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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz



Print Length: 443
Publisher: Harlequin (November 25, 2014)

From Goodreads.com: Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a rule of Manhattan's king kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act of 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…
 

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WARNING: This book is recommended for mature audiences ONLY due to language and explicit sexual content.

My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

My Review: Is there no end to the brilliance that is Tiffany Reisz? Once again she manages to take an erotic novel and seamlessly blend in just the right about of mystery and intrigue that the reader is sucked in immediately and held until the very last word. 

Out of all the characters in her novels, Kingsley is probably my third favorite (after Søren and Nor of course) so I loved the fact that this novel was his story. To see him rise up from the depths of his personal despair, to find something (his club) to be passionate about and focus his attentions on, was a sight to behold. When he was reunited with Søren for the first time in eleven years, I had a smile on my face so big, people kept asking me if I was ok. 

"That must be some book you're reading" was the popular comment. My answer? "Yes.. yes it is". 

As with all of her books in the series, getting his hearts desire does not come without a price, nor does it come without sacrifice. And for me, it was a defining moment for Kingsley and a great testament to his character when he was willing to make that sacrifice to put his "people" above his own goals and desires. 

I will say that some people may be disappointed because Nora does not make a lengthy appearance in this story. She is mentioned by Søren (specifically when he calls to ask Kingsley for his help in getting her out of jail), and Kingsley does catch a glimpse of her through a doorway, but if you're looking for some King/Nora interaction, and more of their back-story, unfortunately you will be disappointed. 

That being said, I enjoyed getting to know more about Sam, even when there were times that I didn't especially like her, and some of the other characters that we read about from time to time, but really know next to nothing about. The way that Ms. Reisz is able to take all of these different characters and personalities and weave them together so flawlessly never ceases to amaze me. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who is already a fan of The Original Sinners, or someone who is a fan of erotica (although if you haven't read the entire series yet, I would definitely recommend doing so before starting this novel). 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 

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