If you’re familiar with Tiffany Reisz’ Original Sinners series then you know all about Kingsley Edge. I have a friend that thinks he’s hers, incidentally she’s the reason I started reading these books. I guess I owe her a lot, but I’m willing to fight her for King. This book tells his story. Now, if you’re not into sexy writing, taboo topics and kink then I can safely say you should probably read these books anyway 😉 When I first started Ms. Reisz’ books I was instantly hooked. Her characters are always complex and the writing is always clever. There’s no shortage of wit, humor and even tears.
Fast forward to The King (my most anticipated read) where we learn the origins of the Eighth Circle and Kingsley himself (as well as his Hessian boots). I read this book in a day as I couldn’t put it down. Tiffany Reisz once again delivers a book that has it all. The relationship between Søren and Kingsley kills me. Søren’s underbelly is revealed in this book and seeing his more sensitive, affectionate side felt like nothing short of a treat. It also hurt like hell, which I’m sure Søren appreciates.
Something that Ms. Reisz has nailed, in my opinion, is the ability to take the subjects of kink, BDSM, religion, relationships, and sexuality and juggle them so brilliantly so as to do them all justice.
My favorite new character from this book has to be Sam. She had some great lines and her overall personality made me want to meet her in real life and beg her to be my friend.Maybe even my lover. The fact that she plays a very important role in the establishment of King’s Kingdom entitles her to my deepest affections.
This book details the making of our favorite King of Kink and it couldn’t have been a more enjoyable read.
Vive le roi!