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The Angel: Original Sinners, Book 2 | [Tiffany Reisz]

The Angel: Original Sinners, Book 2

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Blue State Girl Vermont 02-23-13
    Blue State Girl Vermont 02-23-13 Member Since 2011

    Home is where my books are.

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    "Buy this on Kindle"

    After Siren, I was really excited to read this next book. I purchased it right away, and then realized that the narration wasn't going to give me the satisfaction I desired.

    Particularly, Lilly Rhodes' interpretation of Soren is just sad. She makes him sound like an wizened old man instead of a strikingly handsome and intimidating 6'5 danish hunk priest with a whip fetish. I didn't like her Nora either -- too upbeat and cheery for the subject matter. All in all, she's a terrible fit for this kind of read.

    Get it on Kindle instead. I did, and I couldn't put it down.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Maryam United States 04-12-13
    Maryam United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sorry I can’t listen to the narrator for this one"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who does not mind the narrator’s voice not fitting the characters of Nora and Soren.


    What could Tiffany Reisz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Picked another narrator! Sorry Lilly!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lilly Rhodes?

    Jim Frangione and Jennifer Ikeda have done both genders better. I’m sure there are others.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It was not the book itself!! I will read it and comment later but the narrator made me; how do I describe it? Shuddered, flinched. The feeling? How about; Not right, ugh, NOO, ill, turn it off. I know, Annoyed; like screeching on a chalk board for me. I’m sure the narrator is great for many other books but not this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I read Siren and liked it, not a romance in the sense I would place it but a good enough story that I wanted to read the series. I thought I would read some and listen to some but that is not going to happen and I used a credit. Geez, and to think this is my first review. I am really sorry, but I was compelled to comment. Save your credit and just read the hard copy on this one. At least don’t ignore the sample listening like I did; if it does not do it for you, your probably right and if it doesn’t then you’ll have no problem.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lulu 04-29-13
    Lulu 04-29-13

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "Reisz Deserves Her Own Catagory"

    Yes, this is erotica. It is very hot. It is also edgy. Too much so for many people's taste. But the author has a very unique voice and for that alone she deserves to be heard. Her stories are larger than life. They almost remind me of the early Ann Rice books where the big questions and the important answers about life and death, philosophy, religion, good, evil, heaven and hell were all buried deep within an interesting story about a couple of vampires.

    It is truly difficult to describe her writing style, her characterizations, her plotting. But she has the ability to make you care a great deal for people that on paper you should find totally unlikable and nonredeemable. She reminds you that no one is exclusively good or totally evil. That everyone is flawed and sometimes those that are best at hiding their flaws are the most flawed of all. You know the world she has created exists solely in the pages of her books. And you know that if it really did exist you would likely never have the nerve to exist in it yourself. But it would be nice to know that it was out there, that Nora and Soren and Kingsley and Griffin exist and maybe someday you would gather your courage and ...

    I liked the first book in this series, but found this one far more satisfying. It focused far more on what I thought were the strongest characters from the first book and didn't waste time on the weaker characters


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    CAC 10-09-12
    CAC 10-09-12

    Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........

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    "Very Very Good.........but......."

    First of all, I'm not one that likes when an author changes the narrator for each book in the series. Coming off The Siren which is narrated by a man that I found captivating and put a definite dark intense spin on the story; I was certainly surprised going into this book as the narrator is a woman.

    I do not want to take away from the narrator as she was very good, however, I had already pictured the characters in my mind a particular way through the voice impressions of the first book's narrator, so I felt that I was starting over with a new story.

    I found this book less dark and intense, maybe do to the new female narrator and her impressions. The story was very intriguing and gripping in a different manner than the first and found myself more in Soren's corner, probably because Nora is less frightened of him which took away the complete dark intensity of the first book.

    I am really finding it difficult to understand the attraction to Wesley....maybe the next book will shine some light.

    All in all, the series is very very good, but do be aware that this series may be controversial to many.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angelica Quintero 06-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this book with all my kinky heart"

    Loved Michael and Griffin
    Loved Nora and Søren
    Loved Kingsley
    Loved everything
    Can't wait for the next audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-29-15

    Paula

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    "Terrible Narrator"
    Would you listen to The Angel again? Why?

    NO, the narrator was just terrible. The Saint and The King were narrated by Elizabeth Hart and she did a fantastic job.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't pick just one. Eleanor, Søren and Kingsley were excellent. They are the Original Sinners.


    What three words best describe Lilly Rhodes’s performance?

    Ruined the audiobook.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    Continue the series using Elizabeth Hart as narrator. I purchase audiobooks for the narration and Elizabeth Hart is an automatic buy. I have purchased over 40 J.D. Robb books narrated by Susan Ericksen...the narrator can draw you in and keep you purchasing over and over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jana 03-11-15
    Jana 03-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Angel"
    Where does The Angel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hmm. Probably close to the bottom in narration and close to the top in storyline.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Raleigh, New Caledonia 01-30-15
    John Raleigh, New Caledonia 01-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    "A Smart and Fun Read"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia Lenexa, KS United States 01-22-15
    Marcia Lenexa, KS United States 01-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Book is Fabulous, but Buy it On Kindle"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Angel to and why?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lilly Rhodes’s performances?

    Maybe for a more upbeat subject matter.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Reading the kindle version did make me tear up quite a few times, and I did giggle quite a few times as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic book, just not the right fit for this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Tulley TN 12-07-14
    K. Tulley TN 12-07-14 Member Since 2007
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    "couldn't listen"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tiffany Reisz again?

    She might be okay for a different genre but she didn't fit this one.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lilly Rhodes?

    Shayna Thibodeaux ;


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Couldn't get past the first 15 minutes.


    Any additional comments?

    Frustrated with a waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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