on June 29, 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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.
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.
As much as I would love to write the standard review for the book Priest I have a feeling that social media is going to whipped into a frenzy once people finish reading this book. The title alone begs to be noticed.
Controversial? You bet
So instead of my standard review I hope that you will take a few minutes to read my thoughts on social media, the ever changing book industry and the hope that before people judge they take the time to realize that books like Priest are not out to make a statement they are published with the intent to entertain.
The title and the content of this book will spark many conversations. Some may feel the subject matter should not be written about and fictionalized in the way this author has. Others may revel and delight in the words and story that play out upon the pages. I think the most important thing that needs to be realized and remember is that this book along with countless others that spark such intense conversations is that it’s just a book. Fiction; A story created in the mind of an author. A place to escape, a place to leave real life behind and get lost in the world created by the imagination of others. To read and delight in situations that most likely will never happen in real life. Books such as this should entice, tempt, tease and take us into a world that only exists in our minds. A playground for grownups where wrong does not necessarily mean bad, where good does not always make us happy and where fantasies come to life.
The book cover for Priest landed on my Facebook page from a friend saying I have a feeling you are going to want to read this. I did not head over to GoodReads to see what the book was about, I did not stalk Amazon for a pre-order. I went into reading Priest with no prior knowledge of the storyline. Something I am very happy I did. No expectations, no preconceived notions planted in my mind I opened the book and did not put it down until I had finished the entire story.
Holy all that is hot and sinful. I have never read anything with such intense sexual situations. The raw, animalistic desire. The intense and spellbinding domination. The deep seated longing to be dirty and the soul shattering games the mind plays was written with such intensity and magnificence I was at the authors mercy begging for more.
Characters that exploded with strength, tenderness, and confusion were written beyond perfection. Each and every character lending a much need and appreciated addition to a spellbinding story.
Surprises, shock, awe and disbelief were perfectly injected within this all consuming story.
Heartbreak, grief, love, passion, confusion, growth, self acceptance and worthiness were just a few of the emotions that played with my mind while I was reading.
Priest: A Love Story was a perfect title. For me you see, it was just that a perfectly scripted story of love. A story of testing a persons moral and ethical beliefs. A story of loss and the grief. A story of redemption in many forms. A story of love so unconditional that it consumes you. A story of fighting to right the wrongs of the past and create a better future for others. A story of letting go of who and what you thought you were meant to be and allowing yourself to evolve into the person you never knew existed. Priest is a complicated, uncomplicated story of two people desperately searching for acceptance, love, life and happiness. It is a brilliant scripted story of finding yourself without ever knowing you were lost.