Tag: taboo relationships

Blog tour: Overture by Skye Warren

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Series: North Security #1

Author: Skye Warren

Release date: 19 February 2019

Main characters: Samantha Brooks, violinist and prodigy about to embark on her first tour. Liam North, her guardian, and the only one who can tell her the truth about her past.

Plot: Samantha Brooks is about to turn 18 and with her birthday will come not olny emancipation and adulthood, but also some answers about who Liam is to her and why he became her guardian. Their relationship is civil; Liam has always seen to her needs but no-one has ever shown her the love she needed. Not even the father she barely remembers.

Despite his frosty demeanour, Liam is all Samantha has, and lately, she’s been thinking of him as less of a guardian and more of a potential lover. He continues to keep her at arm’s length but she intuits that he is fighting the attraction that burns between them. Will he ever give in to temptation, or will he let shame and guilt stand between them..?

Why you should read it: I thought I knew what I was getting with this book. A young girl/woman, an older man, a taboo-ish story of characters struggling with their attraction. It is that kind of story, but as ever, Skye Warren adds in an extra layer or two. There’s intrigue – both in Liam’s family and in Samantha’s past. Exploring just how the two may be linked kept me reading and turning the pages.

It was an intriguing narrative that introduced the characters to the reader. I’ll be very interested to see just how the main characters will develop and also the peripheral characters in the story – they’re equally interesting.

What you may not like: Well, Samantha is pretty young and Liam is not. If that is likely to make you uncomfortable, I would sit this one out. However, if you’re a fan of Skye Warren, you’ll no doubt know what you’re getting into. I just want to read the next instalment posthaste! Beware cliffhangers – for they will drive you insane!

Rating: 4/5 for a story that developed slowly, but sucked me in and made me want more.

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Priest by Sierra Simone

priestBook: Priest

Series: Priest #1

Author: Sierra Simone

Review by: Onnica

Blurb:

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.

Why you should read it: If you are a fan of difficult relationships – this book is the epitome of that. Tyler is dedicated to his work, but can’t seem to shake his previous life. When he meets Poppy – a woman with her own set of complex problems, he’s thrown for a loop.  The struggle is obvious – does he stick to the churches edict and remain true to his vows, or does he throw out his beliefs and indulge in a new relationship with Poppy? Well, I’m sure you can guess which option he goes for. The story is sensual, sexy but also smart too. It has a lot of religious imagery and symbolism, coupled with some seriously raunchy sexual activity. I enjoyed the dynamic between Tyler and Poppy – she’s looking for something, as is he. The emotion felt real.

What you might hate: Ok, I’m not catholic, nor am I religious, but my Pentecostal roots stood on end at some of the shenanigans taking place in the church, on the altar, in the vestry! If by any chance, you have religious sensibilities, I’m guessing this book won’t be for you. Tyler is a very foul-mouthed and dirty priest! He swears a lot, drinks a fair amount and I won’t go into what he does with the anointed oils!! Steer clear if you’re easily offended.

Rating: 4/5 – for me, this had enough sentiment and a story to elevate it from pure smut. There’s plenty of that, but there’s an extra dimension too. I thoroughly enjoyed it – and yes, church sex aside, the characters were incredibly likeable.