Saturday, December 14

Review and Giveaway; Tears Of Tess by Pepper Winters


Title: Tears Of Tess 
Author: Pepper Winters 
Genre:  Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance 
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New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and non consensual 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?

My Review 


2 weeks on and if I am being completely honest I still can't tell you If I love it or not. 
What I can tell you is that Pepper Winters tells a warped and perverse tale. 
Dark, Twisted and at times for me highly disturbing. Yet I still couldn't stop. Tears of Tess was a story that kept me enthralled the entire time I was reading it. While at the same time, hating that I loved it so much!  

While on holidays in Mexico with her boyfriend, Tess is taken, stolen and sold into slavery. While her first instinct  is to fight, Tess soon finds herself in a world that awakens a deep and dark part of her that she has been hiding. Struggling with accepting her new way of life and fighting for what's right we follow Tess's Journey that will leave you speechless and totally captivated with what happens next. 

What I loved most was that Tess never stops fighting for her freedom despite her conflicting feelings towards Q. All she knows is that her freedom had been taken from her and she needed to fight. To never give up.

Self- pity oozed, and my will to survive faltered.
I couldn't be sucked into depression and give up. I would never give up. I would fight until I died. 

Tess struggles with accepting what has been taken from her, yet liking how she responds to her new Master and his desires. 

Q growled and I liquefied deep inside. My traitorous body swelled and warmed all the while my mind revolted, spewing obscenities. How could I allow my body to betray me so completely? Why am I so fucked up? 

One minute I would love Q and the next I would despise him. 

"You are mine, I can do what I want with you.  I can dress you. Fuck you. Send you away. Loan you to others. You belong to me. And you've finally realised it isn't romantic, it isn't sexy, or fun. It's something no one should want or desire, You're a captive." 

I feel changed after reading this. Pepper has opened the door to dark reads for me. While my issues with the book were small, they mostly focused around Q. 
I struggle with Alpha Males that don't want to change their less than desirable ways. hahahahha
While at times Q fights his desires,  it just wasn't enough of a struggle. I couldn't get past it. I wanted more sweet and I think that's where Pepper took away my comfort zone. She pushes the boundaries and took me on this ride that normally I would hate, but she made me kinda like it. 
Where other Authors walk the fine line, Pepper just hop, skips and jumps right over the damn line. It definitely was a strange feeling, hating Q so much, yet loving him enough that you want him to change. Even when the massive twist came about, I was like, YES, but then I'm like... Well fuck you Q. 
It was a crazy experience watching everything develop and come full circle.  Pepper has delivered a brilliant debut. This book was phenomenal! Intricately woven, and powerfully captivating and definitely a must read for all. 

 5 Messed With Me Stars 

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About the Author

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. 
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. 
Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon. 

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In Celebration of Pepper's New Release of QQ in a couple days we are giving away both books in ebook format to one winner who is yet to read Tears of Tess. 

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  1. I absolutely LOVED Tears of Tess, cant wait to read the second book. Thanks for the chance ;)

  2. I haven't read Tears of Tess yet but now I think I really need to!

  3. I really need to read these books!

  4. I haven't read this yet but I've heard I'll need the tissues! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  5. I just started Tears of Tess and I am blown away so far...know I gonna need to read the QQ!

  6. awesome books..cant wait to read Q

  7. This Sounds like a good book. Would live to win it.

  8. AHHHHH!!! I loved Tears of Tess, and I am so excited about reading Quintessentially Q. Thanks so much for the chance.

  9. This is going to be awesome. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  10. Really excited to read this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I LOVE dark reads!! Thank you for the giveaway :)