Saturday, April 16, 2016


The obsession with forbidden romance isn't anything new. In fact, forbidden, Catholic priest romance isn't new. Think back to The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. I know I couldn't get enough of Father Ralph de Bricassart.

As a (lapsed) Catholic, thinking of a priest in a romantic way shouldn't be something to entertain, but, hey, it definitely makes for a great forbidden romance. In my 44 years, I've come across a few priests that have made me think, "Man, what a waste."

Father Rafe is a good priest. He is devoted to his parish and give all of himself over to God's work. It is clear from early on in the story, that he has some demons in his past that brought him to the church. Most readers will guess what hurt him and caused him to run away from home at the age of thirteen. Running away led him to a priest that willingly took him in, raised him, protected him, and paid for his schooling. It's understandable that Father Rafe would choose priesthood since the church did so much for him when he needed it most.

But, Father Rafe didn't expect to meet Honor. A girl to set his world on fire. Tempt him like he's never been tempted before. Together they struggle with their feelings and faith. Rafe is determined to heal Honor from the pain she is going through from the loss of her father and her strained relationship with her mother. Honor wants to heal Rafe. She knows he has a past that has scarred him, but he refuses to talk about it - sure that he doesn't deserve to be forgiven for the things he wants to do to her. The way he wants to dominate her. The way he wants to make her his. You can't help but feel sad for them.

SWEETEST SIN is off-the-hook HOT HOT HOT. The sexual tension is palpable. You'll feel like you are experiencing it right along with them. In addition to the pulse pounding scenes there are also ones that will bring you to tears. Basically, this is an emotional ride. Be prepared.

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