It’s not often that I find a book I am willing to recommend to others as a must read. But for those moments when I do, I really want to go out of my way to recommend them to fellow bookworms who may be in need of something new to read.
For this month, I would like to feature the book: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this author, she’s a fantastic erotica author who has no qualms about pushing all the boundaries when it comes to the norm. As she once posted on Twitter, almost all of her characters are bisexual and one is even pansexual. I like this open-mindedness and if you do, too. You might find yourself a fan of her work.
I’m actually not the biggest lover of erotica, because I feel too often authors fail to create concrete story lines to support the plot. In fact, I won’t lie that I often found myself skimming through Reisz’s countless sex scenes in her red series, because I was more interested in the plot and less in the sex. I know that sounds weird, but the thing I like about her books is the fact the sex is handled extremely well and compared to pop culture books like Fifty Shades of Grey, they are well-written.
This particular book is from her The Original Sinners: White Years series and is primarily focused on the beginning of Nora’s and Soren’s relationship when she is a teenager. Having read the red years, which take place decades later, I knew much of the book would be void of Nora and Soren actually being intimate with one another. But I feel the way Reisz makes up for the lack of sex is extremely creative and it even helped me to build more interest in their first time together.
Trust me when I say this book shows Reisz’s ability to show restraint and even more so, it showed how much her writing has grown since the first book. I really admire the fact she handled this back story so well and as a fan, I appreciate her actually writing it. Often when authors try to do this, they either fly through it as if they are trying to get through the line at the DMV or they do a horrible job.
For more insight in my thoughts about the book, you can read my full review here: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz.
So, if you are looking for a talented erotica writer, take a chance and check out this book. Please feel free to let me know what you think about this book!