Review - The Prince by Tiffany Reisz

The Prince (The Original Sinners, #3)
Title: The Prince
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners #3
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: September 25th 2012

Paperback provided by Harlequin Australia for an honest review

For readers 18+. Includes BDSM and Erotic scenes.

Book Description

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....

My Review

The Prince is a completely different book to the first two books in the series. It doesn’t have numbered chapters, instead it alternates between North – The Past, North – The Present (both of which are about Kingsley) and the South (which is Nora). Kingsley is the main character in this book and about 2/3rd’s of the book is about him, and Nora has the rest. I enjoyed this new writing style, as I was able to read the background of Kingsley, and keep up with what happened in the current day.

North – The Past, focuses on how Kinsley and Soren met at the all-boys Jesuit boarding school. Kingsley was a ladies’ man even back then and was able to get the girls do anything he wanted. You can see that Kingsley is attracted to Soren immediately and wants to do anything to pursue him. Even at this school the other students were afraid of Soren, but Kingsley was more curious and wanted to know more about him. Life as he knew it was about to change forever.

I loved getting to know what Soren and Kinsley were like when they were teenagers. I was able to see their bond develop and grow and eventually I think it is love. I am usually not one for reading M/M scenes, but as I know these characters so well from the other books, I found it easy to read so that I could understand the characters better and to see the depth of their bond. The more I read about Soren, the more I realise that he is a good person. After The Siren I didn’t like him but my opinion changed after The Angel and now I like him even more.

North – The Present, Kingsley and Soren are dealing with a serious threat. In The Angel, someone broke into Kinsley’s home and stole Nora’s file from him. The file is heavily encrypted but the fact that someone was able to drug his dogs and get into his home, has kept Kingsley on edge since. In The Prince there are more threats; someone from their past, who knows their secrets, is trying to destroy them. Kingsley was sent a photo from the boarding school and there are more break-ins; Soren’s childhood home, Nora’s home and Kingsley’s place again.

It was interesting to see Kingsley and Soren work together to try and find out who the culprit is. They travel back to Soren’s home town and to the boarding school and revisit the ghosts of their pasts. Although it has been 30 years since they were at school together, their bond is still there and Kingsley’s love for Soren has not faded.

South, is about Nora and Wes. At the conclusion of the last book, Nora was back in Wes’s arms and now they have gone south to his parents’ home in Kentucky. Wes wants to show her what his life is like and in the process, try to win Nora’s heart completely. Nora meets the parents, goes to the horse races and spends all of her time with Wes. She is battling between the life she had with Soren and the life she wants with Wes.

Nora is a hard person to read at times and I think she tries to talk herself out of things before it even happens, even with her relationship with Wes. She doesn’t think that she is good enough for him, but they love each other anyway. She is not sure how to have a normal life but is doing her best to figure it out.

There aren’t many dark erotica scenes in this book as there have been in the other books. The ones that I did read about were between Soren and Kingsley and even they were from the Past. Nora has some sexual scenes, but they are very tame considering who and what she is. There were no visits to the 8th Circle, but Nora was able to use a whip eventually.

I still enjoyed this book because of the amount of depth we were able to get about the characters. The story is building in The Prince and even though I was given some answers by the end, the cliffhanger had me frustrated!! Just when I thought everything was falling into place, END OF BOOK!! OMG!! How can this happen…… Anyway, it was a very intense read all the way through and more often than not I was on the edge of my seat, wanting to know what would happen next.

See my review for The Siren (book 1) here.
See my review for The Angel (book 2) here.

Once I again need to thank Harlequin Australia for sending me a paperback copy of The Siren to review!!

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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