Review | The Angel by Tiffany Reisz
The Angel (The Original Sinners #2)
by Tiffany Reisz
Description from NetGalley:
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, Søren–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 protégé, 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 Søren, 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.
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My review copy was requested from and awarded by Harlequin MIRA (publisher) via NetGalley.
Paperback, 416 pages & Kindle Edition
Published September 25th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA
(first published September 1st 2012)
ISBN 0778313999 (ISBN13: 9780778313991)
So I requested this book from NetGalley not knowing this was Book #2 in a freaking series...
OMG right?! I know... I usually do my homework really well - I'm serious - I was a freaking straight A student... With that said, I really did like the story - I didn't feel like I missed anything or was missing any part of the story.
Anyway - I knew this book was right up my alley but I'm not really a huge fan of M/M however -
- this one was really good! I found myself drawn to Michael's story and once Griffin entered the picture I was totally like Nora and Soren who? All I wanted to know about was Mick and Griffin! At that point I knew I was a goner - I absolutely LOVED Griffin - totally and completely. He and Mick made the book for me!
As usual I HATE spoilers and refuse to put any in here so... I'm going to have to think of some good ways to talk about this book without spoiling anything because this book has a hell of story and is busting at the seams with twists and turns. I had a bit of trouble with Suzanne's character... I hated her from the beginning and that never really changed for me. I loved the dynamic of King, Soren, Griffin & Nora. I loved seeing them together throughout the book. Enough about the story - I need to stop before I give anything away!
As for the writing - I really liked it - there were so many characters in this book and the author did an amazing job of keeping everyone in context and explaining the why behind their actions. I will admit - I hated some of these characters some of the time... but that goes without saying when the story is good... you have to love to hate some characters - that what makes great drama and story!
The length of the book is good. In the beginning I couldn't figure out why the book was so long, but once I was about a quarter to half way through I didn't notice the length and I just had to know what was going on and what was going to happen... I don't think the book would have been as good if it was shorter - the pages were needed to keep the story and characters in line and for the whole thing to make sense in the end.
Moving on... you all know I will be reading this entire series - you should as well!
Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky 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. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a 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.
"Tiffany Reisz is a smart, artful, and masterful new voice in erotic fiction! An erotica star on the rise!" - Award-winning author Lacey Alexander