Book Review ✭ The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz

The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz 
Series: The Original Sinners: The White Years 
Published by MIRA/Harlequin 
Genre: Erotica 
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Source: NetGalley 

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.
❝ Leaving Søren for any extended period of time was much like this kiss—a torture and a tease. Being away from him hurt, always. But the reunion at the end of the separation made every second apart worth the price.
There was a time when Nora parted from Søren. We knew it was an unspeakable event that caused pain to those involved, but now we’re getting to see just how devastating that moment in time truly was.

On the eve of a very spectacular wedding, Kingsley, Nora and Søren gather around to share their stories of a painful and enlightening time in their past. What may start as light and intriguing, quickly turns to something more harrowing. 

I assumed this story was going to focus solely on Nora, but I was happily surprised to see she shared this book with Kingsley. I can never get too much of that fine specimen! While we witness the journey of separation Nora took, we also see the meeting between Kingsley and Juliette. 

It still amazes me when I find myself crying in these books. You wouldn’t think that a story with a sadistic priest and his BDSM buds could make me weep, but they never fail to pull sobs from me. This was a tough book to get through because of all the emotions it stirred up. It was nice to get those hilarious and witty snippets of dialogue every now and then to balance it out; not sure my heart would survive otherwise.

This book was a beautiful, tangled web of stories that were intricately connected but also 
stood apart well.
I refuse to believe this series is coming to an end. I’m convinced it. will. never. end!

❤︎Favorite Quotes❤︎
Orgasms are God’s way of saying He’s sorry about periods and cramps.”

I used to think you walked on water,” Kingsley said, meeting Søren’s eyes. “Now I know you’re drowning like the rest of us.”

Fucking first. Work after. You can slice me up like a Thanksgiving turkey if you want. Get hard and lie there. I’m getting under that kilt whether you like it or not.”

I told you the first night you and I spoke that your shepherd was a wolf. He is a wolf on a leash and that leash might break someday. When that happens, you take care of yourself. I’ll take care of him.”

Once upon a time, he and Søren had made an idle wish to someday have a girl who was wilder than him and Søren put together. Be careful what you wish for.”

Reading Order

The Red Years Quartet (The adventures of Nora Sutherlin, Dominant and erotica writer)
1-The Siren
2-The Angel
3-The Prince
4-The Mistress

The White Years Quartet (The adventures of Eleanor Schreiber, submissive)
5-The Saint
6-The King
7-The Virgin
8-The Queen

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Original Sinners. Her first novel, The Siren, won the RT Book Reviews Editor's Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012. Slightly shameless, Tiffany dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue a career as a writer. This move, while possibly putting her eternal salvation in peril, has worked out better than she anticipated. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer. Find her on Twitter @tiffanyreisz.

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