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Review – The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz

At the remote Marshall School, Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the job—and the man—of her dreams. Stern, enigmatic Edwin Yorke with a heat Gwen longs to unleash. But Edwin knows all too well that forbidden love can end in tragedy….

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Tiffany Reisz’s newest novella, The Headmaster, is a joy to read from beginning to end. It’s different from her Original Sinners series, no doubt, but it still contains wonderful sensuality, incredible chemistry between all the characters, and Reisz’s trademark one-liners. Reisz is a masterful storyteller, so don’t let the fact that the Unholy Trinity doesn’t make an appearance scare you away from this solid standalone. As I said in a recent Twitter chat with the author herself, it’s as if, instead of giving her audience a 100 piece orchestral concerto, she gave us a haunting, bittersweet aria filled with all sorts of soaring notes and sweeping melodies. Such is the work of one of the most versatile authors working today. (Just in the last year, she’s given us a sexy rom-com, a dark, brilliant origin story, a male/male erotica short and a fun Navy SEAL serial. Talk about range!)

I began this book at eleven o’clock at night. It was a quick read, barely taking me ninety minutes. But I stayed awake for a long time after, not only because her book was such an adrenaline shock (I know that sounds like hyperbole. It’s not.) but because the ending…that ending…left my heart aching. But since this is a no spoilers site, you’ll just have to read the story and find out what I mean. 🙂

All in all, The Headmaster is a great story to fill the cooling days and chilly nights. It’s a great reminder at how tremendously crazy and brilliant Tiffany Reisz’s imagination is (and her work ethic.). Not that we ever forgot in the first place.

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