Monday, 15 January 2018

Review: Tiffany Reisz's "The Siren (The Original Sinners # 1)."
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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.

Review: Surj 

She seemed like the type of woman who'd help you forget 
about your headache by setting your bed on fire. 

In June 2012, Tiffany Reisz's "The Siren" was the book on everyone's lips. In June 2012, reading romance wasn't even on my agenda. I was too busy adding the final touches to my wedding. Fast forward a good few years and I'm now an avid romance reader and blogger and the hype surrounding Nora, Kingsley and Søren story definitely hasn't died down. It may quieten down for a while here and there but then someone will pick up the series for the first time and all of a sudden that quiet becomes a roar again. I've had "The siren" on my kindle for a couple of years and my book bestie has been dying for me to read it. She has been desperate for me to meet these characters that made such a huge impression on her and for some reason, I've kept putting it off. Well, recently the hum started again. A couple of friends had picked the book up and were raving about it so I thought fuck it, it's now or never so yesterday I finally turned the first page to see what the fuss was all about. So did it live up to all the hype? Was it all it cracked up to be? Oh hell yes. I couldn't put this book down and cannot wait to read the rest of the series. This really was something else. 

Soren isn't some boyfriend you have a fight with 
and then kiss and make up. He's the invading army 
you surrender to before it burns your village down.

"The siren" was a unique story that pulled me in right from the start. What unfolded was so unexpected which is what I loved. It was dark, disturbing, unpredictable and so unconventional. in fact this was one of those books that left me feeling challenged in so many ways. My heart and mind were at constant loggerheads and my inner conflict left me feeling saddened for so many of the characters. This was not your run of the mill love story that's for sure but this was a story about love, loss and sacrifice. Some parts made for difficult reading and I did find myself wincing, my stomach churning because of what I had read. But the more I read, the more I wondered whether whether this was because of my lack of understanding or accepting of a lifestyle? Maybe I needed to get to know these characters more before I cast judgement on them and their behaviours. 

“Hurt is a bruise on the outside.” “Harm is a bruise on the inside.”

So the characters, each of them was tragically flawed. Each of them had their crosses to bear and each of them seemed to struggle at times with secrets. Secrets that had the power to destroy. One thing was clear with each and every one of them. These characters had an inherent need for love, whether that was for a love that was lost, forbidden, unhealthy or for a love that had been sacrificed. Nora, Zach and Wes easily wormed their way into my affections and I really prayed that each of them found some kind of peace amongst the turmoil they were going through. However, Søren, now he was a different kettle of fish all together. He truly infuriated me and just as I thought he was about to redeem himself, he went and did it again, leaving my heart racing and my nerves going crazy at what was at the core of this man!!!!! 

Broken love is the most dangerous love. 
It will slice you open with every touch. 

Tiffany Reisz is a relatively new author for me and I cannot wait to read more from her. Her writing was impeccable, with so many quotes being highlighted. She truly is a magician with her words. Roll on "The Angel." Let's see what in store next for Nora and her posse!!!! 

Hands down easy peasy lemon squeezy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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