Friday, July 3, 2020

REVIEW: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

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....


TIFFANY REISZ, I COULD KISS YOU RIGHT NOW. I love your mind. I love what you did with this book; I'm in love with this book so hard and I'm absolutely thrilled that I have a few more books in this series to enjoy before I mourn that it's over. 

The Mistress was so much better than I expected it to be (and I expected it to be excellent). It was action packed--my heart was racing so hard in many parts of this. The insight into so many of the characters we were introduced to in previous books in the series was such a nice surprise--I felt like I got to know them in ways that I hadn't known them before. And the emotions that I felt for all parties involved? All I can say is the freaking feels it gave me were just 

I was thinking about this series early this morning (way early this morning...5:55 AM on a weekend, too early, right?!) and I was thinking about how happy I am that I decided to read this series despite my less than zero knowledge of the world Reisz writes about. I was thinking about how many people may pass on reading it because of the sexual subculture she writes about and how idiotic I think it would be to eliminate it from a reading list just because it's something you're unfamiliar with. This series is so much more than the sexual preferences and kinks that these characters enjoy. The love and respect Nora and Soren and King have for each other, and really everyone, is admirable--something we could all stand to embrace, I think.  The stories Reisz tells with these characters are so interesting and funny and engrossing and I'm so looking forward to continuing on in this series.

Until the next time, happy reading~~

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