Tuesday, June 5, 2018

REVIEW: The Chateau by Tiffany Riesz



I feel like I say this about every single Tiffany Reisz book I read but I can't help it. I'm powerless against her word sorcery and The Chateau once again shows that--I couldn't put it down, sleep be damned. Fans of her Original Sinners series are going to LOVE The Chateau and a chance to see two of their favorite characters again, and readers who are brand new to this particular book world will be equally enamored with it because the references to the series are woven so smoothly that you don't need to know anything about these characters to enjoy this novel as a stand alone novel. 

It's completely absorbing, this novel, and I don't really know where to start. So I'll just say that I loved getting to see Kingsley in his more youthful days--to see him experience things that had a huge impact on his adult life and to see how he and Madame worked through some things that they both had in common (some of the discussions they had were so very insightful). I enjoyed trying to put all the puzzle pieces together before things were revealed and I especially enjoyed the very last section.

So, in summary, I love all things Tiffany Reisz and The Chateau is definitely a must read!

As the Jack-of-All-Wicked-Trades for a secretive French military intelligence agency, Lieutenant Kingsley Boissonneault has done it all—spied, lied, and killed under orders. But his latest assignment is quite out of the ordinary. His commanding officer's nephew has disappeared inside a sex cult, and Kingsley has been tasked with bringing him home to safety.

The cult’s holy book is Story of O, the infamous French novel of extreme sado-masochism. Their château is a looking-glass world where women reign and men are their willing slaves. Or are they willing? It’s Kingsley’s mission to find out.

Once inside the château, however, Kingsley quickly falls under the erotic spell cast by the enigmatic Madame, a woman of wisdom, power, and beauty. She offers Kingsley the one thing he’s always wanted. But the price? Giving up forever the only person he’s ever loved.


Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin's Mira Books.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. 
Tiffany also writes mainstream women's suspense fiction, including The Bourbon Thief(winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Award) and the RITA®-nominated The Night Mark.
Her erotic fantasy The Red—self-published under the banner 8th Circle Press—was named an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. It also received a coveted starred review from Library Journal. 
Tiffany lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. The cats are not writers.


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