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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Prince (The Original Sinners #3) by Tiffany Reisz

WOW what a rush! I'm talking mainly about the ending which left me opened mouthed craving to get my hands on the next one. I couldn't even sleep properly I was keep finding myself half awake considering the options of whats REALLY going on but wasn't sure if all the information was played in the previous 3 books is enough. 

This book has a very defined structure. There is a loop of 3 different locations of time and place - 

First one "North - The Past" where we hear from Kingsley POV of his time at the catholic school were he lived with Søren. In the previous book, Nora acknowledged the fact that Kingsley and Søren have been lovers in the past, and the reason that it WAS in the past and isn't in the present is only due to Søren's love for her, not from lack of interest from Kingsley who have been in love with Søren ever since then. In a perverse way, Kinglsey is such a romantic! The chapters of the past shows us truly the beginning, who Kingsley is, or rather, was. Also how he and Søren came to be together and how it all led to them being together now ruling an underground empire.

Second "North - The Present" again we have Kingsley's POV only telling us of his and Søren's investigation of who's after them (which started with Nora's file getting stolen but there's more). It's interesting seeing the both of them as teens in one chapter than moving 30 years forward to how they are today. Kingsley would gladly go back to being with Søren. I'm not sure what's holding Søren back from claiming him (as well as Nora). I actually felt like I knew who was the thief even though I didn't have all the details of how (which I still in a way don't have which drives me absolutely mad!). 

Though I couldn't care less for Søren, I did feel bad for Kingsley for losing Søren to Nora or in general not having the person he loves most by his side the way he would want him to be. Sacrifices were made by both sides and in a way I DO believe that Søren still loves Kingsley but maybe not enough or he wants Nora more. I'm not sure. I actually sort of felt bad for Søren, he CAN'T love a man or a woman without the violence before hand. I DIDN'T feel sorry for the fact everyone in his childhood feared and hated him for being to damn perfect! 

Third and last "South" The Prince of Kentucky - Wes and Nora spending their time together at his family's mansion. Here we have alternating POVs of both Nora and Wes. Nora did in fact leave her boots and run from Søren to Wes but in a way she didn't since we know that he "gave her up" because he was worried she will get hurt. But since Nora doesn't know that, and since AT LAST they have time, just the two of them with no interruptions the romance between them could built. I LOVED seeing the both of them together. Wes is SO sweet it's simply unbelievable, not to mention that for me they are practically in heaven - surrounded by horses. Nora actually meets someone from her past as a Dominatrix - the one who gave her the car! There's a short plot line of what's going on with him though I don't think it's something that really matters for the bigger picture (but who knows!). 

I had literally no air AT ALL on their last chapter (also last chapter in the book). There are a lot of beautiful scenes between the both of them and I think that Nora gets that with all her love for Søren, giving up Wes is also impossible for her and unlike the situation between her, Søren and Kingsley - she CAN'T have them both. 

There is also a scene were Nora confesses of a sort of lie she made in the past to keep Wes away. I feel like I should apologize as well, because as it seems I accused Søren of something - wrongly.. He truly does love Nora beyond words, but I still don't get their relationship, less on the physical side, more on the mental side where she has to get his permission for everything. I accepted it with Griffin and Michael in the previous book. Mostly because of Michael being who he is (and also because Griffin is less "strict" in his dominance over him). But with Nora it feels totally wrong for who SHE is. 

I LOVED this book, loved the way it was constructed, where you have The past then the present of Kingsley and Søren following the present of Nora and Wes in a loop. It kept you on edge to everything that's happening, there was a lot of romance, both a vanilla one in the present and very hard core between Søren and Kingsley in the past, and in between - the investigations in the present (both in the north and in the south). 

AMAZING READ. Definitely 5 blood red stars!

Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 416 pages, 26-27 July 2014 / On GoodReads

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