Review ~ The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Mistress
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners #4
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: July 31st 2013


There's punishment — and then there's vengeance.

Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, being held captive. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren'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, tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realises, 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, the heart and the mind...which all could 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...
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After the cliff-hanger of an ending in The Prince, I have been hanging for The Mistress to come out and boy, was it worth the wait!! So much happened in this book: secrets were revealed, desires were satisfied, and lots of love, loss and heartbreak.

There were a few players in the game through this book: The Queen – Nora, The King – Kingsley, The Knight – Wes, The Rook – Grace and The Pawn – Laila. They all have their own roles during this story and whatever they choose to do, will be a factor as to whether someone will live or die. We learned some hidden secrets and the lengths that each of them would go to, to save the people they all love. We know that Marie-Laure is behind it all and that she is seeking revenge; but who does she ultimately want to die to get what she wants.

I was often on the edge of my seat, not only because of the intense storyline but the bedtime stories that revealed more about the main characters that we have learned to love. Sexual encounters from the past were revealed and I was able to further understand (if possible) the depth of the feelings Nora, Kingsley and Soren all have for one another. Their pasts all connect and it seems difficult for anyone to survive without the others.

The other characters in this book have their own thoughts and feelings to sort out as well. Wes is distraught knowing that Nora was ripped away from him when he should have been rejoicing with her. Grace has travelled to America to meet Zach, but he was called away for work, so she has been given a free pass to satisfy urges only to be drawn into the complicated situation the others are in. And Laila was an unfortunate, innocent person that landed into the mess, but her presence has a calming affect for some of them.

BDSM isn’t a real focus in this book either. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some great sex scenes, but the focus of the book is more about getting Nora back safely, no matter what price is. Nora must keep Marie-Laure happy by telling stories so that she can understand the world that they live in and what the trio mean to one another or things could turn bad for her. The BDSM world is natural for those that are in it and Marie-Laure really doesn’t understand it, no matter how many times Nora tries to tell her.

I don’t want to give any of the plot away but I truly did enjoy this book. Tiffany spun the tale perfectly and even though there were so many pieces on the board, it wasn’t too much. I was able to understand the conflicting thoughts each of these characters had and in the end why things turned out the way they did. I had my suspicions on what was going to happen with some of the characters, so I was happy with how it all worked out. As usual, I was left with questions on that final page and wanting more of this world!

I received a copy of this book from the Harlequin Australia in exchange for an honest review.

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…

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  1. I love the cover. I am glad you liked this one, sounds like it is a great series.

  2. I so need to read these. It sounds a little crazy but in a really good way. lol Glad you enjoyed it and it was worth the wait :)

  3. It has been a great series. I'm looking forward to go back to where it all began!! eeep!!

  4. It is crazy!! The ride is very eventful!! Keeps you on edge, that's for sure....

  5. I haven't read any Tiffany Reisz yet, and I think I'm a little afraid to. I have read only a few BDSM stories, and I don't know if those stories weren't good or if it's me... but I didn't really enjoy them very much.

    I will try a TR book, though, because I have heard they are really good.
    Great review, Naomi!

  6. They were quite good, not as hardcore as some though. There is a bit of controversy as one of the characters is a priest. But when you discover all the secrets you understand as to the hows and whys. It is definitely not a series for everyone.


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