Not a ‘proper’ review (I read this well before I started writing them), but an excerpt from an email I sent the mate who leant the me the book:
“I thought it was interesting how the central
character, the priest, has a traditionally female role/consequence thrust on
him. Once he is seduced he loses all his power and interest - for both his
reader and his seductress. A classic reversal of the male character desperately
pursuing the virtuous virgin and then casting her off as soon as he's made his
conquest: it was her virginity that made her interesting.
The priest himself (I've forgotten his name, I read the book a few weeks ago) seems to sense this deeply too - his celibacy was something that defined him. Once he loses it he becomes somewhat pathetic, bland, there's no longer anything 'special' about him, so all his sacrifice and dignity til now seems nothing.”