Now THAT is some fantastic writing!!!! The ability to take such a taboo subject and infuse it with moments of profound emotion on all levels is true greatness. I love how we can be right in the middle of a tense moment and a few sentences later you are literally laughing out loud. Nora is just such a perfect character, her wittiness and sarcasm mixed with her vulnerability and power make for some really great one liners. The Mistress was beyond enjoyable- it must be read. It made me love Soren, undeniably. Loved it! Can't wait for the rest of the series. Favorite book of the summer!!