Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz


Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's sure it'll be her breakout book...if it ever sees the light of day.

Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it's no deal.

Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him...or returning to his bed?

Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.



W H O A!

While reading this I felt like a kid busted with my hand in the cookie jar or a teenage boy caught trying to sneak a peek at the dirty magazines hidden under my bed. You know you should stop, but you just can't. I mean really...

Do kids stop sneaking into the cookie jar? No!
Do teenage boys quit looking at their dirty magazines? Hell no!
Did I stop reading?? Not a freaking chance!

I am just fascinated right now...If you are sensitive to naughty things, just walk away. This is not your typical romance novel. It's not romance. It's...I don't even know what it is...I have never read anything so forbidden, erotic, dark, captivating, provocative, dangerous...just wow. I went into this completely blind, so at every turn my. mind. was. blown. twisted. and. blown. again!! You are entering a completely different world when you pick up The Siren.

Nora...the siren and the goddess, the ship and the wine-dark sea. She would either save him or end him.

I'm not even going to try to summarize the story. I'm so glad I didn't read anything other than the synopsis before I dove in, so I'm not spoiling anything for you. I will say that it took me a couple of chapters to get used to the writing style, but confusion turned into fascination when I did. Nora is a captivating character to say the least. I didn't make any emotional connection to the any of Nora's relationships until I was well into the book. Even then, it wasn't a typical emotional connection. NOTHING about this book is typical. Nora is involved several different relationships (if you call them that) and each one is unique and enthralling in it's own way. No one rides off into the sunset. These characters follow their own set of rules, so you'll have to go into this with an open mind!

Just a note: I can see how some people would be completely offended by the content of this book. If you are easily offended, it's probably not for you. You need to be an objective person that can get lost in a story regardless of personal preferences.  These characters do what they do, are who they are, and love who they love.

I know it's bad...but I can't help it. I'm going to go ahead and call it now...

Team Søren!

"If you come back to me, will you run or will you crawl?"

"I'll fly."

My rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by:     
Tiffany Reisz

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