The Virgin

The Virgin

by Tiffany Reisz

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Overview

The provocative 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. She always imagined if that day came, she'd be running with Søren. Instead, she's running from him.

Fearing Søren and Kingsley will use their power and influence to bring her back, Eleanor takes refuge at the one place the men in her life cannot follow. Behind the cloistered gates of the convent where her mother has taken orders, Eleanor hides from the man she loves and hates in equal measure.

With Eleanor gone, the lights have gone out in Kingsley's kingdom. When he learns the reason she left, he, too, turns his back on Søren and runs. On a beach in Haiti, Kingsley meets Juliette, the one woman who could save him from his sorrows. But only if he can save her first.

Eleanor can hide from Søren but she can't hide from her true nature. A virginal novice at the abbey sends Eleanor down a path of sexual awakening, but to follow this path means leaving her lover behind, a sacrifice Eleanor refuses to make.

The lure of the forbidden, the temptation to sin and the price of passion have never been higher, and Eleanor and Kingsley will have to pay it if they ever want to go home again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594688471
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Series: Original Sinners Series , #7
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 288,356
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tiffany Reisz is a multi-award winning and bestselling author. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer. Find her online at www.tiffanyreisz.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
The lure of the forbidden. The temptation to sin. The price of passion has never been higher. Eleanor was on the run from the one man that could take all she has know and loved away. He could destroy her as she has been warned. Now the time has come to make a stand for herself but the one place she runs may be the last place she should be. Reisz has not failed to keep me enthralled with the intrigue of the forbidden. Its alluring, tempting, enthralling. Hold on for the ride because it is one that will keep you right on the edge. Thank you NetGalley.
LindsayKS More than 1 year ago
Sigh...one book closer to the end of this series, which I really don't want to end. The Original Sinners is my favorite series of all time and I have been slowly savoring them to prolong the agony of having to say goodbye. Since I've been reading this in paperback, my reading has been confined to small periods of time because once I delve into the book I don't want to leave. Having said that, be prepared to bounce back and forth. It was really the only drawback I found. We're alternating between Northern New York where Elle is hiding in a convent, and Haiti where Kingsley has found refuge. Both are on the outs with their beloved priest Soren, who has done something terrible that neither Elle or Kingsley can forgive. Every other chapter stories meant I was having to go back and re-read a little to remember where I left off. Haiti I won't lie, from day one I've wanted a Nora/Soren/King HEA. Kingsley's Juliette felt like an unwelcome interloper but for this installment we get to find out how King met her, fell in love, and why she is his perfect mate. Tiffany Reisz writes strong women so well and Juliette is a perfect example. She is mysterious and intriguing, carries herself like a queen, is intelligent, charming, sexy, and quick-witted. She keeps King on his toes and we fall in love with them as a couple almost as instantaneously as he is captivated by her. AND King and Juliette provide the bulk of the heat for the book, they are smoking hot together. Convent Life Recovering from her abortion and having her heart broken by Soren, Elle has found sanctuary at her mother's convent where she meets Kyrie, a young novice who has not taken her vows yet. Despite being all sweetness and light, this girl has a bit of an edge. She's curious, funny, brave, and devout to becoming a nun. She also wants to live a little doing so vicariously through Elle. She quickly gets under Elle's skin. Kyrie is absolutely critical to the story because she encourages Elle to write and sets her on the path to becoming Nora Sutherlin. There is a lot of chemistry and sizzle, as well as a couple of sex scenes, but I found Kyrie more fascinating as the person who inspired her to write and less as "the time I slept with a nun." Soren and Kingsley Other than appearing in the introduction, HELLO LIMO SCENE!!!, and the conclusion HELLO KILT SCENE!!!, we see Soren mostly in flashbacks as Nora tells Kyrie her story, so that means we get a whole bunch of King. We get to see how Elle and King interact when Soren is away, he introduces her to her Dominant side, and of course, when he got her pregnant. There is lots of sexy times for these two. Plus, we get to see him get blindsided by love, moments with his little girl, and THAT SPEECH!!! I fell in love with King all over again. For the first time, I kind of hated Soren, and I've always liked him and most of the time adore him. But he has a moment that I hated him so much. He deserved more than the bloody nose and cracked rib King gave him. However, as we all know now, he does redeem himself but next we get to see Kingsley transform Elle into her awesome amazing legendary self!!!
