~ Synopsis ~
No safe word can protect the heart
Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Soren–whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin–is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora’s lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury.
Her host, the wealthy and uninhibited Griffin Fiske, is thrilled to have Nora stay at his country estate, especially once he meets her traveling companion. Young, inexperienced and angelically beautiful, Michael has become Nora’s protege, and this summer with Griffin is going to be his training, where the hazing never ends.
But while her flesh is willing, Nora’s mind is wandering. To thoughts of Soren, her master, under investigation by a journalist with an ax to grind. And to another man from Nora’s past, whose hold on her is less bruising, but whose secrets are no less painful. It’s a summer that will prove the old adage: love hurts.
Good lord – (pun intended.) If you haven’t read this series? DO IT NOW!!! Seriously, drop whatever you’re doing and dive in! I have no idea why I waited so long to read these – because just 1/4 through The Siren (book 1) I was obsessed – now with Angel…… this story is taking a turn, one I sort of expected and then of course, Ms. Reisz THROWS you for a loop.
This book – sooooo much is going on, but not in a confusing way, just in the best way – the way Tiffany Reisz weaves a true page turner. Slowly – at times painstakingly (but would you expect any less?) to slowly unfold the many secrets that are swirling around through each narrator.
Nora & Soren are back together – but it because more and more obvious that someone is trying to gain information on Nora – and possibly Soren. When a journalist makes it obvious she’s trying to dig up dirt, you get the feeling that something more sinister is underfoot – and to protect his most precious possession, Soren sends Nora away with Griffin, taking Michael with her in the hopes that she can break him out of his shell and have a little fun while she’s hiding away.
This novel bounces through narrators – Nora, Soren, Michael and even others…… from Nora’s past. While Nora is away, enjoying the company of two of her favorite men (Griffin & Michael) we are given some of the most decadent and delicious scenes yet – and as Michael spreads his wings…. so to speak… opening up about his wants and desires he finds himself more and more infatuated with Griffin.
We get a look into the back story of Griffin and Soren – their troubled entanglements and the relationship between Nora & Griffin. All the while – wondering who in their right mind has the balls to break into Kingsley’s home and steal Nora’s file? Do they have a death wish?
Soren – he placates the journalist digging up dirt on him – she is haunted by her own past, and taking her vengeance out on him, hoping to uncover a mountain of explicit information and expose Soren for who (she thinks at least) he is. But as always, once she gets to know Soren more she can’t help the attraction that is building – because he is the master of seduction and teasing. I’ll admit, through The Siren I was 50/50 on whether I loved or hated Soren, but as the store evolves and more of the past is revealed you understand everyone a little bit more…. Soren, Nora, Griffin, Michael – and Kingsley….. beautifully broken Kingsley.
I have never read a series so involved – deliciously decadent and fascinating before. Tiffany Reisz is a master of suspense and erotica – she can write a secret so phenomenal that when things are revealed? It will leave you gasping.
Check out my review of Book 1 – The Siren….. HERE
About the Author, Tiffany Reisz
Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself.
She lives in Oregon. If she couldn’t write, she would die. (via the author’s website)