WE MADE A BIG FORBIDDENY PRIEST LIST!! Oooooooh what a guilty pleasure!!! These books have the steam, the pining, and all the keep-away aspects of a forbidden romance, but so forbidden because… how can that possibly happen… with a priest?!!
Whaaaaaaat? Craziness!!! I mean to me… Catholic Priests are… untouchable. Different. Kind of not human, ya know? 😉 LOL!! Yep, can you tell I went to Catholic school all my life?
MichelleS: I love the forbidden: loving your priest
Well, in these books, it happens, and it happens BIG time!!
Heather brought it to my attention when she messaged me this request:
Heather: Hi! Do you have a list of forbidden, age-gap books that involve priests. I just read Beautiful Sinner by Sara Cate, and now I want more forbidden yumminess LOL
Heather: Oh thank you so much!!
And while I’m thinking about it, let’s make a list! 😉 They might not all have age-gaps, but they all have the forbidden aspect of a priest.
Anyone have a favorite or 3 to add?
Nancy: Beautiful Sinner by Sara Cate is a standalone, forbidden, age-gap romance!
Very forbidden! He is a priest! Age-gap he is twice her age. Good ending!
Maryse: Father by Clarissa Wild <— HE’S A BAD PRIEST… 😉 “…this beautiful girl in the back of the church takes my breath away.…And we end up committing sacrilege in the confessional. Did I mention I’m filthy?“
R. Renee: did somebody say bad priest?
Jan: Someone (can’t remember who) posted their reaction to a forbiddeny read about a priest falling in love. They loved the book but felt like they needed to drop to their knees and pray for forgiveness for reading such forbidden sauciness. It was a really funny comment, but I haven’t got their way with words.
Maryse: LOL!! I can confirm that was Cristina!! 😉 I posted it below, as she’s clutching her grandmother’s rosary. 😂 And the book she’s talking about.
Sharon: I have been reading Priest. Talk about taboo for us old catholic school girls!
Pia: You MUST read Priest by Sierra Simone. Talk about forbidden love – no teacher student, no stepsiblings, no best friends younger sister etc. This is a priest and a new girl in town coming to the church for confession. But it is so good, so emotional and you really feel their struggles. You guys need to read it.
Julie D: Maryse, I highly recommend Priest by Sierra Simone. …That’s pretty taboo if you ask me!!! But wow, it was an awesome book! Very cold shower-worthy, lol!
Allison: I am at 24% in Priest and sweet baby cheezits I need a cold shower. STAT.
Mony: Some of my dark reads…The Devil & The Devil’s Advocate by Ashley Jade, Priest by Sierra Simone, and Huss’ new book Sick Heart (a favourite author). They were good & a couple left a deep impression
Pia: Just found out that Sierra Simone has released a sequel to Priest –Midnight Mass. Guess this will be my next read 🙂
R. Renee: God I love Sierra Simone!!
Robyn: I can’t wait to start A Lesson in Thorns because I love me some Sierra Simone!
Cristina: Sweetest Sin: A Forbidden Priest Romance by Sosie Frost
Cristina: Sweetest Sin is definitely packed with all kinds of those moments! I grew up Catholic, went to a Catholic school, went to Mass three times a week, went to weekly confession, etc., so I’m like “WHAAAAT?!” “EEK!!’” *gasps*
This book is seriously taboo and ridiculously HOT! I’m 64% in and at the altar scene. EEK!! I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for quite some time now, and even I’m wanting to grab my Grandmother’s rosary and pray for them! I find myself wanting to creep into a corner to make sure no one is watching me read because it feels so forbidden! I’m thinking, “Can the Man upstairs see me reading this?” I feel like I could be smited! LOL… Thus far, this book has definitely been my guiltiest pleasure of 2016.
Jeanie V: Christina – OMGeeeee!!! Yes, the altar scene!!!! Holy… I was like, noooooo!!! Please (yes keep going, no this is wrong) just go somewhere else!!! Lmao!!!
Cristina: I just love it when I pick out a random book and it turns out to be AWESOME!! *twirls with Kindle in hand* *then ducks and prays, “Hail Mary…”*
Jean: Cristina! You are too funny and I think you’ve got all of our attention with that book!
Cristina: …it’s so taboo to me because I grew up Catholic. I had all that tradition engrained in me by the tender age of 5, so reading books that involve Priests just carry that extra forbiddeness to me. It may not be so much for others. It’s a really good book though! I’ll have it finished tonight. 😉
Cristina: Finished “Sweetest Sin” tonight. Perfect ending to a really great story! I can hang my Grandmother’s rosary up! Redemption has been found! I’m so happy I got to read this hidden treasure. Beautifully written. I would only add that the story could have been written into two books. While the book is satisfying enough by itself, I would like to have witnessed the first part of their journey. The story comes to us after their friendship and feelings have already developed, but neither have acted upon them or confronted each other about them. I wish I could’ve been there for that part, yet somehow I don’t feel shorted. The author did a fantastic job giving us everything we need to become entranced with these two and their forbidden story! Loved it!! 🙂
Maryse: Here’s mine (one of my favorite books ever!) It’s also completely forbidden in TWO aspects (and I didn’t know what I wanted more but I was loving the angsty journey BIG time). Steamy and angsty and HOLY MOLY —> A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers (P.S. Here’s my 5-STAR book review)
Cristina: dang I read that in 2013! Forgot all about it.
Linh: Priesthood has never been so sexy. It was a wonderful read. Can’t wait for the next book. Thanks for a great suggestion Maryse.
Angie: Oh my gosh…best book…this one is definitely going to stay with me for a while.
