Sinner

Sinner

by Sierra Simone

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ISBN-13: 9781732172258
Publisher: Sierra Simone
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Series: Priest , #3
Pages: 478
Sales rank: 205,713
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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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Sinner 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 star Review Sinner (Priest #2) by Sierra Simone This was everything that I have come to expect from a book by Sierra Simone. Well written with characters that had me engrossed from the start. Sean Bell is not used to having to chase after women, until he meets Zenny a woman nearly half his age. Of course with that comes complication and issues that must be dealt with and worked through. Not only was Sinner a smoking hot read that had some amazing scenes in it that were so scorching, it was also an emotional read that had me in tears and laughter at times, such was the depth of the characters and their actions. Can Sean and Zenny work through all their issues and make a happily ever after? One click and find out. This is one of those books that I do not want to say too much about, suffice to say this book will leave you with a hangover.
ChristinaS4 More than 1 year ago
Sean is this story is !! You don’t have to read Priest first but I would. Just makes more sense. Sierra Simone is just amazing. You get the hotness as always but also humor and GREAT character development. A must for me. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be honest I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book. But I felt that way about Priest as well and I should have known that Simone wouldn't let me down. This book was a little emotional for me. I know people are talking about how dirty and sexy it was. But for me it was so much more. Oh don't get me wrong it was dirty and sexy and filled with Sierra Simone filth. ;) Simone hits on several topics in this book. From religion, biracial relationships, terminal illness, money, power, status, family, love, sex, finding ones true self and happiness. It was beautifully written. This is definitely a must read!!!!!!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Another great Bell brother book. Just as good as Tyler's book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Quite interesting , another good one .
Anonymous 7 months ago
Love that the author acknowledges that contemporary romance readers have brains! We not only like very detailed and descriptive words and scenarios in a story, but we too can enjoy a story using words that we may not speak or reference in our everyday , ho-hum, vocabulary. And Thank You for creating a story in the genre I enjoy reading from ,while also allowing me to have to dig down deep from within myself ,and think about more complicated topics .
Anonymous 7 months ago
one+of+the+best+books+I+have+read+in+a+very++long++time+%21+
LeighKramer 7 months ago
Sierra Simone is the erotic theologian I never knew I always needed. She outdid herself with this story and in crafting Sean Bell’s character. He’s brash and funny and confident. Charming as hell, a total player, hot and dirty. And yet he takes such good care of the ones he loves. He’s exactly the level of complicated guy I go for. Zenny may want to become a nun but she’s no slouch in comparison to Sean. Her compassion and steadfast faith, her determination and intelligence all serve as the perfect foil for Sean. He’s attracted to her immediately but it’s the level of awe she inspires in him that had me unable to read fast enough. Even though I trust Sierra to give me the happily ever after, I really didn’t know how she was going to pull it off. The premise is delicious but it’s the execution that catapulted this to my all-time favorite list. It’s as steamy and filthy as you’d expect it to be but Sierra layered in so many other factors that grounded the story into something so much more. Not only is Sean exploring faith as a lapsed Catholic, the Bell men face losing their matriarch who is dying of cancer. Sean fully rejects her decline, believing he can somehow be or do enough to save her. It’s a profound meditation on death and grief that rang so true to life. I really appreciated the way palliative care and hospice were factored into Mrs. Bell’s dying process and especially how the Living Will was addressed. “Life isn’t measured in days. It’s measured in moments. When you decide with her what happens next, consider what moments you want to create for her now.” This is *exactly* what I’d talk to my hospice patients and families about. It was very moving to read about. My heart went out to Sean, Tyler, and the rest of the family as they figured out how to say goodbye and then what life would look like without her. Lastly, we must discuss the way Sierra skillfully depicts faith and sexuality. I’m not Catholic but my extended family is and I’m sure they would disagree with the way the Church is presented here. On the other hand, I loved the way Zenny’s prioress talked about God and the advice she gave to her. I told a friend that if I'd grown up with the theology expressed in Sinner, I'd probably still go to church. The way it ended made me want to believe again. I still don't but it healed something in me at the same time. Sierra's books can do no wrong in my eyes.
