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BOOK REVIEW: Winter Tales by Tiffany Reisz

Yes! This is my first seasonal review of the year – believe me, this anthology sets the bar HIGH! Fans of the Original Sinners world will rejoice to pick up this collection of short stories. It’s like meeting up with old friends. Some stories may be familiar to you, others a delightful discovery, but they’re all delectably wicked!

Book: Winter Tales

Series: The Original sinners

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Release date: 19 November 2019

Blurb:

In DECEMBER WINE, the long-awaited story of Nora Sutherlin’s first meeting with Nico can finally be told. Nora enlists her editor (and sometimes lover) Zach Easton on a mission to track down Kingsley’s long-lost son. Nicolas “Nico” Delacroix turns out to be young, strikingly handsome, and very French. He wants nothing to do with his father…but everything to do with Nora.

This special holiday-themed collection also includes the novellas POINSETTIA, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE, and THE SCENT OF WINTER (previously available only as ebooks). A bonus short story starring Søren rounds out the WINTER TALES anthology.

Why you should read it: Well, presumably you’re a fan of the Original sinners? This kinky band of outsiders who, over the years have formed a tight-knit community of their own? Fans of Nora’s mischief, Kingsley’s charm and Søren’s… well, Søren-ness, will adore these vignettes into these characters’ lives. We ping back and forth through different time periods and one thing doesn’t change – Reisz’s ability to weave intricate stories, giving each and every character such depth, providing humour and pathos.

What you may not like: Die-hard fans will love these stories – of that I’m sure. I was laughing in places, then touched by those feels in others. I was glad to finally see some vulnerability from Søren – I felt like he was actually giving something back. He receives so much adoration and devotion from Nora, Kingsley and everyone else he encounters, but gives/emotes only sometimes. In these stories I finally got a glimpse into the inner workings of Marcus Stearns. He has an actual heart – and it beats hard and strong for those he loves!

Rating: 4/5 for a delightful, seasonal read. It warmed my heart… and other places!

Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz

Book: Her Halloween Treat

Series: Men at Work #1

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Release date: 20 September 2016

Main characters: Joey Silvia (recently-wronged and heartbroken heroine, Chris Steffensen, hero and old friend of Joey’s.)

Plot: Joey Silva has just found out that her boyfriend of two years is in fact married. On that bombshell she gets out of dodge to attend her brother’s wedding in Oregon. The change is a welcome one. She loves her life in Hawaii – (who wouldn’t?) but the chance to return to her family and evaluate where things went so wrong, could be just what she needs.

Her friend Kira’s parting advice is to get busy with the first eligible guy she sees. Forget that louse of an ex. In a small retirement town, Joey’s unconvinced but she didn’t count on seeing Chris again. Chris Steffensen was her brother’s best friend growing up. And my, has he grown up. The Nirvana-loving, weed-smoking guy from her youth is gone. In his place is a tall, fit and talented builder.

The pair grow closer, both knowing that their fun has a shelf life. In two weeks, Joey will return to her life in Hawaii. Chris understands that but never backs away from a challenge. He has two weeks to show Joey that everything she needs is right under her nose.

Why you should read it: Because it’s written by Tiffany Reisz, that’s why! You always get something a bit different, seriously entertaining and sexy as hell with her books. This book for Harlequin Blaze was no exception – Joey and Chris have some great chemistry and I loved them as a potential couple. Joey is sweet, fun and trying to do the right thing. She has a battle going on between her heart and her head. Chris is oh so hot. A man that could renovate a house from scratch is a catch! Do you know how hard it is to find a contractor who not only won’t rip you off, but would give you multiple orgasms too? (Really hard!)

What you might not like: Nada – it was a sweet, quick read, set in what must be a beautiful part of the world  – so vivid, I could picture it. I loved both the hero and heroine, which these days is pretty rare for me! Chris has alpha tendencies, but this in no way becomes his dominant character trait. It was smart, it was funny and I can’t wait to read more from the series.

