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(Priest #3)

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I can't have Elijah Iverson.

I can't have him because he's my older brother's best friend. I can't have him because I broke his heart five years ago; because he's now engaged to someone else—someone kind and dependable who deserves his whiskey eyes, his soft mouth, his fierce intellect.

I can't have Elijah because I've chosen God instead.

The Bell brothers, though . . . well,
Kindle Edition, 415 pages
Published September 7th 2021
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Sep 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, lgbtq
“i already love him like how forever feels. i already love him like eternity is in the rearview mirror. i love him like everything.”

2 stars…

this is a book about Aiden, who’s a monk. he used to be a party boy, who would always make people laugh, who always joked around, who wasn’t ever serious.

while he seemed like an always bright, carefree guy - Aiden was actually suffering from severe depression and suicidal thoughts.

”sometimes people who laugh the loudest and reach for life the ha
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Aug 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This Forbidden tale of unrequited love just tears at your moral tapestry one thread at a time. It's lusty, it's passionate and oh so deliciously hurting. As I shed my tears to its chants, fold my hands to beg for deliverance from this acute heartache, I get a glimpse of how God designed love to be. In its purest form, it's a different gate to the same heaven and its all thanks to a writer like sierra.
Standing at the crossroads of Religion and Human sexuality, It's profoundly religious, deeply s
Sep 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
if you keep skipping chapters, it’s not that bad🤷‍♀️

It’s me not the book.

i changed my mind. 2 stars. I read @Nark’s review and I really didn’t read enough of this to give it 3 stars.
Renae Reads
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
***I received an eArc from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Breathtakingly Beautiful and Haunting.... are my initial first impressions of the epic love story by Sierra Simone.

Saint is a forbidden second chance romance occurring between a monk and his ex-boyfriend. I had never read anything like this story before and I was not disappointed. This complex and meticulously written story immediately transports you into a world that is full of undeniable beauty while unraveling a compli
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I wanted to love this SO MUCH. Priest was hot but Sinner was solid gold. And Saint has all of my favorite tropes combined into one. I sadly though just couldn't find myself invested in Elijah, Aiden, or their romance.

If you've read Sinner, then you'll know that Aiden and Elijah (Aiden's older brother's best friend) got together at the end of the book. Saint takes place over five years later, after Aiden breaks Elijah's heart and runs away to become a monk. Now, Elijah is engaged to be married an
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Sep 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
I can’t stop the tender shoots and slender, seeking roots of him, and I am his garden, his soil, his place, and it would be wonderful if I wasn’t supposed to be the garden of my god instead.

I live for the Bell siblings. We've met Tyler Bell, the priest. We've met manwhore extraordinaire, Sean Bell who fell for a nun and his best friend's younger sister. And now it's Aiden's turn. If you've read the previous two books, then you remember Aiden is the wild younger sibling. And if
Crystal Bell
Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Saint has lead me into temptation, and I want to stay there.

I love, Love, Love this book. I thought I was ready for Aiden Bell; however, I was far from ready. I didn’t expect this book to be so emotional and much more intimate than the author's previous books.

Aiden up and left his millionaire playboy life behind to join the life of a catholic monk. Leaving behind the love of his life, Elijah. Without any explanation. Five years later, he still struggles with his love for him. One faithful day,

⭐️⭐️/5 Stars 🤷🏻‍♀️

DNF. Time of death: 58% ish. Usually I either don't rate ones DNF or I rate them one star. I'm giving this two because I started out enjoying it and I think it did have potential. Ultimately though, it didn't work for me and I could not make myself finish it. 😭

(As you can see David Tennant is distraught too.)

Guys, I think this one is partially on me because I let my excitement get out of control and expected too much. Otherwise I think I would have just felt meh instead
Precious ✨
After reading :


Me right now:

I don't think I have ever loved both leads as equally and as much I loved Aiden and Elijah.
The pining, vulnerability, chemistry, and just raw emotions you could feel coming off the page. For example,

“I love him so much,” I whisper, rain running off my head and down to my lips, where the drops fall along with my words to the mud and grass below. “And it hurts and I want it to stop. Please, Lord. If you l
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Aiden is coming...

About the book:

✓ M/M
✓ Second chance romance
✓ Brothers best friend
✓ Daddy monk
✓ Kink, lots of kink
✓ Forbidden
✓ Angsty angst angst!

✦TITLE: Saint (Priest #3) by Sierra Simone
✦RELEASE DATE: TBA! Coming 2021
✦SIGN UPS: Coming soon!

***Saint is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell's brother Aiden. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Saint***

♡ cal ♡
dnf @ 33%

yeehaw yee-fucking-haw. i’m so bored. i can’t believe i hyped myself up for this. i was completely zoning out.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
description description description 3.25 - 3.45 Stars

Aidan + Elijah

They've known each other most of their lives - Elijah is Aiden's older brother's best friend. Aiden and Elijah have been happily in love five years ago. They dated for about a year when things happened and Aiden left.
He left the love of his life behind without explanation ... to become a monk.
Now it's almost five years later and Aiden is still in love with Elijah, but he's also pretty content in his new life.
But suddenly Elijah is right here in the middle of thi
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'What if...' Stars!
ARC provided via Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review.

We are back in Sierra Simone’s Priest world and in company of the charming Bell brothers again! Now it’s time for Aiden to find his way to happiness and that happens to be with his brother’s best friend. Also, yes, this is a taboo / second chance MM romance and my first MM novel from Sierra, and I have to say, it definitely reached my expectations. This series and characters are so unique, and every love story
Sep 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm just broken right now. This was exquisite and so, so beautiful.


Well it's a few days later and I'm still broken. I LOVED this book! for those that know me, you'll know Priest is one of my favourite books of all time. I think this one has knocked it back to second place.

