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The King

(The Original Sinners #6)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  4,891 ratings  ·  702 reviews
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret
Kindle Edition, 443 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
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May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5 Rolls Royce stars!

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It’s no secret that Kingsley is my favorite out of the Original Sinners bunch. Nora is amazing, so is Griffin and Søren, but King is the best of the best for me! When I heard the next White Years book was The King I was so excited I couldn't’ stand it. After reading, I’m even more certain King is my favorite. I loved getting his perspective, seeing how things started with him and how he came to be King of the Eight Circle. Hell, I loved everything about this one!
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4.5 stars!!


Having read the first five books and never giving much of a second thought to Kingsley, I was surprised but happy to finish this book thinking that he just might be my favorite out of the Sinners group. This book is all about Kingsley, his beginnings, his experiences, and how his kingdom, the Eight Circle, all began. I loved how dynamic his character was, and he’s so charming, playful, and witty and while crude and often times dismissive, he has so much love for the people he cares ab
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

The King!
Long live the KING.
I Love Kingsley and I love The Original Sinners.

Kingsley has it all, looks, charisma, sex appeal..... At the beginning of the story he's 48.... It soon reverts to a younger period in his life when he’s living wild and free... “I drink to kill time. I fuck to forget....” and a little broken....

Kingsley is looking for a crew to work along side him at his dream club. Trustworthy people he can put his faith in, people with special talents. He gathers an eclectic mix show
Geri Reads
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: erotica lovers
5 "Kingsley" stars!
"I am nothing but scars."

If you would have told me a year ago that Tiffany Reisz would become a favorite and an auto-buy author for me, I would have laughed. But now, I am truly in awe of her talent. The way she weaves her tale, the way she uses her words, and the way she makes you accept things that you normally wouldn't accept is truly remarkable.

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The King is the second book in the White Years Quartet and the sixth book of the Original Sinners Series. For those who ar
Jennifer Kyle
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.75 King-Sized Stars

”It’s never easy – resurrection. It’s violent and it hurts.”


Kingsley Edge, French, American, bisexual, rich, kinky and one third of the unholy trinity is the star of this story. In this book we are gifted with the tale of how Søren comes back into his life after eleven years and how he resurrects himself and builds his sex kingdom. Kingsley travels to visit a certain new born and bestows a gift. Before the gift can be given, he tells the story of his resurrection and
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

4-4.5 Stars


"I have something to tell you. A story. And I can’t tell you why I’m telling you the story until after the story."

What can I possibly say about this series or Tiffany's writing, that I haven't said before. She is simply phenomenal - she is one of those writers who can take me completely out of my comfort zone and leave me begging for more.


I think my biggest complaint about The King is that most of material felt reused, a retelling of things found in the previous stories. But, I s
5 STARS! ★★★★★

“The truest test of love is not always ‘Will you fight for it?’. The real test of true love is often ‘Are you willing to give it up?’”

Yet another phenomenal story brought to us none other by Mistress Tiffany, I swear the lady can do no wrong with whatever she puts out. Her books are exactly the kind that I wished I could read slower to devour every word but an absolute page-turner that I could not flip the pages faster enough. You'd think by now I'd be ready for whatever she th
Amy | Foxy Blogs
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Giveaway and Q&A with Tiffany Reisz ->

Yay, another story and this time it is Kingsley’s story. The King is about how Kingsley becomes The King we know him to be in The Red Years Quartet.

“I have something to tell you. A story. And I can’t tell you why I’m telling you the story until after the story.”

”The story is about …. and I can tell you the long version which is the true version or I can tell you a shorter, sweeter version.”

Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always went into these books blindly. I usually have no clue what is going to happen and I like it that way, so this review will be completely spoiler free if you have read the first four books in the series.

5 King Stars

“The story starts twenty years ago.”

