Review: The Priest (The Original Sinners #9) by Tiffany Reisz

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

 

About the Book:

New Orleans, four months after the events of THE QUEEN…

Søren has been suspended from the Jesuits for a minimum of one year after confessing to fathering a child. To say he’s struggling with his newfound freedom is an understatement.

Kingsley is about to be a father again and is convinced something very bad is about to happen. Nerves? Or is he right that the time has come for the Sinners to pay for their sins?

And if things couldn’t get worse, a handsome private detective shows up and tells Mistress Nora that a priest has just committed suicide, and she was the last person he tried to call. He would like to know why…

She doesn’t know, but Nora and her new detective friend will turn over the city to find out, meeting liars, vampires, and witches along the way. When she finds what she’s looking for, she may wish she’d never stepped foot in New Orleans.

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Guest Reviewer Jeannie’s Thoughts:

She’s baaacck! And better than ever.

“The Priest” is the latest installment in Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series.  It can be read as a standalone and is a perfect entry point for Original Sinners virgins – especially those who may have been apprehensive about the BDSM elements.

It may be called The Priest but it’s all about Nora and the absence of the priest in her life- who has had a crisis of faith and let without a word on a road trip to find himself. This leaves Nora with time on hands – which always leads to trouble. That fact that she’s in New Orleans can only mean that the aforementioned trouble is laced with magic and an amazing cast of new characters.

Nora does what she does best – stick her nose where it doesn’t belong,  immersing herself  in the mystery of a dead priest. A priest whose last phone call was to Nora’s old business number. The reader is initially thrust into a quirky, albeit kinky, cozy mystery. Nora is in the midst of channeling her inner Nancy Drew when Soren returns – adding another emotional layer to the unease swirling around Nora. Nora . As the case unfolds, taking the investigation in shocking directions, leading Nora into her heart of darkness and crisis of faith, ultimately reinventing herself. The meshing of her emotional arc into the framework of a seemingly cozy mystery is nothing sort of brilliant. In the end, it is more than a vehicle for the emotional journey, it’s a balm for the Hell Reisz puts her beloveds through. It’s shocking, devastating, sometimes soul crushing, and full of the poignant spiritual self reflection that Tiffany Reisz masters so deftly.

But don’t fear Original Sinners fans – there is plenty of snark, smacks and sexy times. But don’t say you weren’t warned about that heart wrenching  sucker punch.

 

About the Author: Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin’s Mira Books.

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky’s Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide.

Tiffany also writes mainstream women’s suspense fiction, including The Bourbon Thief(winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Award) and the RITA®-nominated The Night Mark.

Her erotic fantasy The Red—self-published under the banner 8th Circle Press—was named an NPRBest Book of the Year and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. It also received a coveted starred review from Library Journal.

Tiffany lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. The cats are not writers.

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