Published by MIRA on October 27th 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotica
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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.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
BOOK REVIEW: 5 MILLION STARS AND THE SUN THE GALAXY AND EVERYTHING BEYOND!
“Don’t call the painting perfect even if you see it that way. The painting didn’t create itself. Call the artist perfect. If she was perfect it was only because He was perfect first.”
And when a book is perfect, you say the author who wrote is perfect too. That’s what Tiffany is to me! I’ve obsessed about this series for almost two years and I’m pretty sure I’m ruined for any other books from now on. Of course, I’ll love other books, and other characters, and other authors, but Tiffany and The Original Sinners will always be on top! Because EVERYTHING about this series is PERFECTION!
I was so excited about The Queen, but I was so sad too, because this will be the end of the series, the end of an era, the end of the most amazing story I’ve ever read! And when we were approved to the ARC for the blog, my other blogger partners, who also love the series, and I were so thrilled about it and literally dropped everything we were reading at the moment in order to read this book, and we kinda were competing who would finish it first, and I wanted to win, I wanted to be the first in reading it, but I couldn’t. I started reading and I stopped because I couldn’t help but thinking it was the end of the series, and I didn’t want it to end, but I finished eventually. I cried, I laughed, I was excited – in every way you can imagine – and I was smiling like an idiot with every word of The Queen. I’m happy, so very happy with how the series ended, but I’m also sad, and despite I’m rereading the series, I would totally start it all over, because… well, I already said it: THIS IS THE BEST SERIES EVER WRITTEN, PERIOD!
“I’m not really a queen.”
“You’ve always been a queen in my eyes. Especially now.”
This book starts right after The Virgin ends, Griffin and Michael are getting married, and during the party, Nora decides to tell Søren about how she became The Queen of the Underground right after she returned from that year in the convent. Those 3 years were decisive for their story, the decisions they made were so painful but at the same time everything was necessary for their future. I cried every time they were together, Nora and Søren, Kingsley and Nora, Kingsley and Søren. But I also was happy and understood so many things from the previous books.
“If I knew I would die tomorrow I’d spend all night telling you and Kingsley how much I love you both, and I wouldn’t let God take me until I was certain you knew I meant every word.”
Lots of the sinners are in this book: Griffin *sigh* –I love him so effing much-, Michael, Juliette, Irina, and other not so kinky characters too: Grace, Zach and one particular person I’m not going to say, because I don’t want to ruin the surprise. It was a huge surprise for me, I was crying in the moment he was there and I cried harder, with a grin in my face, not only for having him again in the story, but also because he was so needed to it. I was so happy.
The little parts with Juliette made me love her even more. She’s so wise and an excellent partner for Kingsley.
“You break him down,” Juliette said, pointing at Elle. “And I—” she pointed at herself “—I will build him up so he’ll be ready when you break him again. Between the two of us he should be a very happy man. It’s a good plan, non?”
This book was the best ending for the series. Knowing how their unique relationship finally worked out so well was heart warming, especially after hearing how much Søren loves Nora and Kingsley. It’s beautiful and it is EVERYTHING.
“‘Do not ask me to leave you or forsake you for wherever you go I will go, wherever you stay I will stay, your people shall be my people and your God my God. Wherever you die, there I will be buried. May the Lord do so and more beside if anything but death separates us.’”
There were so many favorite moments for me in this book, but this moment in particular was EPIC! Go Nora!
“Off with her head.”
If you haven’t read the series, go read it, like RIGHT NOW! Everybody has to read everything Tiffany writes, because every word she writes is meaningful, touches your heart, your soul in ways you can’t imagine an erotica book can, and you won’t ever be the same.
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