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.
Masochist – someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
Literary masochist- What Tiffany Reisz has turned me into
It is no lie that I am a huge Original Sinners fangirl, that is right not just a fan but a fangirl. Tiffany Reisz is one dynamic author who has swept me into her Sinner’s world and now I am a glutton for punishment. Mistress once again I salute you.
What can I say about The Angel, the second installment of , Ms. Reisz, Original Sinners series?All I want to say is WOW!!! This follow-up to The Siren, which I adored is nothing less than phenomenal. Once again we are reunited with Nora and the gang who keep taking the reader down the rabbit hole.
The Angel is labelled as erotic romance, nothing wrong with this genre. It’s one I and many other enjoy. But to be honest and frank these should be labelled as literary fiction. The stories are so textured and rich that I feel like I personally know these people. That they are my friends, neighbors, priests . The words that Ms. Reisz pens is like flecks of diamonds that dance upon the page. Honestly this is high art. Not just a book or a novel but simply a work of art.
I read a lot, as many of you do. I read perhaps 3-4 books a week per minimum. Some I love, some I hate, others I adore and The Angel I worship.
The Angel is not for the faint at heart. I will give fair warning. It is brutal and honest and holds back no punches in the literal vignettes it paints. What I love so much about Ms. Reisz’s writing is that she does not insult her readers. Her novels are naked before the reader in all it’s beauty, anger, pain, sex, and most of all love. Love, that word, that beautiful four letter word. Love and hope are what The Angel is about.
Anyone who knows me or has read my reviews knows that I am a sucker for books who share the theme of hope. Let me tell you that is exactly what Ms. Reisz does. She weaves a tale full of broken, damaged, beautiful, complex characters who are all searching. Searching to belong, for peace, for home and security. All her characters are flawed and that is why I love them, each and every one.
Let’s talk about the boys shall we. Soren, this is the kind of man who terrifies you and makes you insane with lust. Kingsley, the guy who never looses and always knows just what to do for the win, he is King after all, we all bow down to his rule. Wesley, one of the most romantic men i have ever encountered in a book, the boy makes my heart beat fast. Griffin the cocky , rich bad boy, he plays hard, he is the life of the party but man does he shock you, he sure did me (in a good way). Michael, sweet, kind, scared Michael, I just wanted to hold him and protect him and love him.
Here is the other thing about Ms. Reisz, her prose they are simply beautiful so to end this review io will leave you with a few of my favorite passages.
“Scar tissue, she’d once read, was the strongest of all tissues. Maybe Soren’s heart was so strong because it was scarred.”
“Fetishes…they’re the pet you feed or the beast that eats you.”
“It whispered to him. Love, he thought, when he first gazed on the image, looked just like that.”
“A wonderful phrase-cum laude. I’ve always though it should refer to something else.”
“I felt as though I had this open wound. I was so raw, so tender. And it hurt. But I don’t care. Love is the open wound that you hope never heals.
Thank you again to Tiffany Reisz, never stop writing let it be the air you breath and the wind that directs you. You Mistress are a true literary gem and I will be loyal to your written word for life.
I give The Angel by Tiffany Reisz 5 stars of perfection