ARC Review: The Prince by Tiffany Reisz

ARC Review: The Prince by Tiffany Reisz
Book 3 of The Original Sinners Series
Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA
Release Date: November 20, 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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…

AH’s Review – 5 Skulls – A

Please indulge me for a moment while I “fangirl”:
OMG! This book was just awesome! And OMG! How could she leave me hanging like this!?!

And now on to the review…

Fans of Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series will adore The Prince. The author’s storytelling abilities are extraordinary. It takes a talented author to take a reader completely out of their comfort zone, yet compel the same reader to keep on reading. There, I said it. I’m not always comfortable with everything I read in this series. I do keep an open mind and I am captivated enough by the story to keep reading.

Not only was the story captivating, but I was invested in these characters. Having read a few of these books I thought that I knew the characters well enough. Nope. Not a chance. Ms. Reisz continues to surprise me as I learn more and more about each character. Each successive book a new layer of each character is revealed. Some of the revelations are doozies. Others just add to the story. It really amazes me because at the end of The Siren, I had only hate and disgust for Soren. Now, I sit in awe of him. (Yes, he is still scary, but wow, what a character – almost god-like).

In The Prince, Kingsley and Soren are investigating a threat to Soren and Nora. In typical Soren fashion, Nora is quickly removed from danger and is sent down south to Kentucky with Wesley. This was my favorite part of the book. Nora gets to experience Wesley’s world. Wesley gets to experience Nora (finally!) Somehow, their relationship feels right, despite their age difference. Nora fits in quite well in this world, much to the chagrin of Wesley’s father.

The other parts of this book concentrate on Soren and Kingsley, past and present. It’s so nice to have their backstory. While Nora is on her road trip down south, Soren and Kingsley embark on a road trip of their own, heading North to the Jesuit school in Northern Maine. There, they begin to investigate who is threatening Soren and Nora. We learn about their lives as students, their attraction, and how they became lovers. Even as a teenager, Soren had quite the presence.

The Prince is recommended for an adult audience. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you. If you appreciate a good story with some steamy hot scenes and a little kink, then by all means read The Prince.

Series Reading Order

1. The Siren
2. The Angel
3. The Prince

For a sample of the author’s writing and some wonderful free stories, please check out Tiffany Reisz’s blog

Rating:  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠ 

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA for a review copy of this book.

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