Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tiffany Reisz || The Saint (*) Review

In the beginning, there was him.

Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like a reward, and her punishment is the ache she feels when they're apart. He is intelligent and insightful and he seems to know her intimately at her very core. Eleanor is consumed—and even she knows that can't be right.

But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. She vows to repay him with complete obedience…and a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets.

Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.

I started this several times before i actually read it, i wasn't sure where this was going to go. Its the first of Reisz work i have read, i know bad erotica reader!! I was expecting it to be full of smut and not much else. Boy was i wrong. It's hot, but its beautiful and it really was a great read.
"So it's a matter of how much you want something, thats the difference between love and lust?"
We start meeting Nora, who has headed off to the woods for some solitude and to spread some ashes (whom at this point, we are not to know and lead to assumptions) not long after her arrival, a visitor arrives seeking shelter for the evening. As the pair settle in for the evening Nora begins to tell her story. We follow Nora from been a young girl going then by Eleanor. We follow her as her adventures begin, and seeking love from her father she winds up in a lot of trouble.

As part of the punishment alot of her time is spent at the church with the priest, the priest she has been admiring since he turned up in her little home time. Soren. We follow as she grows up and her relationship with Soren changes. Although its something Eleanor had wanted from the minute she saw him, Soren was waiting till she was old and mature enough to handle the kind of relationship he wanted.
"We'd both been waiting for each other, like it was meant to be that we would find and love each other"
As the relationship changes, we get a glimpse of the future the pair are going to have, and for a book that would fall into the erotica genre, alot of the time its subtle, lots of implications  but not always open. In parts it was passionate, and truely wonderful to read,the pairs feelings were open and honest to each other, and i think thats the part i loved the most.

"The kiss surrounded her like air, held her up like water, supported her like the earth and burned her like fire"
Like i mentioned i haven't read the others in this series, but for those who have this would serve as a prequel, i would love to follow on Nora and Sorens jounrey to see where their relationship takes them, and a quick glance at goodreads show it takes them plenty of places. The words flowed like poetry and the the change of times from Nora to Eleanor worked wonderfully as it switched between times.


Author Bio

Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky 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.

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).

THE SIREN was awarded the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance 2012.

If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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