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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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BOOK REVIEW: 5 MILLION STARS
I love every book Tiffany writes. Of course The Virgin was as awesome as I expected it. It had a lot of Eleanor *sigh*, a lot of Kingsley *double sigh*, it has the perfect dose of Søren *triple sigh* and it has the most expected wedding in the sinners world.
Like the other books of the White Years, The Virgin is set on the present and Nora and Kingsley are telling what they lived after Eleanor left Søren. That year was very difficult for all of them – I wish I could know what Søren had to live during that year – but it was also a breaking point for their lives.
Elle, for one side, went to hide with her mother. It was very interesting to read what she had to do to keep that mind wicked of hers occupied inside the calming walls of the abbey. And then Kyrie arrived to the abbey to became a nun. She was blonde, tall, intelligent, innocent and very curious. Especially curious about why Nora was there, about her past, about the reasons she was in an abbey without being a nun. And they became friends, and then they became lovers. They had some very intense and sexy moments together. It’s funny because this is the second person that gives Elle the same advice Søren gave to her when she was a teenager, and Elle took Kyrie’s advice more meaningful than she took Søren’s. I liked Kyrie until the very end of the book, not anymore. I guess it was the best what she did, but still she broke Nora’s heart, thus, she broke mine too.
For years, Elle had ignored her dominance fantasies but now she give free rein to them, all of them. There was no one to stop her from doing whatever she wanted to do to Kyrie. No priest, no king. And not even God would get in the way of Elle doing to Kyrie everything she dreamed of doing.
Kingsley, on the other side, traveled the world doing what he best does, fucking and drinking and blocking her mind and memories from Elle and Søren. Especially from Søren. And one day, when he was Haiti, he meet the most beautiful and strongest woman he ever met before: Juliette. She was defending a birds nest that some evil kids were trying to damage. That was all Kingsley needed to set eyes on her. And what started as a conquest of a beautiful woman, ended up in love. Kingsley fell in love with Juliette so hard and fast, that he took control of his life again, and won Juliette’s heart in the best possible way. It was great reading how Kingsley and Juliette’s love story started. She’s awesome and perfect for Kingsley.
He forgot everything and everyone but Juliette, whoever she was. He didn’t care. She was his. Right now, this moment, she was his. His property, his body, his lover, his treasure.
This book made me love – and hate – Søren all over again – not that I’ve ever stopped loving him, it’s just that every new book intensifies my love for him -. It’s amazing how Tiffany can transmit the characters feelings to me. I could feel Elle and Kingsley’s sorrow, and pain and anger toward Søren. They wanted to hate him, and they did, but they also loved him so much. And that exactly happened to me. What he did, was a hard limit for Elle, and it affected them all. It broke Kingsley’s heart, he thought he had lost all hope of fulfilling his dreams. it broke Elle’s heart, because he acted like he didn’t know her at all.
“It’s a miracle, isn’t it?” Kingsley said. “After all we put each other through that we’re still together. All of us. A fucking miracle.”
Amazing book. I can’t wait for The Queen, but I’m not sure if I’m read for this series to end. I don’t want it to end.
Thanks to my friend @Lu_Scar_ for helping me with the collage
I had so much fun making the #SinnersFriday before the release day
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