I enjoy sweet an sexy reads. I like YA/NA reads. I’ll dabble in almost any genre. But anyone who knows my reading preferences knows that I love a good dark and twisted book with a damaged hero above all else. I love my antiheroes, broken men and messed up story lines. This series has all that. Q and Tess have an epic dark romance. Pepper Winter’s has written an fantastic series that I like to refer to as ‘deliciously dark’. It’s my favorite kind of dark read. It’s got romance, steam, and a twisted and thrilling storyline to go with it.
We’re altered, we’re abnormal, our souls stained with each other’s mark. Our souls are that of monsters born in the dark.
Quincy Mercer has never let himself be vulnerable, never let himself close enough to anyone to fall this hard. But his escalve number 58 has changed everything for him. Q’s girl isn’t herself. She’s not the vibrant and spirited woman she once was. She’s changed. What she’s endured left deep scars.
Tess has been through so much. More than any one person should. She’s doing the best she can, but she’s not herself. Her nightmares and flashbacks consume her. It’s affecting every part of her life.
The stress of the past few months decorated both our faces, and I feared we’d never go back to who we were.
Q doesn’t know what to do to bring her back. All he knows is he can’t do nothing. He’s got to try.
Just as Q and Tess start to overcome some obstacles, something shocking comes to play. I was on the edge of my seat... anxious and waiting to see what was going to happen. I think I bit every one of my nails off reading this story. I don’t want to go into any detail at all about the last half of the book. You need to read it for yourself. I will say it’s intense. If you thought book 2 was dark and thrilling, Ms. Winters stepped up her game.
I’ve always loved Q. From the first time I met him in Tears of Tess, I adored him. He’s not perfect. He struggles with who he is and his wants and desires, but he is an amazing man. He proves himself over and over again. Some of the things he went through... I can’t even talk about it. Don’t want to think about it. Just know that I love him even more than I did before, and thats saying something. He may not be the ‘perfect’ man, but he is perfect for Tess.
“I’m not perfect, esclave. You’re mistaking me for someone else.”
“You’re perfect for me.”
Tess is a stand up heroine. She sees the good in Q and accepts him for who he is. They are truly a perfect match. Both of them have been through so much, they deserve happiness and peace.
Getting dual pov in a book like this is so important. I am so glad we get both Tess and Q’s perspectives. I’m going to be honest with you all. This book is long. I was a little put off by that to begin with. It did start a little slow for me. But when it picked up... damn. My heart was racing and I couldn’t stop reading. The last half flew by. The intensity of the last half and the beauty in the ending more than made up for the slow start. I feel that this series ended in a perfect place for both of these characters I’ve grown to know and love.
Intertwined, tangled, knotted forever, our souls will always be
Twisted together, our demons, our monsters belong to the other,
Bow to me, I bow to thee, now we are free.
If you’re looking for something on the dark side with a damaged hero, strong heroine, erotic and thrilling sex scenes, suspense and raw emotion, I would give this series a try. Just a warning- books 2 and 3 especially aren’t for the faint of heart. Pepper’s writing enthralls me and her characters are close to my heart. This is a series that is unforgettable and one I would highly recommend.
You are the one for me, my monster in the dark. You are the perfect mate for me, wicked and unmarked. Together we cannot be denied, our undeniable spark. Together we will find our perfect evolving never ending arc.
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Title: Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark, #3)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic / Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2014
"After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything--my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I'd never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it's finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be."
Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he's still a monster inside.
After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.
Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.
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♥Twisted Together - Excerpt♥
I shook my head. I didn’t understand. All I understood was his voice had the power to make me come. The deep tenor vibrated through my heart, sending tiny orgasms exploding in my veins.
I needed to be touched. I needed to be kissed.
Kiss him. Let him know.
Launching upright, I splashed a wave over the tub. Q jerked back, but wasn’t fast enough. Wrapping my arms around his neck, I dragged him down toward me. His hand slipped on the rim, plunging his arms into the water, landing on either side of my body.
His mouth opened to curse, but I swallowed whatever he said. My lips stole his, and the moment I tasted him, I went a little mad.
My core squeezed with delirium, demanding to be filled. My eyes rolled back at the sheer bliss of kissing.
He tasted like freedom and violence and pain.
“Esclave…wait…” Q tried to speak, but he only gave me the opportunity to slink my tongue into his mouth. Joy bounced and fizzed in my heart, demanding more.
I moaned, dragging him closer. My hands dug into his hair, tugging with sharp-laced desire. His mouth opened, either in shock or passion—I didn’t hesitate. I thrust my tongue deeper into his mouth, willingly drowning myself in all things Q.
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Monsters in the Dark, #1
“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?
Monsters in the Dark, #2
“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… screwed up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs do make a right."
Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.
He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.
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