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THE VIRGIN : THE ORIGINAL SINNERS – THE WHITE YEARS #3 by TIFFANY REISZ

The Virgin

SYNOPSIS

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.

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The Virgin Tiffany Reisz

Reviewed by Gitte

✯✯✯✯✯ Stars

“A person’s heart is a maze. When you’re in the maze, you can’t see your way to the center of it. Only if you’re above the maze can you look down and really see what’s happening.”

Tiffany Reisz never fails to embrace me and involve every single one of my senses and emotions. The pedestal upon which she stands is so high in my eyes that I can never envision that not being the case. She has a magic touch and an unrivalled way with words that astounds and leaves an instant lasting impression. This series through The Original Sinners and The White Years have captivated and induced so many tears – an insistent racing pulse and so much laughter that thinking about it makes me want to experience it all over again, if I could. Now, I eagerly await The Queen!

“I used to think you walked on water,” Kingsley said, meeting Søren’s eyes. “Now I know you’re drowning like the rest of us.”

The Virgin begins and ends on the night before a wedding. But, just whose wedding is it? I have to say that although highly intrigued I was soon caught up in a night of heartfelt reminiscing in the company of Nora, Kingsley and Søren. The details of ‘the missing year’ coming into light out of a harrowing darkness.

“You can look at someone and think you know everything about them…but you don’t. We all have masks on. Or veils.”

As is always the case, it was told with a fervent intensity that had me reaching for tissues one moment – laughing through tears the next. It was equally devastating as it was hopeful and life changing for the formidable three – Nora, Kingsley and Søren. The intricacies of the push and pull; the intense heights of wants and needs. The astounding depth and growth. It was all perfectly flawless in typical Tiffany Reisz fashion.

“Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.“  – Søren

I devoured The Virgin as expected … HA! And the eroticism was as per usual timed to perfection and written in such a vivid and powerfully poignant way, I found myself very hot under the collar, pun intended.

“She’s mine,” Søren said. “Nothing else matters but that. She is mine. The end.”

Nora and Kingsley respectively tell of two very honest and haunting memories on this important night and I inhaled every word as Tiffany Reisz made me a part of these reflections. I was there with them. I have to say that Kingsley’s year had me on my knees at times – this cocky arrogant King let me see a side of him I’ll always treasure. If at all possible; I fell even more in love with this formidable Frenchman.

That’s not to say Nora’s wasn’t wholeheartedly sincere and heart-rending also. However, I do feel hers was overall more of an internal journey of self-reflection and discovery. She found a part of herself that’d been lying dormant whilst healing old wounds. Her year was mind-blowing at times.

“Are you mine?” he asked her.

“I am yours. Forever.”

And she was hers. But she was his too, and she always would be.

The Virgin is another breathtaking book from an incredibly talented Author. The way the lives and inner most thoughts; love – romance and kink is tied together so intricately through the beating of three incredibly special hearts is overwhelmingly addictive. Possessive obsessiveness sprinkled with erotica, humour, and the fundamentals of religion written with intelligence and sarcastic wit and such depth. There’s nothing else remotely like it out there and I URGE readers to start at the beginning and pick up Tiffany Reisz. I can wax lyrical till the cows come home!

“If you saw the crowd I used to run with…let’s just say we put the original in original sin.”

 **Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author, with thanks** 

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**THE ORIGINAL SINNERS SERIES READING ORDER**

THE RED YEARS QUARTET READING ORDER
The Adventures of Nora Sutherlin, Dominant and Erotica Writer
TB Series Reviews

Original Sinners

The Siren        : amazon us amazon uk
The Angel       : amazon us | amazon uk
The Prince      : amazon us | amazon uk
The Mistress  : amazon us | amazon uk 

THE WHITE YEARS QUARTET READING ORDER
The Adventures of Eleanor Schreiber, Submissive

White Years

The Saint    : amazon us | amazon uk
The King     : amazon us | amazon uk
The Virgin  : amazon us | amazon uk
*  The Queenamazon us | amazon uk 

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COMMAND – BONDS BOOK #3 by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

Command

SYNOPSIS

With all she has to offer, she’s his to command…

Aria DeWitt is a runaway bride. Only months away from her wedding, she panicked, returning her engagement ring and donating her gorgeous gown to charity.

She’s less than pleased when she’s reassigned to a new work project and sent to work with Grant Kingston in the middle of nowhere. She knows of his reputation as a recluse and genius, but she isn’t prepared for how handsome, powerful and deliciously Dominant he is, or how he ignites something inside her that no man ever has.

Grant isn’t happy when his cherished solitude and creativity is shattered by Aria’s unwanted and unwelcome arrival. That is until he glimpses her carefully concealed vulnerability. Aria’s confidence and responsiveness intrigue him, ensnaring him in a way he’d never believed possible, chipping away the ice that shrouds his heart.

As he interacts with her, he realizes why she ran from marriage. She’s never met someone strong and complex enough to hold her interest. And suddenly, he’s determined to be that man.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex. 

Command (1)

Reviewed by Gitte

✯✯✯✯ Stars

There’s something so thrilling and exciting about Sierra Cartwright’s writing. It’s incredibly clever, humorous and passionate. She makes geeky sexy which I love. Although it’s quite insta romance it doesn’t feel overly forced or contrived. Rather; it comes across quite convincing and powerful as the story goes on – though I did somewhat struggle with the timespan of certain scenarios.

“I needed to be sure I could let go of the past.”

The banter and interaction is so inquisitive, all-encompassing and natural you feel it building with every word and you feel part of a new discovery and romance. The scenery and imagination is quite breath-taking. Four friends who individually are sexy, successful passionate dominants. Each, so far, has a story which is told brilliantly and Grant & Aria’s is no different.

“You’re coloring outside my lines again.”

“That’s what I want,” he told her. “And it’s what you want, as well.”

“I’m going to make you yearn for me, Aria. For me and only me.”

Aria is a woman in control of her life and comes across quite single-minded and focused. She has a path and she dictates the route. There’s no cross roads, sharp corners or bends as far as she’s concerned though life did recently take a change of course which unsettled her somewhat and has caused a subconscious limbo.

“You chew through weak men as if they’re candy, then you complain when you get a toothache.”

Grant could almost be considered a workaholic recluse. This man is loneliness personified due to a broken relationship that hurt him deep. He’s heading for a burnout in his spectacular mountain retreat. A home that provides him with a lifestyle where he doesn’t get much human interaction. Enter Aria and his life suddenly has colour again and his very being wakes up.

In other words – Julien happens, my Julien I hasten to add because this man STILL has my heart. He is like a constant force in every book so far, the master puppeteer who seems quite lost himself but overcompensating with his brilliant mind, his dead pan sarcastic humour and his love and protection of those he holds dear. Sigh….where was I? Yes, so Julien works his astute ‘magic’ and as always acts out concern, love and respect.

Each book in this series can be read as standalone; however I’d recommend reading this series in the order suggested to get to know all the characters, experience the hot passion and follow the charming gorgeous genius – Julien. I can’t even describe how much I love this man!

“You’re pushing a nut up a mountain with your nose.” He frowned.

“What the hell does that mean?”

“I’m not sure,” Julien admitted. “Sounded better in my head before it came out my mouth.”


THE BONDS SERIES by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

BONDS

 ♥ CRAVE – BOOK ONE
TB Review
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

 CLAIM – BOOK TWO
TB Review
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

  COMMAND – BOOK THREE
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

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