10 October, 2012

2Views 2Raves: The Angel by Tiffany Reisz

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.

1st View, Lillie from Read My Mind

Three Alliterative Words To Describe THE ANGEL:
seductive, salacious, scintillating

Favorite Character And What Scene Decided Favorite:
The little peek of Griffin that showed up in THE SIREN made me want more. And I got it. There's a scene about halfway through the novel that has just Michael and Griffin in it (I won't spoil it by doing an in-depth description), but it is intimate and hot and reveals so much about both Griffin and Michael, and what I really was hoping would come to a satisfying completion by the end of the book (see what I did there?).

Outstanding Quotes:
"Angel, you aren't a real kinkster until you have had a threesome."

Kingsley Edge had that look about him too. Something in the eyes. Something glinting and fearless. He looked like a man who'd seen so much blood he had the Grim Reaper on speed dial.

"Exactly. Of course we aren't lovers." Sutherlin slid on a pair of chic black sunglasses. "He's a priest. That's gross."

Final Thoughts:
If you read and liked THE SIREN, get ready to love THE ANGEL. More heart-rendingly honest insight from a group of characters that celebrate their kinkiness and don't apologize for the lives they lead. Michael (yes, the 15-year old from that scene at The 8th Circle in THE SIREN) is back and wow, does the reader ever get to experience his growing pains. Griffin is as sardonic as ever, but vulnerable in a way that wasn't expressed before. And Nora, Nora, Nora. Even with other characters taking the spotlight this time around, Nora still shines, and Soren and Kingsley still intimidate (in utterly delicious ways). I thought that THE SIREN blew my mind, but THE ANGEL tops it with a fantastic sophomore outing for THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series.

Book Rating:
5 Stars

2nd View, JL from An Avid Reader's Musings

Three Alliterative Words To Describe THE ANGEL:
revealing, raunchy, risky

Favorite Character And What Scene Decided Favorite:
Kingsley is by far my favorite character in this series. As a self professed Francophile, how could I not love the half-French King of Kink? Although readers meet Kingsley in THE SIREN, his character is more developed in THE ANGEL and I have firmly situated myself on the side of #TeamKingsley. The scene where Michael meets Kingsley for the first time, in the back of a Rolls Royce, natch, is probably what made me love Kingsley all the more. Especially when he utters his infamous line, "Tell me, Michael, have you ever had sex in the back of a Rolls Royce?"

Outstanding Quotes:
"Who was Kingsley? Kingsley Edge, the King of Kink in New York City. Half-French, all pervert."

Kingsley Edge had that look about him too. Something in the eyes. Something glinting and fearless. He looked like a man who'd seen so much blood he had the Grim Reaper on speed dial.

Final Thoughts:
THE ANGEL is by far one of the best books I've read this year and it's in my top ten favorite books overall. Tiffany Reisz has penned an great story, with fantastic and well developed characters. While Nora is still the focus of the story, the plotlines diverge to reveal Soren's childhood and readers are allowed to experience events that shaped him into the priest and man he is today. I also loved the development of Griffin and Michael's relationship. It's heartbreaking and redemptive, yet I cheered at the outcome. I hope this isn't the last of Griffin and Michael that readers will be exposed too! I'm also looking forward to reading the next book in the Original Sinners series, THE PRINCE. It comes out mid November and I can't wait to see the dynamics of teenage Soren and Kingsley that will feature in that novel.

If you've read and liked THE SIREN, go pick up THE ANGEL today - you will not be disappointed!

Book Rating:
5 Stars

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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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This book was provided by Littlebird Publicity, in exchange for my honest review only

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