and Instagram. Following her in those places is a true love language, indeed.

Sierra is represented by Rebecca Friedman of RF Literary; foreign rights are handled by Bookcase Literary. You can reach her at, rights inquiries can be directed to Rebecca Friedman at