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The Saint

(The Original Sinners #5)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  6,937 ratings  ·  1,049 reviews
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 Marcus Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like
Paperback, 442 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
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Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5+ Stars!!!
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Just when I find myself thinking Tiffany’s books can’t get any better I am proven wrong. If only we would have had this book first, I think everyone would have had such a different opinion of Søren. I loved the way this story was told. In mostly flashbacks from Nora. I hope all the installments of the White Years are told exactly this way. As a bedtime story so to speak.

Anyone who’s read The Original Sinners series knows that Eleanor was a troubled youth. Things with both parent
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
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Grab an AMAZING read or start the series!

And begin it did!! WOW!! This book is just, WOW. SO, so good. Tiffany Reisz NEVER fails. I didn't want the experience to end; it gave me a book hangover to end all book hangovers!

This is a, no ordinary love story from Tiffany Reisz....

Tiffany Reisz has her very own brand of magic in The Original Sinners series. It's exciting, deliciously erotic, gripping, intense and so very, very moving. The effortless writing is
6 intoxicating stars

“Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell you the story of Kingsley and me without telling you the story of Søren and me,” she said. “It’s all one story, the three of us.”

“Will it hurt to talk about it?”

“Yes,” she said. “But a little pain never stopped me before.”

This was the beginning to an epic tale of love beyond measure. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this series, and to be able to live through how it all started just made it feel even more like a gift. Søren,
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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ABSOLUTELY CAPTIVATING!!!! Tiffany Reisz never ceases to amaze me. This series… honestly I’m dumbstruck. It’s just BRILLIANT!!!I I can’t elaborate much into the story… since it hasn’t been officially released yet, and I don’t want to risk any spoilers.

But here is what I will say…

That it will take you on a journey…

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Where you will meet someone new…

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You will be sad and confused…

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There will be a bedtime story…

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By someone you alr
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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April 24, 2014

Bottom line is, I will read anything Ms Reisz writes. Always. And if she ever decides to quit writing, I will just keep on rereading her stuff because she is THAT good! I need to gather my thoughts in order to write a full review for this but this is yet another book of Tiffany's that is going straight onto my 'favorites' shelf.

April 18, 2014

Good Friday, you say?? I say BEST FRIDAY EVER!!! I woke up to an email from GR telling me I am one of their First Reads lucky winners of this
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
5+ AMEN Stars


Tiffany Reisz brought this series to a whole new level with this book, the writing was truly phenomenal! As much as a fan will want to go slow on this story it’s impossible and thus countless rereads will be taking place because this book was that good. Even if you have never read a single book in this series – I implore friends to give this book a shot because you will be hooked! I knew Nora and Søren’s back story was going to be good, but this blew my mind.

Nora is in the Black For
5 STARS! ★★★★★

“Once there lived…a priest.”

When I pick up a Tiffany Reisz book, I know I will never be left disappointed. And damn right because with The Saint, I couldn't even put it down for a minute as the queen of literary erotica that is TR has got me on a tight leash as I get reacquainted with The Original Sinners. There really is nothing that comes close to the Eighth Circle world that she has created and with her alluring writing that seemed so effortless, I simply cannot bring myself
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars

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

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I LOVE LOVE this author!!! I know going into any book she's written I will read something original and something that will suck me in right from the beginning. I love her writing style.

The Saint is the sort of prequel to the Original Sinners series. Nora finds herself in Germany, grieving, and ends up telling the tale of how she and Søren met. I am so glad that Tiffany Reisz wrote this book, and although I know you
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Now live!! AMAZON

5 stars!!

My ratings for this series have always been a bit skewed. I’ve rated the previous 4 books all 10 stars – highest rating I’ve ever given – and so for this book to only get 5 stars is the equivalent of a 4 out of 5 on a typical rating scale. I can’t find it in me to give any TOS book less than a 5 star rating because Tiffany’s writing is just that good.


As my #1 highly anticipated book of 2014, The Saint didn’t disappoint and it’s guaranteed to be one of my top reads of th
The Siren was good but the Saint was even better! Because it's about The Saint. We all know who the Saint is. It's my Søren!! And guess who Søren is? That's right, he is my baby!! I fucking love his name and I love him even more. Ahhh!!

. . .
Saint Monique
5 'Everything 💘 Forever' stars

“When you hear music so beautiful it gives you chills, those are angel wings brushing against you.”

