Series: The Original Sinners #3
Published by Harlequin
Published on November 20, 2012
Genres: Adult Contemporary, Erotic Romance
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Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make. Unless someone makes it for her…
Wes Railey is 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, reuniting with him in Kentucky, she's in his world now. But this infamous New York dominatrix is no simpering Southern belle, and Nora's dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with the relentlessly seductive pull of Søren—her owner, her lover, the forever she cannot have. At least, not completely.Meanwhile Nora's associate Kingsley Edge is only too happy to take her place at Søren's feet during her hiatus. Søren is the only man Kingsley has ever loved, and their dark, shared history has forged a bond that neither the years—nor Søren's love for Nora—can break. But a new threat from an old adversary is forcing Kingsley to confront the past, reminding him that he must keep his friends close, and his enemies closer.
Reading my original review below from a year ago for this book makes me laugh. I can remember how excited and in love with this series I was (and still am). This is still my favorite book of the series and further cemented my over the top love for Kingsley! Enjoy my crazy ramblings… ;)
Seriously. How does this series keep getting better!?
The Prince, a very fitting name since this book mostly tells of story of two princes – Wesley, Prince of Kentucky, “I kind of like it— the Prince of Kentucky. Very sexy title.” and Kinglsey, the French Prince, Le Petit Prince, ”Someone had to turn you into the little prince you actually were.”
This book is told through three separate past and present shifts:
• North-The Past: Kingsley & Søren when they met at Saint Ignatius.
• North-The Present: Kingsley & Søren now, 30 years later.
• South-The Present: Nora & Wesley in Kentucky.
The pacing and transitions in this were absolutely flawless. In many books, even great books that use flashbacks, I am usually more invested in one part of the story than the other. I was completely lost in ALL aspects of this book. Each chapter was enthralling, with just the right amount of information being revealed at just the right moment, usually ending in some kind of “chapter cliffy” which really increased the level of suspense.
I was surprised by how invested I became in Kinglsey. He was always an intriguing character, exuding so much power and reach in the other books. Here he is just wide open and vulnerable to the reader. I can’t believe how much I love him now. His part of the story is so heartbreaking and the depth of the emotion just really got to me. I knew there was a lot of history between him and Søren, but I had NO IDEA. Nothing could have prepared me for how much I wanted (want?) them together.
“I’ve been staring at you for thirty years. You should be used to it by now, mon ami.”
For to get close to Søren meant walking through fire, stepping on glass, crawling through hell.
Wesley and Nora, I feel like they are a disaster waiting to happen. I really fell for Wesley in The Siren, he’s so pure and good and I ate up every interaction between him and Nora. I don’t know if I loved it as much in this one. I think it’s because I’ve become protective over him and I feel like Nora is going to hurt him.
Everyone said after this book my “team” might be cemented. Yeah… no. Is there a I-want-everyone-to-be-happy-with-who-they-are-supposed-to-be-with Team? Catchy right? Yeah I thought so too. It’s almost ridiculous how much I love EVERY SINGLE person in this series. This cannot be healthy.
This book worked me into a frenzy. The suspense over who is “doing everything” (lol) was driving me mad thinking of conspiracy theories, the emotion was almost overwhelming at times, and then there’s the completely enthralling writing that just makes it all work so perfectly.
Amazing. Loved it. Want more. Off to go read the next… :)
“Someday you’ll learn not to ask questions you don’t want the answer to.”