Friday, September 6, 2013

Review: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters


A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“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?

My Review-
Kidnapped. Stolen. Taken. Sold. Look at it however which way you want, but the cold hard truth is that Tess has been trafficked. And sold to the highest bidder. Say what?

Tears of Tess caught my eye from a friend on goodreads recommending it to me. Of course I was intrigued. I just had to have the book. 

What I read was so much better than what I thought i was going to get. It's true erotica with some BDSM, which I tend to shy away from. (Fifty shades of grey doesn't count.) Anyways, there were some parts in the book where I had to stop reading and put it down. Like I said before, I am more of a romance chick with some sex thrown in the story. So BDSM and slaves, is well on past my comfort zone. 

I couldn't stop reading. It was so intense...
It was dark. And it had such a sensual feel to it that it made you think as if you were just as messed up in the head like the characters in the book were. 

I loved this. 

It's like a f*cked up version of Beauty and the Beast. Except instead of Belle wishing there was more to life(like in her books), it has to do with a girl's dark desire to be a submissive. Both are clearly unhappy with their lives. Then they are both held captive in a mansion by a monster but fall in love with said monster. Monsters have secrets with secret desires. But where as Beauty and the Beast is a love story taught as a lesson in life; loving someone for who they are on the inside. Tears of Tess is about breaking free from the cage. The cage of someone you pretend to be, when what you really feel deep down inside  makes you a completely different person. A true person to one's identity. A dark person. Someone who has desires beyond "normal". 

You shy away from that desire and you're ashamed. But find someone whose mind may be just as f*cked up as yours. 

"I'm no one's possession. I belong to me, and for the first time, I know how powerful that is." -Tess

Tess is a fighter. She has fire in her eyes and doesn't back down to anyone. It's her saving grace and her downfall. It's her blessing and her curse. 

Q is a f*cked up man. I don't know how else to put it. Underneath the monster though is a kind and gentle man. We sometimes get to see that side of him. But mostly he's battling demons that we as readers don't even begin to understand. 

Ooh I can't begin to tell you how much this book has made me feel. So I'll save you the trouble of reading my words and give you some advice. Go buy the book! You won't regret it. 



  1. I have this book and I really didn't know whether to read it or not.But now that I saw your review,I'm gonna give it a try!


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