Anonymous 7 months ago
What I needed in this crazy world during these crazy times. Thank you for taking me away
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love this author, but as a non-religious person, I just couldn’t connect to the story. Sean was a little over the top, and all of his actions with Zenny didn’t suit his character, and Zenny was naive and a little annoying. Not a fan.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This+book+does+not+disappiont.++I+have+read+thousands+of+Nook+books+but+this+is+my+first+review.+This+book+is+amazing.+Worth+every+penny%21
Anonymous 8 months ago
Simone does it again with a new Bell brother. While Sinner doesn’t*quite* top Priest, it’s definitely a worthy companion piece. Simone writes internal conflict like nobody else. She also writes sex like nobody else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure where to begin with my review of Sinner. Priest was good but Sinner wow, it just blew me away. Sexy, hot Sean Bell who has money, prestige, fancy car, nice home, everything he could want is turned inside out and upside down by his friend's little sister and soon to be nun, Zenny. This book is so full of raw emotion, anger, sadness, love, lust, hot hot sex and even a bit of racism thrown in. Sean and Zenny's story is 5 + stars worthy and I look forward to reading more of the Bell brothers stories by Sierra Simone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was quite a book.Not at all what I expected.I thought Sean was going to be more like Tyler but ge wasn't.I cried for him,felt sad for him and I am soo glad that Sean and Zenny finally was together.
Katy Kitchin More than 1 year ago
Where do I even start with this book? I finished this early this morning and I’ve spent the day processing all the overwhelming feels and yet I’m still not sure how I write this review and accurately convey the beauty and originality of this story, but here goes! Sean Bell is a strong, intensely sexy, loyal, ALPHA. Like major alpha. On the surface he seems like he’d be a materialistic, money obsessed, control freak, womaniser. And to an extent this is true, but then you get to see his loyalty and dedication to his family, that the reason he craves control is because he’s always been the protector of his family, particularly after his sister’s suicide, and his mother’s diagnosis. He’s selfless, he has this belief that he’s bad and everyone else’s feelings must come before his and this broke my heart. I loved seeing his relationship with his mum, the fact that he loves romance novels and they have this unofficial book club just the two of them was heart wrenching, swoon inducing, levels of sweet. And the relationship he has with his brothers was amazing, the way he reaches out to Tyler when he needs a moral compass, the way he’s so big brotherly with Aiden and constantly supports and cares for him, but that when he needed Aiden he was able to go to him and get that support because it should always be a two sided support network. And I’m really hoping Aiden gets a book next, yes I predicted what was happening with him and with who, but the development and foreshadowing for that was pure genius and immersed you into his background story too. Zenny is such a pure, hopeful person and that really shined throughout the novel, even when I was frustrated and internally screaming at her to realise her own feelings and Sean’s and desperately hoping for that HEA, there was never any doubt about what a truly good person she is. She’s both selfless and feisty, vulnerable but with an iron core of unshakeable strength and dedication, her personality such a wonderful oxymoron, as if literarily conveying how complex humans are and that every part of our personality and emotions need to be accepted by us in order for us to be in harmony with ourselves and to love who we are. Whilst quite a bit younger than Sean, Zenny is more emotionally mature in some ways because of her ability to do this, whereas at the beginning of the book the self loathing he feels was really heart breaking, and seeing how she guides him into achieving this, and gaining a peace he’s not had since Lizzy’s death, whereas he brings her a joy and acceptance she’s never really had. In other words, they make each other better, stronger, healthier people and seeing that development was wonderful. I’m totally babbling on I know, but I’m blown away about how this can be a very graphic, erotic, arguably slightly taboo romance that also explores so much about humanity and faith and individuality, it was beautiful to read and I’m already dying to dive into another Sierra Simone book. I read this without reading Priest first, and whilst some parts took some patience to get the answers for, you most definitely don’t need to read Priest first!
RandysGal69 More than 1 year ago
I mean Sean! He just is everything you should not like but can't resist. I’m going straight to hell and it’s because Sean Bell lured me there. And I am totally fine with it. This book is insanely hot! Be ready for it. I mean by the end of the first Chapter I was sweating like a sinner in church. You will need to go to confession. I thought his brothers Tyler & Adien were naughty, but Sean topped them both for me. His raw power with Zenny had me clenching my legs the whole time I was reading. And the surprises that Sean whipped out I never saw them coming. Zenny & Sean were just everything. Powerful, sexy , exciting Must Read book!
