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THE ANGEL (The Original Sinners #2) Book Review | Tiffany Reisz (@tiffanyreisz)

The Angel by Tiffany Reisz
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Published by Harlequin on September 25th 2012
Genres: Erotica, M/M, M/M/F, Menage, Romance
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Source: Purchased

5 KINK Review 


No safe word can protect the heart

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.


Reviewed by Lola

BOOM! All that’s left to say is Praise Be! There was a seismic shift as I read the last page of The Angel. I need to stop, drop and roll right now.  This story was so hot it left me on fire.   After reading The Siren I was not prepared for this sexual revolution in The Angel.  Just when I believe I have read it all, the author hits me with something equally fascinating and chilling.

There are temptations of sin everywhere this time around. They include: Father Soren, Griffin Fiske and Michael Dimir

The Lust of the Flesh is the temptation to do something to make the flesh feel pleasure and satisfied.  Soren is a true sadist who likes to hurt people and loves Nora. He can only become aroused by inflicting pain and humiliation.  Based on that philosophy alone, let me tell you:  He reaalllllllllllllly loves Nora.  And Nora wants his love.

I did not like Soren in The Siren.  We only saw him through the eyes of everyone who feared him even Nora.  Wes Riley, her intern, totally despised him and feared for Nora’s wellbeing.  Since she left Soren, I assume I was supposed to not like him too.

It’s been over a year; Wes has return to Kentucky and Nora has return to her owner Soren.  All I kept asking was why?  There is a reason Wes Riley did not like him.  All we knew was he beat and inflicted pain on Nora.

In the meantime, Father Marcus Stearns is on the short list to be the next bishop. A reporter, Suzanne Kanter, is investigating him for abuse allegations and have a major ax to grind.   She believes there is a scandal and intends to uncover all the dirty details to expose Father Stearns.

While the investigation follows its course, Soren informed Nora she should leave town and keep a low profile until the promotion is announce and the investigation is complete.  Nora retreats to her best friend Griffin Fiske’s estate for the summer.   She will use this time to formally train Michael as a submissive.

The Lust of the Eyes is that temptation to look upon things we shouldn’t look upon.   As Griffin welcomes Nora and her companion, he cast his lustful eyes upon Michael with much desire and pleasure.  Soren warns Griffin not to touch Michael during their stay and forbids it.  While Michael is in love with Nora and looking forward to his submissive-in-training summer, he finds himself thinking about Griffin.  Yes, it’s going to be a long summer of unadulterated kinky sex among the three of them.

Soren is a simmering oxymoron — so eerily calm on the surface, but disturbing on the inside.   As the investigation unfolds we get the history of traumatic moments in his childhood — a killing, a beating and abuse.  Then other moments from when he and Nora are together and his unselfish love he has for her and the ultimate goodbye gift.

Every character is memorable but none as much as Michael and Griffin.  Michael is a sweet natured and sadly hopeful character.  Griffin is a hallucinatory fantasy.   Like all the other men in Nora’s life, he once fell for the dominatrix’s charm too.

The Angel is Michael’s story.  It’s an enjoyable and immoral gothic tale.  It’s lust, deception and betrayal. It’s hilarious when it needs to be while Nora speaks her mind. It’s pure sex and and divine darkness.  The beginning may make you cringe. I certainly did while reading. But it only motivated me to continue to see how wicked Ms. Reisz will take it.

To read some free short stories about Michael and Griffin, hop over to Tiffany’s website:

The Angel is where we are introduced to THE RED by Nora Sutherlin.  Tiffany Reisz currently has an upcoming release of The Red hitting bookshelves on July 11th.  In The Angel, Suzanne is seen removing a copy of the book about a woman who owned an art gallery called The Red and the man who shows up and offers to save it in return of her submission for a year. 

The Red is currently available for pre-order>


favorite quotes

  • “If it’s an abomination, it’s because you’re doing it wrong. Bear down hard, then relax.  It’ll fit better”
  • “A good morning so far – she’d been fucked by her favorite man, hugged by her favorite boy and silently adored by her favorite angel.”
  • “She had a priest for a lover and a nun for a mother. Between the two of them she had enough Catholic guilt to start her own religious order”

Notable characters to remember:

  • Father Marcus Stearns aka Father Soren
  • Michael Dimir: Nora’s Angel and Griffin’s Mick
  • Elizabeth Stearns: Soren’s older sister
  • Suzanne Kanter: war correspondent reporter investigating Father Marcus Stearns aka Father Soren for possible abuse.
  • Adam: Suzanne’s brother

What’s next?  The Prince … The Prince is Available Now

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