Saturday, August 3, 2013

[Review] The Prince - Tiffany Reisz

Released: November 20th, 2012

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… preferably in bed. That's always been Kingsley Edge's strategy with his associate, the notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin. But with Nora away in Kentucky, now it's Kingsley's chance to take her place at the feet of the only man he's ever wanted – Søren, Nora's on-again, off-again lover – until a new threat from an old enemy forces him to confront his past.

Wes Railey is still the object of Nora's tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can't forget. He's young. He's wonderful. He's also thoroughbred royalty and she's in "his" world now. But Nora is no simpering Southern belle, and her dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with her dear Søren's relentlessly seductive pull.

Two worlds of wealth and passion call to her and whichever one Nora chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make… unless someone makes it for her…

"Love isn't a sin. It's the one thing you've told me I don't want to absolve you of."

Well, fuck, fuck, fuckety fuck. I dived into this book expecting not much actually. In all honesty, the summary sounded pretty average. I thought that Nora would probably suffer from living in the south because she couldn't fit in and bla bla bla. But man, did Tiffany Reisz prove. me. the. hell. wrong. I've learned my lesson to never expect anything from Miss Reisz because she always does the unexpected. By the end of the book, I was just:

This book was such a complete mindfuck. The story was so twisted and weaved so intricately that you could barely see anything coming. It was beautifully written and seductively sexy as hell at the same time. The characters are, as always, so well-thought and developed thoroughly.

The novel had two parts. The South and the North, so I shall begin to talk about them separately. This is going to be a pretty long review, so if you want the shorter version, you can check out my GR one here.

North: Here, we get a glimpse – scratch that, not a glimpse, but the whole fucking picture – of how Kingsley and Søren met. I never imagined them together in the first two books. I thought they were just connected through the Underground but man, they sure as hell weren't.

This part was also divided into two parts, their pasts and their present. The past gave us an insight and more ideas as to how their relationship started. More about Søren and his days as a student as well as Kingsley as the notorious player and an infatuation for the most-feared-student in Saint Ignatius. At times, Kingsley is still Kingsley
"I would miss my sins and they would miss me."
I loved how we finally delved into the Kingsley Edge's mind. We learn things from his perspective since it was written in third person but it was omniscient. We learn about his feelings, about how it all started with Søren.

I was like that most of the time. And then there's the present. Someone's going after Søren's associates. Everyone related to Søren and it's terrifying as hell. Søren who usually knows what's going on – since he seems to be a fucking mind-reader – doesn't know what's going on then. 

But I love love love how Tiffany Reisz kept Søren's thoughts as a mystery. We read it from Kingsley's, Nora's or Wes' point of views but never Søren's. Because that's just it! We will never ever know what this man is thinking. He's such an intriguing and complex character that I admire him more and more in every book.

South: Like I mentioned in the beginning, I was expecting really little from this section of the book. But, man, it was so freaking complicated!

I mean, Nora plunged into Wes' world, clearly not prepared for the grandeur and all the wealth. She was shocked by how "royal" the Raileys actually were but she acted with the normal Nora manner, treating it as something simple.

And Wesley, oh God, sweet Wesley:
"Because you'll go back to him. And I'll be alone again. And if I don't have my hate, what will I have?"

Don't have that much to say about this section since it focused mostly on Nora and Wes' relationship and how hard it was for her to handle Wes' strong feelings towards her. Nora's only known one love before: Søren's. She knows that she loves both Søren and Wes but she wasn't prepared for the hurricane of Wes' feelings.

Most of the time I was just like:

Especially when Nora told Wes about the time she purposely fell and Søren was there.
Nora: "He told me to pick a number between one and one hundred. It's a game we play. Pick a number but you don't know what you're picking. Are you picking one lash or hundred lashes? Are you picking one kiss or one hundred kisses? I picked one hundred. He started to count the one hundred different things he loved about me."
I fell in love with Søren right then. I just dived head first into love with him. Because, Jesus Christ, this man knew when she needed what she needed. This man knew Nora like no one ever did.

Overall: It was just this giant mind-blowing, mindfucking, clusterfuck-filled, sexy as hell twisted tale. Tiffany Reisz continues to prove to me that she is such a genius with her words – always blowing me away with her work. Not only is this book erotic and sexy, it was thoughtful and well-written as well as thoroughly elaborated. The mystery and the suspense is definitely a plus!

Definitely loved how she alternated between the south and the north and, at the end of every section, she'd finish it off with a mini cliffhanger. It just builds up the suspense and our anticipation for the next scenes. It keeps the story cycling and keeps our curiosity rolling.

My overall reaction:

And a question to Tiffany:

So damn excited for The Mistress!

Minor Faults:


I don't think any number of apples could do this series justice.

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Seven Day Loan (The Original Sinners #0.5) ❊ 4.5 APPLES!!!
The Siren (The Original Sinners #1) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!
The Angel (The Original Sinners #2) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!
The Mistress (The Original Sinners #4) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend and two cats. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and is making both her parents and professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice. When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs.

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