First read: 2 Oct 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Re-read: 14 Jul 2020 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I never liked you but I'm starting to love you. This review is for you, Nico!

He loved older women, sexual submission, his wine, and his work. He made no apologies and offered no explanations for any of it. He had never battled with demons. He’d never wrestled with angels. He stood upon the earth
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Go check the blog tour and interview with Tiffany Reisz:


"Because there is nothing I wouldn't do to protect you,
Eleanor.Nothing I wouldn't do to help you and nothing
I wouldn't do to save you.Nothing."

This book was perfection!!I can't even express how much I loved it!I devoured it!It was emotional,intense and powerful!!This book will be a part of my heart and I will keep it till the end!OMG It was
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Natalie
LOVED IT!!! Another masterpiece by Ms. Reisz.

Who doesn't like a bedtime story that involves a fairy tale between One king and One queen?! Nora's bedtime story left me feeling like the recipient of the story, "Forgive me. I was utterly riveted by your story. I might have entered a fugue state."

Here is a little snippet of Nora starting off her bedtime story:
"The story starts with a stick in the ground and ends with an orgy."

When I got to the end of Nora's bedtime fairy tale I didn't wan
It's live! AMAZON


I don't even know where to begin. This book. Is FUCKING awesome. I devoured it. It is perfection. Tiffany Reisz blew me away, again. The beginning of Eleanor and Søren was everything I had hoped for.

"It begins with a whimper but ends in a bang."

The Saint will take you on a journey to the past and give you glimpses of the present. New characters are introduced and ashes are spread. As Eleanor tells the story of how she met Søren, and eventually Kingsley.

"Once there lived
Kim  *Mo Chridhe*
I feel sorry for the people who read the blurb for this thinking that it's the first in a series. For me, one of the highlights of my entire reading experience so far is seeing The 8th Circle through Zach's eyes and thinking this as Søren entered the room:

BUUUUUUUT, if you haven't read the blurb, just don't go there. Backtrack a bit, okay, a lot, and start with The Siren first, k?

Any Tiffany Reisz book I read is guaranteed fun times, this being no exception. Young Eleanor is just as entertaining
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-and-sexy, arc
5 Mesmerizing Stars

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The Saint is a book that takes us back to the beginning of The Original Sinners. It's the story of how Soren, Kingsley and Nora came to be. It's told as a bed time story, a fairy tale of sorts, by Nora to her surprise visitor. He wants to know of her past and of those who are entwined in her soul. How did Nora become the woman she is today, how did taking Communion 20 years ago forever change her world?

15 year old Eleanor is the
Melanie A.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Melanie by: Saint Monique
"The story starts with a stick in the ground and ends with an orgy."
Oh, Ms. Tiffany Reisz . . . you evil literary genius, you.

First, a HUGE thank you to my buddy readers MONIQUE, URSY, LEILA, and WHITNEY for sharing this journey with me! Our back-and-forths are incredible, ladies - I truly adore all our raving and ranting. 😘😘😘😘

Second, sorry, my lovely GR friends. No real review here. Just fan-girly musings.

So I read books 1==>4 of this series in 2015 . . . and found myself
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
5...and so it began, stars!

ARC received on behalf of Harlequin from NetGalley.


The Saint, the first book in the quartet aptly named The White Years is the story of Nora, when she was just Elle, soon to be Eleanor and eventually claim the title Little One. But this retelling of the years of when Soren and Nora met is not merely told, it's given to you piece by piece as a bedtime story.. but for whom, you'll have to read to find out.

As Nora begins her story, she takes us back to the start - a
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Perfection Stars

“faith is the assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.”

The Saint begins with thirty-six year old Nora telling the story of her life from age 15 to 21. If you have read The Original Sinners Series you have seen glimpses of the past. It is nothing compared to reading a full book about young Eleanor. I loved seeing her meet and developing a relationship with Søren and King. Nora is one of my favorite characters and I loved seeing she was always outspoken
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
When I imagine Søren, I can only imagine the Sun.
The sun is this ball of energy, which emits so much light, only gives but doesn't take.
Its so beautiful that all the planets orbit it.

Its so bright and powerful that no one can look directly at it.
Thats Søren for me, no one can touch him, his this untouchable thing what everyone wants be be near. He's hot and full of fire. If one goes to close, they'd burn. THATS SØREN.

This book was literally killing me, whan I was reading it, because I knew I'd
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow... The Saint was crazy good. I really enjoyed Eleanor's character.

