The Siren – 4.8 sinful stars! 16


Because love can be very turbid!

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Sinful, sinful, sinful!

About the Book

The Siren

[Public Library]

Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book… if it ever sees the light of day.

Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal.

Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining… and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him… or returning to his bed?

Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

Review

It took me a while to start writing this review. I was sitting there staring at the white screen; and then it clicked: I was in shock!

Then I knew I had to start by saying this: Tiffany is the perfect example of why authors were put in this world: to shock us, raise our eyebrows, steal our smiles and draw our tears. To make us happy, angry, disgusted, to make us laugh and cry. To awaken our emotions. Tiffany does all that, and more. So… WARNING. Be ready to be awakened, to be shocked. LOTS of sensitive topics in this book. I deeply disagree at  least with one of them which involves a minor and haven’t read the rest of the series because of that. I’m still not sure if I will. But I did read this book. I just couldn’t stop reading it. Yes, the writing is that good. I confess: I was seduced!

Besides the writing, rich and elegant but easy flowing, I was absolutely in love with the characters. They are so real that sometimes I wondered how much of this novel was just fiction.

This is the story of Nora and about her *ahem, clear throats* her very kinky love experiences with… ready?

A catholic priest!

(yes, aha)

When Nora and Zach meet they are both brokenhearted. Zack is separated but deeply loves his wife and is trying to get her back and Nora absolutely adores her ex-lover/master, Søren (Looove his name!), but is trying to stay away from him. They connected over their struggles and personal demons and the attraction starts.

But this book is not simply Nora and Zack’s love story! Nothing is simply anything in “The Siren”.

There is another man in Nora’s life, besides Zack and Søren. In fact, there is a looooong list of men in Nora’s life BUT this one is very special: Wes, her nineteen year old, very religious. Yup, nineteen! And… That is not the youngest of her “love interests”.

The sexual and emotional tension Tiffany creates between Nora and her men is utterly enthralling and makes you forget that you are a little (or very!) disgusted.

Though this is a love story, it is not a conventional erotic romance book. It is more evocative and tragic than “happily ever after” as my favorite quote from the Siren reads:

I know people think erotica is just a romance novel with rougher sex. It’s not. If it’s a subgenre of anything, it’s horror.

Horror? Really?

Romance is sex plus love. Erotica is sex plus fear.

This is a story as layered and complex as its characters, which are weak and strong, sinful and virtuous, victims and punishers, all at once.

So now that I finished the review I’m filled with nostalgia. Now, I’m not so sure I can stay away from the next book. See… this is what happens with really, really, really good writers. Like chocolate, you cannot stay away from them even though you know you should. Tiffany is at the top of my favorite authors and I guess I’ll stick around… to be shocked one more time 🙂

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16 thoughts on “The Siren – 4.8 sinful stars!

  • Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    Wow! This one sounds so fascinating! I’m glad it evoked all the emotions because that makes such a good book. I’m not sure it would be one I would normally read but after this review I know if I come across this one I’ll probably pick it up.

    Wonderful review!

  • Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I am more convinced than ever that I MUST read something by Tiffany Reisz! I love that she pushes boundaries and doesn’t shy away from taboo topics. So often it seems that erotic is just there for the sex with a few scenes thrown in between to make it a book. It really seems that Reisz manages to transcend that and make a truly emotional story as well. I think this review just shot Tiffany to the very top of my Authors I Must Try list!

  • Laura Thomas

    It’s hot it here. LOL Wow. I don’t read much erotica and may not always approve of what the character’s do, but getting an emotional story too makes it so much better. This reall y catches my attention as she’s also a writer of erotica. Sounds like it hit on all points for ya:)

    • Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

      oh man I feel so bad for not having responded to this comment until now. So Sorry! I’m SO Behind and disorganized this summer! BUT let’s not get distracted from the fact that you missy YOU READ ROMANCE!!! WTH are you talking about Cee??? LOL!!!

      • Cee Arr

        Yeah, I read romance. But that doesn’t stop an ooh-err reaction dammit!

        (Was this what you meant before when you said I didn’t like your romance review…? :/ Because that wasn’t a criticism of your review – or a criticism in general. It’s just something humorous that British people say when things heat up to get a laugh and/or a knowing wink. Like ‘ooh, matron!’ or ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink, know what I mean.’ Sorry, I forget how British I can sound until I talk to people from other countries… it’s not a criticism! It’s a rude joke! Honest! Oops. hangs head in shame)

        • Our Familiarium Post author

          Yup I knew you were joking so was I that’s why I said “stomps her feet like a toddler@ 😝 AND you can criticize my reviews anytime you want 😊❤️ AND it’s funny you said that because Latin American humor can be often misunderstood too, AND I joke even more than most latinas so I’m always explaining myself and apologizing 🤣 so never worry again here! I knew you were joking and I WASNT rude! I GOT YOU BABE!