Keep your friends close and your enemies closer...preferably in bed. That's always been Kingsley Edge's strategy with his associate, the notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin. But with Nora away in Kentucky, now it's Kingsley's chance to take her place at the feet of the only man he's ever wanted -- Søren, Nora's on-again, off-again lover -- until a new threat from an old enemy forces him to confront his past.
Wes Railey is still the object of Nora's tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can't forget. He's young. He's wonderful. He's also thoroughbred royalty and she's in "his" world now. But Nora is no simpering Southern belle, and her dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with her dear Søren's relentlessly seductive pull.
Two worlds of wealth and passion call to her and whichever one Nora chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make... unless someone makes it for her....
I worship at the feet of Tiffany Reisz....
I actually want to give this more than 5 stars. I rarely find a book that get's me to stay up all night to finish and evokes such emotion for her characters. "They will bend to his will alone"....so poignant and so true. Soren is an enigma to many, no one truly knows him but 2 people, Kingsley and Nora. This time we get to learn the history of Soren and Kingsley. While Nora is away with her Wesley, we flash back to the beginning. The beginning of everything, and the beginning may just be the end of everything.
You must start at the beginning with The Siren to truly understand this journey. I have fallen in love with these characters, even Soren (you will understand once you read them). They all play an important part in the journey. And maybe, for some of us, we see a little glimpse of our secret desires in parts of them. Do we want the safety of normal? Or the all encompassing passion with something forbidden? Hard to choose. I don't want to give any spoilers away, so I will say this was a very emotional trip learning what lengths Soren needs to feel anything for another. The pain is a part of him, as much as the soul is a part of him. What draws Kingsley and Nora to him is astonishing. The level of devotion. It's as though they are at the feet of God. Their God at least in their eyes. But nothing is the same when their past comes back to haunt them. I love this series, and can't wait to read the next one. This has one hair pulling cliff hanger in it!
***ARC provided by Netgalley
***For mature readers only, dark subject matter.