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.
©2012 Tiffany Reisz (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Hmm. Probably close to the bottom in narration and close to the top in storyline.
I feel a bit bad for being so critical of the narration but the voice that was used for Soren was nothing at all the way I imagine he would sound. It sounded like it belonged to an elderly man and really took away from the audio experience. I think that if a voice or accent can't be done properly then the narrator should just read the book as if telling a story and not try to use different voices for each character or only do the ones that they are able to do. I've listened to other audio books that have done this and they were excellent.
This is a good read. Strong, smart characters and a good story line. Sometimes a book that has intense and graphic sex has no plot or true purpose. Not this book. I enjoyed listening from the beginning to the end.
I would not recommend the audiobook to a friend, as I thought the narrator was a TERRIBLE fit. After listening to Aeron James narrate the Siren, I couldn't WAIT to hear the next book. But this narrator was just not a good fit for the dark, complicated, and emotional subject matter. She sounded chipper even in the throws of wild kink.
The Siren, for it's fantastic character development, story telling, and interweaving of different points of view seamlessly and sensibly. Also for her uncanny ability to define passion in ways you would never have on your own.
Maybe for a more upbeat subject matter.
Reading the kindle version did make me tear up quite a few times, and I did giggle quite a few times as well.
Fantastic book, just not the right fit for this narrator.
I didn't get far enough to rate the writing or story. The narrator didn't fit the story line. She was so flat and unbelievable that I couldn't get past the first 15 minutes. I tried but just couldn't continue listening.
She might be okay for a different genre but she didn't fit this one.
Shayna Thibodeaux ;
Couldn't get past the first 15 minutes.
Frustrated with a waste of a credit.
Mom, and caregiver. Variety in my music and book libraries. I love a good romance or mystery. In order to be worth my time and money
I would absolutely recommend this series and audiobook to a friend as long as I was sure they were fine with BDSM based books and multiple sexual preferences.
I love how Michael was described. A lot of authors shy away from characters who have attempted suicide - it was portrayed very well.
Yes. Audio gives the characters personality.
I love this series. Even though there are some very kinky things going on, the relationship between the characters is awesome. It almost makes you think the story could be true. This book does have some graphic M/M sex scenes that I am not comfortable with. I skipped over those parts which was kind of irritating.
Everything! I could tell who was talking and when. They had emotions, it sounded natural and not faked. She did very good job!
If you can get past the M/M the story is great. Obviously, I just skipped over those parts instead of giving up on the book all together. Start the series and read in order. The development is incredible you won't be disappointed.
Say something about yourself!
I obviously discounted the storytelling power of Ms. Reisz. Another amazing installment. Reisz is amazing. She writes literate, fascinating erotica with something for everyone. There are no cardboard secondary characters: Everyone has a story, and she draws you into the world so subtly that you only realize you're in love once the book is over. Buy it, you won't regret it.
I would only if they enjoyed the first book as much.
There is a lot of character development. And there has some unpredictable twists.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Yes. I loved the first and loved the second cannot wait to listen to the third. The characters are very interesting, the storyline is great and though explicit it is written in a respectable manner. I was saddened by Nora and Zach in the first book but she survived and is very happy in this book.
Similar content to other s&m books but more realistic and dare I say classier....
I just love Nora, she's the best....She is not afraid of who she is or what she is...she is very brave. I did not like the narrator's performance of Griffin, he should have sounded sexier, that is how I pictured him, otherwise she did a good job considering this is a different narrator from book 1.
I was torn by Soren's decision in the end, even though they can't have it all, I am beginning to love them as a couple. They belong together.
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
Oh. My. God. I just love Tiffany Reisz. This book was WONDERFUL. I love all the characters, though Soren still scares the crap out of me. This book is extremely intense and is probably too much for some people. Tiffany is the biggest mind f*ck ever. Just when I think I know what is going on, she throws something at me.
The audiobook was done very well. I had read the book previously, which I do a lot. The narrator does a great job.
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