Updated: Jan 22, 2021
by Tiffany Reisz
Published by MIRA books
Book #6 in the Original Sinners Series,
Book #2 in the Original Sinners Series: The White Years
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom.
Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin.
Kingsley's plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York's A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can't subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it's one man's sacred mission against another's…
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Erotica Exciting
BDSM Happy Ending
The King by Tiffany Reisz is the sixth book in the Original Sinners series, and the second book in the sub-series, The White Years. This novel centers around Kingsley, who is visiting Grace and Zachary to meet Søren's son Fionn, and Kingsley telling the story of how Søren saved him, and helped him build his "kingdom". The story covers the span of time from when Søren and Eleanor/Nora met, to a couple of days after Eleanor crashes Kingsley's party, looking for help.
I really enjoyed The King, for multiple reasons. For one, we get a closer look of the friendship and love between Søren and Kingsley. In past books, we see a bit of it, but I really enjoyed seeing Kingsley and Søren become friends again after all this time apart, and what it led to. Some of the strongest parts of the book were the conversations between Kingsley and Søren, and Kingsley and his new assistant, Sam. I would say the only weak part of the story is there is too much sex (whaaaat?). It's Kingsley though, so I guess that was to be expected. I would have loved a little more back and forth between Kingsley and Fuller, and I found sometimes the sex paused the story for a bit (specifically when he is with Felicia the Domme).
Kingsley's character has certainly grown on my with every book added to the series. As with every other character, he is very layered, complicated, and sometimes not easy to like. There is one thing that this book makes apparent about his character, though. He loves, and he loves deeply. He loves Søren. Eleanor/Nora. He loves his people, his community. His family, which extends past his girlfriend and daughter, and long-lost son Nico, but now Zach, Grace, and Fionn. I loved seeing Søren through his eyes, and them building a friendship after 11 years apart, and their past with one another.
Was The King my favorite of the series? No. Did I really like it? I did. I love that they are not prequels, but present characters telling a story of the past. This is important. Read the Red Years first, as the White Years are not prequels and contain spoilers from the first 4 books. I highly recommend The King if you love the Original Sinner's series as I have grown to.