Review & Giveaway! The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz


The Mistress (The Original Sinners #4) by Tiffany Reisz
Harlequin MIRA (July 30, 2013)

Rating: A
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Nora Sutherlin - Writer, Switch
Hero: Soren Stearns - Priest, Sadist
Hero: Kingsley Edge – King of Kink, Switch
Hero: Wesley Railey – Prince of Kentucky, Vanilla





When we last saw our dear and delightful Nora in The Prince, she had just been taken hostage by a deranged ghost. A person long thought dead by Soren and Kingsley has reappeared and has only one thing on their mind: vengeance. Our not-so-dead ghost also has a fondness for story time. And who better to tell stories than Nora? Through her stories, we become privy to some of Nora’s - and thus Soren, Kingsley, and Wesley’s – most intimate moments.

And each one of our beloved Sinners are put through hell in this book. Their worlds are shaken up, threatened, and we have to sit by and watch them struggle and suffer. See how they handle it. Who they turn to, what they do... Grief and fear cause some interesting reactions in them. Some very, very interesting reactions…

The scenes – both present and past – between Nora, Kingsley, and Soren are the heart of this tale. Seeing the history, the love, between Nora and Soren or Kingsley and Soren… finding out exactly why Nora and Kingsley have a love/hate relationship… was all very tender and beautiful and complicated. These three have one wild, passionate, all-consuming love.

Plus, I will take each and every sentence said by or about Soren and treasure them with all my heart. Soren is, quite simply, amazing. Over the course of this series, he has been a lot of things—intimidating, provoking, dark and compelling. Sexy (oh, so, sexy!). An enigma that I’m compelled to figure out. With each book, a little more of him has been revealed. The Mistress is no exception. And while Soren is still very much a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma—he’s become more human. More flesh and blood. No matter how perfect I think he is, he’s still fallible. Especially since Nora is his biggest weakness.

There are a lot of points-of-views in this story—Nora, Kingsley, Wesley, Grace (Zach’s wife), and Laila (Soren’s niece). Usually too much view point switching leaves me feeling a bit schizophrenic and disjointed but, honestly, I cared for each characters story within the story. I wasn't sure that I'd care for Grace or Laila but I did. Laila in particular, since she had a unique view and insight on Nora and Soren. Each view truly added to the story, it didn't detract or distract.

The Mistress was emotional, engaging, suspenseful, sexy—you name it, Reisz gives it to us. Since The Mistress is the final book in this particular story arc, I will say that I am 99% happy with the way things end. One not-so-small part has me wriggling in my seat, anxious and sad and worried and generally discomfited. Okay, kind of depressed too. But also oddly happy. (You’ll see what I mean…) Miz Reisz absolutely kills me with the ending. She always does, so I shouldn’t be surprised. I'd say that she's evil if I didn't enjoy it so much. I love the way her mind works, how she never gives us what we expect—but always exactly what we need. That sums up The Mistress for me almost perfectly.

Now bring on The Priest!

Favorite Quote:

Outside the bedroom, he was all euphemisms and elegance. Once she started “sharing his bed,” she discovered the gentleman outside the bedroom turned into a savage inside it, inside her. Sex with Soren was raw, brutal and merciless, and she’d loved it, reveled in it, couldn't get enough of it, enough of him.


About the Author

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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