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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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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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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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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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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M/M Romance...

Would you consider the audio edition of The Angel to be better than the print version?

Yes. Audio gives the characters personality.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

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.

What does Lilly Rhodes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Everything! I could tell who was talking and when. They had emotions, it sounded natural and not faked. She did very good job!

Any additional comments?

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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😍😍😍😍😍

I love the characters in this book and I don't want their story to end😭

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Outstanding story

Part of series.

Outstanding and unusual story. The characters have depth and the multiple storylines are intriguing.

BDSM-friendly. Includes D/s M/s relationships, with MFM, MM and MF. Challenging themes, including: teenage sex; Catholic priest in relationship; submission and
sadomasochism.

Narration is okay - not great.

**SPOILERS**

Enjoyed this story as much or more than previous book.

The character of Father S. Was very different than 1st book - admirable and selfless.

Sweet romance between Michael and Griffin.

Love Wes' storyline - can't wait for next book.

Interesting relationship between Father S. and Nora. Easier to under why they are together.

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  • Denise
  • Valencia, CA, United States
  • 12-28-17

Griffin & Michael get their story

Nora takes Michael by the hand and begins his training as a submissive. He is a fragile young man who thinks he is a freak until Nora shows him otherwise. Michael’s training takes place at Griffin’s mansion. Meanwhile, Griffin is falling for the beautiful Michael but has been ordered not to touch him by Soren. This all takes place as Soren ordered Nora to take Michael to Griffins for the summer while Soren is being investigated by a reporter. Soren is a candidate for Bishop and a young reporter received a tip of a “conflict of interest”. The story bounces back and forth between the two storylines, but it is all connected. I liked this book even better than The Siren. The narrator was ok.

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  • CM
  • 01-15-17

I loved the first book, but...

What did you like best about The Angel? What did you like least?

I still like the story line but could barely get through with this narrator. After listening to the first one, with such a captivating narrator who portrayed these characters so well, to this... ugh. SO DISAPPOINTING! You can't change in the middle of a series like that, it was a dramatic difference. She took away from the initial intense sexiness of Soren. She made Michael Dimir (aka Angel) sound like a pot smoking stoned teenager. It was a struggle to get through.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Angel?

Griffin's love for Michael and how he stands up to "Mick's" father.

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

Maybe, but NOT for this series!! She ruined the book for me. I think she would be fine for other vanilla romance novels.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Narrated by Aeron James, like book one.

Any additional comments?

FYI there's a big cliffhanger, be prepared to listen/read the next one right away.