Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark (Lighter) / Romance (Grey Romance)
Release Date: March 7, 2014
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She has a secret.
I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.
I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd do to get free.
He has a secret.
I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.
I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.
One secret destroys them.
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5 Dark and Lusty Stars ★★★★★
March 9. 2014
My mind is in soo many places right now.. This book was crazy as hell and one bumpy ass ride... Beyond Dark, Beyond Twisted, this was another great DARK romance from Pepper Winters... I highly emphasize the DARK part... If Q left you with wet panties, I’d suggest not even wearing any this time around.
“I stood over a pile of weapons, taming my rapid heartbeat. I wanted to inflict pain. After all I was a fucking Ghost.”-Fox
I am in book heaven right now. Pepper has done it again and even though the DARK and naughty aspects carry on in this book from her others, Destroyed is a Life of its own and will leave you in awe. Not to mention you may sport the worst Book Hangover EVER!!!
It’s hard to review this without giving away any spoilers but I will try my best… Hazel is hurting. She is suffering from a pain in her life most people can’t understand. Every day is a battle but she has to keep going because others rely on her. She has to be strong and keep up a front. So going to a creepy mansion where buff guys beat the ever loving crap out of each other is heaven for her. The pain, sorrow, agony and anger of the fights fuels her. It motivates her in ways nothing else can. Until she catches the eye of club owner Fox.
"I won't let you go until I've had you, and there's nothing you can do to stop it." She looked at me as if I were the devil asking for her soul. My stomach roiled with sick satisfaction. Too long I'd been the one being used. It would be nice to use someone else for change. To use her body, her mind, her soul to fix everything inside of me." - Fox
When Fox sees Hazel, he recognizes a similar pain. He needs to have her, in any capacity and will not stop at kidnapping. So begins Hazel and Fox’s FUCKED up connection. Hazel may have pain in her life but she has nothing on the ghosts that haunt Fox. Fox is DANGER, plain and simple. He has no friends, relationships or connections at all. For him a good release is either beating someone to (almost) death or having the same done to him. He’s a conundrum that’s for sure, but if anyone can understand him and help him, it has to be Hazel, right?
Everyone and everything is so F%^&ED, be prepared to lose part of yourself while reading this. So many emotions from hate, anger, passion, lust to love, grief, regret and sorrow... Ughh, my mind is screwed for a while now... There are scenes of rape, murder, death, the list goes on. If it’s a horrible moment it happens. But that brings me to the plot/storyline. It was effortlessly written and developed. Even with so much happening it was never overwhelming or overdone. Each small plot point works within the story making it that much better.
He had issues, and I would never trust him, but I couldn’t deny the affect he had on my body.”-Hazel
Overall I don’t know why I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed Destroyed. Sure it was probably one of the most MindFuckY books I’ve ever read and I know I’ll be reading this again. Even when I hated Fox and I wanted to kill him, Hazel saw through it, she saw someone who needed her and this girl is not wilting flower. Many times she had the choice to leave, to run and she never gave up. Hell of a main character. Fox is another Q only he stands apart on his own and gives Christian (50 Shades of Gray) a run for his money with his dark past and twisted future... If Dark and Dirty are your thing and you don’t mind some unsavory graphic scenes, you NEED to read this, don’t wait a second longer!!!
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 speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at firstname.lastname@example.org
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