DavaDora More than 1 year ago
I want to sing Hosanna after reading Sinner, a standalone, the second book in the Priest series. Beware, Sean Bell, the main character is an unapologetic manwhore who loves his dirty talk; I know he’ll be added to the list of infamous book boyfriends we love and fantasize over. This is a book you really don’t want to read in public; you’ll understand once you start it! This May-December story, told in dual POV, is an amazing and emotional journey filled with sensual pleasure and heartache. While much of the story revolves around the Church, and its doctrine, it is informative and contemplative without being preachy, almost like an interesting secondary character. Sean Bell, at thirty-six, meets Zenobia “Zenny” Iverson at a charity dance and is immediately taken by the young, twenty-one year old midwife student. He’s surprised to later find out she’s his best friend’s little sister. But he’s more than shocked when she tells his she’s on the verge of taking vows, to become a nun in a month, and she has a little proposition for him he finds hard to turn down. For a man who lost his faith years ago, and dealing with a family member who’s seriously ill, Sean is having a crisis of sort. He’s used to being unattached, the only people he loves are his parents and siblings, and he’s proud of the professional and economic position he’s achieved. Zenny crashes into his life and hits him like a wrecking ball. Sean never expected to have such strong feelings for any woman; especially Zenny who, despite her youth and innocence, is a very headstrong and decisive woman. When he agrees to her proposal, knowing it would be beneficial to him too, he begins to spend time getting to know his little Zenny-bug and ultimately, and unfortunately, gets attached to her. “I’m acutely painfully aware that she’ll never be mine. She will always be God’s.” And poor Sean, he never expected the plan to take such a drastic, and heart wrenching, turn. “I want to build a tower around you, and then build a castle around that tower, and then dig a moat around that castle, and then I want to guard you like a dragon. Burn anyone who tries to hurt you into ash and then scorch those ashes a second time.” To say his heart got involved would be an understatement. I loved this story! It made me cry tears of anguish, not sure if this would have a happy ending, that’s how amazing this story is. And while the love story is incredible there’s another story within this one; of a family facing a serious crisis and how they ultimately come to accept the inevitable outcome.
Loupy More than 1 year ago
I just knew I had to read this as soon as I saw it. Just wow. The storyline has the author’s usual flare for the unexpected. The book is very well written and the characters are just grand. My emotions all over the place which for me is a sign of a good book. I found myself Smiling, Crying and Fanning myself on several occasions. On top of that the suspense kept me on the edge while the sexy scenes kept me drooling. Sean is a HUGE playboy and Zenny is a nun that hasn’t taken her vows. With Sean knowing he’s found the one woman he really wants but yet can’t have and Zanny knowing her attraction to Sean is something she shouldn’t be feeling or act upon just made their story exciting to follow. I Truly enjoyed this book and look forward to more of Ms. Simone’s works in the future. 2 Thumbs Up for a very good read.
PursePartyPeeps More than 1 year ago
OMG. Can I have a Sean Bell please????? He makes the BEST book boyfriend. I loved that this was all his POV. It did make it a bit harder to connect with Zenny. All we know are through the eyes of Sean and he is beyond smitten with her. It was an amazing roller coaster. We "see" a bit of Tyler. No Poppy. :( But I called the Aiden thing early. I hope his book is next. Sean is so broken. 14 yrs of broken over the death of his sister. I love that he considers himself a #sinner. It fits him. But what Sierra does is take us on is a wild rebirth of a man. It was so eye opening to see. I mean he comes out of this a totally new man and it's sexy as hell. Zenny picks the perfect person to help her fulfill her "doubt". This one will NOT disappoint. Ps, I loved the visual of the cover. Not only is it hot, but I could see the scene this came from. BEAUTIFUL!!! ~I volunteered to read an advance copy~
Brigid68 More than 1 year ago
There are some authors out there that have that ability to take you on an amazing journey. Sierra Simone is one of the authors. She pushes the limits with the stories she writes and Sinner definitely pushed some limits. Sean Bell, brother to everyone's favorite Priest Tyler Bell, is one hot AF man whore. There is just no other way to describe him. Zenny is his best friends little sister, who is going to become a nun. There is just so much to love about this book and these two characters. There is just so much more to Sean than his man whoring ways and Zenny is really kinda badass. I felt so many emotions reading this book, especially the parts with his mom, those scenes were so beautifully written, it felt like I was right there with them. This book, I highly recommend!!
