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Sinful Urges by Sonia Hightower

Sinful Urges by Sonia Hightower
* I received a copy of this book from the author & Breathless Press in exchange for an honest review*

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?

Juan is married and has a young son that he loves.  He loves his wife but since the new neighbors moved in he no longer desires her.  He knows it’s wrong to covet his neighbor’s wife but he can’t seem to help himself.  She is beautiful and sexy and he craves her to distraction.  He is always watching for her and she seems to be putting on a show for him.  He doesn’t know what to do so he seeks the guidance of his priest but will it be enough?

Maria and her husband have just moved into the neighborhood.  Her husband is away a lot on business trips and she is home alone.  It doesn’t take long for her to notice her neighbor across the street.  He’s also married with a child.  He is sexy and she can’t help but put a show on for him while he’s watching her through her windows.  She is new to the area and also decides to seek the guidance of the local priest, will she take his advice?

I finished this book quickly because it was so different from anything I have read before.  In that same respect, it has taken me a little while to write this review.  The book is sexy and interesting and leaves you waiting for the next confessional; it’s like a dirty little secret.

The book is told from the prospective Juan, Maria and their priest alternating back and forth between them.  The characters are interesting and complex.  They know that what they desire is wrong and both struggle immensely with that knowledge.  The seek absolution from their priest and he tries his best to guide them to do the right thing.  They try but each confession seems to take them further from the point of no return.

The ending was a huge surprise for me that I never saw coming and actually left me wondering where the writer was going with this story.  Was it left up to the reader to deduce what happened in that confessional or was it intentionally left ambiguous for reference?

I enjoyed the story and the writer’s voice.  It kept me interested and engaged; I didn’t want to put it down.  I hope to read more from this author.  I give Sinful Urges 4 Flaming Hearts.  


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