A Lesson In Thorns (Thornchapel #1) by Sierra Simone
Cover Reveal: March 13th
Release Date: March 21st
Cover Designer: Hang Le
Image: Trevillion Images
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Once upon a time, six children stumbled upon a wild place hidden deep in the moors, shrouded by secrets and fog. There we played a game among the roses and the thorns that would change us forever, that would follow us the rest of our lives. A game that ended with a hard kiss in the rain and tattered flower petals fluttering from above…
And twelve years later, we’re back.
The heir. The dreamer. The priest. The genius. The socialite. The saint.
I’m not going to dream of a forgotten place covered in thorns every night. I won’t be enchanted by Thornchapel and its glossy, glamorous people. I’m not going to fall in love or have my heart torn in two.
I’m not telling the truth.
Because as this place slowly tightens its coil of secrets and thorns around us, as we uncover the knotted mysteries that grow here, the six of us begin to unravel into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Fulfilling the promise we once made as children in those whispering ruins, and awakening a fate that will either anoint us or leave us in ashes…
Holy....yeah. I'm not even sure how to end that! When Sierra Simone starts something, she makes sure you are bound tight in the woolen blanket that are her words. It doesn't start of smothering you. No, she gently unfolds the blanket, showing it to you as an offering. Once you innocently give your approval, she gently places it across your back and shoulders. As a kindness, she begins to run your arms to help warm you up. She does this with a warm smile and kind words. She gives you a sense of warmth and inviting. As you begin to relax, basking in her kindness, she ever so slightly, calmly, and somehow invisibly molds the blanket (her words) around you. Tighter and tighter. You are smiling and warmed. You long for her to continue. You fear that she may stop. As you smile up at her, you don't realize that you are now in an iron grip. You don't have the ability to move your body just your smiling mouth. And even more, you choose to continue smiling as she walks away with the rest of the story untold.
That is exactly how A Lesson in Thorns unravels. The bereft and confused feeling is exactly what you are left with but the most disturbing part is you are still smiling a happy smile thinking she will return at any moment...even hours later.
I am torn between desperation and need. I am both respond needy for book 2. I know I just finished book one but clearly, you don't understand the magnitude of this particular book slut's needs. Rebecca understands. I think maybe some others do too.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Have you ever finished a book and you just stare into space with your mouth open and your mind whirring. That was me and to be honest I'm still like it.
Six children bond over a summer and twelve years later they are brought back together at Thornchapel. There is a mystical feeling present throughout the story. The writing is sublime and so clever. You feel like Thornchapel is not just a building but a living entity that has the power to influence them all.
As the story unfolds we see the dynamics between them all, the love the hate, the disdain and the longing. The sexual tension is off the scale it ripples through every interaction and leaps off the pages.
There are so many secrets to be uncovered and we are just at the start of this confusing sensual journey which I can't wait to see unfold.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
About the Author:
Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.
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