The Mistress (The Original Sinners #4)
Genre: Erotic Romance
There's punishment-and then there's vengeance.
Nora Sutherlin is being held, bound and naked. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captor isn'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....
After the cliff-hanger ending of the last book “The Prince” I was eager to see where this book would go, though I felt it did drag slightly, I wasn’t disappointed. Marie-Lauren was not quite what I expected her to be, I had this picture of her being more soft but she was a tough woman right from the start.
The moment when Nora is finally safe and she is in the bathtub and she apologises to Soren for splashing water on his face was such a touching moment. You really get insight into the softer side of Soren in this and though he is hard as steel on the outside he is soft on the inside, he truly does love Nora.
It was nice to see Nora and Wesley finally come to terms on what their relationship will be in future and what is best for them, they were just hurting each other with the way things were and now they can both be happy. Laila was a nice addition to the character list, she gave insight not only to the behind the scenes look at Nora and Soren’s relationship was also the person Wesley needed to move on from Nora.
I don’t think this was my favourite in the series so far but it was still a great read and I cannot wait to see what happens next. These books are as addictive as the characters are and I never want them to end.