Sunday, August 2, 2020

Book Review: Sinner by Sierra Simone

Author: Sierra Simone
Series: Priest #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 15th 2018
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Freebie
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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***
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from an author newsletter. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

You know those books that you read and you love, but you have to wait to write a review, because you just don't know how to put your feelings into words? This was me with Sinner. I read this book back in January, but it took me 8 months to get over my love for it to be able to form intelligent words and sentences about it. Because Sinner is more than just a taboo erotic romance, so much more.

I found out about Sinner last year, after I finished reading Priest and falling in love with it. I didn't imagine anything could top that book, even though I wanted more books in that series, so when I found out about Sinner, I knew I had to read it. At this point I feel this way about any Sierra Simone book, to be really honest with you guys.

Sinner is about Sean Bell, Tyler Bell's brother. The title is very appropriate for Sean. He is a sinner. He likes everything that could bring him pleasure: sex, money, women... I expected to hate Sean. But I didn't, I loved him completely. I loved seeing him struggle with the idea of being a sinner, of being unworthy of Zenny. He struggles with that, on only because she's way younger than him, but he's his best friend's sister. I loved seeing him be confronted with some of his hangups not only about religion, but sex as well.

I liked Zenny. I myself struggled to understand some of her choices, so I enjoyed being challenged by her character. I feel like Sierra Simone manages to challenge the reader in every way possible, from religion, to sex, to what is virginity. I loved it, and I felt slapped in the face with some of my own beliefs that I realized were wrong.

I feel like every book in this series is more than just erotic romance, it's an invitation to think about sex, religion, death, guilt. It's definitely not a comfortable read, because it truly challenges the reader to think about these topics from angles we usually don't approach them from. And it's probably why I loved the book so much.

I'm hoping there will be more books in this series, because it's just one of those series that I never want to see end. This series is also the series that made me a Sierra Simone fan. Until news of more books in the series hits (makes huge puppy eyes at author) I think I'll reread this series.

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