This is Aiden's story (brother of Tyler from Priest and Sean from Sinner). Aidan was the fun-loving, not serious Bell brother who we find out in Sean's book, has been having an affair
VB Book Reviews
4.5 What If... Stars!

"I'm not hurting anyone by being here," I say sharply.
"No, you're not," comes the cold response. "Not anymore."


I swear this author just continues to get better and better, and this book was absolute proof of it. I loved Priest...THOROUGHLY, might I add... but it was more of a sexy/erotica read. Which is fine. But this book...this book! Oh, the depth and the feels!

My poor, battered, unfeeling heart wasn't ready!!

"I loved you for a long time after
Aug 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, second-chance
RTC… I’m processing
It tooks me 5 days after reading, probably more and here we are. It took me this long because honestly i was on the fence with this book. I went in with expectations that were not exactly met. That’s not a bad thing it’s just I got more than I bargained for with this book. At the beginning there is a TW about multiple things and when books have that I normally take it with a grain of salt because I don’t really have any triggers
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Sierra Simone is one of the most prolific writers I’ve ever read. I feel her stories in my soul!

Saint took that statement to the next level! I was all up in my feelings for many days after finishing this gorgeous love story. It is so beautifully told that the experience is one you’ll not soon forget.


"I lift up my eyes to the hills"

"Maybe I’ll find God in every hill I see for the rest of my life." - Brother Patrick

"Franciscan friar Richard Rohr says that there are two kinds of time, at least according to the ancient Greeks. There is chronos—or chronological, ordered time—and then there is kairos. Kairos is subjective, qualitative. Deep Time is what Rohr calls it. A fullness, he says. The moments when the dots of our lives connect." - from the notebook of Elijah Iverson, Saint, Sierra Simo
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
Sep 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: addictive, queer
the best one in the series in my opinion. i devoured this.
Sep 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
"I already love him like eternity is in the rearview mirror. I love him like everything."

Third book in the Priest serie, Saint takes the reader on an emotional and deep journey about finding yourself and making life altering choices.

Five years ago, one fateful night, Aiden left his boyftiend Elijah to join a monestary. Now going by Father Patrick, he finds himself face to face with the man whose heart he breaked.

Saint immersed me into a quiet atmosphere. I loved visiting the different land
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Sierra has written some of my most favorite books and characters. This is now a top favorite!!!
What can I say about this book? It's not easym it's complicated. It's mystical. Lyrical. Angsty and incredibly emotional.
Aiden and Elijah broke my heart. This book is so intricate and I think this couple has become my new top favorite from this author.
I have no proper words to describe how beautiful Sierra's writing is. I highly recommend this book if you love the forbidden. Be prepared for a rough rid
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Audio - 4 stars
Story - DNF somewhere in the middle of chapter 8... I find it very annoying when everything so imperfectly perfect. Perfect people in melodramatic situations. FFS...there's escapism and there's just plain nonsense.

Jenn (The Book Refuge)
Sep 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2021
Beautiful, depressing, poetic, sweet, aching, sexy, longing, sacrificial love.

4.5/5 stars
Jul 29, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: mm

The cross!
The throat arch!
The "am I in pain or am I horny or maybe I'm both???" expression!

Part of the standalone-serie in the Priest Collection:
Priest (Priest, #1) by Sierra Simone Midnight Mass (Priest, #1.5) by Sierra Simone Sinner (Priest, #2) by Sierra Simone Saint (Priest #3) by Sierra Simone
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Straight up, Saint is sitting at the top of my 2021 favorite reads list right now. It’s one of the most prosaic, evocative, thoughtful, meaningful, thought-provoking, smart, sexy, beautifully written books I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.

From the very beginning I fell hard and fast for Aiden and Elijah. I had to know what drove them to the point where they found themselves five years after their breakup. Had to know what happened. Had to know how they were going to find their way back to each
Aug 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Ding dong Bell.

I love the ‘What if’ game. What if, a very sexy lumberjack monk with a cock cage needed to give his ex-boyfriend a BJ in a hermitage? Sounds like a really, really fun game to me.

Holy monk-y goodness me and sweet Jesus on a communion wafer, that was hot. Unlike Priest and Sinner, I actually didn’t feel like a dirty pervert reading Saint. Gagging for the nun to get fucked made me feel like the devil would come to claim me as his, but I was begging for the monk to get a pounding on
Lilith  Seven  *DirtyBooksAndMessyHair*
𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Some authors have hoisted a flag on a particular genre and for MM and MMF, I would gladly say it's Sierra Simone on the first line.

PRIEST was my first MM book, before that I used to stay away
Anna Jacobson
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
There’s something extremely seductive and yet also soothing about the way that Sierra manages to meld together spirituality and sex. I love the way she writes both together so they aren’t mutually exclusive, but completely normal to be together in the same sentence.

This book is the perfect example of combining spirituality and religion with sex and relationships. Throw in a broody millionaire-turned-monastic man, his unrequited love from his past, and a tour of European Trappist Abbey’s and you
✧ Marureviere ✧
[ aggressively thinking about the textual suffering healing brought to me by 'a man who's still in love with his ex-lover turned monk who's, in turn, similarly still yearning and pining for him, with all the agonizing repercussions that this forbidden love entails' trope in anguished silence ] ...more

⭐️5 heavenly stars⭐️

If I were to describe my reading experience with this story I would say I went into it with reckless abandon. I savoured each line, I let my feels sink their teeth into my flesh, the words branding my soul, the powerful narrative enslave my heart.

To say this is a slow burn, angsty MM romance would be reductive, such simple label doesn’t even come close to do justice to such book. 𝙎𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩 is so much more, Ms Simone delivers blow after blow with such mastery I’m in awe. I don’t
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