The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

The Mistress (The Original Sinners: The Red Years, #4) (Original Sinners, #4)

by Tiffany Reisz

She is addictive...irresistible

Nora Sutherlin, Dominatrix-turned-literary-star, is held prisoner by two dangerous men. Under different circumstances she would enjoy this immensely. These men aren't lovers, however, but tools of vengeance from an old adversary. Possessor of the hearts of two men, she plays her hardest hand

But her captor isn't interested in play. Or pity. In Nora's world, however, no one is ever truly powerless. Her friends and lovers will do anything to save her - even if the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak. The stakes are high in a dangerous game of love, lust and passion

The Original Sinners Series: The Red Years

Book 1: The Siren

Book 2: The Angel

Book 3: The Prince

Book 4: The Mistress

The Original Sinners continues with The White Years

Book 1: The Saint

Praise for Tiffany Reisz

'Dazzling, devastating and sinfully erotic' - Author Miranda Baker

'Stunning. One of the best novels I have ever read. I am simply in awe and feeling richer for the experience.' - Good Reads Reviewer on The Siren

'This book made me feel everything.' - Author Courtney Milan on The Siren

Reviewed by Melanie on

4 of 5 stars

This is a very hard review for me write. I literally just finished this book. I've read comments from others who were on one side or the other. They were either calling for blood because they were so upset at this book. There have also been people who have been yelling praises for how great this story was. I finally quit reading them because it was making it difficult to read, even though I never did see a single spoiler (thanks for that people).

There are two things I bothered me about this book. There are too many POVs. I don't think Grace and Laila really needed things told from their POV. I really think that the story would've been better if their story was told from someone else's POV. Second, there are some aspects to the ending, or really one part in particular that I didn't like. Other than those two things, I think it was a fairly good story, but not as good as I would expect after reading the first three books.

Here's the thing that gets me, why did Grace have Soren's baby? Why did Soren give in and have sex with her? She is not the first person who would've "sold their sole" to have one night with him. Did he somehow know that the reason Grace and Zach hadn't had a child yet was more on Zach and Grace and wanted to give them the child they wanted? That would be something I could see Soren doing. I don't see him having sex with anyone besides King or Nora for any other reason.

I will say that I was very happy for Wes, I think Laila is the right/better girl for him. It is also good for Laila, because I do think that Soren was going to prevent her from ever having sex if he could.

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