Dollars by Pepper Winters
"I should never have asked for a night with you. This would never have happened if I'd had more willpower."
Once upon a time, I was a mute captive who wished for death.
Now, I’m stowed away on a yacht.
Saved and taken, the thief who stole me demands my voice, my past, my everything.
I won’t give in.
But Elder refuses to take no for an answer.
He pushes and cajoles, slowly discovering who I am. Until I find out he plays the cello to escape his demons, all while his music conjures mine.
He’s rich, I’m bankrupt.
I’m mute by choice, he’s curious by nature.
So many reasons why we can never work.
But that doesn’t stop our connection, our passion.
Until one night, he ruins everything.
If you have not read book one in the series, this review will contain spoilers!!!!
After Master A cut Pim's tongue in half and Pim finally took back her life by shooting him multiple times, Elder took her to his yacht, bleeding and on the brink of death.
The doctor on his ship sewed her tongue back together and gave her the medical care she needed. She was going to be okay.
But Elder is now waging a war inside himself. He wants her...bad. He wants her body, but most of all, he wants her mind and her voice. He's struggling with the want, no, the need, to keep her on his ship all to himself and the idea of doing the right thing and getting her to the police.
Slowly but surely, the two become friends. She learns more about him, such as he's a thief. He plays the cello. He owns a business, building super yachts. But she has yet to learn about who he truly is on the inside. And because of that, he hasn't earned her voice yet.
Dollars is book two in the Dollars series by Pepper Winters. It's suspenseful, but not in the action sense. Every page I turn, I wonder if that will be when she decides to speak to Elder. I wonder if she's going to ever be strong enough to not cower in fear when he raises his voice at her. I wonder if Elder will break and force himself on her. I can't stop reading, because I have to know what's going to happen.
I can't rave enough about this series. It's hard writing reviews after so long, so I feel like I'm not able to get across how much I enjoy this series. It's also hard writing a review after reading the whole series, not right after I finish the book, as everything blends together. That's mostly because I couldn't stop reading these books. I've gotten my reading mojo back, but I don't necessarily have my review writing ability back.
Five stars for Pepper Winters, once again! This has to be my favorite series of hers, and I'm starting to think it may be my favorite series of all time.
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