By Tiffany Reisz
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: September 18th 2012
No safe word can protect the heart...
Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren–whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin–is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora’s lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury.
Her host, the wealthy and uninhibited Griffin Fiske, is thrilled to have Nora stay at his country estate, especially once he meets her traveling companion. Young, inexperienced and angelically beautiful, Michael has become Nora’s protégé, and this summer with Griffin is going to be his training, where the hazing never ends.
But while her flesh is willing, Nora’s mind is wandering. To thoughts of Søren, her master, under investigation by a journalist with an ax to grind. And to another man from Nora’s past, whose hold on her is less bruising, but whose secrets are no less painful. It’s a summer that will prove the old adage: love hurts
Another amazing book to this series! I never thought I would like it as good as the first, but I did and in fact while book one I was scared of Soren, in this book I found his as irresistible as woman in his presence find him. I liked this side of Soren, even though he still scars me at times, it was good to see the man behind the collar.
In this book Nora has returned to Soren. She is ok to keep up the lie they have been fine with and living with for years, but when he is up for a promotion he sends Nora away to protect them both. Promising her he will not get that promotion and that someday she can return to him, Nora agrees. However Nora does not leave alone, she takes with her the young Michael. She plans to train him this summer on how to be a submissive. Once they get to Griffin's house the kink really begins.
This book was amazing!!! I loved the journey of Michael and him learning to accept who he is. I found it so sweet to see him fall in love and hoped he could admit it when the time was right. You practically get to see Michael grow from a scared little boy into a beautiful strong young man.
I loved getting to know so much about Soren and what kind of man he really is as Suzanne investigates him. You find out so much about his past and what drove him to the man he is today. You see why everyone around him loves him so much and is willing to do anything for him. I found this book so changed my opinions of him after the first book The Siren.
This book is steamy and erotic yet has such tender moments. With real in depth connections within the characters past and present! A page turner like the first you will be left wanting more and anticipating the next book to see where it goes from here! I for one am so looking forward to the next book The Prince (out in November) to see what happens to Nora next! I love Westly and the idea of her being with Westly for even a little bit is just yummy!!!!
5 out of 5 stars