Release Day Review ~ The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Virgin
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners: White Years #3
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: March 31st 2015

The controversial story before the story continues in the critically acclaimed and award-winning series The Original Sinners.

For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run and hide. She always imagined if that day came she'd be running away with Søren. But instead, she's running from him.

Knowing Søren and Kingsley will their use their influence to bring her back, Eleanor alone, penniless and scared takes refuge at the one place the men in her life cannot follow: the abbey where her mother has taken orders. Behind the cloistered gates of the convent, Eleanor hides from the man she loves and hates in equal measure

She cannot, however, hide from her true nature. When Eleanor befriends a young virginal nun, she faces a startling sexual awakening. But Eleanor can't stay forever, and the lure of her real life beckons beyond the locked gates. But to follow her fate means to leave Kyrie behind, a sacrifice Eleanor refuses to make

The lure of the forbidden. The temptation to sin. The price of passion has never been higher, and Eleanor will have to pay it if she ever wants to go home again.
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If you didn’t know, I have read each of the novels in this Original Sinners and the White Years series and have enjoyed each and every one. So, of course I am going to jump all over the next one, because I the glimpses into the pasts of the people I have come to love are just so intriguing. This particular story was a difficult time for all involved, and was a huge turning point in all their lives. It was heartbreaking, emotional and something that would make them all stronger.

Like the other books in The White Years series, the book begins in the present, which in itself has you wondering what they are doing together, but soon Nora, Soren and Kingsley are reminiscing about the past and a year that they all spent away from each other. I wanted to know all the details immediately and was quickly flicking pages to see where things were heading.

It surprised me the situation that Nora/Elle found herself in, she had never spoke about this time in her life to anyone, so it was interesting to see her fall into bed with who she did. It shaped her into the person she would become and helped her realise her dreams.

Kingsley was lost himself, and when he thought he found the perfect person, there were difficult obstacles for him to try and get past.  Kingsley is one of my favourite characters and I just wanted everything to work out for him. He is dangerous and his right hook can hurt just about anyone, but I saw his gentle side and how kind he can be too.

As with all the other books in the series, pleasure and pain are often mixed into the intimate scenes. They are all sizzling and show how deeply the characters love their world. I love the way that Tiffany Reisz can continue to draw me into her taboo world; it is naughty, sizzling and intense, but I come back again and again to get more of it!! If you have enjoyed the series so far, you DO NOT want to miss this book!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany's books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as "literary friction," a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. 
She lives in Portland, Oregon. If she couldn't write, she would die.

Other reviews featuring Tiffany Reisz
The Original Sinners series
The Siren #1 
The Prince #3
The Mistress #4
The White Years series
The Saint #1/#5
The King #2/#6


  1. I've got The little red riding crop somewhere on my tablet (I'm not sure it's for me) but I don't know when I'll read it, lol ! So many books...

  2. Oh man. This woman continues to amaze me! It seems like she's consistently putting out books that are well-received by many. I'm too scared to read these, though. Oh well.

  3. I think I need to give this series a chance. From the way you're talking about it, it sounds as if I'm missing out big time... I am VERY intrigued :)

  4. I love when an author can draw you in to their taboo world. Kingsley sounds like a yummy leading man. A killer right hook, yet also tender? I like that you get to see two sides to his character. Awesome Review Naomi :)

  5. I was so touched over that convo she had with her mom in the laundry room. At least they had that talk before Sister Mary John passed. I do love King's story better than Nora's here though. Our Frenchman is giving out novelist a run for her storytelling money

  6. I just not sure pleasure and pain going together is my thing. Glad you enjoyed though.

  7. Great review. I still haven't read anything by Ms. Reisz. I guess I should change that.

  8. Naughty, sizzling, and intense eh? I'll take it! :) so glad you've enjoyed the series so much, I'm pretty sure I have it on my tbr too!

  9. This sounds so deep, complex, and amazing, Naomi. I have the Original Sinners books on my shelves. I need to get to them. *sigh* I sound like a broken record. :/

  10. I know, it happens. This was a good book for getting insight into Nora and Kingsley.

  11. You will either like her world or hate it! Be cautious!

  12. It is fun to read about though!

  13. I agree, his story was fantastic! I've always liked Kingsley!!

  14. It was good to see this much of him! Getting more depth to the characters I love!

  15. You will like it or you won't!!

  16. Hehehe! I can understand that! So many taboo subjects!! lol

  17. Tell me about it! It is a great series, but you need a heck of a lot of time!


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