KDRBCK More than 1 year ago
Sinner by the outstanding and incredibly talented author Sierra Simone is the second novel in the Priest Series. The previous books are Priest and Midnight Mass, they're Tyler and Poppy's books. Reading a Sierra Simone book is like opening a box of pralinés. You never know what you'll get, only that it'll be something delicious. I expected a smoking hot, heartwrenching read and Sierra Simone delivered exactly that and much more. Sinner is a full length standalone novel. Sinner is not a romance; this book can't be put in a box. And now, may I present you, Sean Bell. He's one of five siblings; a 36 year old successful businessman. He's cynic and sarcastic as they come. He only loves two things, his family - especially his mom - and his job. And then he meets "Her". Zenobia - Zenny - Iverson and she turns his world upside down and inside out. She teaches him a thing or two about love, life and faith. If there ever was a anti hero, Sean is it. He's bitter and hard around the edges - and on the other side a lost boy deep down in his soul. With Ash, Embry and Greer in the New Camelot Series she blew me away, and with Sean Bell in Sinner she did it again. I started reading and I wasn't hooked, I was HOOKED. I read this book in one sitting, I couldn't put it down, I had to know what happens to the characters. And now I'm sitting here with a serious book hangover, empty and wrung out. Sinner, just like the previous books, sucked me in whirled me around, put me upside down and spit me out. Sinner is raw and it is gritty and my heart hurt for the characters. I could feel their emotions in the words, their love, desperation, pain and hurt. Favorite Quote: " ..life isn't measured in days. It's measured in moments you want to create.." I highly recommend Sinner, Priest and Midnight Mass and wish I could give more than 5 stars.
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Sean Bell is not the type of man to ask for forgiveness; in fact, for the most part, he finds no reason to change his sinful ways because Sean has his own religion and the only people he’ll kneel for are the women who he worships with so much more than his hands. I really wouldn’t call what Sean goes through in Sinner a crisis of faith because he lost his Catholic faith a long time ago, and I don’t believe he wants it back, but he does question and struggle with the idea of finding his ‘proper’ place in life…it’s just that the word ‘proper’ doesn’t quite describe how he wants to spend his days with a woman he can’t stop thinking about…a woman who is quite a bit younger than him…a woman whose faith and beliefs are directly opposite to his own…a woman who believes that she’s been called to serve God…to take God as not only her Lord and Savior but also as the only love of her life. Considering Zenny’s professed dedication to God, having any kind of sexual encounters with Sean, the ‘sinner,’ could be seen as sacrilegious, but Simone illustrates just how much Zenny and Sean’s chemistry and connection defies standards, boundaries, and perhaps even logic, because their age difference and their seemingly contradictory life goals should be seen as more than barriers to cross, but that seems to be how Sean sees them as, and the more time these two spend together, exploring one another on a carnal level, the deeper their bond grows, which leads Zenny to question her life’s path and Sean to realize that The sinner and the nun sounds like the introduction of a bad joke, but in relation to Sean and Zenny, they’re the words that should keep them apart…that should have Zenny praying for Sean’s soul, not wanting to commit a multitude of sins with him. But that’s not their story…those monikers are not the true essence of who these two characters, are and Sierra Simone forces Zenny and Sean to be stripped bare, showing readers the many layers of their personalities, the reasons they chose to be on the path they were throughout much of the story, and the truth of their relentless need for each other’s body and perhaps even one another’s soul. Sierra Simone is a truly gifted writer – one who isn’t afraid to explore taboo topics in deliciously salacious ways. Simone stretches her readers’ minds, forcing them, not necessarily to question their own beliefs when it comes to the subjects explored, but to look beyond their views…beyond their staunch judgments, and try to understand others’ perspectives on love, faith and commitment, regardless of how untoward, immoral, or unethical they may appear to be. 4.5 Poison Apples
Jnnfrg More than 1 year ago
Sierra has done it again! She has written another book that brought out so many emotions for me. This book is on a very short list of books (only 3) that have made me cry over the past year. *Note: Even though Sinner can be read as a standalone, I think that reading Priest first will definitely add more to the reading experience of Sinner. Sinner is way more than an erotic taboo romance. It addresses a variety of topics/issues as the relationship between Sean and Zenny develops. Since this is a Sierra book, of course there are some ridiculously hot sex scenes. But Sean exhibits a LOT of patience, attentiveness, and care throughout the development of Sean and Zenny’s relationship (sometimes so much that Zenny gets frustrated and impatient with him). This book also features a lot of introspection regarding Sean’s feelings about