Kingsley has set out on a journey and his first stop is visiting Grace and Fionn. While visiting, Grace asks about the young King and Søren. King begins telling the story of how he built his Kingdom and became the Kingsley we know a
Saint Monique

Life. Death. Resurrection.

"I did my part by coming back to you," he said. "God did His part to keep you alive long enough for me to get here. Now you do your part and make yourself worthy of the second chance you've been given."
"You tried to drown me."
Søren smiled.
"It's called baptism, Kingsley.
Welcome to the Kingdom."

First read: 27 Jan 2018 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Re-read: 24 Jan 2021 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The King is centered around Kingsley so it proba
Kingsley's POV

Oh, how I love this Frenchman! Kingsley has consistently been the nice guy and a favorite of mine. Poor Kingsley! He just seems to always get overlooked. Despite his facade of a carefree, irresponsible playboy, it is Kingsley that is the rock for every other character, it seems. He's always there to help everyone else out and gives so much of himself. It's about time that we get to hear more from his POV!

Finally, we get to hear about the mysterious Sam that has been so frequently

4+ Stars!

Review to come soon.

*ARC provided the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
FIRST WARNING: I'm about to fangirl the bejesus out of this book.

SECOND WARNING: Girl parts ahead.

Let me clear two things up right quick. See that blogger name? That "King" isn't just any ole king. This is my King. Kingsley Edge as he's known throughout his kink empire or Kingsley Theophilé Boissonneault, his given name or King as he's commonly referred to. Mon Roi. I could list all the reasons why I love him but why? It should speak volumes that part of my blogger universe name includes him
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

No official review, there are already so many wonderful ones out there. I guess I just missed a certain character, it wasn't the same without them :(
5 Vive le roi stars!

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The King takes us back in time to learn how the infamous Eighth Circle was envisioned and became a reality.
"I have something to tell you. A story. And I can't tell you why I'm telling you the story until after the story."

As told to Grace, Kingsley recollects some of his darker times, before he became the king we've all become to love.

The story begins 11 years after Søren and Kingsley parted ways from St Ignatius. He is at an all time low. It's been a year since he a
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
5 I-Love-Kingsley Stars!

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It's fair to say, this book was the most anticipated release for me this year. It's no secret my love of all things Original Sinners, but Kingsley takes the absolute cake for me. I love that endearing Frenchman! So here are my thoughts...

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If I didn't love Kingsley before, I do even moreso now. The King is part of the White Years series, taking the reader back to the years before Original Sinners takes place. It gives us the history of their relationships...this boo
♥Love love love love it times hundred.

♥Before starting this book I knew I would love it, but the question was whether I will love it or absofuckinglutely love it. Glad to say it was the second case, and I really couldn't have asked for more. It was such a joy reading the book entirely from Kingsley's POV that I think I fell in love with him all over again. Really, the book was absolute


♥Full review to follow.

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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Søren took a long deep breath. Meanwhile Kingsley considered falling asleep. Falling asleep and never waking up. The dead don’t dream.
“Can I touch you?” Søren finally asked.
“Toujours,” Kingsley said… Always.”

Long live the king!

To be completely honest, I wasn't entirely sold on the idea about prequel series for The Original Sinners. I was all: "What is there more to tell?" Well, I am not an stubborn idiot, so I can admit when I am wrong. So, here it is - I was wrong. (I am sorry, my dearest Mistress Tiffany, for doubting your decisions.)

Second novel in the White Years series brings us story about the one and only Kingsley Edge, my absolutely favorite character. I love him even more than Nora a
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
30% DNF

Unfortunately I don't like it as much as the previous books..I'm going to try and read it another time...I love Kingsley and Soren a lot...but I read only 30% and a lot of what happens is a bit of a repetition of the events in the previous books....
I hope the next time I start reading I will like it more
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
"Even when you're begging, it sounds like an order."
Gotta say, this series has become so very near and dear to my heart!

