Title: Faking Perfection
Author Name & Publisher: Mia Watts (Totally Bound Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 21, 2015 – 108 pgs
Garth has never regretted his path into ministry…until one night an unexpected kiss has him questioning everything.
Father Garth is a priest with a problem. For years, he’s had a fascination with a particular congregant. Though he’s never actually acknowledged his sexuality, Garth’s definitely more attracted to men than women. Fortunately, he hasn’t had to deal with making a moral decision…until the night he is caught in the dark and kissed senseless. Now, he fantasizes that the kiss was from the one man he can’t forget—Eli Jennings. For Garth, the man of his fantasies could be his, but how does he reconcile human desire with his vow to God?
5 Intense Stars!!What a lovely way to spend an afternoon… A Priest, who succumbs to desire. When I read the synopsis, It appealed to my more salacious side. I mean who doesn’t love when a man gives in!!!! This author is new to me, but it won’t be my last read by her. From Page 1 you are pulled in to this intense story, and you won’t turn away until the very last word.
Personally, I LOVE stories about Priests who give in to carnal desires, and especially with another man!!! The heat was scorching between Garth and Eli. This author creates all the delicious reactions while reading… best not to read it in public!! haha 🙂 This was a fact-paced, perfect length story. In a matter of a few pages, the author keeps you riveted with her words. You will feel the intensity of passion between the characters, some desperation that will tug at your heart-strings, sympathy for a situation that you wouldn’t envy anyone in, and a little heart-pounding.
The side characters were perfect accompaniment. There is some religion mentioned in the story, but it doesn’t feel like you are participating in a Sermon. The mentions were perfect for the situation. There is some laugh-out-loud humour as well. All in all, a very well-rounded story. This is a story that I would re-read when I needed to get out of a book funk. Fun and Frisky!!!
I found this to be a really heartfelt and touching story even though at the same time it was hot and sweet. Oddly, I’ve never seen the attraction to priests, but I connected to the characters and their trials in this book.
Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down, I had to know if the man in the dark was truly the man Garth wanted and if he was…. what then?
I really felt the hard choices that were being deliberated over and the impact they would have on Garth’s life.
The story was short and it was perfect that way so that the important, impactful statements weren’t hounded upon or drawn out.
As usual, another home run for Mia Watts.