Book Review ✭ The Queen by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Queen
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners: White Years, #4
Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance, BDSM
Published date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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.

You cannot miss out on this story! Tiffany’s writing is flawless and the characters continue to complex and intrigue.

In this stunning finale, we see Eleanor Schrieber turn into Mistress Nora. Kingsley begrudgingly takes Nora under his wing and helps to reveal her true nature. 
Many are hesitant to accept Søren’s submissive as anything but his sub. The strong woman we see throughout the series becomes even more powerful once she finds her true calling as a dominatrix. 

Nora conquers New York and dominates the people of the city. She doesn’t let anything get in her way. Not even the reigning mistress who is a constant pain in her backside.

Nora feels restricted in so many ways. Søren still owns her through and through, but his first commitment is and always will be to God. Despite choosing his parish, Søren continues to possess her and her life. He learns to let go and let her fly on her own. And more importantly to trust that she will fly back to him every time no matter what.

My favorite person—well one of three—is featured quite a bit in this book which I was thrilled about. Kingsley is seriously one of the best characters I’ve ever read. The relationship between him and Nora in this book is a bit unsteady, but we get to see them reconnect and rebalance their once covetous friendship.

On the surface, this series tells of a bunch of misfits that unite as a family and surround themselves with a whole bunch of kink. Underneath that layer, deep into every character you’ll find so much more. You’ll learn stories that will shred your heart, make you laugh away the pain, help you believe in love, and revive your soul.

This final installment was the perfect way to end the series. It gave longtime readers a beautiful and cohesive finish to a series we’ve come to cherish and adore. The ending scene included all the main players and allowed for closure with each.

I highly recommend starting up this series if you haven’t done so yet. Go on and give in to your kinky side. 

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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