God, religion, his feelings for Zenny, his personality, his family, and his professional life. Without giving too much away for readers that haven’t read Priest, something happened to the Bell family 15 years prior that caused Sean to turn his back on Catholicism and God and shaped the person that he is at the beginning of the book. There are some similarities between Priest and Sinner with regards to the internal struggle that Tyler and Sean experience in both books. Both of the Bell brothers reach a type of crossroads where they have to decide how they are going to continue to live their lives and whether or not they have the courage to choose a different path from what they thought they wanted. And in both books the relationship between the male and female MCs is the impetus behind the Bell brothers reaching that crossroads, but both Tyler and Sean make their decision for themselves, not as an attempt to try and hold onto Poppy or Zenny. I loved the discussions that Sean had with Tyler, Zenny, and his mother regarding his anger towards God, the Catholic Church, and how people could believe in a God that let’s terrible things happen to God people. The conversation between Sean and the Reverend Mother is one of my favorite parts of the book. I was so impressed with Zenny’s dedication to her faith and the goals that she had set for herself, despite the goals her parents had for her. Even though there is a 15 year difference between Sean’s and Zenny’s ages, there were many times that Zenny showed more maturity than Sean. Since Sinner is in Sean’s POV, I was glad that Sierra included 2 brief chapters that are transcriptions of voicemails Zenny left for Sean. These chapters provided glimpses of what Zenny is thinking and feeling at key moments in the book. Sinner was not a quick read for me. It was a book that I took my time reading so I could process all of the issues and topics that Sierra addresses in Sean’s story. I feel like I am still processing this book. I’ve highlighted about 50% of this book because there are so many quotes/passages that were impactful to me. Sinner, like so many of Sierra’s books, has been added to my list of top favorite books and I look forward to rereading it in the future.
VoxLibris More than 1 year ago
How do you write a book featuring a hero who believes that his sexual needs are depraved, who doesn't so much eschew the existence of God as downright renounce it, who has some of the hottest sex you've ever read, and, instead of making you think about the feral ferociousness of that sex, instead makes you think about God? How do you DO that? I'm talking to you, Sierra Simone. HOW DO YOU DO THAT? I get it, somewhat. Sean Bell, whose older brother Tyler (he of Priest fame) has tried to help Sean understand his relationship with God, is a man who wants to think that he rejected God but really believes that God rejected him. So when you start with that premise, you anchor him in a sort of Catholic confusion. Is God a loving construct or a mythological convenience? And then he meets a young woman who is a nun postulant. By her very nature, she makes him rebel even harder against her vision of God. Sean believes that others perceive him as a sinner more because he needs to see himself as having the fortitude to resist God than because he is a bad man. So, Sierra Simone, you have crafted this beautifully complex man, someone who has crafted a world built on the idea that he controls everything, including his baser instincts. He's a man who sees things in a strictly "yes" or "no" way, not in a way that allows a "but" to creep in there. You wrote this guy in a way that lets us as readers see ourselves in him in the ways that we question and feel skepticism. In one scene, you make us pant and squeeze our thighs together, and in the next, you make us believe that what we just experienced was every bit a spiritual euphoria as a physical one. Sinner, for me, comes down to these lines: "To be fully human is to be fully sexual, and while that doesn't mean having sex or even sexual desire, it does mean being fully in your body. It means recognizing that there's nothing any less holy about your body than there is about your soul, that as long as your body is treated with consent and respect and affection--and that you treat the bodies of others in the same way--there's nothing inherently sinful about your flesh." Maybe what you're telling me, Sierra Simone, is that sex isn't the way we sin. Maybe the way we sin is through denying love and dignity to others. I don't know how you managed to convey that so beautifully and with such heartbreaking poignancy juxtaposed with such brutal carnality in one book, but you did.
queenzany More than 1 year ago
Holy heck that was scorching good! Sinner is a sinfully delicious, that will rock your dirty panties off! Fulfilling your naughty desires come to life with a smile and some filthy hot as heck talking, in just one book! It had it all, heat, so hot we could categorize it as a 5 alarm fire! Plus the storyline was so compelling, it just blended into a wonderful package of carnal perfection. GOD YES! Bring it on! I can live with being a hot mess of filthy desires! In so doing that put my love for Priest on the back burner! Which is nearly impossible for me since Father Belle is my go to filthy book for hotness. Even if I feel the need to go to confession after reading it every time! HEHEHEE!!!!