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The Virgin

(The Original Sinners #7)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  4,016 ratings  ·  529 reviews
The controversial story before the story continues in the critically acclaimed and award-winning series The Original Sinners.

For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run and hide. She always imagined if that day came she'd be running away with Søren. But instead, she's running from
Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Harlequin MIRA
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Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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Tiffany Reisz’s The Original Series is probably my favorite series of all time. I love the first 4 books in this series, but there is something about these books(White Years) that go back in the past that get to me. I guess it’s because I know these characters, I love these characters, and seeing the experiences that made them the people they are, the things that shaped them, it’s just special. The Virgin focuses on a particular year… yes, that year. The year Eleanor left. And that h
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 “That Year” Stars

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Tiffany Reisz has a way of teasing the heck out of me with her opening scenes in this series. In this story, the group is gathered at a castle for a wedding. It isn’t until the very end do we find out what couple is actually getting married. Kinglsey, Nora and Søren have an evening together reminiscing about what happened to each one of them during “that year” apart. You remember that year? While Søren was in Rome and he entrusted Nora to King and she gets pregn
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I loved catching up with my old friends. The Virgin is laced with history and packed with thought provoking scenarios. I loved every beautiful moment....

The Virgin and indeed the entire Original Sinners series is about deep everlasting love, understanding, realization, truth and honesty. This story will forever hold my book heart in the palm of its pages. The story is incredible, wondrous, at times hard to fully comprehend but
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Well, well, well!!! There’s finally a wedding happening and it’s the night before the big day! You’re in a castle full of men running around in kilts *happy sigh* … what do you do with yourself? You grab your two besties and you reminisce.

Soren, Nora and Kingsley settle down for a night of pillow talk. Nora and Kingsley share about the time when both, Nora and Kingsley, left Soren. All three of them went their separate ways. During this heart-to-heart secrets are revealed abou
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Paradise is not worth the risk.
Paradise is the only thing worth the risk.

I started this series last July and binge read them back to back until I was all caught up. Since then I have become a huge fan of Tiffany Reisz and these characters. I absolutely adore Nora, Soren, and Kingsley. Reading The Virgin was bitter sweet, because I know I am now only one book away from it all ending.

The White Series has been a perfect addiction to the Sinners Series as it fills in tim
4.5 STARS! ★★★★☆

"It was a dark and stormy night...And I was leaving you. Forever."

Even after putting out 7 full-length novels, Tiffany Reisz still leaves me in this stupor of awe after putting down her read. Every. Single. Time. Not to mention, my mind is now going wild with imagery of all my favorite men in kilts. I repeat, Kinglsey AND Søren in kilts. In the words of Eleanor, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Okay those lovely imagery aside, The Virgin is no doubt yet another brilliant addition to The
5 crazy without you stars
"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for his love is better than wine...’'

The Virgin has to be the book I dreaded to read the most, as it isn't of a time anyone wishes to speak about or even mention. But enough time has passed and their position and meanings in each others lives is secure enough to relive the past and finally close the door to the questions that they may have been wondering.

I read an interview where the author stated this was the h
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4 stars!


What can I say about Tiffany Reisz and her Original Sinners series that hasn’t been said before? There truly is no author like her and no other books – erotica or not – that can ever come close to the sheer brilliancy of her words. There’s a special kind of feeling that settles in my heart when I start a book by an author I adore, an author I can count on to never let me down, and Tiffany is cuffed tight on the top of that author list. So why the 4 stars? Let me just say first that every
Geri Reads
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

"It was a dark and stormy night," Nora began...

The Virgin is the third book from Reisz's TOS:The White Years series. I think everyone who's loved this series are excited about this one because we would finally know what made Nora ran away from Soren. This event has been hinted and talked about throughout the whole series but it hasn't been fully revealed why. Also, this is the book where we finally get to meet King's Juliette.

Elle is twenty-six years old and she's about to leave her m
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars rounded up

This is the book we were all waiting for.

