Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: "The Mistress" by Tiffany Reisz

Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. . Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren't interested in play. Or pity. 

As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories—sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It's a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment. 

But in Nora's world, no one is ever truly powerless—a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak….

The Mistress is the fourth book in Tiffany Reisz's Original Sinners series.  

I have really enjoyed the series to this point but I really had mixed feelings about this book.   Nora has been kidnapped and is being held captive for most of the book.  As a result, about half of the book is comprised of flashbacks.  It was nice to get a little more back story of Nora, Soren and Kingsley but I just felt like it was way to heavy on the past and not enough present.  We will be getting plenty of their early days in the future and I was really hoping this one would have focused more on the here and now. There's certainly plenty going on to deal with, one of which is Wesley.  This was another sore spot for me.  I felt like the Wesley we saw in this book was a totally different person than we've grown to know and love through out the series.  Soren redeemed himself a little with his actions and through some of the stories, as did Kingsley.  Grace was even more disappointing than Wesley. Again, it just didn't feel like the same character.  Some of her actions were... disappointing to say the least.  I have so much more to say, but I don't want to give away any spoilers.  I would still recommend the series as the other books, including the novellas, are well written with just the perfect blend of story and steamy romance.  The Mistress definitely wraps things up and is still worth the read, even if it wasn't quite on par with the rest of the series.

Advance copy provided by the publisher/author for a fair and honest review.


  1. So bummed this arc is done! I love Eleanor but Nora is simply classic.

    I love the ending, it's EPIC! And Grace Easton is one lucky biatch, she got the best deal IMO.