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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.

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Better than expected!

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.

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Terrible Narrator

What made the experience of listening to The Mistress the most enjoyable?

I LOVE Tiffany Reisz's books. She's an excellent story teller and her characters are complex, but fun to follow.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

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).

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

Loved the book itself.

Any additional comments?

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.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Horrible Narrator. Got a girl to do a woman's job

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.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Terrible Narration!

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Cyndi
  • Michigan
  • 10-14-17

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Another great book by Tiffany Reisz! I love how all of her books have so much back and forth from past to present. It really helps you to understand and relate to the characters so much. I loved how this book wrapped up so many story lines. I really enjoyed how Nora's friends all come together in one place in this book and fins ways to like each other no matter their differences. I NEED more Soren and Eleanor after this one though. I'm so thankful for the White Years because I think I would have felt like I was losing friends if this one was it.

The narration is finally getting better in this series. After 3 bad choices this one was much better, not great but a much much better choice!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excitement, kink, and a... girl narrator?

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved this series

Loved this series. Read it out of order but it still made sense. Loved Ginger and Elizabeth Hart as the Narrators. Didn't like the others so much.

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  • Linda
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • 10-02-13

O so good and more to come....yes!

Where does The Mistress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10. Love this series and this listen doesn't let you down!!! Love it!

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

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!

What three words best describe Ginger Cornish’s performance?

Improved from previous!

Any additional comments?

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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Still love the story, but...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I have recommended this series to several friends. I love each character and look forward to the next book.

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

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

How could the performance have been better?

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.

Did The Mistress inspire you to do anything?

slap someone :)

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  • Denise
  • Valencia, CA, United States
  • 01-04-18

Best series I read all year

Wow, I am awestruck. This book finishes The Red Years quartet. It is definitely the best series I’ve read all year. It is well written, clever, a great character study, and just a great story line unlike anything I have ever read. It is erotica, but the most clever erotica I’ve come across. It isn’t about the sex, really. It is so much more. Faith, Loyalty, Love, Friendship.

This installment, has Nora captured and taken from Soren and Wesley. They fight to get her back before it is too late. Soren and Wesley also fight their own demons with each other. And Kingsley must fight his own demons with his family. Towards the end, I nearly cried with the sacrifices made out of love. And the book ending? Holy cow, something was left to the imagination, and I’m dying just thinking about it.

The Prince was my favorite in this series, followed by The Mistress, The Angel, & The Siren. Each book got just a little better, which is hard to do. I look very forward to The White Years quartet. And a few novellas.

On the down side: I am very disappointed with the narrators that were chosen for the books in this series. What is with the inconsistent accents in this series. Soren has an American accent in one book, Kings English in another. Same with Kingsley, American English vs French accent. Wesley, no accent vs accent? And Grace’s accent? Was that supposed to be Welsh?? And it sounded like Laila’s Danish accent. I have a Danish friend and her accent sounds nothing like that. It’s enough to make your head spin. If the series was mediocre at best, I would have returned these books. But I won’t because I want to support this author. Similar thing happened with The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, the changing narrators. It is the most annoying thing ever. I’d suggest the book form over the audiobook.