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~Free Book ⚖ The Last Confession ♡ Paris,Mentored in the enchanting world of the courtesans, beautiful, intelligent and outspoken Catalina Cosme has her pick of any man the city offers But no man has ever captured her interest until she lays eyes on Father Benedict Mortimer Determined to prove that even holy men can fall, Benedict becomes her greatest challenge yetThe former pupil of a grand inquisitor, Roman Catholic Priest Father Benedict Mortimer was once the worst sort of libertine before he became a ruthless speaker of The Church Now he is a man haunted by the horrifying sins of his past As their unlikely friendship forms, Catalina s aim for seduction begins to fade, and the love she was never allowed to experience blossoms for the man beneath the clothAlthough Benedict offers to be her new and anonymous patron, he denies himself the temptation of claiming her body in exchange But desire may prove to be stronger than resilience, and the salvation he believes he had long ago lost may be closer than he realizes The Last Confession is a story of forbidden passion and redemption Regina Eden s The Last Confession is a very entertaining book I m not typically a reader of romance, but by the end I was quite attached to the characters and caught up in their struggles The story takes place over a fairly long period of time, and almost has an epic feel There s plenty of nice historical detail and atmosphere, but she never lets the story get bogged down in that sort of thing She mostly focuses on the characters, their struggles and interactions.And the characters are defin Regina Eden s The Last Confession is a very entertaining book I m not typically a reader of romance, but by the end I was quite attached to the characters and caught up in their struggles The story takes place over a fairly long period of time, and almost has an epic feel There s plenty of nice historical detail and atmosphere, but she never lets the story get bogged down in that sort of thing She mostly focuses on the characters, their struggles and interactions.And the characters are definitely a strong point The hero and heroine are both very well drawn Sometimes I almost found their flaws frustrating, which is probably a good thing Catalina, a courtesan who falls for a priest, is the sort of person who wants to see the best in everybody, even when she shouldn t Father Benedict is a former libertine who gave up his life of debauchery for the priesthood, and then wrote a fire and brimstone book about how others should renounce their evil lives the same way he did By the time Catalina meets him, he has mellowed a great deal for reasons that are initially unclear.It isn t long before she falls for him At first it s almost a game to her she relishes the idea of trying to seduce a priest but then, as she comes to care for him, she starts to question her actions Is she ruining his life Is it wrong of her to tempt him As for Benedict, even though he s a priest, he s still very human and very male Catalina is an extremely charming lady, and in some ways I think she reminds him of his past as a libertine She brings out parts of his personality that he s been working for years to lock away It s clear that he deeply cares for her, and that he can t stand to be apart from her even though he doesn t want to break his vows.Unfortunately, because of their very different lives, and because of the society they live in, there s no simple answers for these two I won t spoil the story further, except to say that the author handles the tension well I think the ending may be a little rushed, but I sort of liked it anyway for some reason Other than that, the story is very professionally structured with peaks in all the right places She tugs at the heart strings a few times, and she doesn t hold back during the steamier scenes I m quite certain that fans of historical romance will enjoy this a great deal, and I highly recommend it I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest, non reciprocal review I was quite taken with this book I enjoyed it tremendously. I don t normally read historicals with the exception of Diana Gabaldon but I had to read this because I love forbidden romance I was a little nervous that the writing would be complex or boring but this book didn t bore me at all The writing is really beautiful and almost poetic sometimes The story is about Benedict a tormented priestAnd Catalina a courtesan with a heart of goldsuch an odd pairing but it worked so perfectly Benedict, I loved him A former rake, he joins the priesthood hopi I don t normally read historicals with the exception of Diana Gabaldon but I had to read this because I love forbidden romance I was a little nervous that the writing would be complex or boring but this book didn t bore me at all The writing is really beautiful and almost poetic sometimes The story is about Benedict a tormented priestAnd Catalina a courtesan with a heart of goldsuch an odd pairing but it worked so perfectly Benedict, I loved him A former rake, he joins the priesthood hoping to change his ways but instead becomesandlost when an inquisitor makes him his pupil view spoiler he doesn t last long before he kills the inquistor hide spoiler Despite the horrible sins he commited in his past I really felt for him He struggles to be a good person and even though he questions his calling he still tries to resist breaking the vow he made to God when Cat comes into his life I loved Catalina too She wasn t ashamed of who she was and she wasn t afraid to express herself to anyone She had been through