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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review: The Queen (The Original Sinners #8) by Tiffany Reisz


Print Length:400 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (October 27, 2015)

From Goodreads.com: Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever. 
The time has finally come to keep their promises. 
Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground. 
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren's collar? 
With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It's the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.
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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This is the conclusion to The Original Sinners series. And what a conclusion it was! It was everything that I have come to expect from this world. There was heartbreak, there was betrayal, there were sacrifices to be made, and through it all there was a bond, already forged, that would be tested and strengthened. 

I have nothing but good things to say about this series. The characters are complex, deeply flawed, and (in some cases) no good for each other. And through it all, they form a bond that is tighter than the strongest chain. You want to know these people - hell you want to BE these people. 

I think I especially enjoyed this novel as it was the rise of the Red Queen. We all know how the story ends (at least for the most part from the Red Years part of this series), but to actually be there to witness first hand the rise of Mistress Nora and the adversaries she faced along the way was truly amazing. The conclusion to this epic saga was everything I had hoped it would be, bringing the entire cast of characters full circle as they shared one last gift between them is something that will surely be remembered. 

I do have to admit that I am deeply saddened that this will be the final book with these characters, as this has taken the number one spot in my book as my favorite erotica series. I bow to Mistress Tiffany with profound gratitude for sharing these amazing characters, and their journey, with me. 

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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