Rating: 5/5 – grab a copy and a fan. You’ll need it!

Captivated: Letting Go/Seize the Night by Megan Hart and Tiffany Reisz

captivatedBook: Captivated

Authors: Megan Hart/Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: Cosmo Hot Reads

Format: Kindle ARC

Review by: Onnica

Basic story: Letting Go – Colleen goes to the same bar every week, staring at the tumbler of whiskey that she’ll never drink. Jesse the bartender is intrigued by her. She’s always polite and friendly enough, but beneath the surface there’s a sadness that he can’t fathom.

Having control is important to Colleen. Her ex-husband called her controlling, frigid and useless. She knows this isn’t true, but she’s also aware that her needs aren’t ‘normal.’ After getting snowed in at the bar and chatting to Jesse, she impulsively invites him back to hers. Their night turns into a weekend of discovery for the pair and Jesse is determined to show Colleen that it could be so much more…

Seize the Night: Remi O. Montgomery and Julien Brite are the offspring of Kentucky’s two major horse-rearing dynasties. Arden Farms and Capital Hills have been feuding for years and the two are forbidden from making contact with each other again. Despite not seeing each other since the night they were caught together, Remi can’t stop wondering about Julien. As the manager of her family’s stables, she notices some things aren’t adding up. Why do the two families have so much money all of a sudden? When the only person she can turn to to investigate is Julien and her assistant, Remi’s about to be reminded exactly why she couldn’t get over him.

Why you should read this:  If you’re a fan of these two power houses, I think you’ll enjoy these quick reads. Megan Hart is true to form with this tale of a heroine with issues and a caring hero. I loved this story as I have a thing about male-submissive stories that are realistic. Tiffany Reisz is always fun – with in-jokes from her Original Sinners series. She has been quite ambitious re-telling Romeo and Juliet and re-setting it in modern-day Kentucky. It’s quirky, fun and for me, her assistant Merrick stole the show.

What you might hate: A huge fan of both authors, I may have been a little guilty of setting my expectations a little too high. These are short reads so don’t have the depth of their usual novels – be aware of this. They’re fun, sexy and they do their job. No more, no less.

Rating: 3/5 I really enjoyed Letting Go as it was deeper than your average quick read. Seize the Night made me chuckle and it’s fine if you can suspend your disbelief and accept it for what it is.

Captivated is out now.

Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

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Book: Misbehaving

Series: Cosmo Hot Reads

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Format: Kindle

Review by: Onnica

Basic story: Beatriz loves her job – as a blogger she gets paid to review sex toys and manuals for the benefit of womankind. When her boss lands a last-minute project (reviewing a modern sex manual) in her lap the same week she should be helping her sister prepare for her wedding, she’s annoyed but resolved to find a partner and put the book through its paces. Little does she know that the ex-love of her life, Ben will also be attending the wedding…

Ben is pretty happy with life, considering he’s just come out of a relationship. He’s worked hard since college to enjoy the life he currently has. When he finds out that Bea is going to be at the wedding, he decides this time he won’t walk away from her again. Various misunderstandings and multiple sexy times follow, and Bea and Ben have to decide whether their sexy week has scratched their mutual itch, or whether they can go the distance.

Why you should read it: Tiffany Reisz wrote it. What more do you need to know? She always writes kinky, humorous and intelligent erotica that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. It’s a quick read, ideal for when you’re in between books. It was also a nice touch bringing Much Ado about Nothing up-to-date – and making it kinky! Beatriz is fun, totally in control of herself and her sexuality. Ben is damn-near perfect. Her equal in every way. There was back story, secondary characters, a very helpful and all-knowing bellhop. It was super fun.

What you might hate: It was too darn short! No, seriously – I liked the fact that the pace chugged along nicely – we got a feel for the characters but the misunderstandings didn’t drag on for pages and pages.

Rating: I give this 4/5 for bringing a timeless story bang up-to-date. It’s sexy, sinful and oh so naughty.

 Misbehaving is out now.