Of course it gets 5 stars because it was so good but I have to admit that I was not a Soren fan. Honestly, I'm not sure why Eleanor loved him so much. In Eleanor's words.. "He had a stick up his ass". I really thought about this and I just don't like him very much!

Kingsley though.. I loved him. He was arrogant and very sure of himself but he was also gentle and very caring toward Eleanor.

It was a very confusing story in some
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was me as I read the first 50 pages:

And the half way through it was like the hand of God hit me with his fist, and this was me until the end:

I was gutted, aroused, thrilled, shocked, jaw on the floor, so many emotions I cannot name about The Saint.

Home run for Ms. Reisz and possibly at this moment the best book she has written to date.

I will say that although I have no desire to be a part of this world Nora inhabits, I loved being an observer. While I may not agree with some of thin
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Someone looking for dark, edgy, and contemplative eroticism.

Did anyone else feel like they were stuck in a wacky episodic series as they were reading? Or was that just me?

Reviewer Note : The Saint is part prequel and part continuation of the Original Series series. I would not start with this book if you are new to Reisz because you will have some things spoiled and you also might not understand some of the character backstory. A good jumping off point for the entire series would be to start with The Siren.

The Saint gives an entirely new meaning to "tel
4.5 How it all began... stars!

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The Saint tells the story of the very beginning of one of our favorite couples, Nora and Søren. Through memories, Nora confesses the tale to a new "friend". Though some of the things said were mentioned in other books, this gave us an in-depth background to these certain events, and also other new facts about what happened twenty years ago.

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Since most who read this already know at least a little bit of this love story, I'm doing my review slightly different
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**The Saint generously provided by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

5+++ Forever & Everything Stars

"Once there lived..."

I'd rate this 100 stars if GR would give me the option.

"The story starts with a stick and ends with an orgy..."

Tiffany Reisz. Good god (I haven’t decided if the pun is intended or not), the woman writes a powerful, gripping story. She’s tricky that Tiffany. I felt like an anxious, young child on the edge of my seat at story time willing Wilbur’s surv

★★★★★ 5+ Stars!

Tiffany Reisz never disappoints... Absolutely loved it! <3

Review to come.

**ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

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Wow. Just wow. I find writing reviews for Tiffany Reisz books are very difficult for me. I think the books in general are so deep and emotionally consuming, anything I can come up with seems elementary and just...paltry.

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The Saint
begins with Nora taking some time away in the Black Forest. She's clearly grieving but we don't know why. Kingsley's son, Nico comes to visit and Nora finds herself telling him "her story."

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The Saint is alternating between the past and present as she tells N
5 trillion billion stars...I can't even....This is still my #1 favorite series ever, and my #1 favorite author ever...

Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ

Søren, I missed you...

( Yes, I made him a real blonde! )



She's never met a rule she didn't want to break.
He's the one man she can't have.

But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Marcus Stearns - Søren to her and only her - is an epiphany. Eleanor is consumed - yet even she knows being in love with a priest can't be right.

But some rules are just made to be broken...
And then a whole
Hulya Kara Yuksel
This was the 5th book of Original Sinners series and so far I'm really, really enjoying them very much. And I must say this story gets better and better with each book.... 😏Anyway I can't wait to read other books and novellas too. 😀😀😀

Søren, you own me body&soul. I love you,sir. ❤❤❤

He started to speak but not in English. It was Danish, his first language. She knew some Danish, enough for her and Søren to tell each other “I need you, I want you” without anyone understanding them. But in her fev
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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

Other books in the series

The Original Sinners (10 books)
  • The Siren (The Original Sinners, #1)
  • The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2)
  • The Prince (The Original Sinners, #3)
  • The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4)
  • The King (The Original Sinners, #6)
  • The Virgin (The Original Sinners, #7)
  • The Queen (The Original Sinners, #8)
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“If I'm going to give you forever," she said, raising her chin higher, "I want something in return."

"I already offered to help you out of your mess. What else do you want?"

Eleanor considered her demands. He sounded open to suggestion, which was good because she had a suggestion.


"Everything?" he repeated. "As in. . .?"

"Every. Thing." She stared at him across the desk, and this time it was her turn not to blink. "I give you forever, the least you can give me is everything.”
“Do you hear that?”

She tilted her head and listened.

“No. I don’t hear anything. Do you hear something?” she asked Søren.
“I do.”
“God laughing at me.”
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