Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark (Lighter) / Romance (Grey Romance)
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn
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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(I received this book from the author in turn for an honest review.)
For weeks, I watched Pepper Winters agonize over Destroyed. Worried no one would like it. Questioning the plot. Concerned over the characters. I watched on social media as she worried herself sick over this novel. Let me start by saying she had nothing to worry about. Sure, Destroyed, is different from her Twisted Together series. The plot if different. The characters are unique. But isn't that what we want from the authors we love? All too often we talk about how we read the same cookie cutter story over and over. We are on a never ending search for something different. Something that moves something inside of us. Pepper Winters nailed this one.
Destroyed is the story of Hazel (Zel) and Roan (Fox). Both are strong, stubborn, and damaged. Both have survived tremendous pain, but can they survive each other?
I fell in love with both characters by the end of the second chapter. I loved Hazel's strength. All too often the leading lady is to weak or pliable. Hazel knew what she needed to do and why she needed to do it. I admire her for that. Fox, damn he was sexy. Disturbing, but sexy. I love a big strong man with a soft heart.
My favorite part of this book happened right at the halfway mark. I am telling you it will bring you to your knees. I was clutching my chest in agony. In that moment, my heart was torn out, squeezed in a vice, scrambled and jammed back into my chest. The emotional roller caster did not end there. This book over flowed until the very end.
I strongly recommend you spend a little time with Zel and Fox. You will not be sorry.
Raising my eyes to lock with hers, I murmured, “I want to lick you.”
Her eyes flared wide; her toned tummy tightened.
When she didn’t move, I cocked my head. “Let me taste you and I’ll gladly let you touch my back. But I’m not going anywhere until you obey me. Come here.”
She shook her head, a blush covering her cheeks. “I can’t. How would you—”
Logistics seemed simple to me. “You have to sit on my face, Zel.” I couldn’t stop the small smile and the thrill in my stomach at the thought of her presenting herself to me. She’d have to willing expose herself and hold herself in place while I pleasured her.
“Move. Now. I won’t ask again.” –ROAN
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 email@example.com
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