The Red Audiobook by Tiffany Reisz (REVIEW)

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Review of: The Red Audiobook
Tiffany Reisz

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On October 24, 2017
Last modified:October 23, 2017


The Red Audiobook

By: Tiffany Reisz

Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart

Published by: Tantor Audio 08/07/17

The Red Audiobook by Tiffany Reisz

4.5 stars rating

7 hrs and 13 mins

Genre: Erotic Fantasy

The Red Audiobook Sample

The Red Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

I’ve been a huge fan of Tiffany Reisz since I picked up The Siren all those years ago. Ms. Reisz has an amazing writing style that always draws me in. I wouldn’t call her books humorous, but they do have humorous parts to them. She just writes characters that are so comfortable in their own skins. They are who they are and aren’t at all ashamed of their wants or needs. She does have some side characters who have insecurities that mix really well with her strong willed main characters.

In this story, Mona runs an art gallery. She promised her mother that she would do whatever was necessary to keep the gallery up and running. However, the gallery is in some financial trouble after her mother’s long illness. Mona takes her promise seriously and does whatever it takes to save the gallery. When Malcolm comes into her gallery and makes her an offer. She just has to agree to be with him, no questions. She makes this deal to fulfill her promise.

The story between Mona and Malcolm is an interesting one. Malcolm pushes Mona’s boundaries a little more with each visit. Things between them move faster than anything I would want to try, but if I were in Mona’s position, who knows. How far would you go to keep a deathbed promise to a loved one? I guess one never knows until they are in that position.

This is a very erotic tale. This story will not be for everyone. It is erotica. There are a lot of sex scenes. There is also a story woven in with the sex scenes. There is the intrigue between Mona and Malcolm. There is also the mystery about who Malcolm is and why he visits so infrequently. I loved the fantasy that goes with this story. I don’t want to go into too much detail on it, because I think it is best learned as you go along with Mona. I will just add that I loved the ending when we finally learn the mystery behind Malcolm.

I really loved this story. I love Tiffany Reisz’s storytelling style. She has an uncanny ability to push the readers boundaries. At times, I feel a little uncomfortable when how far she pushes those boundaries, but in the end, I thank her for taking me to that place. Maybe I’m a bit of a masochist when it comes to my erotica. I also really love her characters. They are just so well developed, even when we don’t much about them, like Malcolm. They are still very deep. This is not a book that I would recommend as your first Tiffany Reisz book, unless you’re a fan of erotica. I would highly recommend fans of The Original Sinners to try this one.

The Red Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Elizabeth Hart did a great job with the narration of this story. I really fell into the fantasy. She really set the mood to all the different scenes, no matter what they entailed. I really felt like had the same feelings that Mona felt. I like her voices for all the characters, though there isn’t a large cast in this book. I would love to listen to her narrate another book.

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Narrator: Elizabeth Hart

Elizabeth Hart has been a multifaceted performer her entire life. Her interest in audible arts began with her grandfather, a member of the Choctaw tribe who liked to tell her passed-down stories from his heritage. She began performing on television and stage when she was a child and has carried her passion for entertaining into adulthood. Elizabeth lives on the west coast with her family.

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I like to thank Tantor Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Every single person I know LURVED this book. I might try it even though it is out of my wheelhouse.

    • It is a really well written story. Probably the best erotica story I’ve ever read.

  2. Wahoo! I have this slated for review and cannot wait to listen 🙂

    • This book is so good. I just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware it was erotica. There is a lot more sex in this story than either The Bourbon Thief or The Night Mark. Really there is even more than The Original Sinners series. But this story is so well written. I just fell into the story. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  3. I keep reading great reviews for this one, but I just am not a fan of erotica. If I did pick this up it would be to read not listen as I can skim the sex scenes. I will consider….

    • This is a really good book. It is one that I highly recommend. I completely get that many will not enjoy it because it is erotica, which is why I wanted to be sure to point out that is what you will get with this story, but I will also say that this is the best erotica story I’ve ever read.

  4. Word, yo. 😀 She definitely has a talent for story telling. And you’re so right about her characters.

  5. I love this author’s mysteries so I can just imagine what these are like. If I read this genre I would be all over it! Wonderful review and glad you loved this!

    • I wonder how many people have read The Bourbon Thief or The Night Mark and tried this and were very shocked. I started with her Original Sinners series, so I wasn’t shocked at all.

  6. I prefer my erotica to have a story as well. I think that is where that genre and I have gotten off on the wrong foot. My first dips into it were not the best. This sounds really good. I will have to look up that author’s series and give her a try.

    • I have read a few erotica stories that are just sex with no story. That is not the case here. There is a great story and phenomenal characters. The Original Sinners series is more erotic romance with even more of a story, but still a lot of sex (just not as much as this story). If that makes sense at all.

  7. I tend to be very picky about my erotica (does that sound strange? LOL) but I’ve heard such great things about this author. I like that she develops her characters so well since that is often my complaint about this genre. I do think I’ll have to try her books on audio soon!

    • I don’t think it is strange to be picky about your erotica. I am too. I hope you get a chance to try this book and enjoy it as much as I did.

  8. Huh… this is the third review I’ve read, but very different than the others. The others were all like “what the hell did I just read?” Glad you enjoyed.

    • There are some boundaries that are pushed. I also think that if they’ve only read Reisz’s two books prior to this, they would be surprised. Those were more mysteries with romance in them and this is very much erotica. I could see where that might surprise someone who maybe just bought on author name.

  9. I have this in my wish list but haven’t read it yet.

    • It is a really great story. I would list it as probably my favorite erotica story.

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