The original sinners are the most compelling characters! They are beyond any realm of typical, but what is overwhelmingly brilliant is their commitment to each other on multiple levels. Their enduring love for each other is accentuated in this story, which covers a one-year time period where Nora, Soren, and Kingsley are separated from one another and then return to each other. Their ability to forgive one another is profoundly moving. As you find out through the story, sometimes it takes time to recognize all aspects of oneself and learn to appreciate all sides of those you love. In addition, I would be remiss if I didn’t include some of my favorite quotes (that don’t contain spoilers):
“Ignorance is a poor excuse for bliss.”
“She survived the end of the world and found at the end a new beginning. And if she’d survived the end of the world, surely she could survive anything now.”
Did you think I forgot about the sex? Hell No! It is a Tiffany Reisz book – it is always sinfully delicious. Nora takes the virginity of a novice nun in a convent. Kingsley chains his lover to a bed for an entire week. And, Soren makes Eleanor forget her safe word and then pushes her to the point to where there is nothing she can do but safe word out.
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