a lot The man who was supporting her was really horrible to her view spoiler In the very first chapter he burns Cat with his sterilized dagger hide spoiler Benedict was the only person who showed her kindness and treated her like a human being She wants him so badly but she also knows its wrong But it still doesn t stop her from being close to him They grow in friendship and endures separation until it becomes unbearable All of this conflict built up to their ultimate sin and it was so satisfying view spoiler they didn t come together until a littlethan halfway through the book hide spoiler Benedict thought he learned to control his basic human needs but beneath his calm priestly exterior was a very passionate manHad she ever seen anythingbeautiful than the image of him lying naked beside herIn the ending proved their undying love and devotion to each other They were ready to save each other even if it meant dying themselves view spoiler In a nasty incidence, Cat kills her old benefactor through selfdefence when he tries to rape her and undergoes trial She tries to push Benedict away knowing hes going to stand up for her It doesn t work though and Benedict becomes imprisoned with her hide spoiler Don t worry there is a HEA and I was so glad everything turned out well for them I love this book I went so many emotions when I read this and I was in tears when it was over I hope she writesof it Its a really beautiful love story OMG did I love it What a beautiful love story You can feel the love and passion between them I think this is what every woman dreams of, I know I do I would love to find a man like Benedict who would love me like that but also to feel the same way towards him To feel so deeply for another person that you actually become one Beautifully written, it left me wantingI felt like crying and didn t want it to end. This is hands down one of the best romance novels I ve ever read The dynamic between a courtesan and a priest is very interesting and complicated There are so many ways it could go wrong, as in the case of A Notorious Countess Confesses where the hero was a hypocritical, sanctimonious man who constantly judged and criticised the heroine for being a courtesan, even though he himself had slept with countless other women in the past I wanted to see if there was someone else who could do this dif This is hands down one of the best romance novels I ve ever read The dynamic between a courtesan and a priest is very interesting and complicated There are so many ways it could go wrong, as in the case of A Notorious Countess Confesses where the hero was a hypocritical, sanctimonious man who constantly judged and criticised the heroine for being a courtesan, even though he himself had slept with countless other women in the past I wanted to see if there was someone else who could do this differently and Regina Eden gave me exactly what I wanted Throughout the book Benedict had never once judged Catalina about her profession He recognised her a human being just like him, at a time when prostitutes were treated worse than dirt I really wanted to readfrom his perspective, the conflict between his faith and his growing feelings for Catalina would have been very interesting to read The author did a very good job of examining the hypocrisy and the blatant double standards that were rampant during the early modern era And I loved how she made the hero rise above it, when so many authors write misogynistic abusive heroes and say the hero is not at fault because his beliefs mirrored those in in his times As for Catalina, while I was sympathetic to her character, I had a hard time liking her in the first half when she set out to seduce Benedict simply to prove that he wasn t above passion But I liked her a lotonce she gave up on the seduction and started to show other facets of her personality My only complaint is that the book is far too short The last quarter felt very rushed, especially Catalina s time in prison or the fight between her and Benedict The ending too, was very abrupt and a bit unbelievable Would the court really let a prostitute accused of murder, and priest they deemed a heteric, off so easily I would have loved to read an epilogue to explain things further and givepolished ending But well, even with all that, I loved the setting, the unique and well written characters and the sex scenes were pretty hot lol so this is a five start read for me P A courtesan and a priest A story about religion and morality When does love cross the lineMy mother used to say that the eyes were the doors to the soul, the eyes held no secrets They told everything about a person love, fear, hate, desire She always warned me to never let a man look at my eyes She said it brings out emotions too rampant for virtuous girls to knowNo man had ever caught Catalina Cosme s eyes That is until Father Benedict Mortimer crosses her path during her con A courtesan and a priest A story about religion and morality When does love cross the lineMy mother used to say that the eyes were the doors to the soul, the eyes held no secrets They told everything about a person love, fear, hate, desire She always warned me to never let a man look at my eyes She said it brings out emotions too rampant for virtuous girls to knowNo man had ever caught Catalina Cosme s eyes That is until Father Benedict Mortimer crosses her path during her confession At first, she may have gone all out to prove that even holy men can fall, but all that changes when Catalina herself starts falling for the priest I found myself liking the high society mistress for her boldness Not only was she