Updated: Jan 22, 2021
by Tiffany Reisz
Published by Mira Books
Book #3 in the Original Sinners Series: The Red Years
Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make.
Unless someone makes it for her…
Wes Railey is 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, reuniting with him in Kentucky, she's in his world now. But this infamous New York dominatrix is no simpering Southern belle, and Nora's dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with the relentlessly seductive pull of Søren—her owner, her lover, the forever she cannot have. At least, not completely.
Meanwhile Nora's associate Kingsley Edge is only too happy to take her place at Søren's feet during her hiatus. Søren is the only man Kingsley has ever loved, and their dark, shared history has forged a bond that neither the years—nor Søren's love for Nora—can break. But a new threat from an old adversary is forcing Kingsley to confront the past, reminding him that he must keep his friends close, and his enemies closer.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Erotica Exciting
The Prince by Tiffany Reisz is the third book in the Original Sinner's series, and actually has three different stories, and three different narrators. We get a look into Kingsley's and Søren's past, and the dark details of their bond to one another; A look into the present from Kingsley's eyes, as Søren and himself try to find out who is threatening them; and also in present time, Nora and Wes's time together in the South, from both Wes's and Nora's views.
Already, this book, along with the entire series (although I'm not even halfway through it at this point) gets points for it's original story and characters. I'm still surprised I am reading erotica, as while there is for sure from erotic stuff going on in these pages, the writing and story is so damn good, that for once, I don't feel like I am reading erotica for the simple pleasure of doing so. I find myself picking up these books because of the story and the characters themselves, and not solely for the sexy parts. I said it before, and I will say it again, but this series is a breath of fresh air to a genre that is typically full of sub-par writing and originality. I loved that we get three different perspectives throughout this book, that eventually interweave into one story. I think its safe to say, that this book isn't just erotica. Not just romance (although Wesley and Nora's relationship definitely teeters on the edge of erotica and romance), but it also a mystery/thriller, which is a big change of pace from the last two books.
We finally get to know a lot more about some of our secretive characters. In large part, Kingsley. He is an interesting character. I don't want to give anything away, but I feel by the end of the book, I was left with more questions. Specifically ... how long did he know? In the last book, we learn a lot about Søren's past, but in this one, we learn specifically about his sadism. While we learn in the last book that Søren's first dom/sub relationship is in fact, Kingsley, when they were in school together, the details of that relationship are truly both dark and fascinating. I think its a true testimate to Tiffany Reisz's skills as a writer that she can warm me to a man as sadistic as Søren, and equally be disturbed with him. In large part, this story is about them, but eventually, it does lead us to Nora. Who is with Wesley.