Thursday, June 19, 2014

Twisted Together

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.

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.

Much like Quintessentially Q, Twisted Together was not, at all, what I expected.   It seems Winters has a knack for that.  I tend to go into her books expecting one thing and getting something completely different.  As with QQ, I eventually loved the story Twisted Together gave me, but in the beginning I was not happy!

Twisted Together was supposed to be the story of Tess and Q finally getting their happily ever after, and it is….kind of.  We start this book immediately after QQ ends.  Tess and Q are on the verge of the wedding and beginning the rest of their lives, only it’s not as simple as I might have expected.  I thought I was going to be able to just sit back and enjoy this book while Tess and Q played in their unconventional world and navigated their newly found bond and marriage.  Winters took me on another ride of twists and turns that kept me wondering what would happen next.  Q and Tess were exactly them.  I never doubted their characters throughout this book.  I loved who they both were.  Tess was back to being the strong girl we met in Tears of Tess, and Q was Q, always the monster in the dark with an incredible love for his esclave.

Winters, again, gave me all the brutal, realness of a master and is slave.  Tess and Q were definitely maĆ®tre and esclave again, and I loved it.  As with her other books, there is ugly.  The slave trafficking atrocities are in this book as well, and parts were hard to handle, but it is what it is.  It’s part of this story.

While I absolutely loved this story and loved the ending I finally got for Q and Tess, parts of the story were tedious.  There were things we had to relive that I thought had been dealt with in QQ.  There were times that it was just a bit too wordy for me and I found myself skimming.  BUT-this is definitely a four star read and a must read if you love Q and Tess.  There are times you will wonder why Pepper tortures us the way she does, but it will be worth it!! 

Monsters in the Dark, #1
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“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
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“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

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