Review: The Pearl by Tiffany Reisz

☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

When Lord Arthur Godwick learns his younger brother is up to his bollocks in debt to Regan Ferry, owner of The Pearl Hotel, he agrees to work off the tab…in her bed. Soon the handsome but troubled Arthur discovers he’s a pawn in an erotic game of revenge–and nothing, including his lover, is what it seems.

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-pearl-the-godwicks-by-tiffany-reisz

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54861831-the-pearl?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=N09Uog5Iw0&rank=1

Guest Reviewer Jeannie’s Thoughts:

I finished “The Pearl” in one sitting. It was all the things I love – emotional tension, characters with secrets, high minded art, lushly written erotica, and a filthy minded, matchmaking ghost. In short, smutty and smart.

Even by the standards of English nobility, the Godwicks are eccentric with a capital E. Arthur’s parents met kinky and don’t do much to hide it – much to the chagrin of just about everyone around them. Lia, his sister, ran an escort service with her boarding school friends as a lark, until she was beguiled by a Greek kylix and the sexy frenemy of her father’s who desperately wanted it. 

And then there is Arthur, the heir to the dukedom. His life is duty and service to his family and the Queen. The responsible son. His brother’s keeper.

The Pearl is Arthur’s story of sexual awakening and self discovery at the feet of Lady Regan Ferry, a ridiculously rich, young widow, sometimes artist ,and proprietress of the Pearl, a bespoke bordello masquerading as a very private luxury hotel. Charlie, the spare, has run afoul of Lady Ferry, and his debt has put a priceless Godwick heirloom at risk. Arthur being Arthur makes a deal with the devil’s handmaiden to protect his family and make things right. But deals, and the deal makers, have a habit of morphing into something totally new and unexpected, and Arthur and Regan are no different. Of course the deal in question is an utterly debauched sexual servitude contract. It’s Tiffany Reisz, people. How can it be anything else?

But The Pearl is so much more than the captivating, boundary pushing, lavish, exuberant erotica that she is famous for. It’s vengeance, self discovery, ghosts – both supernatural and psychological, and kinky art lessons guaranteed to turn everything you learned in Art History 101 inside out and maybe teach you a few things about great female artists. It’s a must read if you love art and kink and good men.

PS: 10/10 recommend. The titular scene alone is worth the price of admission.

About the Author: Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin’s Mira Books.

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky’s Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. 

Tiffany also writes mainstream women’s suspense fiction, including The Bourbon Thief (winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Award) and the RITA®-nominated The Night Mark.

Her erotic fantasy The Red—self-published under the banner 8th Circle Press—was named an NPRBest Book of the Year and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. It also received a coveted starred review from Library Journal

Tiffany lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. The cats are not writers

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