Also by this author: The King, The Virgin, The Queen (The Original Sinners: White Years, #4), The Confessions, The Bourbon Thief, The Bourbon Thief, The Night Mark, The Red, Michael's Wings: An Original Sinners Collection, The Lucky Ones, The Chateau (The Original Sinners, #9), The Rose, Winter Tales, The Priest (The Original Sinners, #9), The Pearl (The Godwicks, #3)
Published by Harlequin Mira on October 27, 2015
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Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever.
The time has finally come to keep their promises.
Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren's collar?
With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It's the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.
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As with every book in the Original Sinners series, I approached reading The Queen with equal parts of anticipation and trepidation; however, I knew up front there would be an additional component to this reading. Would it be sadness knowing the story was coming to an end or would it be joy knowing the story would have an ending? One of the elements I can count on in Tiffany Reisz’s books is nothing is ever exactly as it seems on the first reading. Whether or not that is intentional (and who am I kidding??? We know it’s intentional!!!), every story, every line, every word is subject to the Mistress of Mind Games! The Queen is no exception. Once more the author pushes the boundaries of your imagination by painting outside the lines of acceptability…and she makes you love it!
At times, it’s really hard to review a Tiffany Reisz book without giving spoilers because I just want to say “Remember that thing that made you go hmmm? Well, this is what’s really going on!” Recently I purchased the audio book of The Virgin and began listening right after I finished reading The Queen. As I listened the proverbial light bulb popped up because it became clear to me that what seems to be pre-wedding jitters between Nora and Søren at the beginning of The Virgin isn’t due to anything that happens in that book! But…I’m not going to even hint because I want every reader to read and savor every word of every book until the last line of The Queen.
There is always much to love in The Original Sinners books and my favorite thing to love in The Queen is Søren. Unfailingly involved and in touch with her Sinners, Ms. Reisz plays her cards very carefully as she shows us every character, but it is with exceptional skill that she shows us an uncharacteristically vulnerable Søren as if she wants her readers to love this stern and scary man as much as she and Nora do. Even though I remain faithfully Team Kingsley, I think many of you may find yourselves a little bit in love with a priest before the end!
Never one to leave plot elements or characters dangling (except from a St. Andrew’s Cross), the author answers questions, ties up loose ends and flips the light switch both on and off at the end of The Queen. I think every devotee of this series will be pleased with the grand finale, but I also think every person reading this review believes there will be more stories from our favorite Sinners!
Your review was amazing. I have been a little standoffish about starting this series but after reading this review I’m actually looking forward to starting it. Your review brings to mind Aleatha Roming series. I enjoy reading a good book with suspense and this series sounds like it has a whole lot of it. 🙂
[…] (The Original Sinners: White Years, #4) by Tiffany Reisz Also by this author: The King, The Virgin, The Queen Also in this series: The King, The Virgin Published by MIRA, Tantor Audio on October 27th 2015 […]