Friday 30 August 2013

Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

Tears of Tess
Pepper Winters
A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

About the Author:

Writer, reader, sometimes wife.

An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult.

Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends.

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My Review:

I knew I was going to like Ms Winters book when I read her *Disclaimer* & *Final Note* because she  clearly has a fabulous sense of humour.

“If you didn’t know yet, this book has sex. Lots of it. It dances with grief, slavery, and has a whole bunch of mind-fuckery. If you’re looking for a sweet, Young Adult romance, delete immediately, this will make your eyeballs bleed.” Pepper Winters

Reading the reviews about Tears of Tess, it would appear that Pepper Winters is causing quite a stir with her debut novel, the controversy seems to be is it Dark enough?

The Prologue opens with “Three little words” and by the end of page 2 I was certainly hooked by those “Three little words”

Tess is in a safe relationship with the lovely and perfectly normal Brax, her life is neat and tidy and he treats her like a fragile little bird to be nurtured and loved and there is no denying he loves her but in a fairly predictable manner.  Tess however, is harbouring thoughts of sexual adventure, although she is somewhat ashamed of her feelings, when she does try to inject some fun in to her sex life she has her advances dismissed as a little weird.

“Rejection crushed, I dropped my gaze.  The tingles between my legs popped like dirty bubbles…” Tess

It is during a romantic trip to Mexico that Tess’ life changes beyond recognition, beyond anything she could have imagined and to a place that it will be impossible for her to return.  Kidnapped and sold as. Well as what?  That is what we are about to find out.

“My eyes widened, drinking him in – the owner of this house.  The Owner of…me. No, Never.” Tess

“He was smooth water – effortless in refinement but just like water, dangerous if you couldn’t swim” Tess

Q met my eyes, and his simmering anger made me swallow.   “Am, I in trouble?” He looked as if he wanted to put me over his knee and spank me.

His lips twitched and he slapped the side of my ass “Ah esclave you’re in serious trouble.  I’ll never be able to leave you alone now.”

“Monsters find each other in the dark” Q

“You may not be mine, but I’m fast becoming yours” Q

I am ruined, I have been Q’d, that night in bed my thoughts were of him, and how the hell I was going to write the words that would explain to anyone who hadn’t read it yet how I had fallen for a monster?

Pepper’s debut novel  is dark, captivating, heartbreaking and more, but you are not going to be able to resist it, once you start you won’t be able to put it down.


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