Sunny Shelly’s Review: A Lesson In Thorns, 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


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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…


Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

A Lesson In Thorns is a tangled mess of forbidden, secrets, lies and wanting. A childhood game in the ruins of an old chapel on an even older English estate forever change the lives of Poe, Saint, Auden, Rebecca, Delphine and Becket.

Twelve years later, the six are all back together for the first time, inexplicably drawn to Thorne Chapel. But why? What is the magic that calls to them? How is Poe’s mother involved? What split apart their parents all those years ago? There are SO MANY unanswered questions, as this is just the first book in a new series by Sierra Simone. It’s gripping, it’s haunting, it’s erotic and forbidden. It’s gritty and raw and the characters are vulnerable and angry all at once.

This story is primarily told through Poe’s POV, but there are a few third-person chapters that bring to light the secrets and desires of the rest of the bunch. Sierra Simone has crafted a marvelously delicious tale, and the journey for these six characters is just beginning!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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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