Jun 28, 2013

The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2) by Tiffany Reisz

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Adult Fiction/ Erotica/ BDSM

Summary on GOODREADS:

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.


***WARNING: Don't read this review if you haven't read the 1st book in the Original Series- The Siren!!!

No safe word can protect the heart. 

All my moral issues aside, The Angel was definitely another great and captivating installment in The Original Sinners book series. Tiffany Reisz is simply one of those authors whose writing style is so amazing that it can make you read everything. I must admit that even though I really liked the first book, I was reluctant and unsure whether to continue reading, because these books deal with themes I usually avoid, but I guess, there are always exceptions. I probably wouldn’t have read it, if the story or the writing style weren’t so good or if I felt that everything revolves around sex as it usually does with 99.9 % of erotica, although there were a lot more sex scenes than in Siren.

But these books truly belong to those 0.1 % erotica where IMO the story itself stands out and not one of the kinkiest sex scenes I have ever read, although they sure are memorable. I kind of made my peace with the fact that this book will take me way out of my comfort zone, but this time was a bit easier, because I knew what I was getting myself into…or not. 

So to answer the question to all of those wondering can this book be more shocking, scandalous, deliciously sinful and emotional than Siren, the answer is-YES, IT DAMN SURE CAN and I promise you that if you liked Siren, you’re really going to like Angel, especially because we finally find out more about the background of the characters (Soren, Kingsley, Michael etc.)and understand them a lot more than before and we also get introduced to some new, less known characters and therefore I must say sorry Nora, Wesley & Soren, but this time our new kinky duo Griffin & Michael, even Kingsley stole the show for me and them three along Wesley are definitely my favorite characters from now on.


1. The never ending ‘ode to the beauty & glory’ of Soren

So this particular ‘ode’ started big already in Siren and I could deal with it, because it was like an introduction to his character, but I think that the author exaggerated a bit with it in this book. I mean, every time this guy enters the scene we are constantly reminded how beautiful and intimidating he is or how he has “the best heart” and the best body on the face of Earth, even the exact number of his daily push-ups and sit-ups for G’s sake (P.S.taking in consideration his profession and his lifestyle some of these statements seem quite ridiculous, but as I said-moral issues aside.) 

So after the first half of the book this ‘ode’ got really annoying and it doesn’t have anything to do with my utter dislike of Soren. It was like the author was trying a bit too hard to make us like him, but in my case she got just the opposite effect. I still don’t like him, no matter of his “awesomeness” or his tragic past and I probably never would, but I also think that he is one of the biggest reasons this story is so interesting and intriguing and I can’t and won’t argue with that.

He had, without a doubt, the most handsome face of any man she’d ever known. The most handsome face, the keenest mind, the wickedest libido, the sexiest body and the most devoted heart....

His morning runs and the five hundred push-ups and sit-ups he did every day kept him in immaculate shape. Lean, taut muscle wrapped every inch of his tall frame. Sometimes she could simply not keep her hands off him.

2. Nora The Submissive 

I have mixed feelings about Nora after the ending of The Siren. I mean, I still like her and think that she is a really fun character, but she’s definitely not my favorite and I kind of don’t care with whom she'll end up. Yes, you won’t be seeing me wearing T-shirts Team Wesley or Team Soren. Another reason for that is, because I think that both choices are wrong for her. IMO she’s too wild for the young/vanilla Wesley and too dominant for the “big, bad“Sadist. 

One of the reasons I really liked her in Siren is because she was one of those strong and self-conscious women with a lot of attitude and although I didn’t approve some of the decisions she made I still liked her because she was always so honest about her feelings and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind no matter of the consequences., but in this book things are different. She got back with Soren as we all know and now she’s playing his “little submissive” again and I really don’t like Nora as submissive. He literally is her Master and not only in the bedroom, but he also rules her life; she basically can’t do anything or make any decision without first asking for his approval. He even tells her how to dress, when to bathe etc. and she has to listen to everything he orders her. 

One word: B O R I N G! As I said before, I’m just not a fan on of weak and obedient characters with no attitude. They simply bore me and even though Nora showed some signs of rebellion and Soren gave her some space I still think that she was much more interesting when she had her freedom. I also agree with Griffin when he said that she is selfish and let’s face it-she is the one manipulating them all in order to get what she wants.

All in all, aside these minor issues I had, I truly enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read the next one.

“Fetishes…they’re the pet you feed or the
beast that eats you. We’ll feed your beast until it’s tamed.” 


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