Review: Sinner by Sierra Simone


I haven’t read a lot of books by Sierra Simone. Most of the stories I’ve read by her have been co-written with Laurelin Paige. I enjoyed those books however so when the opportunity arose for me to try a book written just by Sierra Simone, I wanted to give it a try. This book is quite interesting and different than many of the romances I have read lately. Religion, specifically Catholicism, plays a big role in this book. I’m a very lapsed Catholic so I could identify with a lot of what Sean and Zenny were going through when it comes to the Church and to their relationship with God.

Anyway, on to the review! Sean Bell is celebrating the closing of a very big deal. He is looking to celebrate with a woman and he doesn’t really care who it is. When he meets a mysterious woman out on the balcony of the party he is at, he is struck dumb. “Mary” is absolutely gorgeous and tempts him instantly. She is much younger than he is and he knows he shouldn’t want her but damn, he does. They share a deep flirtation but it doesn’t go any further than that. When “Mary” leaves, Sean knows he will never see her again.

Fortunately, he he does see her again. UNFORTUNATELY, it is under some very awful circumstances. The deal Sean was so proud of is blowing up in his face. To acquire the property he needs, Sean needs to do some quick PR. His company will be kicking a group of nuns out of their lodging, where they help the under served. Sean has a plan in mind to get things straightened out when he meets the postulant (Sister) in charge of meeting with him. It is “Mary” also known as Zenny, his best friend’s younger sister. She’s on her way to being a sister of the order she is part of. It’s very similar to being a nun. This is a kick in the butt to Sean who is still attracted to her.

And thus begins a very unusual romance. This is a darker romance than what I usually read but Sierra Simone really pulls it off. The mix of religion and romance is unusual and compelling. Both Zenny and Sean are struggling with their relationship with God and it plays out SO WELL. I would not classify this story as religious/inspirational at all because for one, it’s dirty as all get out. Sean knows his way around a woman’s body.

Sean has abandoned religion. His mom is currently undergoing cancer treatment and in Sean’s eyes, God has done nothing for her. Of course, his falling out goes a bit further back but I will let you discover that on your own. Zenny is a caring, articulate, sweet and devoted young woman. She knows about the tragedy that drove Sean away from God and she feels for him on every level. But Zenny has her own relationship with God that she has to reckon with.

I really enjoyed watching these two fall in love. It is not an easy story and it’s not always a happy one but I feel like, by the time the story ended, there is peace between Zenny and Sean.

There is one thing I wanted to mention, early on in the book when Sean is trying to “forget” Zenny, he goes to a strip club and a stripper does give him some relief. I will let your mind do the talking on that. I know some people don’t like when the hero is with another woman and though they don’t have sex, it’s still intimate even if the author doesn’t detail the scene. So, head’s up. This didn’t really bother me per se as I feel like that was just part of Sean’s character.

Sinner is a lot different than I expected but it definitely left a positive impression on me. Sierra Simone is a very talented writer and it shows in this complex romance. Be sure to devote some time to this book because you’ll be hooked once you start.

Sinner is available now.


Sinner (Priest #2)
Release Date: March 15th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

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.


















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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.***







“Zenny,” I mumble against her lips, some valiant part of me recognizing that this is far, far beyond the kiss she asked for, and also recognizing that I’m going to come all over the inside of my Hugo Boss suit pants if she keeps it up. Even through the clothes, I can feel her heat, her shameless rolls hinting at where she goes soft and wet between her legs.

Fuck, I want to see it. I want to see her pussy. It’s suddenly all I can think about, all I can want or crave, just one glimpse, just a peek.

“I want to see your cunt,” I say hoarsely, lifting my head.

“My…cunt?” She says the word like she’s never said it out loud before.

“Yeah.” My voice is so ragged right now, so desperate, and fuck, I’ve never felt this frantic before. Like I’ll actually combust if I don’t get this one thing, this one small sight of her secret place.

She lets out a shaky breath, her hand dropping from my lapel to her skirt, which she slowly rucks up to her waist as I devour her lips once more, as I bury my face in her neck and kiss every sliver of skin exposed above her collar. I bite at her ear, at her jaw, my hand finding hers as it pulls her skirt up, so that I’m helping her do it, that we’re doing it together, this forbidden act, this forbidden revelation.

Her forbidden body.

That word, forbidden, spikes through my mind, bringing with it equal spikes of lust and fear. Because yes, it’s fucking hot that I shouldn’t be kissing her, I shouldn’t be begging to see her most secret place, my hand shouldn’t be covering hers as it slides up her thigh—but it’s also bad. Bad even for Sean Bell.

Bad, bad, bad.






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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