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This is the missing year, the one always mentioned but never described in detail. The book begins in a Scottish castle, the night before a wedding, and an obsession with kilts...

Tiffany Reisz is an author who knows how to suck her readers into a story. We start with the story of how Nora left Soren, but without the reason why. Heartbroken, she turns to her mother and the convent in which she resides, and the nuns take her in. Th
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Going Back Stars

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The infamous year, That Year, as Nora, Soren and Kingsley all called it, was when everything changed. Their kinky safe bubble exploded and 3 lives were forever altered. It was twelve years ago and not once did they ever talk about it. It was a rough and painful year but looking back, it was a defining year for all three. Things happen for a reason, while not knowing why they happen, it usually makes a change for the better. It just takes time to actually see the good and no
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I really enjoyed this book! Even though I didn't enjoy The King because a lot of what happens is a bit of a repetition of the events in the previous books..this one was much better!! The story moves forward with reflection about the past so we're better able to understand their actions in the present..


In this book we have a wedding...but I will not say who is getting married...It's a
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️


4.5 Gimme-Some-More-Kingsley Stars!

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The Virgin
by Tiffany Reisz is THE book I've been waiting for ever since I read The Original Sinners series. In this book we find out why Nora left Soren. It's a question that has nagged at me for the past two years and now we have answers. I love how The White Years fills in all the little historical holes within their lives together. Every book is something
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Dark Erotica
Type: Book 7 of The Original Sinners series/Book 3 of The Original Sinners: White Years
POV: Third Person

Eleanor Schreiber ran away from the man she loved. Not wanting to be found, she sought refuge at her mother’s convent. Sad and lonely, she befriended Kyrie, a young nun in training who opened up a world of possibilities for her future.

When Elle disappeared, Kingsley Edge took the same route and left home to mend his broken heart and his guilt. Along the way he met
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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**Recommend reading the Christmas bonus scene Tiffany gave us on her website before reading this...**

“She was thirty-eight years old, and she had loved Soren since she was fifteen...and yet...after all this time he could still scare the shit out of her.

God, she loved him.”

We knew that Nora once left Soren. We knew where she had sought refuge and we knew that they all suffered during that particular time. But we never knew the story until now. Now, we find out what happened not only to bring No
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Review to come :D


Its so close, I can almost taste it!!



The Virgin.

Like... I can't even!!


4-4.5 stars!

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While attending a wedding in Scotland, Søren and Nora aka Elle are spending some quality time together. When he asked her to confess to him something she's never told him, she blurts out that she "fucked a nun at my mother's convent".

What follows is two separate stories of what had happened during That Year . The year that Elle had left Søren, and at the same time, Kingsley had met Juliette.
"I will never reach the end of you," Søren said. "Every time I think I've seen it
Well, it's taken me a few days to think about my review and rating. If I could separate the story lines, I would give Kingsley and Juliette's story 5++ stars! For Nora and Kyrie, I would give 4 stars.

In The Virgin, Tiffany Reisz dazzles her readers again with probing character development for characters to whom we already intimately know. The two storylines are interwoven and center on the time when Eleanor/Nora invokes her safeword and leaves Soren. For the eight months during Nora's sebbatica
Another Great Book In The Original Sinners Series!

I am constantly amazed with this author's ability to largely retell the same story over and over, while making it seem new and exciting. It really is quite incredible. This book, like other books in the series, spends the vast majority of time retelling past events. Yet, I couldn't get enough!

