Author: Tiffany Reisz
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: June 2014
Genre: Adult Fiction/Romance/Erotica
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Tiffany Reisz, I seriously have a problem with you.
Whenever I start a book of yours, I promise myself I am only going to read for an hour. But no. One hour becomes two. And two becomes three. And suddenly, I’m fast asleep in my bed, my hubby turning off my kindle so I don’t roll over on it, turning off my light, and there goes the date night I was to spend with him.
So please, stop writing such kick ass books.
And by that I mean, please don’t stop ever. Because obviously I am addicted to your series.
The Saint is a prequel, as Nora tells the story about how she and Soren met and fell in love. But don’t fool yourself. You should read the books in the order that they were published. You’ll enjoy it way more, I promise. So go read The Siren, The Angel, The Prince and The Mistress.
Now you’re ready for The Saint.
Great. Let’s continue.
Of course, the sex is hot, the love is deep and the kink is there. But the heart of this story? Young young Nora and struggling Soren. They want to reach each other, teach each other, love each other. And of course, there are all sorts of complications.
The Saint is one of my favorites in the series. Soren is young, trying hard not to fall in love with Nora, or should I say Eleanor. Eleanor is smart mouthed, daring and antsy. It’s fun to see her as a teenager and know the strong and powerful woman she is going to become.
There’s a lot of back and forth, which is okay if not a little distracting. I would not have minded a straight prequel with flash forwards but that’s just me. Then again, there would have been very little kink in this book if that were to happen, so never mind. Carry on.
I had a wonderful/great/fun filled time reading The Saint. It’s Reisz at her best with quick dialogue that’s clever and sexy. Especially anything between Nora and Soren or Nora and Kingsley. I mean, those three… they are unstoppable. The current storyline find Nora hiding out in France. It’s unclear why she’s there, what loss she has suffered and it’s not really addressed until the end of the book. I’m curious to see where this part of the series goes. I have some suspicions but I don’t want to share just yet. Either way, it’s not important to my overall enjoyment of the book. These installments seem more like serials out of a larger, more complicated story, which ties in the rest of the series perfectly.
If you enjoyed her other books, this one is not to be missed.
But again, read them in published order dammit.
You don’t want to miss anything!!!!!
Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome
What kind of drafting/outlining are you doing in order to write the early stories about Nora and Soren’s love affair? Did you already have this series plotted in your head?
The usual drafting/outlining. I do about twelve drafts of every book. I had the idea for these books in my head for years. It’s a relief to finally get to write them.
What was the last book you read?
I recently read “Heir to a Desert Legacy,” a Harlequin Presents by Maisey Yates. I love Harlequin Presents. Crazier shit happens in those books than I would ever put in mine. I’ve never had a hero kidnap his love interest.
Have you ever been walking down the street and seen someone that has reminded you of one of your characters?
I wish! I’ve seen a few teenage boys who remind me of Michael. But rarely do I ever see anyone who matches my vision of Nora, Søren, and Kingsley. If I did I’d probably faint.
I love young, feisty Nora and calm, strong Soren. Were you nervous writing about their early love affair?
Not at all. My readers are tough and they know the difference between fiction and reality. They don’t mind reading a work of fiction about a teenage girl and a Catholic priest. It’s not based on a true story. I just love writing forbidden love stories. That’s my favorite plot. Luckily my readers also enjoy reading that story over and over again.
Will we ever see Wes again?
Stay tuned to find out!
Bio: Tiffany Reisz lives with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
If she couldn’t write, she would die.
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Twitter: @TiffanyReisz https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz
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