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.
Review by brittany
Hazel Hunter is a single mother of a beautiful eight-year-old girl. Her life is not the greatest, but it’s not bad. She lives with her best friend and her only sadness comes when lying in bed with her child, counting each breath she takes.
Obsidian Fox was trained to be a killer. Even though he has physically escaped from the people that trained him, his mind is still under intense conditioning. He can’t be touched without the urge to kill, sever, and devour. He’s been trained to hate sex, so how is it that this girl with green eyes and dark hair can make him think nasty thoughts?
Fox is desperate for a release, so he offers to buy Zel. Only thing, she has to stay with him for a month. She can’t be away from her child for that long, but she needs the money. Money to fix the only thing in her life worth saving. To fix the thing she keeps a secret from Obsidian Fox.
I can’t give away any more of the story. I don’t want to risk giving away anything, because this is a must read and the reader needs to go in blindly, like I did. Just know that this book will destroy you, heart and soul, just like the title suggests.
When my heart was ripped out, at seventy-five percent in, I had to keep my sobs quiet, as my younger brother was asleep on the floor. Otherwise, I would have full on ugly cried. I already had snot running from my nose and my eyes wouldn’t quit crying.
Even after the happy ending, I’m still sad. I am mourning, grieving, for a fictional character. I am falling into sorrow, wishing that I had never picked up this book, but also utterly glad I was able to lose myself in such intense emotions.
The characters are amazing. Their struggle is real and I can still feel it. As soon as I finished the book, I rushed up here to my computer because I had to instantly write down what I was feeling, so as to never lose it.
It’s funny, that if I had the chance, I would forget that I read this book, just to read it and feel it all again. It’s funny, because why would anyone want to go through such sadness again? For me, it’s because I’m lost in a world that I don’t want to escape. Even though there is such heart break in this book, the pull that draws me inside the pages is so strong, and I never want to leave.
Pepper Winters is my favorite author. With just her imagination, she has the ability to draw me into her words so I can escape the world I no longer what to live in.
It’s no surprise that this is yet another five star read for me. I can’t wait until your next book comes out. Don’t make me wait too long!
About Pepper winters
Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She 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. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.
Her Dark Romance books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)
Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1)
Her Grey Romance books include:
Upcoming releases are:
First Debt (Indebted Series #2)
Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC)
Je Suis a Toi (Monsters in the Dark Novella)
Forbidden Flaws (Standalone Erotic Romance)
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