Friday, July 13, 2012

Review: The Siren

Book Title:   The Siren

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher:  Mira

Genre: contemporary, erotic

Length-  432 pages

Reviewer name:  Nikki

Rating-  4.5 Lightning Bolts 

 Blurb: In the world of kink authors, she’s the top.
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:  Never judge a book by it's cover. Never judge an author by what she writes. Zach Easton is going to have an experience he'll never forget, even thought he doesn't want to edit erotica author Nora Sutherlin's book.

Each character in The Siren holds secrets, have demons to face, and stand out so much in this story. Where to even begin?  I'll start with Nora. She is intense! You never know what she's going to say, and she doesn't hold back. She's blunt. It's not a mean blunt at all. She just surprised me more and more with the things she says. There's no holding back in that sense.

Then there's Zach. Despite his judgment about Nora and her writing erotica, I like him. He's got some demons of his own. He's a bit of a mystery, not wanting to talk about his separation from his wife, or even why they were apart. But he also seems to be holding onto some emotions and regrets that eat at him, despite how he tries to move on.   He doesn't want to like Nora, but the more he spends time with her and works on her book, the more he does. More than an editor should. He learns personal things about Nora as their bond grows deeper than a working relationship, and he learns things about her.

Then there's Wes. He's young, Nora's roommate and full of secrets of his own. I instantly took a liking to him as well. He's protective of Nora, and their friendship is very intense, and different. He keeps Nora sane, and she is very attached to him.
The best way to describe The Siren is sinfully addicting. The characters are so real, it's like I was right there with them, I could picture everything so well. I couldn't tear my eyes away from this story no matter how badly I needed to go to sleep. Seriously, it's a read in one sitting kind of story. It's so intense, seductive. Unlike anything I've read in a long time. The Siren blew me away with it's characters, the secretive plot, and the need for more. I'm hooked! Can't wait for the rest of the books in this series.

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  1. How long did it take you to get into this book? I have it, but haven't been able to get through it.