This time around, Nora and Kingsley alternately reveal the events of their year away from Soren. It was during this time that Kingsley met and fell in love
5 "The Forgotten Year" Stars! Tiffany Reisz is beyond a doubt one of the most clever erotic romance writers I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I absolutely loved this story. The Virgin, in essence, introduces us to how and why Eleanor, Soren's Little One, became Nora. We also get the back story on how Kingsley met Juliette. Both tales are revealed as Eleanor, Soren and Kingsley lay in bed reminiscing about the past, one stormy night in a Scottish castle before a wedding. In typical Ti ...more

**The Virgin generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

5 " lead me to a hidden door and open it." Stars

Sitting down to re-open my heart and mind to a story about The Originals Sinners is one of my favorite reading experiences. It's so easy to get lost in the brilliant world of Soren, Kingsley, and Nora created by Tiffany Reisz. I look forward to new Sinners stories because, as my 5 star rating suggests, there is always a hidden door to open fille
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4,5 stars.

Once upon a time Grey's Anatomy was one of my favorite TV-series. I could have watched it and McDreamy all the time. Now it's one of those TV-series I still watch because it would feel wrong not to know what's happening with what's left of the original cast, but all the while wishing the current season is the last season.
Grey's Anatomy is not the only one I've felt this way about. That is why even with the book series I approach the newest book with excitement, but also a bit of trepi
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
The one where Mistress Nora gets her sub.

Well… she does get a sub; it wasn't the sub story I was hoping for, but I love that pic so it stays. Reisz said she wasn't going to give us more of the sinners' modern day story after the conclusion of The Mistress, but she has given bits and pieces which elevated my hopes for her and Nico's story. Those hopes were dashed pretty quickly.


*kicks rocks*

I just want to know him better! Does he stack up against King or Lance? Oh well…
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Another masterpiece to be devoured yet savoured at the same time. I should learn by now that there is no reason to be anxiety stricken over reading a book in this series. So far, the full length novels in series is a solid five star across the board. I have never read a series for so long where every single book moves me and impresses me. I am completely enthralled with this book and the author. I keep dragging my feet in reading the book because I'm nervous it won't meet my high expectations.

Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love conquers all.”

5 stars

Damn, I love these books! I was a big fan of The Original Sinners Red Years books, but Tiffany Reisz has given us something truly special with the continuation of her series into the White Years. She has taken what was already a fantastic story and is now giving us glimpses of the characters beyond the original books, while at the same time giving us the background and detail which ties everything together and makes the whole thing even more amazing.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015

“A person’s heart is a maze. When you’re in the maze, you can’t see your way to the center of it. Only if you’re above the maze can you look down and really see what’s happening.”

Tiffany Reisz never fails to embrace me and involve every single one of my senses and emotions. The pedestal upon which she stands is so high in my eyes that I can never envision that not being the case. She has a magic touch and an unrivalled way with words that astounds and leaves an instant lasting impression. Th
I think out of all the books in this series, this was the hardest one to read.

I had to stop so many times because I was a frightened little chicken shit!

This story focuses on THAT missing year, and I have been dying to know, since The Siren, what exactly happened that would cause Nora to run. I had my thoughts and I was right, but with how >THAT year was only briefed upon throughout the series thus far, the anticipation was killing me.

I cannot stress enough with words what this series means to m
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it

“I used to think you walked on water,” Kingsley said, meeting Søren’s eyes. “Now I know you’re drowning like the rest of us.”

Sadly, out of all the books in The Originals Sinners series, The Virgin is the weakest link for me.

My favorite part of this book was definitely seeing Kingsley and Elle growing on their own, and getting away from Søren. However, in all honesty, I can’t say the book as a whole was all that interesting. Story of Nora seducing a nun is fine just as tha

Somewhere between the last 90% of The Saint and the first %15 of The King, the heroine that was once my ultimate favorite turned into the one I loathe to the point I wish she'd drop dead.

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of The Virgin which I won't be reading/reviewing. I feel like my love for all other characters combined isn't strong enough to override my hatred for Nora and I don't want it to impact my rating, which won't be fair.

Peace out.
I think this is probably my least favorite book from The Original Sinners series (red years included), just not enough Søren and too much Elle. Still very much enjoyed it and Tiffany Reisz does not disappoint.

Kingsley was perfect of course and I am glad I finally found out how he met Juliette ♥

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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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