Monday, March 25, 2019

Blog Tour: A Lesson In Thorns (Thornchapel #1) by Sierra Simone

A Lesson In Thorns (Thornchapel #1) by Sierra Simone 
Cover Reveal: March 13th 
Release Date: March 21st 
Cover Designer: Hang Le Image: Trevillion Images





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…


4.5 Stars!

I signed up to review this book before the blurb was even revealed, so I had no clue what I was getting into, but I had a feeling it being a Sierra Simone book it had to be good, right? Well, it wasn't good, it was so much more than that!

Auden, Poe, Saint, Delphine, Rebecca and Becket's lives become thoroughly intertwined when they enter the maze in Auden's family's mansion and stumble upon Thornchapel when they're kids and now, 12 years later, they're all back where it all began in a story filled with mystery and intrigue.

The story is masterfully written and although told mostly from Poe's POV, there are a few chapters in which we see what's happening through the rest of the characters' eyes. There's a lot going on, and while I thought it would be difficult to keep all of it (and the characters) straight, it wasn't. The characters all have very distinctive personalities and Ms. Simone managed to weave a tale in which they were all there in the forefront but still showing this is mainly Auden, Poe and Saint's story.

A Lesson in Thorns is erotica at its finest, and while there are other kinds of subpairings and kinks explored, I think it's mostly MMF at its core, and damn if it wasn't hotter than hot! I felt like I would go up in flames along with my kindle as I was reading it last night and today.

I don't want to spoil this for anyone, so I'll just say this is one of those stories you need to experience for yourself. Do yourself a favor and pick it up, if you're a fan of Sierra Simone's writing, you already know you're in for a treat, and if you aren't, I'm sure you'll be after reading this magnificent book! Now, can it be June already so I can read Feast of Sparks, pretty please?

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.***

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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