Series: Original Sinners #5, The White Years #1
Published by Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: June 24th 2014
Also in this series: The Mistress, The Virgin
Also by this author: The Mistress, Misbehaving, The Last Good Knight: Parts 1-5, The King, The Virgin
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Before she became Manhattan's most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor…
Rebellious, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Marcus Stearns—Søren to her and only her—and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Eleanor is consumed—yet even she knows being in love with a priest can't be right.
But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. When she vows to repay him with complete obedience, a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets that will change everything.
Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.
“He was part of my dream, of course— but then I was part of his dream, too.” -Through the Looking-Glass- Lewis Carroll
Tiffany Reisz has done it again. Ever since The Siren, I know my friends and I, have been curious about how 15 year old Nora captivated Søren. We’ve seen flashbacks in previous book, but in The Saint we get the full story. And what a story it is.
“….As she reached for the cup, her sleeve slipped back, and her priest saw what she was.”
“What was she?” Eleanor asked.
Søren kissed her on the top of the head and whispered.
“She was mine.”
Tiffany’s writing in The Saint is gorgeous. Flashbacks and present time ebb and flow into a story that is as beautiful as is devastating. There were many moments that the raw vulnerability of young Eleanor resonated inside me so deeply. The story between her and Søren is complicated at best, but so rich in love and respect.
“Little one, to be with me is to hurt.”
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I went it but I’m happy that I read The Last Good Knight novella series beforehand because there is a theme with Nora that ties into The Saint and it really elevated this story to new heights.
“This was the price she had to pay for the kiss couldn’t be unkissed, for the apple that couldn’t be unbitten, for the road she had taken. They had gone too far now. They could no longer go back. She never wanted to go back.”
I honestly don’t want to say too much because I went in blind and would hate to ruin anything for anyone else. If your a fan of the Original Sinners series this is truly a MUST read. I’ve grown so attached to these characters and their stories and it’s hard not to. Nora is breathtaking. Søren is an enigma. And Kingsley steals the show.
“I heard some rumors you were good in bed.”
Kingsley plucked a nonexistent thread off his trousers and smiled at something out the window.
“If I were you, I would believe them.”
The Saint was everything I wanted and more. I laughed. I cried. It was a story full of depth and surprise and I find myself constantly re-reading through quotes. And now I am waiting on pins and needles for The King.
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