Title: The Chateau
Series: The Original Sinners #9
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Publisher: 8th Circle Press
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Purchase Link: Amazon
My Rating: 4.5 Magnifique Hearts
Many thanks to Tiffany Reisz & 8th Circle Press for an arc of this book.
Synopsis:As the Jack-of-All-Wicked-Trades for a secretive French military intelligence agency, 24-year-old Lieutenant Kingsley Boissonneault has done it all—spied, lied, and killed under orders. But his latest assignment is quite out of the ordinary. His commanding officer's nephew has disappeared inside a sex cult, and Kingsley has been tasked with bringing him home to safety.
The cult’s holy book is "Story of O," the infamous French novel of extreme sado-masochism. Their château is a looking-glass world where women reign and men are their willing slaves. Or are they willing? It’s Kingsley’s mission to find out.
Once inside the château, however, Kingsley quickly falls under the erotic spell cast by the enigmatic Madame, a woman of wisdom, power, and beauty. She offers Kingsley the one thing he’s always wanted. But the price? Giving up forever the only person he’s ever loved.
Review:Another masterpiece in The Original Sinners series! The Chateau awards readers with an opportunity to bear witness to the making of the future King of New York's underground BDSM dungeon (aka Kingsley Edge) with a raw, edgy, intimate view through the looking glass into the heart and soul of one 24-year-old Lieutenant Kingsley Boissonneault. Kingsley's new assignment is to discover what happened to his commander's nephew after he disappeared within a sex cult. Is he being held against his will? The only way for Kingsley to get answers is to go "undercover" by gaining admittance himself. What he discovers there may be the answer to his prayers or an elaborate illusion, but either way it has a profound effect on his life and future as he's stripped bare in more ways than one. Finally forced to face his past including disconcerting feelings for the "blonde monster who smells like winter", the one who gave him a taste of heaven and left him perishing in hell, Kingsley must make a choice. What will he have to give up to have it all?
Every once in awhile, I read a book that leaves me feeling a little like an intruder - a peeping tom so to speak. The Chateau is one of those books. While it's most certainly a wickedly sadistic, erotic story, it's also a hauntingly beautiful yet agonizing tale of a man's discovery and finally acceptance of self and a truth he'll never escape. What can he live with and/or without, and what price is too dear? Life is about choices, and Kingsley must make the one that will eventually clinch his fate.
Reisz is nothing short of magnificent when writing about any of The Original Sinners characters as she strips them bare, whips them to within an inch of their life, and then offers them everything they ever wanted . . . for a price! The Chateau is another work of art, brilliantly written and delivered with the perfect blend of angst, mind-games, passion, and erotic, sadistic sex. Magnifique! A Must Read!
My Rating: 4.5 Magnifique Hearts . . . And that's the truth!
Cross My Heart . . . xxx