I've been staring at this screen for almost an hour now, trying to find adequate words to convey what I feel about this book, this whole series.I'm pretty sure nothing I say on this page will be enough.The Mistress is the final book in The Original Sinners Series - The Red Years. Let me first let you know that I hate goodbyes. And while this really isn't a goodbye because there is another quartet of books to come from Ms. Reisz, this is the end of this particular chapter.I'm not even sure you can describe the feelings I had while reading this book. It was a little bit of this:and thisand thisBut that's about all you're going to get re: the storyline. Since I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley, I am not even going to go near what might be construed as a spoiler. Nope. Spoilers are bad. But I will say this. I am just as in love with the characters as I was in the first 3 books...maybe even a little more if that is even possible. As I said in my review of the first three books, these books are so much more than what their BDSM and erotica tags immediately imply. These books are smart. They are emotional. They are mind blowing and enlightening and so well-written. These books are not the stereotypical bodice-ripper that you want to read on your Kindle/Nook/E-reader so nobody knows what you're really reading. I love that this story is about love and acceptance. Love and acceptance in all forms. All the classic (see that, Ms. Reisz **winks**) elements are there, but the story is told in a way that consumes you until you just...I don't even know...you just FEEL it. You feel it so hard that your tummy hurts and you have tears, but yet you find yourself smiling at the same time. Feelings so intense that you might say they inspired the name of my blog. Now...about the ending. Loved it. It made sense, it wasn't contrived and simply put, it left me with a sense of completion that makes knowing this is the end a little bit easier to accept. That being said...BRING ON THE PRIEST!