Release Day Review: The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz

The ConfessionsThe Confessions by Tiffany Reisz
Companion to The Original Sinners

Genre: Erotica, BDSM
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
ARC Provided by the author

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Three Sinners. Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire…

Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus Stearns’ confessor since the young Jesuit was only eighteen years old. He thought he’d heard every sin the boy had to confess until Marcus uttered those three fateful words: “I met Eleanor.”

Angie’s Review

If you’re a Tiffany Reisz fangirl (or fanboy,) The Confessions of Marcus Stearns has probably been the subject of your reader daydreams for a while now. It has mine! We can all breathe a big sigh of relief, because this story has just hit the market! And bonus – we get Eleanor’s confession to go along with it in this Sinners extra!

The Confession of Marcus Stearns – For some reason I expected Søren’s confession to be told from his point of view; instead, it’s told from Father Ballard’s. And perhaps more shockingly (though I don’t know why; I should be prepared to be shocked at this point) his confession contains just as much Kingsley as it does Eleanor. I’m thrilled any time I’m given more insight into Søren, and I loved hearing Father Ballard’s thoughts on my favorite priest. I also find the idea that Søren is actually accountable to someone else on this earth (even if that someone is a vessel for God) humorous. By the end of The Original Sinners, I couldn’t help but see Søren as a sort of puppet master for those around him.

The Confession of Eleanor Schrieber –I appreciate the side of Eleanor we saw in this short story. Outside of this, I don’t think we ever would have been privy to this part of her. It just gets my blood boiling that it had to involve Grace. I know without her this confession probably wouldn’t have had as much depth. I know she’s necessary, but I admit these things begrudgingly. Like Soren’s confession, Eleanor’s was told through Father Ballard’s point of view. And for a fan of this series, is there anything better than seeing Nora through someone’s eyes for the very first time? I love that she leaves such an impression on everyone she meets.

Tiffany Reisz did what she always does here – she gave us more to love about the characters we’re already infatuated with, and she introduced us to a new one, and with very few words, we’re invested in someone new. If you’re a fan of The Original Sinners, you’re not going to want to miss more insight into the characters you already love.

Rating: 3.5 Stars = B+

Series Reading Order:
1. The Siren
2. The Angel
3. The Prince
4. The Mistress
5. The Saint
6. The King
7. The Virgin
8. The Queen

The Original Sinners series is an erotic romance and we recommend this series for mature readers 18 years and older. Keep in mind that this series is best enjoyed when read in order.

The Confessions is a collection of short stories containing several spoilers for The Original Sinners and should be read once you have finished the rest of the series.

Thank you to the author for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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