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Latest Review: The Red by Nora Sutherlin

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TheRedThe Red by Nora Sutherlin (aka Tiffany Reisz) (erotic, 8th Circle Press, July 2017)




Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red.


Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.


The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red...


There are times that you read a book and you just aren’t sure what to make of what you read. This was my reaction after finishing The Red by Nora Sutherlin, Tiffany Reisz’s highly erotic story that made me wonder if I was tripping while reading it (I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t, FYI). I suppose this shouldn’t have been a surprise given that Reisz wrote The Red as if it were an erotic story written by Nora Sutherlin, the heroine of Reisz’s Original Sinners books. And Nora is pretty much a character who lets it all hang out. I will caution readers that The Red isn’t quite a romance; while I loved the ending and found it quite satisfying, it will not work for all romance readers (I think of the ending as Knight in Shining Armor on steroids - the Jude Deveraux book). Reisz refers to the book as an erotic fantasy, and I think this description fits perfectly.


Mona, the heroine of The Red, runs a gallery known as The Red. The gallery is in financial trouble, causing Mona much angst. But rescue comes in the forms of Malcolm, a mysterious Englishman, who makes Mona a deal; he’ll help her save the gallery by gifting her with priceless works of art in she’ll agree to spend one night with him over the next twelve months. Mona agrees, and the fantasy elements begin. Malcolm leaves an art image out for Mona on the days that he plans to visit her. The image tells Mona about the evening Malcolm has planned and is a hint about what she should wear. Once she enters the back room of the gallery that evening, Malcolm puts his plans, sometimes twisted, sometimes sadistic, sometimes mind bending, into play.


Malcolm, of course, rocks Mona’s world, leaving her a bit tense as their year together comes to a close. He has promised that he would only visit her for one night a month for that year, and he keeps his word on this. But he offers Mona hope and a mystery to solve, one that brings her closer to her mother, to the gallery and to another mysterious stranger. Malcolm is an enigma, a randy and deviant man who seems to enjoy anything and everything sexual. He demands a great deal of Mona on their nights together and leaves no area of her body unexplored. One may even wonder if his abilities are magical in nature as some unexplainable things occur. But it is one wild, erotic adventure that is not to be missed.


The Red is a perfect read for the pervy among us; it is both delightfully deviant and erotically addictive. It is exactly what I’d expect from Tiffany Reisz masquerading as Nora Sutherlin.


Tiffany Reisz: http://www.tiffanyreisz.com


Book Disclosure: An ebook was provided by the author.

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