And I want to send a HUGE virtual hug to my buddy readers for taking this journey with me....MONI, URSY, LEILA, and guys are everything I love about this reading community. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

I'll admit, though, that this installment of the series wasn't my favorite.

First, Nora, who I completely adore, was mostly missing.
"If she behaved like a n
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Incredibly Fabulous Stars

Kingsley Edge..........King........The King.........My King.......Damn, He's Fanfuckingtastic!!!!
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I'm not sure I can properly review this book. It was just such a perfect book, pure and simple!!

This book is how The Eighth Circle came to be. Why and how it came to be and why King needed to build his Kingdom and for whom. The story of King is bliss, the story of King and Soren is extraordinary.

Tiffany love for this author has grown exponentially. The
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Nora might be the writer, but Kingsley tells one helluva bedtime story in The King. When Grace opens her door in the middle of the night, she finds Kingsley Edge standing on her porch and he has a story to share. The story of the rise of his kingdom, the inspiration that gave him life when he was slowly dying, the story of the creation of the 8th Circle and the battle to fulfil a promise he made all those years ago.

Kingsley was slowly killing himself until he came back. When the soft keys of th

DNF. I won't rate this because if I had to go strictly by writing, it will be at least 4 stars. However, Nora's character is ruining the story for me. Even though this book promised to have very little of her in it, I still don't care to go on with the series where I wish violent death upon main heroine every time someone mentions her name. I am sorry but I just don't buy this whole 'I love everyone' thing and prude I am NOT but close your legs, woman! Give your overused vagina a rest already. S
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom.

25th November, come to me baby!!!!


Leave your mark, scar my skin, I will bow down to you, My King.
Ker Dukey


Go read Miss Tiffany's interview NOW!! HERE: kbgbabbles


“You’re a priest. A Jesuit priest. And I left the house for one hour and come back and I’ve got a girl with afterglow on my couch eating strawberries claiming my ex-lover who is now a Catholic priest g
OMG! This book was just too much...of everything!

The King is part of Tiffany Reisz's erotica/BDSM series titled Original Sinners. It is book #6 in the series as a whole and book #2 in the prequel series distinguished as The White Years. This installment focuses on Kingsley's story. Kingsley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He might just be my favorite character in the series after reading this one. Ms. Reisz excels at building his character beautifully. He's far more complex (and generous) than I ever suspected.
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 all hail the King stars

Ever wonder how the king became The King !?! If you are anything like me, I never really gave it much thought, I kind of accepted the fact he is The King simply because he is Kingsley. This story is all his, revealing to us the man, the myth and the legend. Who is Kingsley Edge,
“French? American? Bisexual? Rich? Kinky? Pick one. Or all of them.”

Kingsley had all the money in the world with the demons to match; drowning them out with alcohol and men, women or
4.5 stars. To say Kingsley has been my favorite male character in this series is an understatement, so for me to give anything less than 5 stars actually hurts. I enjoyed reading about what happened between Kingsley and Soren when they became reacquainted. Kingsley wasn't the full fledged King that he is now and it was enjoyable to read how he changed and became the King. The dialogue between Kingsley and Soren was well developed and even though the subject matter was heavy at times, there was s ...more
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014


“I have something to tell you. A story. And I can’t tell you why I’m telling you the story until after the story.”

I’m not really sure what I can possibly say about Tiffany Reisz and her writing which I haven’t said a million times before. She’s one of my all-time favourite Authors and her stories never fail to reduce me into an emotional wreck whilst feeling utterly captivated by her outstanding writing. Her words amaze, seduce and tickles my every fancy.

Upon finishing The King, I once again
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.5 Stars***

And now the time has come to hear the story of how the man became a King.

And the love. Of course the love. Always the love.

There's already so many gushing, wonderful reviews for this book and series that I'm not sure there's really anything I could add. Tiffany Reisz is a master at her craft and this series is one that I take my time reading.

Each word is purposeful and evocative. These characters are full bodied, three dimensional, and 100% unforgettable.

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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

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