Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's sure it'll be her breakout book...if it ever sees the light of day.
Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it's no deal.
Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him...or returning to his bed?
Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.
ebook, 432 pages
Published by Harlequin Enterprises,
first published September 20th 2011
series The Original Sinners #1
This should have been a story I loved. It's sexy, it's gut wrenching, it's completely wrong. And completely up my alley. A Priest who's into BDSM? After I pick my jaw up from the ground, I'm gonna say booya! A sexy Dominatrix who submits to the Priest? Yup. Sign me up.
Unfortunately, it was everything else.
I felt like there was just too much story. The story inside the story, the 2 or 3 side stories, it was all just to much for me. THAT is where the real problem was for me. The way the story was told.
I wanted more, I needed more. I wanted the angst, and trust, and shock... I just found it so hard to actually find it within the words that were written.
I know they were there. I know this because others found it. And maybe this is just my reading style that is hampering my efforts to love this story... I've read like this for .... a while... and I can't change that up now.
I actually had this as a DNF for a while. I had read about 1/4-1/3 of it, and I was just so completely bored.
But everyone else LOVED it.
So I picked it back up, and stuck through it. And I honestly just didn't get the big deal. I didn't find it THAT shocking. I didn't find it that taboo. Yes, there were definitely a few pieces that I tsked at, but nothing worse than I've read elsewhere.
Also, they say this isn't a romance, but I disagree. It's not a traditional romance, but Zach? He get's his happily ever after. Isn't that what romance is about?
Is that what this series is going to be? Do we see the world from Nora, as others find their HEA?
Don't get me wrong, I will be reading The Angel - book 2 in the Original Sinners series. And I'm going to read the short stories around the series...
I truly do have high expectations for them!