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Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red.
Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.
The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red...
The Red is a standalone novel of erotic fantasy from Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of The Bourbon Thief and the Original Sinners series.
Man I don’t even know what to say about this other than Reisz has absolutely blown my mind.
The Red is erotic, sexy, dirty, kinky and just plain fantastic.
I started this thinking I’d read a couple chapters before bed, and suddenly it was 2am and I hadn’t stopped turning pages until I got to the very last one.
If you’ve read The Original Sinners series, then you’ll be interested to know that The Red is the story that Nora Sutherlin writes in The Queen. This story and that one are in no way related.
Mona Lisa St. James is on the cusp of losing the art gallery she promised her dying mother she would do anything and everything to keep open. Suddenly there is a gorgeous, handsome English man in her gallery offering her everything she needs, but only if she will submit to him in any way he requests for the period of one year.
Mona quickly realizes that Malcolm plans to act out scenes from famous paintings and bring them to life… what Mona doesn’t understand is how these scenes end up feeling so incredibly real. As the months pass and the scenes get more and more intense, her connection to this mysterious man becomes stronger and stronger and it becomes hard to deny how much she needs him to give her what she needs.
The end comes as expected, one year later, but the way Reisz wraps up this story was unique and interesting and as the story is revealed and all the loose ends are tied together you can’t help but smile at the way the story was told.
Long-time fans of Reisz are going to devour this story and beg for more… new readers could definitely start here to get a good idea of what to expect when diving into one of her novels. This was such a unique read though, weaving the fantastical and supernatural with the erotic and she does an amazing job.