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.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
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.
Why can't real life be like books?
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.
Someone who does not mind the narrator’s voice not fitting the characters of Nora and Soren.
Picked another narrator! Sorry Lilly!
Jim Frangione and Jennifer Ikeda have done both genders better. I’m sure there are others.
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.
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.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen.
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.
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
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.
I love this series. Tiffany Reisz's characters are all very real, flawed and relatable. Her characters are multi- layered and find their way into your heart.
Sinful, sexy and enticing.
Oooooh...this is a toughie. I'll have to go with Michael. He didn't have the biggest role but I found his character to be very endearing.
I've heard better but I've heard much worse. Her voice lacked sophistication but she got the point across.
Yes, I listened to it every chance I got.
Once again, if you loved the 50 Shades series or Sylvia Day's Crossfire series you're in for a real treat. Tiffany brings erotica to a whole new level combining intriguing story telling with sex appeal.
This is a great listen. Parts of the story will make you squirm in your seat (or bed), but that just makes it better. Different narrator than the first book. Took me less than 5 minutes to get use to the new voice. Both books in the series will take you away, making is hard to turn them off. Both narrators were great.
The relationship between Griffin & Michael; Soren's cunning throughout the entire story. I grew to admire and love Soren much more in this book.
The twists and turns; the fact that Soren's and Nora's relationship kept me on the edge as well as Suzanne's involvement and investigation. The end was amazing.
No. I think it was a bad decision to change from Aeron James to Miss Rhodes. Aeron, I think, did a much better job with the male voices, especially Soren's. I really got used to his narration in Siren and it was difficult to hear the changed voices - it was like the people had changed, at first.
Both. I was kept on the edge of my seat.
Would like to see more from this autho. Would like a better match, however, between author and narrator.
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