July 24, 2012
Adult | BDSM/Erotica
The Original Sinners #1
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In the world of kink authors, she's the top. Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different-more serious, more personal-and she's sure it'll be her breakout book...if it ever sees the light of day. Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards-in six weeks-or it's no deal. Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining...and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous-staying away from him...or returning to his bed? Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.
IN A SENTENCE:
Wow—I was not expecting The Siren to be a full-blown novel that I would fall in love with. I was expecting a hot, flirty read, and that was NOT what I got. So if you want that type of read, you’ll probably want to go find a read like that. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz is an emotional rollercoaster, one where you’ll fall in love with the characters and hope their story ends happily ever after.
What can I say about The Siren? Holy crap, I loved this one so, so much.
When I first heard about it, I wasn’t sure I was going to want to read it. I thought the idea of it was far-fetched; WHY would Nora give up complete control over her novel just to have it published? And in six weeks, whaaaat. And the more I read—why in six weeks—the more I thought it was far-fetched. The six weeks is because Zach is moving to L.A. to work in the Royal House publisher there. So… I’m still confused. Couldn’t they email? I just don’t understand the premise of this one, and still really don’t. (Okay, Tiffany explained this to me and I TOTALLY missed it. He's moving to LA for screenplay work, and he wants the book out in the fall, so it makes sense.)
But other than that… I loved the characters. Especially Wesley. YOU GUYS. Wesley is Nora’s nineteen-year-old intern and he is SO CUTE. I want to hug him. I was rooting for him; I really wanted him to get what he wanted. Because he deserves it! He really truly does. And trust me—you’ll fall in love with him, too. <3 Such a nice guy.
Zach—oh, poor Zach. Apparently Zach is MARRIED. Oh yes. But, you see, his wife left him a little over a year ago and they live on two different continents, but it’s SO HARD for you to fall for Zach and want him and Nora to get it on because hello, he still has a lot of feelings for Grace and gah… all the feelings. ALL the feelings.
Nora. OH NORA, how much do I love you and all your secrets?? SO MUCH. What was great about The Siren was how 3D and real the characters were. I loved learning their secrets and backstories. It really made me connect with the characters and care for their story and love The Siren.
And I know you’re all wondering—yes, it’s a hot hot hot book. I almost had to get out the oven mitts while reading it was THAT hot! It has it all: masturbation, fellatio, BDSM, whips and ropes and handcuffs. If you read Fifty Shades and want more of a BDSM read, The Siren is the book for you.
Also, I believe the July 24th release date is for mass market paperback, so it’s available in paperback and ebook! You know, if you really want a sexy read that’ll blow your mind (hee.)
Now… the rest of this is spoilerish, which is why I’m hiding it, but I have to say it because it’s why I’m rating it four stars. So obviously, don’t highlight if you don’t want to be spoiled.
OH EFF I hated the ending. So, Nora’s book and this book have the same type of ending because APPARENTLY the book Nora’s writing is her and Wesley’s story. Oh god. So of course, Nora makes Wesley leave—because she broke her promise to him and went back to Søren. Which, ew, he’s HER PRIEST. Oh yes. When I found that out, I honestly hated this book a little bit. Which I get why Reisz had Soren be her priest, but come ONNNN. But I did not like it at all. But I was happy that Zach went back to his wife. But how did she know he was moving/where he lived because I am ninety-nine percent positive he never told her?! Like, I know he told her about the New York job, but the L.A. one? Come on—she could NOT have known that.
That was my problem with the ending.
But goddamn if this isn't my favorite book of 2012. I don't know how Tiffany Reisz did it, but SHE SURE AS HELL NAILED IT.