~ Synopsis ~
The final book in The Original Sinners Series – The Red Years.
There’s punishment-and then there’s vengeance.
Nora Sutherlin is being held, bound and naked. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captor isn’t interested in play. Or pity.
As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories-sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It’s a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.
But in Nora’s world, no one is ever truly powerless-a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak…
*WARNING – if you haven’t read Books 1 – 3 this review MAY contain spoilers!*
Good God. I’m so glad e-books are available – because I don’t think I’d find The Mistress in paperback at the local Walmart, and after the ending in The Prince? I would have been clawing my eyes out until it arrived in the mail. Ms. Reisz is a fan of the cliffhanger – some crueler than others. And The Prince? I’m just glad I waited to read the series once all the books were out – there are some cliffhangers that are just too hard to stomach and Jesus – this would have been one of them.
We pick up right where we left off in The Prince, wondering what the hell happened to Nora – is Wesley alright? Does Soren know what’s going on? WHO THE HELL IS THIS FUCKER slinking around in the background and generally pissing everyone off? Should I tell you? Should I throw out the worlds best spoiler ever?
No – I won’t do that to you – because that is the best part of this series. There is always something going on in the background that leaves you second guessing everything and everyone – knowing that somewhere, sometime, they may/may not reveal themselves and their wicked games. The Mistress did not disappoint. After the brutality of The Prince, you think what else could possibly happen? Ohhhhhhh so, so, so much more.
After getting the full scope of what Soren had to endure as a child, and the affects it has had on him throughout his life and in his relationships with both Kingsley & Nora, you wonder what could possibly break this man? Perhaps the idea that he could loose not just one – but both of his soul mates?
Nora has disappeared – and now all the men (and some women) that are in her life have to come together – leave their issues aside in the hopes that they can figure out a way to bring her back – and in one piece. As Wesley finds his way to Soren and Kingsley, Griffin and Michael are already there – as well as a few players you wouldn’t have thought about…. all grasping at straws trying to figure out a way to get Nora back….. but from who? Who has taken here?
The biggest mystery of all –
This mystery even has Kingsley worried – scared to the point that he’s sent his beloved away for her safety.
I can’t rave enough about this book – it was an EPIC finale for an amazing series – I was reluctant to finish it so fast, knowing it was the end of The Original Sinners – The Red Years, but it was so jammed packed with the most amazing suspense, I devoured it in nearly one sitting.
Now – off to the White Years 😉
Check out my other reviews in the series!
Book 1 – The Siren
Book 2 – The Angel
Book 3 – The Prince
About the Author, Tiffany Reisz
Tiffany Reisz lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name.
When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
If she couldn’t write, she would die. (via the author’s website)