“What does bother me is that you pulled your tricks on my son. You used him, chewed him up and spit him out.”

Wesley opened his mouth to protest, but Nora spoke up first.

“You say you know me, Mr. Railey, but obviously you don’t. If you did, you’d know I don’t spit out.”

Redonk Nutshell: Tortured souls are reunited with past loves

Book three in Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series, we get to see what happens when Nora given time with her beloved Wesley, the “one that got away.” Or rather, she pushed away. As in the past two novels, we get several stories in one, here: Nora & Wes, and Soren & Kinglsey. Both stories were fascinating, though I’d give an edge to Soren & Kingsley’s because of it’s…er…effed up’edness. I’m not going to lie – I was really looking forward to Wesley finally getting it on with his ever so precious Nora. Who doesn’t love a male virgin story, amirite? Anyhow, it doesn’t disappoint. The darkness in Nora’s former erotic scenes is missing, which is expected. We see another side of Nora, one she herself isn’t really sure how to handle either. On the other side of the story, we get a background scoop on Soren & Kingsley, and Kingsley’s longstanding love of the jaded priest. Their story is brutal and dark, but it works because of who they are. The thread that connects the two stories of The Prince is a mystery of figuring out who is after Soren, a mystery individual that is leaving notes and violent clues behind of their intent to ruin him. By the end we know who it is, but we’re left with a cliffhanger involving Nora’s abduction and the men of her life left scrambling.

I love, love, LOVED The Siren. The Angel was good, but didn’t shine as brightly for me. The Prince…okay, I’m not going to lie. It kind of pissed me off. Gah, I hate saying that, because really it’s my fault. If I had known going into it that there was more to come in this series, I would have left myself an out as far as having some sort of completion/resolution. You can imagine my disappointment coming upon the end and finding…a cliffhanger. I was so PISSED. Damn you, Reisz, for writing such darkly engaging characters that I absolutely MUST know more about!

I have no idea how this mess is going to end. Will I pick up book four? Yes, yes I will. Will I be as excited to read it as I was the 2nd? No. I’m girding my loins, dammit.  It’s tough for me to rate this book because of my personal reactions to it (that were my own damn fault). I enjoyed it, but it just didn’t move me like The Siren did.

The Prince by Tiffany Reisz

Rating: C

Romance: 2/5           Raunch: 5/5

One Response

  1. I agree with a lot of what you said. I was very frustrated by the Wes/Nora story line. I feel like it didn’t move forward at all.

    And the end – if it really is who we think it is…I don’t know. Not keen on that. I guess we’ll see how it plays out in book 4.

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