Friday, July 6, 2012

Book Review: Sinful Urges

by: Sonia Hightower

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
Follow the confessions of Juan and Maria as they fall prey to lust at first sight. Can they stop themselves before it's too late, or will they become victims of their own sinful urges? A new neighbor sends Juan running to confession to rid himself of the lustful thoughts he experiences. Each confession becomes more erotic, more sinful than the last. Can Juan stop himself, or will he give in to the desire that threatens his very faith? The man across the street causes Maria to question her own morals. When she seeks out a priest for confession, she weaves a tale of exotic kisses and stolen moments. How can Maria find sanctuary in her prayers when her body demands she finds solace in her neighbor's arms?

Review written by Lilith


Sinful Urges is what I would call a novella/short story. I read it in just over an hour. In this story, we get to see what it’s like for a priest as he hears confessions. This story revolves around two main characters, outside of the priest. A man and a woman who seem to have eyes for each other and go to the priest quite often to confess their sins of lust and other things. What we find out is that both are married, and not to each other!

I had a hard time getting into this story. Partly because it would go back and forth between the man and the woman. Normally that’s not hard to follow, but I so wished that when we “heard” the confessions we would get to hear both sides of the tale, and not one side. You would hear the man’s confession, and then the woman would come in with hers and it would be a continuation of what the man had been saying. The writing was quite well and I could imagine the scenes in my head with the great amount detail the author provided. The erotica scene, yes I said scene, was pretty good. Just wish there had been more of them!

Unfortunately, I can’t say that I liked this story. I know it’s fiction, but it just seemed so unbelievable. Do people really give THAT much detail in confession? And the ending, OMG the ending! If this would have been a hard copy book (and not on my Nook) it would have went flying across the room!

2 comments:

  1. I totally get what you mean. Every time someone uses fiction as a way to act in weird ways that violate the rules of their own world, it drives me nuts.

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  2. Ugh! This goes on the list of "what were they thinking???" I really really hate to waste my time in an entire book to want to fling it in the end. Life is too short. Thank goodness we have reviewers like yourself. Hugs sweetie!

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