Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Priest by Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz’s USA Today bestselling Original Sinners series returns with the long-awaited sequel to The Queen.

When a New Orleans parish priest is found dead of an apparent suicide, the police see no reason to investigate. Private detective Cyrus Tremont knows a cover-up when he sees it, however. A former cop, he’s seen it all... or so he thought.

Clues point him in the direction of Nora Sutherlin, an erotic romance writer who moonlights as a dominatrix. Together, they form an unlikely bond built on their shared need for justice.

As Cyrus is drawn deeper into Nora’s underground world of pleasure and pain, what lines will he cross to discover the truth about the priest? And what will he and Nora do with the truth once they find it?

The Priest is the beginning of a new era for Reisz’s Original Sinners series, and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
Note: Our reviewers disagree and recommend beginning with book one, The Siren.

Book 9
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

When I saw a new book was coming out from author Tiffany Reisz, I wanted it without knowing anything about it. Having read most of the Original Sinners series, this one was a must-read for me. Even though she says you don't have to read the others to read this one, I would recommend reading the others for the pure joy of them all.

This one started out like a suspense story when a priest is found dead and has Nora's card on him. This leads to a private investigator visiting Kingsley's house looking for Nora. But the investigator is not ready for the likes of Nora, Kingsley, and Søren.

Also in this story, we learn a little more about Nora and Søren and where they go from here, or do they have a future? Will they find out the truth about what happened with the priest? Was it murder or suicide?

If you are a Tiffany Reisz and an Original Sinners fan, then you need to read this one. It has the main trio and a few extras and a few new vanilla characters. So sit back and enjoy The Priest, I loved it and can't wait for more.

The Priest is the ninth installment of The Original Sinners series. I advise against trying to read the novel as a standalone or out of series order. There is too much history and backstory, the entire foundation of the series, where readers would be confused if they tried to jump in at The Priest.

With all that being said, there is a different vibe to this novel, more a mystery to be solved than the angsty drama with a BDSM twist in previous installments (never fret, Reisz still brings the angst when it comes to Nora and Søren). Nora is focused on why an unknown priest called her minutes before he committed suicide, joining forces with a private detective to discover the whys and hows, leading her down a journey of self-reflection.

A who-done-it, let's collect and follow the clues to see where it takes us next, causing me to click the pages at a rapid rate because I too wanted to know what was going on. There was a slight humorous bent, much-needed banter between Nora and Cyrus during the investigation, especially with the darkness revealed.

I'm sure readers only care about Søren and Kingsley. Never fear, Reisz has your back, giving you exactly what you need.

Trying to avoid doing a rundown on the plot, as that would just ruin it for readers. Readers deserve all the twists and turns and revelations without knowing they're coming. Reisz does an excellent job of showing our beloved characters. Nora has done some major self-reflecting, and now sees past events in a new light with new eyes, sees Søren differently. Almost as if sensing that, Søren seems more open with his feelings, balancing out Nora's self-revelations, as he also has a major decision he has to make.

When can I have the next? Hmm? It was amazing to fall back into love with Nora, flaws and all, like a homecoming of beloved characters. I can't wait to see what Ms. Reisz graces us with next.

Oh Nora, Søren, and Kingsley – how I've missed you!!

The Priest, the ninth book in The Original Sinners series, has all the characters you love. It has all the witty banter, the humorous quips, the sass, and introduces a new character: Cyrus. There isn't anything NOT to love about this.

When Cyrus is asked to look into the death of a Catholic priest, as a personal favor, his world is flipped upside down. The fun part is when Cyrus determines that the priest had placed a phone call to a well-known Dominatrix. You can imagine what happens when Nora is involved.

While we have a mystery to solve, and clues to find and follow up on, there are other layers to this story.

Overall, this is a strong five-star book!

I adore this series so much, it is pretty much the case that I prostrate myself before Tiffany Reisz in awe and gratitude. Embarrassing but true – and each new book I war between reading it non-stop and rationing out chapters... I have no self-control, so always go all in. I possibly love each book more that the last, and this one is definitely my current favourite. We not only see Nora in a new light, we most definitely see Søren that way too.

You absolutely should not read this first – the #9 should clue you in on that fact anyway – but I promise that you should not start here for any reason at all.

I am not going to say anything about the story at all – the blurb does more than enough – instead, let me promise you that this will give you all the feels that you want and a lot of the emotion that can on occasion be hidden behind kink. It also has a fabulous mystery which has Nora teaming up with Cyrus – a most intriguing and beguiling man.

Enjoy! And thank you so much, Tiffany Reisz, for giving us another dose of heaven... Please keep them coming – I could read about them sat on the deck in their rocking chairs, reminiscing and be happy!

Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today bestselling author of the Original Sinners series (previously published by Mira Books and Mills & Boon), including the RT Book Reviews Best Erotic Romance winner The Siren and the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning The Saint. Her 8th Circle Press-published The Red was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017 and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Priest (The Original Sinners #9) by Tiffany Reisz to read and review.

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