Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review: TWISTED TOGETHER by Pepper Winters

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. 

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Twisted Together - Excerpt

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.

6 Agonizing Breathtaking Beautiful Twisted Stars

He tasted of darkness and sin, making me want to follow him to the ends of the earth. 

How do you write a review for a book that has blown your expectations; that has brought out all your worst and best emotions? 
It’s almost impossible to sum up how much I loved this book and its characters. This final book was everything I wished it’d be and more. With Twisted Together Pepper wrote a well-deserved ending for two characters that went through hell, back and forth, suffered so much grief, pain, and loss that every normal person would have died of, but never forgetting that their love conquers it all. This is by far the best dark romance/erotic series I’ve read and I can honestly say, after having experienced reading such brilliants, my expectations for any dark romance books now are very high.
It’s difficult to compose a review for a final book in a series without giving away too much, as well as to write it interesting enough so fellow book lovers are interested in picking this series up; thus, I try my best to give as little away as possible but also to make you curious beyond repair.

… we’re altered, we’re abnormal, our souls stained with each other’s mark.
Our souls are that of monsters born in the dark.
Q and Tess are each other’s lifeline and their bond grew stronger and stronger the farther I've read. Not only this, but both characters personality grew in this final installment – no comparison to book 1 and 2; they were more complex, more real…just more of everything. I fell even deeper in love with Q. While one experiment the helplessness and couldn’t quite figure out what to do with this emotion, the other welcomed the power of strength facing and fighting off demons; but both realized it was necessary to welcome every foreign emotion in order to fully embrace their undeniable and twisted love.

For the first time in my life I’m vulnerable, all because I fell in love. ~ Q
I knew I would do anything, absolutely anything, for this man. He was the reason I was alive. The only reason I wanted to stay alive. ~Tess

Reading the book in dual pov made me squeal out loud. I saw a side of Q that I didn't know I was missing in the previous books. He was passionate, dominant, vulnerable, strong, brutal but also very soft. I lost count how many times I swooned and envied Tess for having such a special love. Sure, Q’s monster is still coming to the surface throughout the book (and I’d have missed it if not), but also that got tamed in a very special way. His pov also made me laugh and this side of him was pure bliss to read; he seemed so normal. Trying his hardest for the woman he loved and adored. Ok let me define normal: Normal in his and her twisted way ;)

…it was time we started trusting and pulled the ends of our connection tight, stitching ourselves together forever. 
Tess is by far one of very few characters that went through a shit load! I mean really, in book two I almost suffered from a heart attack because her pain caused me pain and trust me, this woman went through A LOT of suffering so prepare yourself. Despite that, she was so strong and I admired her. She tried her hardest for the man she loved and would do anything. Her love had no limits. But her demons sucked her in every night and it was hard to find the woman she ones was. And she proved us that her love goes beyond anything… I was so proud of her.

Do you have any concept of how much I fucking miss the woman I fell in love with?

Yeah it wasn’t easy but Q made it…. he brought her back, using the only way he knew how: “Welcome to my kingdom. I’m going to make you scream.”

Well, don’t think it was that easy or unicorns were hopping around; nope, it was a tough way and when he finally cracked her their lives couldn’t have become a bigger mess. Short lived was the joy to have the woman back he so badly missed. Too short was the happiness Tess felt to be the woman again, Q deserves. 

When hope seems lost, it’s the thought of what they have that keeps them alive and going.

She was my home.

I’ll trade my life for hers.
Because hope is all Q has left when his monsters come and take him away…to a very very dark place.
The agony faded, inch by inch, ache by ache, until I felt nothing. Nothing but weightlessness…nothingness. Sounds faded. … Life tiptoed away from me, taking with it any promise of happiness I might’ve found by marrying my soul-mate.

Are you ready for a story that makes your heart bleed, your pulse beat, and heart swell with love and joy? If, then go ahead and read it. It is my favorite book in the series and I couldn’t be happier how it ended. Peppers guides you through darkness; so dark it’ll make you wince in pain and mess with your mind just to slowly but surely lead you to the light on the end of the tunnel. You’ll experience so many emotions that you might need a break but you can’t stop reading because your heart feels like as if it’s hanging on a single thread, ready to smash down, if you dare stop reading. 


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Buy books 1 & 2 in the Monsters in the Dark series

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.

About Pepper

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


  1. Oh my! I loved your review it was amazing I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

    Just as a warning the Rafflecopter doesn't seem to be working. There is no options to enter. It simply says Complete This entry to unlock more.
    The entry to unlock the rest isn't there.

    1. Thanks Tori, glad you like it :)

      I adore this series and Pepper!! Btw, the raffle is fixed - the tour host did it. Pls re-enter <3

  2. Loved Tears of Tess and Quintessential Q! I can't wait to read the third and final installment!

    1. Aaaah you've tor ead it Tiffany !!! It was the epic ending for an epic series ;)

  3. TI love this series and I cant wait to read the final installment!! <3

  4. I appreciate this giveaway and would love to read this book. Thank you.

  5. Love me some Pepper and Q!!!! Awesome giveaway thank you!!!! <3

  6. I love Pepper Winters and this series!!

  7. Thank you for the chance!! love love pepper winters!!

  8. Great review! I'm super excited to read it!

  9. This book was just amazing! I have never had so much emotion while reading, I loved it! Thanks!


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