Monday, 26 June 2017

REVIEW - Lust is the Thorn by Jen McLaughlin

The Book
Release Date: 19 April 2016
Goodreads Link

From the bestselling author of Bad Romance comes an edgy novel about a reformed bad boy training to be a priest and the fallen angel who makes him think twice about giving up earthly pleasures.
Growing up hard and fast on the mean streets of Chicago, Thorn McKinney didn’t have a prayer—until tragedy inspired him to join the seminary. Now the time has come to take his vows, and yet he’s haunted by the woman he can’t leave behind: his best friend’s little sister. Despite Thorn’s promises that he’d keep her safe, she’s going through hell. And now he finds himself torn between duty and desire, entranced by the seductive pull of her trusting eyes, innocent heart, and sinfully sweet curves.
Trying to let Thorn pursue his calling, Rose Gallagher has been hiding some things: namely her abusive boyfriend and her job as a stripper. But when she hits rock bottom, Thorn is there for her—and now there’s no denying the raw temptation that draws them together in their darkest moments. Rose may have found salvation in his strong arms, but she knows that Thorn must choose his own path: in the church, or in the warm embrace of a woman’s love.

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This was a very engaging read for me and i completely devoured it one i had finally started.  Its a best friends story where there is forgiveness, love, pain, angst, near death and romance with a side of sexy scenes between the pair.  Yes we do get a lot of soul searching too and sometimes it felt a little profound and had me thinking too.

Thorn had turned his back on what he really wanted after the death of his best friend and it is only when Rose, his best friends sister who he promised to protect, gets hurt, that he finally finds out why he has been struggling to take his vows to turn rom a Deacon in the Roman Catholic church into a fully fledged Priest.

The trouble, he has always loved, and will always love Rose more.

Rose is a survivor and a very strong woman and has always know that she may never get the best life out there.  She always supports Thorn with everything and always pushes him into a better life even if it is painful for her.

Really glad that i got to read this book and certainly had a good few moments where i found tears trailing down my cheeks.

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