Title: The Queen
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners: White Years #4
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Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever.
The time has finally come to keep their promises.
Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren’s collar?
With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It’s the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.
“You have a conscience. But you know what they call a sociopath with a conscience?”
It sounded like a the setup to a joke so Elle took the bait. “No, what do they call a sociopath with a conscience?”
“They call her ‘Mistress.'”
I can’t believe this is the end. I’m still in denial about the whole thing really. For those who have been following me for a while, then you’d know my obsession with this series. I consider myself a pretty vanilla reader but the moment I picked up The Siren, I was hooked. This book pushed the boundaries and my buttons but I still loved it.
The Queen starts off immediately where The Virgin left off. Ellie is back and staying with Kingsley. She has no money, no prospects and going back to Søren is out of the question. When Kingsley proposed a very outrageous idea, Elle was intrigued and more than a little interested. This book examines Elle’s rise from being Søren’s submissive into the queen of underground and it was glorious to behold.
We also get the missing pieces of the puzzle which explains a lot of the events that happened prior to The Siren. But my favorite part of this book is the fact that we get so much more of Søren and Elle. The only time we get so many Søren and Elle interaction had been in The Saint. A lot has changed since then. They’ve been through a lot but their love for each is real and palpable. I loved Søren even more in this book. I wish we had his POV but I’m not complaining. Despite the lack of POV, his love for his Eleanor is unquestionable.
The ending was perfect, too. Or at least it perfectly fits the characters and the tone of the whole series. My only gripe was Nico. Ugh. I still don’t care about him. He was introduced but he barely made any waves at all. So disappointing. Nevertheless, I loved this book.