Title – Midnight Mass
Author – Sierra Simone
Publication Date – December 8, 2015
Series – Priest #2
We are told that God will punish the wicked. That sinful men will reap what they sow. We are told to scourge our souls with prayer and pain to become clean once again.
Well, here I am. Wicked and sinful. Desperate to become clean…even though it feels so good to be dirty.
But even I never expected what came next.
Even I never expected my punishment to come so soon.
***Midnight Mass is a novella and a sequel to Priest. It’s intended for mature audiences only.***
I can’t even begin to explain the excitement I had when I saw the non-cover, no-synopsis pre-order for Midnight Mass by Sierra Simone show up. Simone gave readers a spicy forbidden romance that left me drooling and aching for more with Priest. This novella – while very different in some aspects – was perfect in so many unexpected ways.
“This wasn’t a fairytale, though, and even if it were, I certainly wasn’t playing the role of prince tonight.”
Tyler and Poppy have been married for several years and I absolutely loved seeing how that played out. For a couple that was so sizzling in the first story, I yearned for the knowledge of how long that would actually last. While Midnight Mass certainly contained the scorching heat I’ve come to expect from this author, it also held a very realistic perspective of their relationship. Their love wasn’t all about unicorns and butterflies; reality crept in and Simone exceled at portraying what can happen in a marriage. However, I felt like it was about something far greater than just this couple. Midnight Mass has that same vein of questioning and philosophical thinking as Priest, yet it never felt forced or preachy. It very much contained the questions I ask myself plenty of times – especially in those of hardship.
“But five years ago, we were in a church to pray. Tonight, we are here to play.”
I don’t want to give away the events or why the author chose to write the novella the way she did. I will say that Midnight Mass was an excellent follow-up novella to a blistering hot novel. Tyler and Poppy are just as squirmingly delicious in this one, but I’ll venture to say that I appreciated it even more. Everything held a greater purpose in this story, and I happened to like that it wasn’t a false sense of peaches and cream fairytale ending. Sierra Simone’s storytelling is fantastic, and especially with how Midnight Mass was so personal to her in ways, I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next!
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Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.