Monday, 26 May 2014


THE SAINT by Tiffany Reisz
Pages: 416
Date: 26/05/2014
Grade: 5+
Details: No. 1 Original Sinners The White Years
           Received from Mills & Boon
           Through NetGalley
Own / Kindle

The blurb:

“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.”


My thoughts:

“This story starts with a stick in the ground and ends with an orgy.”

I don’t know why it still surprises me. I mean, you’d think I know better after having read the first four 'Original Sinners' books. But no, Tiffany Reisz still managed to shock me within minutes after starting this book. In fact, shock may be the wrong word. It was as if she’d robbed the ground from beneath my feet. And then continued to shock me and break my heart and shock me some more. The word ‘bitch’ may or may not have been uttered a few times while reading this book...and I loved every single second of it.

I’m not going to say anything about the story in ‘The Saint’ everything you want to know is in the blurb, anything more would rob you of the cruel twists, shocking surprises and wonderful revelations only Tiffany Reisz can deliver with such eloquence.

Watching Eleanor grow up and observe her interaction with Søren was fascinating and captivating. Circumstances forced me to read this book in one day, but truth be told I don’t think I would have been able to put it down if I’d had all the time in the world. And that in itself is amazing. If you’ve read the first four ‘Original Sinners’ books chunks of Eleanor’s story will be familiar. And yet I might as well have been reading them for the first time.

This book took my heart and broke it only to put it back together again. It made me laugh out loud, hold my breath, frown, curse, smile before leaving me with tears in my eyes. I may have said this in every single review I’ve ever written for Tiffany Reisz’s books, but I’m not ashamed of repeating it again: I’m in awe of this author. I admire her way with words, her smart and natural sounding dialogue. I’m amazed at how real her world and characters have become for me. And I stare in wonder at the sex scenes.  I can’t put my finger on how she does it, but Tiffany Reisz can make a scene really hot and give you all the visuals without becoming graphic. She makes situations that should make me uncomfortable almost enticing. It is a skill that amazes me.

I was hooked as soon as I was one chapter into ‘The Siren’. This is one addiction I’m hoping to never kick.

“Our choices mean nothing until we’re given more than one of them.”

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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.

Twitter: @TiffanyReisz

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  1. The last 5 star read for me was Archers Voice by Mia Sheridan. Such a beautiful, amazing story!

    1. Thank you for the tip. I'll have to check that book out.

  2. That's what I felt as well! Can totally relate to that review! The minute it downloaded on my kindle at midnight, I couldn't resist starting it. And every time I thought I should get some sleep, I couldn't find it and went back to reading! You can't just not read her books in one sitting!

  3. Absolutely, Cassandras. I have to plan my reads of her books really well because life comes to a standstill once I've started.

  4. Thanks Helena. I was debating whether to take 1 or 2 days off work. I now will be taking 2! I am so excited for this book. Miss Reisz's latest book "The Last Good Knight" slowly broke my heart. Thankfully she repaired it before the last words were read.

    1. Prepare to have your heart broken and repaired again, Rebekah. Our Tiffany sure likes to mess with us. And we love being messed with.

  5. I Floved the conclusion to the Bad Things trilogy, Lovely Trigger by R.K. Lilley. I have Tiffany's books on my TBR. Thanks for the review :)

    1. You're welcome. I hope you'll enjoy Tiffany Reisz's books as much as I have.