The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz (The Original Sinners #4)
Released: July 30, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
And we come to the end of The Original Sinners (well kind of). When I first picked up book one, The Siren, I was blown away. Then I read The Angel and that still remains my favorite book of the series. The Prince cooled off for me though. I got bored Wesley and thought the end felt like a soap opera. So where does that leave The Mistress?
I don’t know. I have mixed feelings. My main disappointment is that I feel like so many things are rehashed in this book. There is a lot of talking. Nora may be kidnapped, but all she does is tell story after story to her captor. We have flashback sex scenes and more stories. It felt slow and like there was a lot of filler in this one. I was anxious to have Nora escape and the story to move forward without her captor. Here are my thoughts on each pairing:
Nora/Søren – Overall I was happy with their outcome. As I said, I wanted to see them together more (Nora doesn’t get released from her captor until the end of the book). While I initially did not like Søren, I think the author does a really nice job with showing us his “human” side. His past is done well and I really felt like he belonged with Nora at the end.
Marie-Laure – While I was annoyed that she became a character at the end of the last book, I did come around and like her as a villain in this one. I didn’t like that she was in the book so much or that most of the time was spent with Nora telling her stories, but her hate for Søren was done well. I believed in her want for revenge.
Kingsley – While I appreciate his love for Søren (and Nora) my only complaint about him as that we never get to see Juliette and him together. I felt so bad for Kingsley because he really, really loves Søren, it would have been nice to see him with Juliette to experience his love for her.
Wesley – I got bored with Wes in the last book. His relationship in this one with Laila was predictable. I’m glad he didn’t end up engaged to Nora though.
Michael/Griffin – Adore them.We don’t see them a lot in this book but adore their HEA. I want them to have their own book.
Grace – I did not enjoy Grace in this book. The scene with her and Søren at the end did not make sense to me. I felt it wasn’t in her character to do what she did (nor in Søren’s character). This was the most disappointing part of the book for me.
I didn’t dislike this book, but I didn’t love it. I didn’t like Nora being held captive for so long. I wanted her out of there and back with her men. I got so tired of the constant stories. I’m not sure if I’ll read The Priest (a prequel to this series) because I feel like we know so much about Nora and Søren’s past already. If another book is written in present day, I’ll be all over it.