Tuesday, July 21, 2020

REVIEW: The King by Tiffany Reisz


It's been a little while since I've been in the world of the Original Sinners but as always, when I do find myself in it, I wonder how I waited so long to come back. The characters feel like family and you can tell that Tiffany Reisz loves and cares for them by the way she crafts their narratives. 

It's in The King that we get deeper into the story of Kingsley Edge. We knew about his boyhood from previous novels in this series and now we get to see some of those missing years between his service in the French military and his life as an established figure..ahem, King...in the NYC underworld of all things kink. Truth be told, I wasn't sure how I felt about King prior to this novel. In previous novels I liked him, felt for him, or was ambivalent towards him but it was in this novel that I truly fell for him. I felt like I understood him so much better; that I understood the dynamic between him and Soren and Nora in way that I don't know I always really got. I loved the story of his club and how he attained it as well as reading his meeting with Soren for the first time in eleven years. 

I know for some, even me, at times, knowing so much about these characters ahead of times makes you wonder what's left to know, what could possibly happen, what mysteries are left to uncover? And perhaps it's that line of questioning that turns some people off from grabbing the next book in the series? But for me, this series isn't so much about solving a mystery at the end, it's more about seeing the depth of their relationships, their entanglements, and seeing all the 'behind the scenes' stuff that you don't know when you only know the end point but not the journey it took to get there. These novels, now, are more about the journey for me--not so much the end. 

Every time I pick up a book of Tiffany Reisz I wonder why I didn't pick it up sooner and I remember just how much I love the worlds she creates. 

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Revisit the sixth book in Tiffany Reisz’s fan-favorite Original Sinners series, where only cunning, sex and pure nerve can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side--handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder--Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy--only S¿ren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM clubÂ: a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list that’ll change the scene forever.

The club becomes Kingsley’s obsession--and he’s enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined--and considerable--expertise in domination can’t subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed. It’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s....

“Reisz’s Original Sinners series just keeps getting better!” —RT Book Reviews

Originally published in 2014

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