The Prince is the highly anticipated third book in the Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz.
As many of you know, I am a bit of a fangirl about this series of books. I understand why some people do not like them and that is OK, but to me this stuff is chocolate (I can't call it crack because this is much more necessary to life than crack and this won't kill me).
At the end of the second book in the series, The Angel, Soren lets his Eleanor (Nora) go with Wesley because he knows that without Wesley Nora is not completely free to be his "little one".
Wesley takes Nora back to his home on a Kentucky horse farm. Remember how we all thought he was this poor little college boy?
Guess who came from money?
BIG money: he is called "The Prince of KY". Who knew?
(I know where your mind went. Spank yourself for thinking naughty things about virginal Wes.)
What I like about this book (without too many spoilers):
1) I love the backstory of Soren and Kingsley in their youth. I love how their relationship at an all-boys school feels like a kinky high school love story, with all of the fumbling and extreme feelings. It is a bittersweet feeling reading about it, because you know what they both become as adults. You cannot help but root for their affection for each other to survive, even knowing how they will turn out. You KNOW this is not going to be a fairytale; of course it is no fairy tale even during their affair. It is more like two different lost boys that find love.
Before I go off on another tangent, I have to talk about the line in this book that is just perfect.
It is perfectly perfect. It is so perfect, it is inspired writing. This is the hand that reaches into the writer and says, "Here, this is a gift for you."
" God closed his eyes "
I see this becoming a popular tattoo. It is a beautiful way to explain what happens. It is not graphic, it is simple and moving and perfect. Make certain when you read that line to tell me how it made you feel, because I love it so much. I hope everyone melts when they read it the way I did
(I realize this is confusing because you have not read the book; HOWEVER once you get to that part of the book you will remember what I said and be all, "HOLY SHIT! Sue was right!")
|yes this is what you find when you google God closed his eyes|
Yes, you're right! This one got a 5 stars because it is so so intricate. Yes, you need to read The Siren and The Angel first so you can get to know the characters.
NOW what I did not like:
I was mildly annoyed with the whole back and forth between the times thing. We would get one chapter in modern times with Soren and Kingsley then--cliffy. Turn the page and you end up reading about what is going on with Nora and Wes. The chapter ends and you are in the past, finding out what happened to Soren and Kingsley when they were in school together.
Here is why this annoyed me:
I am happily reading a long and BAM cliffhanger. I need the answer. I turn the page and I'm in another world. We basically have 3 stories all in one book. It is only because of Reisz' writing talent that it worked. She did a good job of tying the stories together at the end so
|there really is no reason for this. Oh! TYING! Get it? lol|
To sum it all up, here is everything in a nutshell:
- Great characters
- great dialog
- great mystery
- great sex
- laugh out loud lines
- lines that will make you sigh
- lines that will make you cry
Now for the promised MadLibs portion of our review! This is so that I can satisfy my need to tell you everything AND so I can satisfy the need to NOT to spoil the whole thing for you:
In the end of the book ______ and _____ were _____ in the ______, and then ____ _______ of ______, and she _______, and then he______ and _____ . Of course at this point ____ ______ and ____ . And as a reader I am all ______ because_____ and _____, and I screamed, "Tiffany you _______ ! How could you _____ to ______ and then ______ and just___ ___ ___ it ____ there???"
My Recommendation to anyone who has enjoyed any of Tiffany's stories is to preorder the book, get your friends together, read with them, and come back here to talk with me or find me on twitter and talk with me about it. I need more people to chat about this book with!
The BAD NEWS:
We will have to wait 'til Spring for the next book, called The Mistress.
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