Friday, 20 July 2012
Review: Seven Day Loan - Tiffany Reisz (Also published under the title The Gift)
Despite her defiant streak, Eleanor can't resist giving in to Daniel's erotic demands. But while she'll let him have her body, she's determined to keep a guard around her heart. Even if Daniel wants to make Eleanor his permanently....
The Original Sinners Series:
Seven Day Loan (Novella) (This novella was also released with the title The Gift)
Little Red Riding Crop (Free short story found on the author's website)
Submit to Desire (Novella)
The Last Good Knight (Serialized Novella published in 5 parts)
The Christmas Truce (free short story for the author's newsletter subscribers)
The Siren (The Red Years book 1)
Something Nice (Free short story for the author's newsletter subscribers)
The Angel (The Red Years book 2)
The Prince (The Red Years book 3)
The Mistress Files (Short Story Collection)
The Mistress (The Red Years book 4)
The Saint (The White Years book 1)
The King (The White Years book 2)
Visit Tiffany Reisz's website for more information.
Seven Day Loan is a prequel novella to Tiffany Reisz's debut novel The Siren and although it can be read as a stand alone story I think I enjoyed it more because I'd already read the main book. I already have an emotional connection to Eleanor and that helps when you're reading such a short story.
When submissive Eleanor's Dom has to leave the country on business he decides to lend her to his friend for a week. She isn't happy that her Master is leaving her with a stranger but she agrees to make him happy. Daniel has become a recluse since the death of his wife three years ago and Eleanor's Master thinks that she can help him start to recover from his grief. Daniel is also a Dom and knows exactly how to give Eleanor what she needs making her time with him a lot better than she expected. In fact, things are so good that she isn't sure if she wants to leave.
Seven Day Loan is a quick read and it took me less than an hour to finish it but that doesn't mean it wasn't satisfying. There is plenty of kink (my eyes just about popped out of my head at one point!) but I also grew to really like the characters. Eleanor I felt I already knew as she is the main character in The Siren but I fell for Daniel and really want to learn more about him. I actually found myself wishing for a happy ending and for the two of them to be together. However, this is only a prequel to what is set to be an eight book series so it would be too easy to have our HEA quite so soon.
Anyone who enjoyed this story and who wants to know more about Eleanor and her Master should definitely check out The Siren which is one of my favourite reads of the year so far. Daniel doesn't appear in the full length novel but there are two more short stories about him that can be read for free on Tiffany Reisz's website (I've not read them yet but am planning to start them as soon as I finish this review). Tiffany Reisz seems to have come out of nowhere in the last couple of months but her books are something that all of my Goodreads friends seem to be talking about, she is definitely an author to watch out for and someone who has been added to my auto-buy list!
Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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