Nora Sutherlin is hiding. On paper, she's following her master's orders - and her flesh is willing.
More deeply, more strongly than she'd wanted anyone
But her mind is wandering to a man from her past, whose hold on her heart is less bruising, but whose absence is no less painful. Instead of letting him make love to her, she'd let him go.
This is the storty of a summer that proves love hurts.
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 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.
I absolutely loved The Siren so I'm not sure why it took me quite so long to get around to reading The Angel, possibly because I was worried that it wouldn't be able to live up to my expectations in spite of the many positive reviews I've seen for it. The only reason I'm not kicking myself for not reading it sooner is that I already have copies of the next 2 books so won't have to wait to read them. This is such a captivating series and I'm dying to know what happens next!
With a reporter sniffing around Soren Nora is forced to go against her instincts and leave him until the dust settles. Soren sends her to stay with Griffin and asks her to take Michael with her and train him to become a submissive. As much as she hates the idea of leaving Soren she really likes Griffin and Michael so spending time with them won't be a hardship. Leaving Soren hurts though and it reminds her of the pain of losing Wesley too. Soren is left behind to deal with the reporter Suzanne and try to make sure she doesn't discover his deepest darkest secrets.
I have to say my favourite characters in The Angel were Michael and Griffin, I absolutely loved the interactions between the two of them and they add a lot of sweetness to what at times is quite a dark story. The way their romance develops was wonderful and I could happily spend hours reading about them. I still find Nora hard to relate to and don't understand half of the choices she makes but that doesn't make me any less interested in what happens to her. She is one of the most complex characters I've come across in a long time and I can't wait to see what the future holds for her. I'm not sure I understand her obsession with Wesley though, the two of them are so different that I find it hard to picture them ever being together as a couple so it will be interesting to see what happens between the two of them in the future.
When I read The Siren Soren scared the crap out of me, if I'm honest he STILL terrifies me but I'm starting to understand him better now. It was absolutely fascinating to learn more about his back story and see what turned him into the man he is today and I actually started to understand why Nora and Suzanne were so attracted to him. There is definitely something compelling about his character even if his desire to inflict pain would send me running a million miles in the opposite direction! There is just something about Soren and Nora as a couple that works so well, it's like they are meant to be together even though there are so many things that should technically keep them apart.
Tiffany Reisz creates such wonderful but flawed characters, you may not always understand their actions but you will always want to know how things turn out for them. I'm really excited that Kinglsey takes more of a central role in the next book, The Prince, he has been a favourite character from the beginning and I'm really looking forward to learning more about his past.
Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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