I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Released: November 20, 2012
Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance
Series: The Original Sinners #3
Published by Mira
I definitely felt that Reisz took her time in making sure she showed the kind of love Kingsley has for Soren instead of simply telling readers that he loves him. ~ Under the Covers
THE PRINCE primarily follows Soren and Kingsley – my two favorite characters in this series – into their past as young, curious students and the present where disappearances and threats cause them to be on high alert. This book also spends considerable time with Wes and Nora in Kentucky where Misstress Nora gets acquainted with Wes’s lifestyle
I think the easiest way to get my thoughts across is to break down the book into its respective parts so bear with me!
Kingsley and Soren – The Past
These parts were definitely my favorite of the book! I loved reading about a young Kingsley and Soren. King’s arrogance is still very much evident when he was younger and I loved reading about his vulnerability as well. Reisz really focuses on how Kingsley craves pain and how deeply he falls for the person who administers that feeling. I definitely felt that Reisz took her time in making sure she showed the kind of love Kingsley has for Soren instead of simply telling readers that he loves him.
Kingsley and Soren – The Present
I enjoyed these parts as well, but I also felt that a lot of their time in the present didn’t explore what the author built up in the sections from “The Past”. I would have liked to see the present outcome of what happened to them as young men and how their relationship then changed over time. Most of these sections really built upon the mystery subplot. While I enjoyed the thriller mystery, I did miss the dynamic that Soren and Kingsley had in the previous books. I don’t think we saw much of that in THE PRINCE.
Wesley and Nora
Unfortunately, these parts were my least favorite of the book. I adore Wes and Nora, but together, I don’t know. There’s no spark. They are very sweet together, but I felt as if the story was slowed because of their time together. As Nora was introduced into Wesley’s world, I felt as if Nora was a “virgin” – everything seemed new to her. Similarly, the fact that Wes IS a virgin also stalled their relationship greatly. The storyline involving the horses didn’t really hold my interest for too long and I simply wished for more development between Wes and Nora .
This is the part where I am torn. I loved the scenes between young Soren and Kingsley, but since it involved a lot of pain and humiliation, I think that also affected how much I liked it. Reisz definitely does not pull back. The sex scenes are intense. Again, Wesley and Nora’s time together didn’t do much for me. Overall, THE PRINCE is not my favorite book in terms of the sex. But I do still think that Reisz does a good job of writing M/M scenes.
I enjoyed THE PRINCE. However, I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as the first two books in the series. The cliffhanger ending has definitely got me excited about the next book, THE MISTRESS. I hope we get the same excitement and thrill that the Original Sinners series has delivered so far!
*ARC provided by publisher
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