Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
From the Publisher:
Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. . Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren’t interested in play. Or pity.
As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories-sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It’s a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.
But in Nora’s world, no one is ever truly powerless-a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak….
Okay, it is known that I absolutely adore and love the Ms. Reisz, but man did I love this book.
A quick thanks to Net Galley and Harlequin for allowing me to advance read “The Mistress.”
The Mistress picks up where The Prince leaves off and the novel is anything but boring. We receive multiple POV’s all in third person but focusing on Nora, Wesley, Grace, Kingsley and Soren’s Niece, which is different than Ms. Reisz’s normal style. Although, I did not fancy the shifting viewpoints in the beginning of the novel, they grew on me and ultimately progressed the story.
I can’t give a full report on the novel without giving the plot away, but let me tell you that this is an ultimately conclusion and the twists and turns will keep you on your reading toes. I enjoyed the stories of Nora’s past which we learn more about her relationship with Soren, Kingsley and even Wes. The addition of another character from the first novel and that surprising twist had me laughing at the end, you will know what I mean when you read it. Sorry to be so vague, but I just can’t let the plot out!
Ms. Reisz knows how much I loved Soren in The Prince and oh my…I fell only more in love with him in The Mistress, as well as Kingsley. Kingsley grew on me and we now need a Team Kingsley shirt (hint hint)!
Again, without giving away the plot and the story, the review must remain vague, but let me tell you that you will not be upset with the ending, the middle or even the beginning of this novel. I was very happy that Wes finds his own happiness…