Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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…
It will be an unusual review. If you want to read a real, serious, adult, more or less intelligent critique and know what I roughly think about The Original Sinners books penned by Ms. Reisz, please go to my review of the Angel or The Siren. I feel I told everything I had to tell while writing those two. Now time for some reviewer’s fun. I started the book in the appropriate mood, knowing already what I was going to find. Still, as I got it from NetGalley free of charge I felt obliged to read it despite my lack of enthusiasm:
Ok, we get some flashbacks in which the author tells us about Soren and Kingsley’s mutual infatuation at that very Catholic school of theirs. It still was the best thread of this story, honestly. But as soon as we returned to “the present” my mood changed dramatically:
Couldn’t at least one character in this series be actually less than pretty and rather poor? Then there was the whole process of Wesley losing his virginity – yes, he forgot about his faith and moral principles because clearly they never concerned the divine Nora Sutherlin. Acting out of character and going with her to er…more or less bed was roughly as sexy as this beauty:
Then we got that mystery thread (who wants to attack Soren, Nora, Kingsley and destroy their little BDSM kingdom? Who DARES?) which was TRANSPARENT from the very beginning to anybody with 1 brain cell in working order.
And finaly the big love between Nora and Wes despite their huge differences in practically anything and the big fat love between Soren and Kingsley despite the fact that Soren is a sadist and Kingsley is…well…French *groan* How come nobody saw anything coming their way? I would comment it shortly:
The writing style? It made me as nice and cozy as looking at this guy:
The book ends with a big fat cliffhanger. There will be the fourth part coming. Will I continue reading the series? NO.