Out of money and out of options after her yearlong exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, feared dominatrix in the Underground.
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice. Will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go or trade in her crown for Søren's collar?
©2015 Tiffany Reisz (P)2015 Tantor
We finally see all the characters we love happy. It's amazing to think after everything they have all done to each other that they can all come together and get what they want after all these years. I feel like I will have a hole in my life now that the stories have ended. But maybe we will get another story years later w Soren's son?!...
I am happy and sad all at the same time! Have followed Eleanor (Nora), Soren and Kingsley through all of there trails and tribulations from the beginning. I am happy there is a happy ever after, but sad that this is the last book. Will not miss them! I was always eager to find out what kind of adventures Nora (Eleanor) was going to have next!!
One of the best series to listen too. I have listen to Tiffany Reisz books. Love her story lines
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
'The Queen' brings everything full-circle. Going from the present-day wedding of Griffin and Michael, then jumping back in time to re-tell parts of Nora's story during her time apart from Soren, I am amazed by the complexity of this story. Even though the content had all been covered, loosely, in earlier books in the series, reading Nora's account added a new perspective. Like another piece in a complicated puzzle, each book in this series unveils details and truths that were previously hidden. Little by little, it all comes together.
This book covers multiple time periods, but focuses predominantly on Nora's time training and working as a dominatrix. Nora's emotional state and motivations for leaving Soren are explored more closely this time around. Surprisingly, she maintained a closer, albeit strained, relationship with Soren than I had imagined during their estrangement.
As with earlier books in this series, I continue to be awed by the dynamics of the relationships between the multiple characters. Soren, Nora and Kingsley are especially intriguing. The love, trust and intimacy is almost tangible between all of them. I've never read another story where the author was actually able to pull off a storyline based on polyamory in a believable, sincere manner. Yet, time and again, Ms. Reisz makes it work.
This time around, I did find myself a little vague on some of the details from previous books. It'd been awhile, so I had to refresh myself on some of the details surrounding the supporting characters. With a little skimming of the other books, it all came back though.
Ultimately, everything didn't end the way I had hoped or envisioned. However, I understood why things worked out the way they did and accepted it, even if I wish I could change some of the details. Still, this is a great series and one of my favorites.
Elizabeth Hart was outstanding with the delivery of the story
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