on March 31, 2015
Genres: Erotica, Love & Romance
The controversial story before the story continues in the critically acclaimed and award-winning series The Original Sinners.
For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run and hide. She always imagined if that day came she'd be running away with Søren. But instead, she's running from him.
Knowing Søren and Kingsley will their use their influence to bring her back, Eleanor alone, penniless and scared takes refuge at the one place the men in her life cannot follow: the abbey where her mother has taken orders. Behind the cloistered gates of the convent, Eleanor hides from the man she loves and hates in equal measure
She cannot, however, hide from her true nature. When Eleanor befriends a young virginal nun, she faces a startling sexual awakening. But Eleanor can't stay forever, and the lure of her real life beckons beyond the locked gates. But to follow her fate means to leave Kyrie behind, a sacrifice Eleanor refuses to make
The lure of the forbidden. The temptation to sin. The price of passion has never been higher, and Eleanor will have to pay it if she ever wants to go home again.
I don’t know what it is about Tiffany Reisz and her Original Sinners series. Every single book leaves me crying and with a case of heart ache. I think I’m a little more emotional about this book because this is the second to last book. I don’t know how I’m going to handle The Queen, the last book in the series.
Within the first few pages of The Virgin, the reader finds out that the gang is together for a wedding. Who’s wedding? You don’t actually find out until the last few pages of the book. I will say I kept going back and forth on who the lucky couple was and no, I’m not telling you whose nuptials they were all together for.
The night before the big day, Nora, Søren, and Kingsley reminisce about “that year”. “That year” was the darkest of days for the triad. It was the year that Søren went to Rome entrusting Nora in Kingsley’s care. It was the year that Nora became pregnant with Kingsley’s baby and terminated it. It was the year that Søren broke Nora. It was the year that Kingsley met Juliette. It was the year that Nora realized she could live without Søren…
“No more leaving.”
“Never again, I promise.”
Nora goes to the one place she knows Søren is not allowed, her mother’s abbey. During her time there she learns more about herself and how she can stand on her own. She can be someone without Søren and Kingsley’s help. The Virgin is the start of Nora’s many careers.
Kingsley spends most of his time traveling to various locales but ending up in Haiti. Haiti is the place where he meets Juliette. Juliette is the person he is supposed to be with and he realizes it almost immediately. Unfortunately, Juliette’s life in Haiti is a bit complicated and can only promise him a night.
“I love you, Little One. Now and always. And nothing you can do will take my love away from you. I will never leave you. You’re mine now and always…”
The book is mostly split up between Nora and Kingsley’s POVs and how they dealt with “that year.” As you may know, I love Nora. I want to be Nora when I grow up. I especially wanted to be Nora on her birthday in the back of the Rolls Royce. But it was Kingsley’s story that made me love this story even more. I swear with every book my love for Kingsley grows even bigger. He fights for whom he loves with his entire heart and at times can be selfless.
Though this is not my favorite book in the series, I did not love it any less. I love all of her books equally and this is the only series that I am wholeheartedly invested in. This is the only series that I have kept up with reading 7 books in. I would still be reading it if there were 20 books in total. I can’t get enough of this series. Just that alone speaks volumes.
Lastly, I want to talk about Tiffany’s writing. I read a lot. I read all types of books. With that being said, Tiffany’s writing is the best there is out there. She doesn’t add sex where it’s not needed, there aren’t weird words for body parts, etc. Tiffany is the Master (or would it be Dominatrix) of erotica and I truly wish more people would read her books.
The Original Sinners Series
The Siren (#1)
The Angel (#2)
The Prince (#3)
The Mistress (#4)
The Original Sinners Series – The White Years
The Saint (#1)
The King (#2)