martedì 29 aprile 2014

Anteprima The Last Good Knight by Tiffany Reisz

La recensione completa in italiano la trovate su Romanticamente Fantasy Sito, a questo link

The Last Good Knight by Tiffany Reisz is a novella in the series The Original Sinners  divided and published in a five-part miniseries:

- Scars and Stripes (The Last Good Knight # 1), May 6, 2014
Sore Spots (The Last Good Knight # 2), May 7, 2014
The Games Destiny Plays (The Last Good Knight # 3), May 8, 2014
Fit to Be Tied (The Last Good Knight # 4), May 9, 2014
The Last Good Night (The Last Good Knight # 5), May 10, 2014

Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Mira for the kind preview

Part I: Scars and Stripes

It's lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She's happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they're all in danger….

Part II: Sore Spots
With a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora's bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he's on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL's noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she's trying to forget….

Part III: The Games Destiny Plays

Shocked to see Nora's bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she's equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley's orders….

Part IV: Fit to Be Tied

With her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance's bed and finds herself toying with the idea of…toying with him on a permanent basis. But after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realizes she has the power to rescue this white knight….

Part V: The Last Good Night

Now that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn't need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma—if she uses her connections to help Lance, she'll have to give him up forever…

The events narrated in The Last Good Knight goes back to three years earlier than the timeline of the rest of the series already published.
I liked very much this story.
Nora in this moment of her life is a dominatrix, she broke off her relationship with Søren, even this is not so true. Theirs is a complex bond, you can't erase it with a sponge wash. And I sensed this myself, only in a few pages. Søren has is like a candle for a moth, which inevitably or at the behest of the  author, draws attention to himself, even if the male protagonist of the story is another: Lance, the perfect knight with shining armor.

If on five issues of this novella, one chapter deals with Søren and Nora, as well as other appearances here and there, there's no denying he still leaves his mark, and I daresay what a mark.
Lance was to be for Nora just a nice sub sexy, a casual encounter with whom spend a night inside the club;  Nora's approach with him is playful, funny and at the same time confidant, she saw something special in him and she can't ignore him.
Lance surprise Nora for his ability to submit in a perfect way, the embodiment of a dream, but hits her Dominatrix for the extreme security himself and knows how to show this: he is a man in search of the submission, a masochist, but he does not show the slightest uncertainty or shame in expressing his needs and preferences.
Nora at this point fails to maintain her usually distance that she shows with other people with whom she entertains during her sessions. She discover the secrets of Lance, she wants to know more about him and in turn she reveals aspects of herself who know in a few people.
After all these terms Dom, sub, etc ... you know what are the first two words that come to my mind thinking about this story: love and romance.
Despite all the scenes of BDSM sex present, actually what I was is the feeling of having read a beautiful love story.
A splendid knith and a heroine willing to do anything to make him happy.
I loved very much Nora for this, her unselfishness, her ability to the take second place while making happy a person that she cares for.

Lance is amazing, sexy, funny, loyal, he knows how to do the right thing at the right time, so he has no defect.
The final chapter is really beautiful to read, sweet and bitter at the same time, but very nice.
If you love Ms Reisz's books this story is definitely worth reading, to find another piece in the story of Nora.


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