Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make. Unless someone makes it for her...
Wes Railey is the object of Nora's tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can't forget. He's young. He's wonderful. He's also thoroughbred royalty and, reuniting with him in Kentucky, she's in his world now. But this infamous New York dominatrix is no simpering Southern belle, and Nora's dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with the relentlessly seductive pull of Soren--her owner, her lover, the forever she cannot have. At least, not completely.
Meanwhile Nora's associate Kingsley Edge is only too happy to take her place at Soren's feet during her hiatus. Soren is the only man Kingsley has ever loved, and their dark, shared history has forged a bond that neither the years--nor Soren's love for Nora--can break. But a new threat from an old adversary is forcing Kingsley to confront the past, reminding him that he must keep his friends close, and his enemies closer.
The Prince is so well written! Even with all the kink that kind of makes me uncomfortable, I love this series and the characters so much!
My The Prince review:
The Prince is different than the first two books in the Original Sinners series, if only for the fact that while Søren and Nora are separated for a big part of the story, I was still able to follow both of them. And I loved that Wes was so present, too, because of how things were left between him and Nora when they parted ways. The mystery wasn’t all that mysterious to me though, which is one part of why I didn’t give The Prince five stars. I thought some of the flash-backs gave away a few too many clues, and I was kind of disappointed to be right.
I really enjoyed how all the different characters from the different parts of Nora’s life worked together to figure things out, though, especially after she was kidnapped and even Wes and Søren had to play nice to figure out the best way to make sure she was safe. The Prince definitely had all the ingredients to be an amazing story, and even Grace showed up for a while, helping to find Nora, and getting her reward for hanging around… which brings me to another thing I think I’ve figured out already… we shall see if I am right or not.
Because Nora spent a lot of her time with Wes, her romantic scenes were very tender and different in The Prince, and I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of her. The writing was beautiful as always, apart from a big pet-peeve of mine, namely the fact that there were grammatical errors in both the French and the Danish sentences that were used. No language can be translated word for word into another language, and it always makes me both sad and a little peeved when things aren’t done properly in a language that so many readers actually know.
Of course, I will continue reading this series, I have become slightly obsessed with Nora, Søren, Kingsley, Michael, Grace and Zach, and all the others. One of my favorite things when penetrating a story (see what I did there?) is to see the characters grow and change, and Ms. Reisz is an expert of making that happen!
Some of my favorite The Prince quotes:
The thief closed the file for the final time, and then and there decided the best course of action. The thief would proceed… cautiously.
Everywhere he looked he saw churches, or at least buildings with pretensions of being one. A cross adorned every roof.
The priest held out his hand to him, but he paused before shaking it. Celibacy seemed like a disease to him – one that might be catching.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: