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#TBRCHALLENGE For June 2021 - Book with One Word Title *REVIEW*

CW: suicide, priest sexual abuse (not by the hero)  I had shockingly few choices for this month's #TBRCHALLENGE - book with a one-word title. I read Priest by Sierra Simone. This book has been recommended on the romance podcast Fated Mates. As a former Catholic, there were a lot of things in this book that made me gasp (Catholic guilt digs in deep). The priest is the hero of the story and he uses his sacred items to perform sexual acts on the heroine. Explicit events happen in the confessional. Chrism oil is used. His rope belt is used. So this is not the right book for someone who'd find this blasphemous. The book also deals with the problems in the Catholic Church with sexual abuse of children and how this has broken the trust of many people and ruined lives and families. On a personal note, I have an uncle who left the priesthood for a woman (an adult, consenting woman). It's a very hush-hush thing in our family that doesn't get spoken of often, but essentially my un