There's punishment - and then there's vengeance.
Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren't interested in play. Or pity.
As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories - sensual tales of Soren, Kingsley, and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: Nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It's a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.
But in Nora's world, no one is ever truly powerless - a cadre of her friends, protectors, and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak....
©2013 Tiffany Reisz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Tiffany Reisz's storytelling abilities are extraordinary. It takes a talented author to take a reader completely out of their comfort zone, yet keep the same reader compelled not to want to put it in down. I’m not always comfortable with everything I read in this series. I do keep an open mind and I am captivated enough by the story to keep reading. Not only was the story captivating, but I was invested in these characters. Having read a few of these books I thought that I knew the characters well enough. Nope. Not a chance. Ms. Reisz continues to surprise me as I learn more and more about each character and the world they live in. This book is hard to review without spoiling big parts so I apologize its vague. Only con: narrator's voice seemed a bit young but still did a decent job.
I LOVE Tiffany Reisz's books. She's an excellent story teller and her characters are complex, but fun to follow.
This narrator was horrid. She confused her French and English accents so that certain characters were incomprehensible (particularly the editor's wife, who is supposed to be British but ended up sounding like characature of a Transylvanian vampire).
Loved the book itself.
Come on audible, either get narrators who can do accents well or have the narrators skip the accent entirely. You're ruining great books this way.
I am so disappointed. They have done a good job with the rest of this series. This narrator sounds like a 19 year old girl. Please listen to the sample before you purchase this book. I will be returning the audio and getting the ebook. I may have to go listen to a earlier book in this series to "cleanse" my hearing.
If you listened to the first books, I recommend that you read The Mistress. The narration is all wrong. Adult characters are given child-like voices and the Irish accent is the worst I have ever heard.
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!
Top 10. Love this series and this listen doesn't let you down!!! Love it!
Not giving away any of the storyline...there is a time when Nora and Soren are facing real danger and confront each other with the truth...it is perfect Nora and Soren!
Improved from previous!
This is #4 of the series and one of the best series I have listened to. I highly recommend.
I was worried this was going to be the end of their story but there is more to come and sounds like a very interesting future for all!
I have recommended this series to several friends. I love each character and look forward to the next book.
The different types of love conveyed in this part of Nora/Soren/King/Wes's story...don't want to give any of the story away so I'll leave it at that
This performance sounded like a teenage girl...compared to the previous book's narrator.
And 3 out of the 4 books in this series has had a different narrator, I prefer to have the same voices/accents for each book when the series characters are the same.
slap someone :)
I'm a PhD theatre student who loves not proofreading my reviews (sorry) because I have to do enough of that in school. :)
This is a great conclusion to a wild ride for the characters, but the narrator is WAY too young. I'm not sure what happened to the previous vocal talent but Ginger Cornish SHOULD NOT be reading something the likes of this. Her voice is entirely too young and it was creepy and gave Nora a 20-year-old voice rather than the experienced woman she is. That and the accents were just bad. Let this girl narrate the likes of Twilight or 50 Shades, not a Tiffany Reisz book.
The story itself is smoldering. Nora has been kidnapped and the main men in her life are scrambling to her rescue. In the meantime we get to hear some of the loose ends tied up and a lot of fun kinky stories. LOVE Soren, who is just yummy, even more so that he's just so unattainable as your normal love interest. Kingsley is brought into more detail and we get to see Wesley's transition post-virginity.
Part of me says get is asap, the other wants to recommend you get the paper version to avoid the narration - either way, this is a great end to a series.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I love this series, it is very taboo. I can see how S&M with a side of religion can turn people way off, but it is so well written the taboo seems normal. This series has actually been very educational to me on the way the underground world of S&M / Dom & Sub works, cause I'm what they call "Vanilla". The story goes further down the rabbit hole. Soren a.k.a. Father Sterns is in turmoil when his "little one" submissive Nora is kidnapped by his believed to be dead wife of 30 years. Soren's wife Marie is also the sister of Kingsley Edge, Soren's first love and the ruler of the underground sex community. More lives get entwined with the story of Nora and Soren. Wesley was attacked when Nora was kidnapped and Soren's niece Lila was kidnapped along with Nora. Even Nora's editor wife is involved. There has to be another book because it ends on a big cliffhanger!
I just hope it isn't really a conclusion! I want more of Zach and Nora and Soren and Grace. Holy crap, this was amazing. Reisz is on her game like never before, and I was left gasping and begging for more as usual.
Lover of all books, especially Romance!
This is a semi dark, depraved, crazy wild ride of a series. Please read the series in order because this book ties up a lot of loose ends and answers questions. Sometimes I loved the book and sometimes I hated it but loved hating it. It evoked a mired of emotions. I enjoyed the entire series and just when I thought this was to end it not so sure now. Its great and if you want a crazy, sex hot, rather naughty ride this is it. Naughty at it's best and I mean naughty. Beware MFM, MM, FF, etc......its freakin' naughty hot. So don't say you weren't warned if that is not your thing, if it is enjoy the series.
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