- Release Date
- March 2012
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Forbidden, taboo, scandalous—a temptation too hot to resist…
Rachel Bennett can't get her mind off of Michael Garrison, the man she knows she can't have. It's a secret she can share with no one, especially Michael himself.
She has no idea that for Michael Garrison, the attraction is more than mutual, it's even stronger. He has his own reasons for concealing his unquenchable lust for Rachel—there's far too much at risk because he is Father Michael, Rachel's priest.
Whoever came up with the idea that priests shouldn't look at women in a sexual way had obviously never imagined a woman like Rachel Bennett.
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
May 15, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
240 people found the following review helpful
LUST TO LUST is delicious and sinful and has the perfect amount of taboo.
Rachel knows that she shouldn't be having feelings for Michael, but she just can't help it. He's everything she ever wanted in a man, but he's completely off limits...he's her priest. But when her desires lead her to the confessional, Rachel finds out that she's not the only fighting her desires. Father Michael is too.
What happens when the desires are too strong to fight?
Maybe it's because I'm not Catholic, but I thought that this was pretty hot. LUST TO LUST is a story about taking the plunge and eating the "forbidden fruit". I thought that the author did a great job of acknowledging how taboo the relationship was. And, it was realistic in its nature.
At the same time, I loved how the forbidden nature of the relationship seemed to spur Rachel and Michael on. It definitely made their sex insanely erotic. However, reality did rear its head; so, it wasn't all easy, and tough decisions had to be made. That made me respect the relationship between Rachel and Michael all the more.
My only complaint was I wanted some sort of epilogue. I wanted to know how the relationship progressed. I guess I have to use my imagination, but I felt like it was too unresolved.
Overall though, I thought that this foray into a taboo relationship was sexy, sensual, and was grounded in just enough reality to keep me from rolling my eyes.
LUST TO LUST is my first Sara Vale read, but I like her style, so it definitely won't be my last.
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Jul 27, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
218 people found the following review helpful
I have to say that this premise caught my attention. Taboo? Yes. Forbidden. Yes. Excellent read? A big resounding yes. I loved this story. I think we have all had those moments where we lusted after someone we shouldn't.
It was great how the author played with the emotional side of this that I think anyone would feel if they were in the same situation. For Rachel to be Catholic and want to do naughty things to her priest makes for some huge guilt issues. The same can be said for how Michael was feeling as a priest. Guilt. But within the guilt there is still that need to be with one another. Just the mere fact that it would cause an uproar in the community if their affair is found out causes enough tension in the book and made me want to know what would happen next. Would they succumb to the passion that they felt simmering beneath the surface? Or would they fight what they feel for one another and walk away?
I was pleased that they didn't walk away. That Rachel and Michael created a relationship that, yes, at first, was built on lust, but that changed through time into something else. The choices they made were choices that had consequences. The angst that one wants in a romance was there right along with the hot sex.
Five stars for this wonderfully written romantic taboo story!
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