The Nolans, Book #3
Review of The Nolans, Book #1
No one would ‘fess up to actually requesting the ARC of this book, so we decided to read it together! (Also, the last time we read a priest book together it went really well!!!!)
Welcome to Dueling Reviews: More Priests for Everyone Edition!
Let’s start by all giving our overall rating for the book:
Heat Factor: The scene where she masturbates in the bar was pretty hot, but otherwise it’s nothing to write home about.
Character Chemistry: They really want to bone, but they can’t.
Plot: Sasha has the hots for a priest. Patrick is a priest, but has the hots for Sasha. Angst ensues.
Overall: Honestly, the priest bit was the least infuriating part of this book (and the priest bit was pretty darn annoying).
Heat Factor: The cloud of shame over the sex really cast a pall on everything that went on.
Character Chemistry: Mostly based on them separately processing their naughty feelings.
Plot: Catholic guilt + disillusionment with Catholic doctrine
Overall: This book probably succeeds on the “processing Catholic identity as a progressive” front, but that didn’t necessarily make for a super satisfying romance.
Heat Factor: It’s got some hot bits, especially if you like things really forbidden.
Character Chemistry: They’ve already been swooning after each other before the story starts.
Plot: Everyone wants what they oughtn’t have.
Overall: It’s pretty classic and it certainly had an engaging plot, but I did feel like the end could have been more satisfying.