by Tiffany Reisz
Narrator: Elizabeth Hart
Length: 7 hours and 13 minutes
Genres: Erotic Fiction, Fantasy
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Narration: 4 cups
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.
I loved Tiffany Reisz’s Bourbon Theif, The Night Mark, and The Lucky Ones but despite owning the first two Original Sinners novels, I had not yet delved into her erotic fiction, so when the opportunity to review The Red on audio presented itself, I decided to explore her sensual worlds. The story that unfolded was pure, dark erotic fantasy and offered a rather interesting twist.
The story begins as Mona Lisa St. James starts to accept the reality that she will be unable to keep her grandmother’s deathbed wish of keeping her art gallery, The Red open. A mysterious man appears in the gallery and offers her a chance to save the gallery. The terms are simple. All she has to do is agree to submit entirely to this man over the course of one year. In return, he will save her gallery. The tale that unfolds in this standalone novel shares those erotic encounters before ending in a surprising twist.
Dark, sensual and filled with erotic scenes, The Red burned my ears as I listened. You’ll want headphones when listening to this sizzling hot tale. Narrated by Elizabeth Hart, Reisz introduces us to scene after scene of sexual fantasy from pure BDSM to some rather bizarre and taboo fantasies with the mysterious Malcolm. All of the scenes take place in the back of the Red Gallary on a brass bed which belonged to Mona’s grandmother. The room is transformed, and Reisz vividly brings to life the scenes she creates.
I was intrigued by the mysterious man but about halfway through, I felt the stories got a little weird and didn’t think this was much more than hot erotic fiction. However, the ending surprised me as Reisz tied the bed, Mona, and the past together for an exciting twist.
Elizabeth Hart really brought the story to life making both Malcolm and Mona feel genuine. Her tone and pacing lent to the story giving a smooth flow that pulled you into the story.
While I enjoyed the overall storyline, this isn’t quite my cup of coffee and think I will stick to Reiz’s other storylines. For fans of erotic fiction, Reisz weaves a tale that will both shock and delight.The Red by Tiffany Reisz wasn't my cuppa but for fans of erotic fiction, Reisz weaves a tale that will both shock and delight. Click To Tweet