Lindsay: It was really well written, witty, intense and sinful!
yashira: WOW!!! Just finished a little too far. I started it last night and figured hey let me read a couple of chapters to get the feel of the story. Well after 5 hours of reading I’m officially in a book hangover induced state.I couldn’t put it down.I’m a little disappointed that there was no epilogue but was so relieve to find out that *spoiler*. (swoon..sign !!!)
Julie O: The author did this really good….where else can you read about 2 taboo subjects and in the end feel all good about it? Amazing!
Grace: The original – The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough sp?
Catherine: An oldie, but The Thorn Birds.
Maryse: I remember watching The Thorn Birds as a child and was shocked at the storyline. LOL! I bet it was even better as a book.
Carol: Ever since I read The Thorn Birds I have looked for similar books with “forbidden” love.
Toni: I would have to say The Thorn Birds by C. McCullough. I read this book as a teen and it is one that I go back to time and again!
Lisa: Tiffany Reisz – Original Sinners Series. So good!
Leslie M: …if you like dirty books with priests I would recommend The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. The first book is The Siren.
Robyn: The Original Sinners is one of the best series out there! You will not be disappointed. It meets all of our book requirements. I guarantee you will have a huge crush on Soren, Kingsley and Eleanor by the end. They come as a team! …I read The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz. Anything Soren and Nora want to confess I’m all in! I just love, love, love this whole series!
Robyn: …Father Marcus Stearns aka Soren, will be confessing his luscious sins to all of us! ((((Shivers))))
Grey: I read The Confessions…. Loved it. It was like coming home slipping into a bubble bath – except this was a priest and a dominatrix’s confession so not really a comfy robe… Kind of a bed of nails or switch to the back… But you know what I mean. And Tiffany Reisz didn’t disappoint with a little tidbit that I always watch for, le sigh!
MichelleS: I want to read anything Tiffany Reisz writes in the Original Sinners world. One of my all time favorite series. Soren. Nora. Kingsley. Just love them all. So amazingly wicked and complicated. …
MichelleS: The Priest is one of the BEST in the series. Dang, I am so glad I allowed myself to “buy” a book. I convinced myself that since I am not driving anywhere gas money will be moved into book money pile. Right? So, I guess books that cost some $$$ are actually better. Not always, but these authors deserve it. I am savoring every page. I just know I’m going to have a string of duds after this.
Stephanie: The fourth book was my favorite and there is scene towards the end where you feel for certain the love between Soren and Nora. Theirs is a very unconventional love that I couldn’t live with but you feel it. Very taboo story but it hooked me in and now I can’t get enough. The Confession is going to be the closest we get to Soren’s thoughts since the author has said she’ll never do a story from his pov.
Leslie M: About the whole Original Sinners Series…I do not like heavy BDSM but that series really is amazing. Super taboo & addicting. Like Stephanie says, you do really see the love between Soren & Nora in 4th book…made me cry. Nora is such an interesting character, one of my fave heroines. I’m not typically a book pusher, but this series is a must read.
Kristin: Lessons in Sin by Pam Godwin <— “…As the headteacher of a Catholic boarding school, I’m never tempted by a student. Until Tinsley Constantine. The bratty princess challenges my rules and awakens my dark nature. With each punishment I lash upon her, I want more. In my classroom, private rectory, and bent over my altar, I want all of her. One touch risks everything I stand for. My faith. My redemption. And even my life...”
Swati: I just read ‘Lessons in Sin’ by Pam Godwin and absolutely loved it!! So forbidden and hot!
Maryse: I found this one! The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas <—- OOOOOH!!! FORBIDDEN LOVE?? (w/ a priest!!) AND a haunted house. YES PLEASE! “…Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andrés, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andrés will have to rely on his skills as a witch to fight off the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda and protect the woman for whom he feels a powerful, forbidden attraction…”
Maryse: I found this one! Sinister Vows: A Mafia Arranged Marriage by A.M. McCoy <— SHE WAS OFFERED UP TO THE PRIEST BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE HER ARRANGED MARRIAGE… and HOLY MOLY!
“...The blessing ceremony on the eve of my wedding. The most outdated form of torture imaginable on a pure bride like me, and something my family had been doing for centuries. Yet, when I found myself dressed in white, laid atop a ceremonial bedspread, and offered up to the deviant priest as a sacrifice, the man that walked into the room wasn’t at all what I expected...”
Rachel: I read With the Father by Jenni Moen in one sitting, so that might be a good addition to your list! I *think* you’d like it a lot, and many of your readers will too. It’s about a priest, but there is a MASSIVE twist that you will not see coming. Check it out!
Melanie: With the Father – that book still has a little piece of my soul.
Feifei: My last one that shocked the heck out of me was With the Father by Jenni Moen 😮
Denise: Have you heard of With the Father by Jenni Moen? I just finished it and OMG!!! It’s a hard book to rate but overall the writing was excellent. Definitely a captivating read!!
Jeanie V: Maryse, I just finished With The Father – wow, my head is spinning! I had to join the Facebook Discussion Group for this because I still can’t wrap my head around everything that happened – or didn’t. A priest and two sisters!!!! Eeeep!!!! …a total WTF!!! (see what I did there lol!). Can’t wait to hear what you think!!
Jean: With the Father sounds crazy scary taboo…..oh I want it!
Maryse: I found this one!Grapes & Wrath: a forbidden romance (Forbidden Fruit) by Eve Cates <—FORBIDDEN ROMANCE ‘CAUSE HE’S A PRIEST! “…The moment I saw Emma seated in the pew, her eyes downcast and her hands clasped in silent prayer, I knew I had to have her. At first, I convinced myself that my interest was God sending me to help her escape the monster who resided in her own home. But that was a lie. I wanted her for my own. And I would break every commandment, every vow, and even the law, the make that happen...”