The Scent of Winter: A Novella by Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners #6.5
Also in this series: The Saint, The Queen, The Confessions
Published by 8th Circle Press on December 19th 2016
Kingsley Edge thought he was being driven to the airport. He never expected he'd be kidnapped and relocated to a cabin in the Middle of Nowhere, Maine to help Søren celebrate his birthday. But it's not quite the sexy party Kingsley hoped for. Søren has been keeping a secret from Kingsley for several years and it's finally time to confess. But will Kingsley absolve his priestly lover of his sins or will this winter be the coldest one yet?
This novella features characters from Tiffany Reisz's international bestselling Original Sinners series (available from Harlequin's Mira Books). While it takes place before the events in "The Virgin" and "The Queen," the reader should read the series through "The Queen" first in order to avoid spoilers.
A treat for readers who adore and miss Søren. There is only one man a story titled The Scent of Winter would feature, and I was delighted to see it included both Søren and Kingsley.
Mon Roi is at his best yet again. Sincere, vulnerable and just challenging enough in Søren’s presence to make for a feisty reunion. Their relationships are as simple as they are complex and therefore their time together is sanctioned by those that matter. Together they are a pure indulgence, which is saying something because I don’t source out romances with an MM interest.
The romance is better described as love or as a need they both need met. It is far from meaningless. The connection between Eleanor, Kingsley, and Søren never ceases to fascinate me. Søren is winter. He is cold yet fun. Exposure to the elements heightens the senses, and they make the most of their time together.
The chemistry between Kingsley and Søren is raw and unadulterated, feeding their undeniable inner beasts. The strength and endurance both men have emotionally and physically added to the heat of each scene. The way neither holds back with sharing their emotions is refreshing. That’s not to say there isn’t secrets and private moments they share but overall there is always an air of candidness when either Elanor, Kingsley or Søren are in either’s company.
This winter interlude was littered with meaningful imagery throughout. What I adore about The Original Sinner’s Series, is every book provides a good understanding of each of the characters. Then you read a book like this and again a little more is revealed and it causes me wonder how much more there is to know and understand. The Scent of Winter provided reflection and discovery, hurt and joy as well as love and disappointment.
If you are curious to read more, you’ll need to start by reading The Siren, which is the first book in The Original Sinners series. For readers who have read the series, this book was available free on Tiffany’s website listed under Free Stories at the time I read it!
5 Stunning Stars
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