Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"The Siren" by Tiffany Reisz



THE SIREN BY TIFFANY REISZ

SERIES: The Original Sinners #1
PUBLISHER: Mills & Boon
GENRE: Contemporary Erotica
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY
She tore herself from the man she adored, who transformed her, who possessed her...who would have destroyed her. Now she is adored by a man she must not have. She thinks she knows what it means to be pushed to her limits. She's wrong.

MY REVIEW

"The Siren" drags you to the S&M world. Darkness is scarier than ever here, there are the ones who become sexually aroused by inflicting pain (sadists) and the ones who gain pleasure in receiving it (masochists). It certainly is something that puts you out of your comfort zone, but I must confess that at the same time I couldn't avoid being amazed. No, I'm not up for beating a person until they bleed or worse. No, I'm not turned on by such a thing. Yes, the whys behind all of it enthral me. This is because Tiffany Reisz has a powerful way with words and the reasons she presents are something that makes you wonder a lot about things you probably would have never taken into consideration. Do not think of sex, there is not much as you would expect because sex is not the focus of the story. I loved that and I can guarantee you that the few sinfully scenes are well thought and they all serve for a purpose, as it always should be.

The characters are very complex and for that even more captivating. They all have their secrets and dark pasts to share with the reader and I wish with all my heart I could say I totally hate Søren, but he kept surprising me with his fascinating theology and, damn him, I couldn't bring myself to completely dislike him. That really scares me... So, thank Reisz for Wesley! A forbidden fruit, with his innocence and basically his perfection, Wes will save us all. At least he will try hard to...

In more than one occasion I held unshed tears and even if days have gone by, I keep having a deep sadness inside that doesn't want to fade away... Devastating doesn't cover the half of this read. Overwhelming, seductive, sinful and original, "The Siren" is an amazing book that will provoke you from the very first sentence and indeed, it will change your world.

RATING: 5/5

13 comments:

  1. Christina Jean Michaels18 September 2013 at 12:39

    Wow, Silvia! That's a powerful review. I'm definitely adding this one to Goodreads. Sounds intriguing, and I do love the cover. Sigh. I'm such a cover slut, lol.

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  2. Franny @ Mind Reader18 September 2013 at 12:45

    Since I perfectly know the story (because I kinda begged you to audiobook it to me, LOL), I can't help but swoon! The story was amazing, ALL the character were enticing and I really can't wait to know how it continues!!
    And I want more Wesley!!!

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  3. Wow, you make this sounds so wonderful..with its secrets and seduction. I love books that wrap you up emotionally, fab review!

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  4. Thanks, Christina!! I'm very happy you added it to Goodreads, it's a strong and daring read, I really hope you love it as much as I did!
    Btw, isn't cover slut one of the pleasurable requirements of being a perfect bookworm? ;)

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  5. Haha, I had so much fun playing the Audiobook role! I got to live the story twice and I have to thank you for that :) *we'll start book two soon, promise!*
    Sigh, Wesley... You can never have enough of Wesley!

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  6. Thanks, Kimberly! It really is wonderful, the whole read has been a roller-coaster of emotions and my mind is still on the story. I can only love a book with this kind of power!

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  7. Oooo, good to see you loved it so highly. :)

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  8. OMG!! AWESOME review Silvia! I am so glad you enjoyed Siren. I totally get what you mean about Soren, I tried to hate him too, but he seems to get under your skin!

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  9. Thanks, Naomi! I really did and I know I shouldn't have... Perhaps... See? My mind doesn't work properly when he is in my thoughts, argh! But one thing I know for sure, I HAVE to keep reading! ;)

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  10. This sounds really interesting!

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  11. It really is! Dark, powerful and absolutely fascinating.

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  12. One of my all time favourite series!! Can't wait for the new books.

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