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Another fantastic read by TR. These characters are so interesting and complex, there are hundreds of stories to tell about them. It leaves me wanting to find out more about the three of them.
robbielea More than 1 year ago
Saying Tiffany Reisz has a way with words is like saying Beethoven knows how to write music. Each time I start out to review a book in her remarkable Original Sinners series, I ask myself what can I say that hasn’t already been said by me or another reviewer? Will my comments seem stale and redundant?  Will they fall short of doing justice to a book that is so far removed from stale and redundant?  Is it even possible to continue writing 5 star reviews that will tell readers what to expect from one of these books? The Virgin will exceed your expectations. It is written in the author’s inimitable style combining graphic erotica with gut-wrenching emotion and laugh-out-loud humor. Reading an Original Sinners book is like picking up a box that contains a familiar and beloved puzzle which has a few missing pieces to find that, magically, the missing pieces have been replaced and you have only to insert them in the correct spots to view the complete picture.  But don’t get too comfortable with that phrase “complete picture”.  Fans of the author know very well how she loves to toy with her readers and in The Virgin, she toys with her readers, toys with her characters and toys with her words. I’m going to say up front that if you haven’t read the earlier books in this series, my review may contain mild spoilers for you and you should stop reading now! Your order is to go get started on The Siren, The Angel, The Prince, The Mistress, The Saint and The King and in that order.  It is no secret among those who know me that I love Kingsley Edge. With sincere apologies to his beloved Juliette, I bonded with him the first time he posed the question “Have you ever had sex in the back of a Rolls Royce?”. From the time I read about that poor sad boy who gets exiled to a Jesuit boarding school for his own protection in The Prince to the king of Manhattan who exiles himself to Haiti in The Virgin, I have longed to see Kingsley find the person who will belong to him and him alone. Of course I love the relationship between Kingsley, Søren, and Nora. And I love the depth of the love Kingsley has for Søren and the love that Søren tries not to show for Kingsley.  I also love the unique bond Kingsley has with Nora because of the love they each have for Søren. If you’re thinking that’s a complex triangle as well as a complex sentence, you’re right.  I really want Kingsley to have a love of his very own..nothing vanilla mind you, but a love that will complete him as a character. While Kingsley has exiled himself to a tropical island, Nora has exiled herself to (don’t laugh!) a convent where she encounters a young nun who vows to help Nora figure out what she’s supposed to do with her life. Kyrie is written as a tiny sprite-like girl.  Angelic and ethereal in appearance, she is also a virgin. Despite her innocence, Kyrie has a spirit of adventure so don’t assume Nora is the seducer! I think astute readers will find at least one of the scenes between Nora and Kyrie parallels a particularly emotional scene between young Søren and Kingsley in The Prince. . .look for it! Tiffany Reisz has a unique talent for making readers want to turn back to the first chapter and start over as soon as they read the last word in a book. The Virgin is no exception.  How does she do that time after time? How does she create a plot so intricate that each time I re-read one of the earlier books or read a new one, I find new facets to the characters, more pieces in the well-loved puzzle? I can never get enough of this story.  With all the revelations and plot twists and a cliffhanger of an ending that will leave you shaking your head and turning back to the first page, The Virgin is like a good Chinese meal….delicious and satisfying, but in a short while you’re hungry for more.  And guess what! While you were gorging yourself on Chinese. . .our crafty author sneaked in and rearranged your puzzle leaving you with a whole new group of missing pieces. Tiffany Reisz is invariably kind to her readers and has written a number of tidbits outside the novels to hold the starving masses at bay. Some of these can be found on her website. Do yourself a favor and read every word she has written. Your hunger will be appeased and you will have bonus pieces for your Sinners puzzle.