inquisitive, she was an honest person I could only imagine the pain and agony that Benedict Mortimer had to endure whenever Catalina was near him taunting him, daunting him, challenging him A man of God, but tormented by his own demons, he finds salvation in the one thing that is shunned by society Catalina This book was brilliantly written and the narrative had just the right tone There were conflicts There was humour There was a plot Above all, the characters were so wonderfully portrayed, making me believe they were real Instead of just saying I loved this book or that It s a page turner , I d like to say that this is one of those stories that ll stay with me for a long, long time Who would have thought of making a priest and a courtesan fall in love Regina Mhairi did I could not put the book down, even when I thought I needed a break or some sleep I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something different When or where does one draw the line Apparently, when it comes to love, there is no line I absolutely loved this book It s been so long since I have read a period romance I admitted to the author that I loved it so much I would run with my iPad avoiding my kids so I could sneakily read chapters in seclusion.This book was so well written it made me admit to my husband that maybe I should not in fact carry on with a writing career myself The way it was written often reminded me of my favourite author Catherine Cookson.Catalina what a naughty little minx or kitty as one of her benef I absolutely loved this book It s been so long since I have read a period romance I admitted to the author that I loved it so much I would run with my iPad avoiding my kids so I could sneakily read chapters in seclusion.This book was so well written it made me admit to my husband that maybe I should not in fact carry on with a writing career myself The way it was written often reminded me of my favourite author Catherine Cookson.Catalina what a naughty little minx or kitty as one of her benefactors nicknamed her Although frowned upon in the story I fell in love with her character I was routing all the way for a happy ending for her because the life that she lead or the life that chose her should I say, was unfair I loved Father Benedict s character too As much as Madame Poisson and Poppa did hahahaha He sounded like a fine specimen of a man both physically, mentally and emotionally Bottom line this was a good read Towards the end some parts got a little predictable and I was almost disappointed but then there was a nasty little twist that left me satisfied as someone got what they deserved Again beautifully written, detailed but not boring at all and will stay with me for a long time.A love story to remember 4.5 stars for this gemThis is the second book i ve read involving a priest as the MC and i absolutely loved it Forbidden love draws this reader in I ll admit, i almost stopped reading during Catalina and Guy interaction, i just could not stomach it After that, i enjoyed every second of it I had hoped we would haveof Benedict s POV but that didn t deter the book from being awesome either way. This is a superbly written novel Somehow, the author has managed so well to make a character who is easily scorned, a high society mistress who not only accepts denigration and harm from the autocrat who hires her as a live in mistress, but also tries to love him back, into a character with whom we can identify.Similarly for the priest, who literally breaks his vows to God, we can identify with his struggles and his decisions, for he does this out of love and conviction Several romances foll This is a superbly written novel Somehow, the author has managed so well to make a character who is easily scorned, a high society mistress who not only accepts denigration and harm from the autocrat who hires her as a live in mistress, but also tries to love him back, into a character with whom we can identify.Similarly for the priest, who literally breaks his vows to God, we can identify with his struggles and his decisions, for he does this out of love and conviction Several romances follow a formula That would be girl and guy meets, feel instant love, encounter obstacles, and alternate between lovemaking and break ups or further challenges, then a fairy tale ending Not this one The implications for a relationship between a high society temptress and a wise and devoted but also good looking and middle aged priest are well handled and deftly portrayed.The atmosphere is seventeenth century France, with the Sun King on the throne France is in the ascendency of one of its best eras, and the story takes place in that kind of setting sort of like the setting for the 1988 movie Dangerous Liaisons I like books that have a good balance between flowery prose and practical scene setting I dislike books that have pretentious prose, similarly I wantthan books that just lay bare the plot without embellishment This book is well written, striking the right tone and never boring me Not only that, this book has a narrative You know what to expect, and it carries you along but never in a predictable way The plot is coherent and sound and the characters believable, along with the caveat that the characters are always of those that have the most optimal and drama adjusted circumstances in a certain era, but that s exactly what a work of fiction is for, and it does it well Thank you for this great, absorbing read I was not disappointed at all, and I recommend this The issues of morality weave throughout this book, along with cleverly constructed thoughts and sayings of faith, love, and honour