Star Review - 5 Stars
- Blurb -
“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?
- Synopsis -
**ARC received for an honest review***
This is the first book that I’ve signed up to receive an ARC for. I was little nervous, thinking, “What if I hate it, or can’t finish it.” With that being said, I LOVED this book!!! It was an intriguing, captivating, gut wrenching emotional roller coaster. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more from Pepper.
Tess didn’t have parents that loved and supported as she was growing up. Cue Brax, they have been together for the last two years. Brax is everything Tess thinks she wants and she will do anything to make him happy, even if that means putting her wants and desires aside. She feels very safe and secure with him but has been wanting more in the bedroom than Brax is comfortable with.
“I wanted a new label. One that said: girlfriend who will do anything to be tied, spanked, and fucked all over rather than adored.”
Brax surprises Tess with a trip to Cancun Mexico where Tess really finds her sexual urges coming to light. She tries to make them known to Brax but he just kind of shrugs them away. One day while sight seeing Brax stops at a run down restaurant to get a drink. When they walk in Tess immediately feels like something is wrong and they shouldn’t be there. She tries to convince Brax they need to leave, but he insists on going to the bathroom first. Brax is then beaten and left for dead. Tess is kidnapped by a human trafficking organization. They brand her with a barcode and get her “ready” to be sold. No matter how terrified Tess is she refuses to show it. She fights with every ounce of being she has.
“I would never give up. I would fight until I died; I’d teach the kidnappers they stole the wrong girl if they wanted meek and broken.”
Q Mercer is Tess’s new master. He is a dark mysterious man with a very dark past, but still SEXY AS HELL!!! Tess has every reason to hate and despise him, yet finds herself with conflicting feelings and urges that she doesn’t understand.
“While being Q’s prisoner, I’d never been so alive. Sure, he was a bastard and the things he did weren’t legal, but at the same time he made me live.”
I don’t know what else to say without giving it all away!! I loved this book and can’t wait to read more from Pepper Winters. She is on the fast track to the next bestselling author!!
- About the Author -
Writer, reader, sometimes wife.
An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult.
Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends.
She loves mail of any kind: firstname.lastname@example.org
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