Author: Tiffany Reisz
Published by: 8th Circle Press
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
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...
Yowza! Is this book ever smokin’! I’ve read two other books by Reisz, but they were more on the contemporary side. I love them both, so I didn’t hesitate to grab The Red, which definitely falls in the erotica realm and pushes boundaries. It’s so well written and has a dreamy, magical feel that I got completely lost in it. It really is an intriguing story that involves making a deal with a mysterious stranger. What a delicious stranger he is!
Mona is a great character. I love how she is unapologetic and owns what she agrees to. No only that, but truly enjoys it. It’s cool the way the story unfolds and how art in incorporated, and I was absolutely thrilled with the ultimate outcome.
I definitely need more Reisz in my life!