I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The King by Tiffany Reisz
Published by Harlequin Enterprises, Limited on 2014-11-25
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
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Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome 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 Søren, 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 club: 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….
I was a little late reading this due to a bit of a reading slump that took up most of my October, November and December… I’m going to apologize to those who might have been interested in knowing my feelings on this one back when it first released but hey… things happen..
Now.. I keep trying to forget that we only have 2 more stories after this one about our beloved Nora, Søren and Kingsley *whimpers* and this one helps remind me why I love this series, Tiffany’s writing and the world of the Original Sinners. Like the others in the White Years we see glimpses of the current day interspersed with memories of the past and how they made the personalities in to those we fell in love with in the Red Years. This one focuses on Kingsley and his complex relationship with Søren. We get to see how the Eight Circle came in to being and finally get to see Sam.
Kingsley is at a crossroads in his life where all he does is indulge in self-destructive behavior doing nothing but being a playboy and running a not so clean club. While he has some of the New York elite in his pocket he isn’t the power broker we see in the Red Years. He’s still a bit lost after nearly being killed and missing something major from his life. He likes to play but he hasn’t found something to truly make him feel alive until a figure from his past starts to make an appearance in his life once again…. Søren… the man he loves and in some ways hates… It hurt to see the vibrant King we know and love in the Red Years as such a shadow in the beginning of this. I loved getting a glimpse of his pain in most ways but it wasn’t easy to read at times because of the pain.
I enjoyed seeing Søren and getting a glimpse of what was going on while the story told in The Saint was unfolding. King was enjoyable as he realized how much his former lover would have to deal with if he ever opened his eyes to the other side of his precious Eleanor. I also loved hearing about the readings that both Søren and Kingsley had from their Domme teacher as we know they ended up being fulfilled in a way that made me extremely happy. I also enjoyed the story of Sam and how she plays a critical role in what becomes The Eighth Circle. She was a character I want to see more of and I hope that Tiffany will give us a bit more of her in a short story or extra.
I have two favorite moments –
- How the name of the club came to be – let’s just say there’s some fun that was had by King … *snicker* and a certain other person.
- Kingsley holding baby Fionn. Seriously it was a beautiful moment and the love Grace shows for everyone is inspiring.
Once again this story has moments of hot sex but this story is more about how things came in to being and about the heart behind our trio. I love these stories because of the story and the sexual aspect is secondary.