Release Week * A Lesson in Thorns (Thornchapel #1) by Sierra Simone * Blog Tour * Book Review

Posted March 26, 2019 by Maria in Blog Tour, Book Release, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Adult Romance 18+, Erotic Romance
Format: eARC



A Lesson In Thorns (Thornchapel #1) by Sierra Simone
Release Date: March 21st
Cover Designer: Hang Le
Image: Trevillion Images


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Once upon a time, six children stumbled upon a wild place hidden deep in the moors, shrouded by secrets and fog. There we played a game among the roses and the thorns that would change us forever, that would follow us the rest of our lives. A game that ended with a hard kiss in the rain and tattered flower petals fluttering from above…

And twelve years later, we’re back.

The heir.
The dreamer.
The priest.
The genius.
The socialite.
The saint.

I’m not going to dream of a forgotten place covered in thorns every night.
I won’t be enchanted by Thornchapel and its glossy, glamorous people. I’m not going to fall in love or have my heart torn in two.

I’m not telling the truth.

Because as this place slowly tightens its coil of secrets and thorns around us, as we uncover the knotted mysteries that grow here, the six of us begin to unravel into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Fulfilling the promise we once made as children in those whispering ruins, and awakening a fate that will either anoint us or leave us in ashes…

~ Maria’s Review ~

What did I just read?! A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone is intense, thrilling, suspenseful, angsty and hot AF!! It is the first book in her brand new series. She introduces an eclectic group of characters, with secrets and hidden desires.

I really enjoyed this book. There is intrigue, suspense, darkness and very interesting dynamics between the characters. Each one is not what they seem. The story is told in first person and third person, which is different from what I’m used to reading. However, it did not take away from the story or relationships between characters.

A Lesson in Thorns is a fantastic start to what I’m sure will be a fantastic series. It is captivating, addicting and erotic. Author Sierra Simone spins a web of secrets, attraction, desire and need. Pleasure and pain like the rose and its thorns, she sets up the next book beautifully while answering some questions and creating so much more I need to know. Cannot wait to see where she takes this story in  book 2.



About the Author:
Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.


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