The Siren

The Siren  - Tiffany Reisz I think I may have found another favourite series? And I have a feeling I need to save 5 stars for an instalment down the line, so 4 for this one.

This is certainly not your ordinary romance - or romance at all - nor typical erotica, as Reisz faithfully follows her own editor character's advice on using sex scenes sparsely while having them advance both the plot and character development, but still adding just the right amount of spice to the mix.

I wouldn't even call The Siren a love story; I think it's best described as the beginning (and the middle, and perhaps even the end) of several love stories, setting off what I think will be a turbulent, character-driven (just as I like) series, if judging by the beginning. And I am looking forward to all of it.

Now, of course, the Catholic part of me is ever-so-slightly cringing, but I figure if I'm going to hell for my choice of fiction/reading material, that train left the station long ago (The Thorn Birds, anyone? Among other things, I mean.), so I may just as well carry on.

All in all, The Siren was a suspenseful series beginning that definitely hooked me, but one of my favourite things about it was that it made me want to write and that is what may be best I do next (and then proceed onto the next instalment.)