The 8th Circle – Three years before The Siren When Mistress Nora, newly separated from her lover Søren, encounters a sexy newcomer at the 8th Circle it is lust at first sight. But when their session is cut short by Kingsley Edge, Nora vows to seduce the gorgeous submissive, even if it goes against all of Kingsley’s orders.
The Last Good Knight is an Original Sinners novella told in five parts.
This collection includes:
Part I: Scars and Stripes
Part II: Sore Spots
Part III: The Games Destiny Plays
Part IV: Fit to Be Tied
Part V: The Last Good Night
**Contains spoilers for other books in The Original Sinners series**
Welcome to round two of the Tiffany Reisz love fest!! The Last Good Knight is the latest addition to the world of serial novella reads and I am all kinds of loving this format.
The Last Good Knight takes place three years before The Siren (Book #1: The Original Sinners series) and in this time and place we find Mistress Nora all out of sorts. As one of the most sought after Domme’s in the world, Nora is exceptionally good at mixing pleasure with pain for her clients. Her only hard and fast rule is that she never, in her words, f*%ks her clients. Business is business and Mistress Nora’s pleasure is her pleasure and not work so on the night Lance walks into The 8th Circle, Nora is all about her pleasure.
Lance is a beautiful and broken man with nothing but good intentions in his heart and his actions. After suffering a serious, career-ending injury in the Navy, Lance returned home to a wife and daughter he thought he could be happy with for the rest of his life. Turns out, Lance’s wife wasn’t quite so optimistic and in a turn of events that still has Lance’s head spinning, he lost his wife and his daughter in a nasty divorce. In an effort to earn the money necessary to fight for his daughter, Lance has taken a job with Kingsley Edge and in the course of his first night’s work, he meets Mistress Nora. Turns out, what the Mistress has to offer is exactly what Lance is looking for and the two spend a most painful and pleasurable night together.
In a most disconcerting way, Nora discovers that she doesn’t just like Lance’s body and his well-trained submissive side, she like the man. He is honorable, he is kind, he is caring and, as an employee of Kingsley’s, he is Nora’s bodyguard. Their time together is riddled with conversation, strange encounters (the hotel adventure is excellent!) and, a very good deal of sexual tension and release. As the series unfolds, one novella at a time, Nora and Lance both have some very serious decisions to make. Can Nora actually commit to a real relationship? Can Lance justify giving up his daughter for what he describes as “the perfect woman’?
The Bottom Line: This was a fantastic read that gave me even more insight into Nora, Søren and, Kingsley and left me with a butt load of questions. I have, to date read this novella series and The Saint totally out of order so I am a bit lost on a few topics but that didn’t stop me from devouring this read in a single sitting. This is a whole new side of Nora for me and Lance is completely delicious. From the moment he walks into Nora’s life everyone, including the reader knows that Lance is going to change everything for Nora. I very much enjoyed “seeing” the duality of Nora – on the one hand, the completely competent and confident Domme and on the other, a soft and vulnerable woman willing to cede some of her considerable control to a man she may just be able to love. In all, this novella series totally and completely convinced me that I am now and will continue to be a Tiffany Reisz fan. I am all kinds of ready for the rest of the series, most of which I have already purchased 🙂