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.
Release Date March 31, 2015
The Original Series Series Book 7, Red Years Book 3
I'm a huge fan of Tiffany Reisz and was beyond excited to get a review copy of The Virgin. Huge thanks to the publisher for approving me on NetGalley for a review copy.
All fans of The Original Sinners books will love this book so much. You get Nora telling the story of when she left Søren and find out how Kingsley met Juliette. While parts of the book are rough, I really did loved every single thing about The Virgin.
Seeing Eleanor spend time with her mother, who is now a nun and the other nuns in the convent was really quite humorous. While I knew Eleanor picked the perfect place to get away from both Søren and Kingsley, I also knew the convent was in for a bit of a wild ride. I loved watching Eleanor change during her time in the convent, especially once she and Kyrie became friends. I loved that Kyrie pushed Eleanor to talk about her stories and even pushed her to write them down.
We also finally get the story of how Kingsley met Juliette in The Virgin. I've always loved their relationship and loved getting to see how it all started. Juliette and Kingsley have some of the sexiest and sweetest scenes together in the entire book.
There is always so much to the stories by Tiffany Reisz that I feel like if I say too much I'll give something major away. I love the Original Sinners series so much and can say The Virgin is one of my favorite ones to date. I gave this book a 5 star review on Goodreads and can promise you it is worth every penny of your book money. While there are some books from a series you can read out of order, I honestly feel like the Original Sinners books should be read in their release order.