Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Release Blitz & Review: Tiffany Reisz's "The Saint (The Original Sinners:The White Years #1)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz & Review for Tiffany Reisz's "The Saint  (The Original Sinners:The White Years #1)."


In the beginning, there was him. 

Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like a reward, and her punishment is the ache she feels when they're apart. He is intelligent and insightful and he seems to know her intimately at her very core. Eleanor is consumed—and even she knows that can't be right. 

But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. She vows to repay him with complete obedience…and a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets. 

Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.


"You are not a normal priest are you?" 
"My God, I hope not." 

As a huge fan of "The Original Sinners Series" I couldn't wait to read this new series featuring Nora and Søren. I've loved every single book to date and so far so my expectations for this one were high. 

In "The Saint" Nora and Søren went right back to the beginning of their story but not in the way that I thought. I was a little confused at first wondering what was going on but as the story progressed everything became clear. 

That golden cord had wrapped itself around her heart and she would go wherever it lead her. 
It lead her to him. With every step closer to him, the cord tightened, 
and yet the tighter it bound her, the greater the joy. 

I loved how Tiffany transported me back to the world of teenage Nora and how she first met Søren. I absolutely loved getting to know Eleanor (as she was known back then), how her life was growing up and how her experiences molded her into the gutsy and sassy women that she became. 

The journey between Eleanor and Søren was a beautiful one, even though (at times) I was taken a little out of my comfort zone. To a degree, I was prepared for this, having read the previous books. However I was still a little apprehensive about how I would feel when reading about 15 yr old Nora falling in love with a 29 year old Priest who'd invited her into his world. 

"In exchange for my assistance, I ask you to do what I tell you from now on?" 
"Do what you tell me to do?"
"Yes. I want you to obey me." 
"From now on? Like, for how long?" 

This series may not be everyone's idea of a great love story, but for me, it was impossible not to love. I've rooted for Eleanor and Søren from the very beginning. They really were true soul mates. 

"Eleanor, I could barely breathe watching you walk down the aisle today. 
Do you know how much it hurt knowing you will never walk down that isle to me?" 

The hopeless romantic in me longs for wedding bells and babies between the pair, seeing them get a happy ever after but I know that just isn't them. Their happy ending involves whips, candle wax and blood play! lol. 

"Tonight I give you bruises, Little One. Someday it will be welts. 
It will be cuts and burns. I would never do anything to you that you did not want to do. " 

Tiffany's writing captured me from the first words and I found her writing to be seamless, beautifully changing from the present to the past without any confusion or without it effecting the flow of the story. Even though I knew the majority of what happened to Eleanor and Søren, this book filled in the gaps and gave me an insight to the young Eleanor, Søren, and of course, Kingsley. The story covers their first four years together and how their relationship developed over that time. 

"There is God, there is you, and then there is Kingsley. 
Those are my three nonnegotiable's. You understand?" 

The characters that Tiffany has created in this series are just brilliant. Eleanor is one of the best female characters in the book world. She is everything I would love to be. Even back when she was younger I found her to be such a strong and independent young woman, not afraid to express her thoughts and feelings. Young Eleanor was confident, intelligent and keen to explore her sexual fantasies. See why she was the perfect match for Søren and why all men that encountered her want to know her more? I would love to be Nora Sutherland although I'm not sure I could tolerate the pain....however for Søren I would try! 
"Call me Sir," 
"Yes, Sir" 
"Tell me I own you."
"You own me, Sir." 
"Say I'm the only Father you will ever obey." 
"I will obey you only, Sir."

This book is a MUST read for all fans of The Original Sinners Series. The Saint gets 5 Brilliant Hearts from me! Now bring on "The King"!! 

About The Author:

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Original Sinners. Her first novel, THE SIREN, won the RT Editor's Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012. Slightly shameless, Tiffany dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue a career as a writer. This move, while possibly putting her eternal salvation in peril, has worked out better than she anticipated. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend, author Andrew Shaffer.

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