sabato 17 maggio 2014

Anteprima: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

Anteprima tra i libri di prossima uscita in lingua originale e quindi inediti in Italia.
La data prevista per la pubblicazione di “The Saint “di Tiffany Reisz è il 24giugno 2014.
Primo libro della serie “White Years", con la quale l'autrice ci farà fare un tuffo nel passato, raccontando le storie dei protagonisti della sua precedente serie “Il peccato originale”.

Ringrazio Netgalley e la Harlequin MIRA per la gentile anteprima del libro.

La recensione completa in italiano la potete leggere su Romanticamente Fantasy Sito a questo link:

Before she became Manhattan's most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor…
Rebellious, 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 Marcus Stearns—Søren to her and only her—and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Eleanor is consumed—yet even she knows being in love with a priest can't be right.
But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. When she vows to repay him with complete obedience, a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets that will change everything.
Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.

Speechless. This book has thrilled me so much, that now after I finished it, I feel like I am empty after it giving me so much and at the same time now it leaves me here alone trying to express in words what I felt reading it.
I' m not exaggerating in saying that is the most beautiful love story I've ever read and I still lack many pieces of their mosaic. Why Nora, Søren and Kingsley for me are this: an amazing mosaic, an artwork that you have to appreciate as a whole, each piece is different, but fits perfectly with each other and separately would not have the same beauty and would not have been able to create in me this tangle of thoughts and emotions.
When I say the most beautiful love story ever read I don't mean something like Romeo and Juliet. The Saint, like all books in the series the Original Sinners by Ms Reisz, is a reading for adults with sex scenes described in a very explicit way and important BDSM content, due to the nature of the protagonists, who express their sexuality with acts of sadism and masochism, always consensual.
Yet despite this, how much love there is in this book, in all its protagonists.
The book begins in the present with Nora that is going through a moment for her really full of pain, she is alone in Germany, but a person who knows her follow her, and manages to convince her to accept his help, although Nora accepting this help, this person who can help her to forget for a night her lacerating pain, will have its price, but she is willing to pay it.
She goes back with her mind in the past telling him things as a fairy tale of her story with Søren, so she can help him to understand them and understand Kinglsey.
This should be the book of Søren, where he recounts his past and his meeting with Nora, through which the author wants to let us know how it may born the relationship that binds them.
I can't see this story just so, it would be simplistic to put him at the center of everything and that's it. He is the Sun? Yes, he is that for Nora, for Kingsley, but in this story Nora is a bright star that shines with her own light, I was enchanted by this rebellious girl, who has already learn at fifteen differiate she's different from the others, but she accepts the challenge and she decides to be herself, though this may make her suffer.
She does not have a father figure, or better lose him that find him, her mother didn't make mystery to see her as a big problem in her life, a mistake of youth that has prevented her from realizing her dream of becoming a nun.
And then comes Father Stearns, an older man, who because of his role in the community, it should be for her just a fantasy but a prohibited one: but she feels drawn inexorably from the new priest of her church.
Søren, alias father Marcus Stearns, recognizes that for him Eleonor is "the One", his greatest temptation and the biggest danger for his role.
The beauty of their story, their relationship is that they don't hide their feeling behind fears or prejudices.
Søren is the only person who encourages Nora, guides her to believe in herself and tries to protect her and keep her safe from the dangers that surround her. He push her to grow and in the worst moment of Nora's life he intervenes to help her, exposing himself firsthand.
Their relationship remains chaste when she's so young, he needs that Nora is able to grow, live a normal life as much as possible, making her experience, so she'll be able to really choose him because the baggage that Søren bring back with him is no small thing.
His childhood was awful, the discover of his sadistic nature for him it was a real shock and he has found a balance with himself and his ability to control through the Jesuits and the Church. He will never give up this part of himself, but he doesn't want and can't give up Nora and their bond.
In addition to Søren past by is also recounted the evolution of their story and Kingsley is a major protagonist in this moment. He knows many secrets of Søren, he is very close to him, but he can't help but become part of Nora's life. Since his first appearance I adored him.
The strength of the character of Søren I think it's the acceptance for himself, he has no remorse, he found his balance and this is his strength and what can pass on to others. Sometimes he plays the role of "avenging angel" in a terrible way, but I would not have expected anything less from him, and the fact he did not repent of his actions is what conveys a deep awareness to others of how strong his love and protective instincts are towards them.
Perhaps, in comparison to other books in the series Original Sinners, the number of sex scenes featured in this one is minor, even if nothing is missing from this point of view ... but I think the intent of Ms Reisz was really to put at the center of everything the bond between Nora and Søren.
I devoured the first half of the book, I laughed with the effrontery to Nora, I was amused by the imperturbability of Søren's answers to Nora, I was enchanted by his ability to put her first before everything to protect her and help her.
Then I stop, I didn't want to finish the book, and I kept rereading the pages back and in the end I decided to continue, knowing that once I've finished reading it I was going to feel empty. Madness? I don't know, I don't think so, I think and I hope that many of you thanks to this story will feel the same things I felt.
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin MIRA for the kind preview


TITLE: The Saint
AUTHOR: Tiffany Reisz
SERIES: Original Sinners: White Years #1
RELEASE DATE: June 24, 2014

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