Series: The Original Sinners
Number in Series: 3
Format: ARC PDF (Netgalley)
Release Date: November 20, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance/BDSM/Literary Fiction/GLBT/Mystery
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....
The Prince is the third installment into Tiffany Reisz's The Original Sinners series. This time around we follow Kingsley Edge, the owner of the Underground and the go-to guy for information on anyone in the world of S&M. Kingsley and Soren have a lot on their plates this time around when someone manages to break into Kingsley's home and steal a file about Nora. They know she is in danger, but the danger doesn't stop there. Someone also knows about Soren and Kingsley's past and what they meant to one another. They must find whoever it is before the culprit ruins their lives for good.
OH MY GOD!!!!!! Reisz has done it again! Wow what a ride this was. All of our favorite characters are back and boy do we get even more about their lives. Now like Soren, I was afraid of Kingsley, but after hearing his story, I like him. Not as much as I like Soren, but still. Kingsley definitely had his own demons and most of them stem for his love for Soren. No, not even love, obsession. We hear a lot of Kingsley's inner turmoil and learn about how much he loves Soren and hates Nora for being the one he chose. There was even a point when he talked about what life would be like without her and her death. Despite their past, you can tell he loathes her. He also still struggles with his sister's death. He feels responsible and he can't forgive himself. And then on top of all of that, the fact that someone is stalking him, Soren, and Nora is scary. Someone knows about their lives and their past and they don't know what they will do with that information.
Then we finally got Nora and Wesley together. They were adorable really. I loved when they were together in The Siren and seeing them together in this again was like old times. I love their friendship and what they finally became. But I do have an issue. I have read other reviews where people weren't 100% on board with their get together. I do understand why though. During their first few sex scenes, they were always talking. Why?! Nora's mind would start wandering off and all. We do see why though and it made sense, but goodness, I didn't expect that. But I still love the scenes because Reisz made them sweet and sort of funny. I love how much she points out the difference between book-sex and reality-sex. I couldn't stop laughing. But they do get better and better. Wesley the Wallbanger, that is my new name for him. He has earned it, oh boy did he earn it.
I love both the plots in the book. We have Kingsley and Soren revisiting their Catholic school to get to the bottom of who would want to destroy them. I love how Reisz splits the chapters. In one chapter we would be in the past and in the other in the present. We learn about how Soren and Kingsley met and how close they became. We also see learn about Kingsley sister who tragically died and he feels responsible. When you find out how, your eyes will bulge out of your head. It was crazy. We also have the story of Nora and Wesley at his farm. Since Wesley is the Prince of Kentucky, he is very popular in the racing scene. He just so happens to know someone Nora is familiar with...very familiar with. A man named Talel loves Nora and his horses. He is also super rich as well. He names a horse specifically for Nora. But after the race, something tragic takes place. Nora and Wesley have to get to the bottom of it when evidence shows up that it may not have been an accident.
You all know of my love for this series. The Siren and The Angel both made my number one spot for Best Books of 2012. It just blows my mind. I said it once and I will say it again, this is the series everyone should be talking about. Well, adults anyway. It is intense, intelligent, and grabs your attention from beginning to end. Reisz doesn't hold back. Finally learning the relationship between Kingsley and Soren was definitely a sight to see. And now knowing who is behind trying to ruin Nora and Soren is insane. Wow, that was epic. I am dying for the fourth book, The Mistress. Man that ending was killer. If you still haven't started this amazing series, you have to. You just have to. It is downright amazing, there is nothing else to say. Put this on your must buy list, let it take the number one spot. An absolute must read!
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