Author: Pepper Winters
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Dark Romance
At eighteen years old, I was murdered.
I wish my tale ended there.
However, my killer resuscitated me and sold me to the highest bidder, sentencing me to a world worse than Hell.
For the past two years, I've lived a life of torment as a man's property. I suffer in silence and wish for freedom, but I never break.
But then he arrives.
The first stranger since I was killed.
Elder Prest, a thief with a heart as black as his soul, arrives as a guest in our twisted home. He has business with my owner, but his interest lies in me. He pretends not to notice my bruises and hides his knowledge of what I am, but the way he watches me makes me feel more human than possession.
As his eyes tear through my walls and his voice demands answers, he challenges my owner for one night with me.
I've survived two years of torment because I no longer believe in hope, but Elder is the only man who promises me pleasure instead of pain.
Trusting him is dangerous, wanting him is deadly.
Is he my ticket to safety or my ultimate end?
Whoever he is, whatever he wants...I can't say no.
I could not put it down. When I was forced to put it down, it was all I could think about.
This book is classified under Dark Romance, but there is no romance. It is just fucking dark. And I loved every minute of it.
I was trolling through Amazon one day looking for darker reads, because in my opinion, the more dark and twisted a book, the better. In my search I stumbled upon this beauty.
I love books that rip your soul apart with no hope of it ever being repaired. I love authors who write books that take you to the darkest of corners and then push you beyond your comfort zone. Even to the point of complete and utter sock and disgust.
Pepper Winters delivered exactly what I was looking for and so much more. I applaud her for not being afraid to actually take her readers past the edge.
Pennies was exceedingly well written and fast paced. Though you feel terror and dismay on almost every page, you cannot help but continue to find out how it will all end. What is going to happen to our heroine, because let me tell you, the sheer strength of will this woman possesses in the book, is nothing short of heroic.
This book does not have a happily ever after. In fact, by the end of the book, there is no happily ever after in sight. None. But that does not stop you from wanting to find out what the hell is going to happen next.
The next few installments in the series cannot come quick enough. I need more, and I need it now.