by Tiffany Reisz
Published 2012 by Harlequin MIRA
ARC: 400 pp.
Genres: Erotica, Fiction
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
There was no way I was going to miss out on Tiffany Reisz’s next book, The Prince. I checked NetGalley weekly for it. With every book or story I read by Reisz, I become a more solid fan. There are few authors out there that I will read immediately, no questions asked. Tiffany Reisz has become one of them. Her Original Sinners series has sucked me in deeper than any series ever has. I feel like an annoying fan girl gushing over a boy band or something, but these books are seriously amazing on so many different levels.
There’s just something about Norah. While I adore every single character, Norah is the rope that ties them all together. I’ve seen the team shirts, but I just can’t find an allegiance to any of the men. I love them all equally for different reasons. I was skeptical about Søren in the first book, but I’ve come to really love him, even when he’s at his most brutal. Hell, especially then. I’ve always loved Wesley and his sweetness. I’ve also always loved Kingsley, but the Kingsley that is revealed in this book is not quite what I was expecting. It only made me love him more. They’re all amazing because they’re complex. They feel so real and I always appreciate that in a character. I have the feeling Reisz puts her soul into those characters.
I loved the structure of this one. There was a recurring pattern of Kingsley & Søren’s past, Kingsley & Søren’s present, and Norah’s present in Kentucky with Wes. This allowed for plenty of cliffhangers at the end of chapters. Sometimes I wanted to flip to the next corresponding chapter, but I resisted. Reisz implements her mastery of suspense again. I get such a rush reading her books. It’s addicting. It’s like a drug in book form. I think my favorite thing about these books is that they’re so unique. I was trying to explain it to my boyfriend, but I have a hard time putting it into words. There’s eroticism and suspense and a little romance, but she doesn’t use the usual formula for a romance novel. It’s closer to the formula of a thriller. On top of that, her prose compliments the story. It’s written so well, and that is so hard to find these days. I have a tendency to skim when things get boring, but I read every single word of this book, just like I read every single word of the last two. It may push your limits, but I promise it’s worth it.