Tears Of Tess Book Review

October 23, 2013 / 0 comments

Tears Of Tess Book ReviewTears of Tess by Pepper Winters
Series: Masters of the Dark #1
Published by Self-Published on August 28, 2013
Genres: Dark Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

“I was always running to you. I just didn’t know it. My freedom is in your captivity , Q. I fly when I’m with you.”


I’m crazy about dark romance and since this one was on sale (see below)  I decided to take advantage of it and I would have to say that I enjoyed this one. I thought this was an impressive debut from a new author.

I appreciated Tess for her strength and determination. After all she endured she remained  steadfast and never broke under the stress or pressure. I also loved her for NOT settling in the end. She could have had a comfortable life in Australia but instead she decides to follow her heart. She went after the one thing that she knew would make her happy without fearing the consequences of rejection.

Q was enigmatic. He was difficult to understand in the beginning but after cracking his secrets, I though he was a saint. Yeah he had different “needs” but he never really forced Tess into these things, did he? Tess was more than willing even when she was saying otherwise. He gave her exactly what she needed and she did the same for her. When he finally opened up and became himself around her that was when I was convinced that these two belong together.

I thought the story in general was interesting. There were some events  that I wished  were explored more in this book but  I’m  hoping  those issues are tackled  in the next book  Quintessentially Q.

If you are into dark and oppressive romance I think this would be a great addition to your collection.

The Verdict:



This was it. My new beginning. My new ending. 
I didn’t know what beheld my fate, but I sucked in a breath and stepped over the threshold. 
“Bon soir, esclave.”
My eyes soared up to the first landing of a giant blue velvet staircase. Massive works of art hung like armament on gold gilded walls. 
A man in a grey chequered suit, with black shirt, silver tie, and slicked back hair watched me from the landing. His gaze unclothed me, terrified me. 
I stepped back, bumping against guard who didn’t let me go any further. He bent his head and whispered in my ear, his breath tickling my neck. “Say hello to your new master.”


** For the first time ever, Tears of Tess is on sale!**

To celebrate the success of Tears of Tess, Pepper Winters has placed the international bestseller on sale for one week only.

If you haven’t read this dark romance yet now is a perfect time.

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About Pepper Winters

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 puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon

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