Quickie: Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz


Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz
Contemporary / Erotica
2012-03-01 (Spice Briefs)

Rating: B+
Heat: Sizzling

Heroine: Xenia – Virgin, Mermaid 
Hero: Derek Prince – Lawyer, DivorcĂ©e 
Setting: New York, USA



Xenia is a Mermaid. A Manhattan Mermaid—not quite the mythical creature with fins instead of feet, but no less a fantasy and completely unattainable. So when Derek Prince happens upon her while drinking at a club, he is awestruck by the woman with wet hair sitting at Kingsley Edge’s private table. And she seems to be equally captivated by him.

Once Derek follows Xenia through the club’s door marked Employee’s Only, and enters the hidden club of Fathoms where the Mermaids reside, there is no going back.

Having read Miz Reisz's other novellas, Seven Day Loan and Submit to Desire, previous to this one—I have to say, it is almost tame by comparison. It also has a more fanciful edge to it, a touch of whimsy, where her other work is unflinchingly real and unapologetically dark. Which is not to say this is light and fluffy by any means. It still has tons of the wonderful kink Mis Reisz is known for, just without any of the bdsm elements.

And I really enjoyed the way it was told as well. Derek is telling the story of himself and Xenia to two of his friends—no holds barred—and their commentary as he’s telling his tale was fantastic. It added another layer to the novella and more than few laughs.

But most of all I enjoyed Derek and Xenia. They made quite a splash together (wink) and I now hold a fondness for silvery tattoos and massage oils.

So, if you'd like to read a steamy and sensual tale that puts a salacious spin on mermaids—Immersed in Pleasure is definitely worth your while! And, for fans of her Original Sinners series, there is more than one scene featuring the King of Kink himself – Monsieur Kingsley Edge. 

Favorite Quote:

“Doesn’t matter,” he said, meaning every word. “When you’re ready, we’ll go for it. Until then, I’ll just take a lot of cold showers. Starting right now. This water is fucking freezing.”
“Keeps the nipples hard," she said, grinning.


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