lec422 More than 1 year ago
What can I say? I sit and devour the book and then I am sad when it's over. Tiffany has done it again! This book is FANFREAKINTASTIC!!!!!!!!! I don't think I could love Soren, Nora or Kingsley more.  It filled in so many holes.  I look forward to The Queen as much as I am sad to read it since it's the end of the story  
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
The Virgin, Tiffany Reisz Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Erotica   Well, I guess most of us have always wondered...why did Nora leave Soren? Its referred to so many times, and we know its around the time she also was pregnant via Kingsley and finally – finally – we get to know everything. Poor Nora, I felt for her so much but also for Kingsley too and Soren. They all ended in a situation hurting each other, though none of them wanted that, didn’t intend it. Life is like that sometimes, takes us in directions we didn’t intend, and we strike out in impulse at those we love.Wow what a shock it was too, and yet knowing them both its not really unexpected. Soren is a control freak in so many ways and up to now Nora has needed that, needed him to get her out of scrapes when she was younger and accepted his directions once she was older. She’s allowed him to push her life in the direction she needs, trusting him as her Dominant to know best. Then so  much happens at once, they’re all in shock and Nora flees. Kingsley ( he’s great is The King) has told her for a long while this day would come, but she never really believed him. Soren has been the one she runs to, who loves and protects her, who sorts out and helps her with any problems, and she can’t imagine running away but Kingsley has insisted that she practises and knows what to do in the event of five  scenarios, and he’s put out in place help for her in the event of one of them occurring. This time though its something none of them envisaged and she can’t go to any of the bolt holes...she has to find her own. In between that story Tiffany weaves another for us about how The King meets his Juliette. She’s always been a bit of a background figure, loves Kingsley unconditionally, puts up with his ways and accepts him for the man he is, so who is she really? We get to see their first meeting and find out just why Kingsley is so enamoured of her and why they are so perfect together. She came as a real surprise to me, I simply never envisaged her as that sort of person and yet – she’s perfect, I loved her, and she’s just the sort of helpmeet he needs in his life at the time she has need of someone like him. Its a real turn of fate moment when two people find exactly the lovers they need. Nora in the convent – can you imagine it? And though she’s grateful for the sanctuary she still rebels against some of the constraints in her own way. The time away though stretches into months and months,  and its where she has the time to think and to find out who and what she really is. It makes sense, when you think she’s been with Soren directing her since she was fifteen and not really learned to think for herself. As Soren’s sub he did all the thinking for her, and good though that is her nature isn’t a natural submissive one, she’s rebellious and fiercely independent and its only her love for Soren that’s allowed her to be submissive so far. She’s matured from that needy teen and now has to make some decisions about her life, where its going and what she wants. Its a time of change and its been great to go along with the journey.   We do get a bit of Soren though – at the beginning and the end which brings us up to present day, so he’s not just in Kingsley and Nora’s thoughts but there in reality too. Its a perfect ending  – I’ll be sad to see these characters go, but wonder once these gap filling stories are done if there’s any more to come from them? I’ve loved them but the time with all good books to stop is before they get exhausted, before the story gets tired and dull – I’d rather re read what we have than see that happen. So far though even though I know the story its still really fun getting the snippets and stories behind the main events and characters.  I’m looking forward to how Nora become the top Dominatrix, and hope we find out what Soren does in that time too. I can’t quite remember how but? I’m sure she left Soren a second time – I seem to recall Kingsley saying he understood why she left the first time ( this time), but didn’t agree with the second and that’s where they fell out. Or maybe I just dreamt all that !! they do seem to insert their way into my thoughts a lot....   Stars: Five, I really enjoyed the stories behind the story in this read.   ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers.