Plug: THE PRINCE by Tiffany Reisz just released yesterday, November 20th, from Mira Books (Harlequin)
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer...preferably in bed. That's always been Kingsley Edge's strategy with his associate, the notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin. But with Nora away in Kentucky, now it's Kingsley's chance to take her place at the feet of the only man he's ever wanted -- Søren, Nora's on-again, off-again lover -- until a new threat from an old enemy forces him to confront his past.
Wes Railey is still the object of Nora's tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can't forget. He's young. He's wonderful. He's also thoroughbred royalty and she's in "his" world now. But Nora is no simpering Southern belle, and her dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with her dear Søren's relentlessly seductive pull.
Two worlds of wealth and passion call to her and whichever one Nora chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make... unless someone makes it for her...
Favorite Character And What Scene Decided Favorite:
It's gotta be Kingsley, doesn't it?! Ok, so Søren is my overall favorite from the first time his name was uttered in THE SIREN, but this book exposes (pun intended) so so much about Kingsley, his personality and his kink. The way that Tiffany Reisz explored his feelings and the pain that he endured in the days and weeks after Søren and he are first together... that's what made me respect Kingsley as a character. And especially as a boy-man who's discovered that his sexuality is not, by any means, average.
Kingsley looked down and saw his hand had developed a subtle tremor. Matthew saw it, too.
"Don't feel bad." The boy nodded with the wisdom of a sage. "He does that to everybody."
Reaching up to his neck, Søren pulled off his Roman collar. He stepped back into Kingsley's bedroom and locked the door behind him.
God closed His eyes.
"Wesley... never fuck with a sadist. For Søren, torture's just foreplay."
"I do love him. Love and having an escape plan are not mutually exclusive. They are, in fact, both highly recommended."
I've liked every novel to date, in THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series. Reisz has a talent for drawing the reader in, and I've seen others that have been seduced by the books, even when they say BDSM isn't their "thing".
THE SIREN was sharp, smart and echoed the sassiness of Nora, as well as the no-holds-barred attitude of Zach. THE ANGEL was sumptuously sexual, as it explored the "while the cat's away..." situation that Nora, Griffin and Michael found themselves in. However, THE PRINCE was much more lyrical and turbulent at the same time.
Though Nora and Wes are back together, what shone was the relationship of Søren and Kingsley. The reader gets a chance to see how the two met and evolved. Reisz lays out a land mine of a story here. At every turn, a new bomb is discovered, and the reader has to navigate the intricacies of a field set to explode.
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About The Author:
Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
If she couldn’t write, she would die.
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This book was provided by NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review only