In the beginning, there was him.
Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like a reward, and her punishment is the ache she feels when they're apart. He is intelligent and insightful and he seems to know her intimately at her very core. Eleanor is consumed—and even she knows that can't be right.
But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. She vows to repay him with complete obedience…and a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets.
Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.
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I'm a fan of the Original Sinners series, and I was so excited to see it continue with The Saint. I don't know what it is exactly that brings me back, whether it's the whole taboo subject where one of the main characters is a priest, the sexual relationships that are formed with him or the erotic bedroom scenes, but I just can't help being swept away in this world.
The Saint is told from Nora in the present then switches to Eleanor in the past and it gave me the specific details of her childhood and how she met Soren and Kingsley. It was a fantastic page turner and I loved getting to know Eleanor as the difficult teenager that we knew she was. The Nora aspects of the story had me really curious… I wondered why she was where she was and why her companion had followed her. Seeing her with him had me wondering about her relationship with Soren and where this new connection was headed.
Being able to see Eleanor in the past was every bit of an eye opener as I thought it would be. She struggled with her relationships with both of her parents. Her relationship with Soren was a difficult one too; she fell in love with him from the beginning and I could see her submitting to Soren’s requests early on. She endured many tests from both Soren and Kingsley, and all of these relationships shaped her into the woman that she would grow into.
Tiffany Reisz has once again woven a remarkable story that sucks you into her forbidden world. I loved getting to know each character better and enjoyed the new twists that were introduced. This book has been set up perfectly for The King, and I look forward to exploring Nora’s relationship with Kingsley.
Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.