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The Angel (The Original Sinners) - Tiffany Reisz Truthfully, only 2 authors have the power to completely WRECK me: Aleksandr Voinov and Tiffany Reisz. To truly appreciate the works of art that are Tiffany Reisz’s books, you have to remove yourself from your own belief system…approach these books as you would a paranormal or fantasy book. Because truth be told, very few of us share this reality. And if you’re unable to disengage from what you think is “right” or “appropriate” or “acceptable”, fearing that the subject-matter tests your “hard limits”, then you will find these stories reprehensible. But, if you are able to release yourself into this “alternate world”, you’ll find yourself in love… in love with Nora, a brazen, unrepentant, sex-obsessed, anti-heroine with a HUGE heart and confidence and bravado to be envied and respected. And you’ll want her to be happy with Soren, the PRIEST. And you’ll want her to enjoy sex with Griffen as he’s falling in love with a 17 yr old BOY. And you’ll want her to interact more with Kingsley, an underworld sex king in RIDING BOOTS. All so wrong in our vanilla worlds, but so right in this one.And, if you’re like me, fiercely protective of Wesley, a part of you will hate her for loving him too and making him love her. A part of me even wanted to hate TR for ending the book the way she did. That’s how strongly I feel against this coupling…though it used to be solely about Wesley, and now I also hate how it hurts Soren. “The Angel” is a hard book to read, much like “The Siren” was. But, this time I didn’t put it down, wondering if I could get through it. I pushed on. And it’s the pushing on…the pushing past what sometimes feels like the MOST FRUSTRATING book ever…because you just don’t UNDERSTAND why and how they do these things…that ultimately makes this book so satisfying. It is unapologetic in its content, yet filled with pain and confusion to make it human and relatable. The deeper dive into each of the characters’ pasts, especially Soren’s, was gut-wrenching and ultimately made me feel justified in making heroes out of those we’d typically label as despicable villains. And it is, quite possibly, again, one of the best books I’ve ever read. PS - The one and only interaction/confrontation between Nora and Suzanne was such PERFECTION. Good riddance, Suzanne! You've got no chance against our girl! :)Dear Ms. Reisz,Damn you for the ending of this book. But, as you told me “YOU HAVE TO TRUST ME”, I will. Don’t hurt me in the end. Please…