Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: Thousands by Pepper Winters

Title: Thousands
Author: Pepper Winters

Series: Dollar #4
Publication: August 15th 2017

Genre: Dark Romance
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Rating: 4/5

“Love had been stolen from me for reasons entirely my fault. But then a miracle happened, and Pim gave me something I thought was lost forever. She gave me a love I’d earned. Love that ruined me. Love that made me hopelessly hers…”

Once upon a time, I didn’t think I’d ever be normal.
Now, I’m talking and trusting, and it’s all thanks to Elder.
He gave me my life back, and I gave him my heart, but love stories like ours are never simple.
I did something to protect him.
He did something to survive me.
We screwed up.
And now, it’s no longer just about us.
It’s about safety, sanctuary, and sin.

First of all I want to say that I had a little trouble getting into the story in the beginning. I did get hooked again once Pim and Elder were reunited again, which took less than 30% so it wasn't that long. Still, the start wasn't too great for me, which is why I bumped one star off the rating when all the other books have gotten 5 stars. Obviously I just want Pim and Elder to be together. And that's it. Of course it's never this simple with books by Pepper Winters.

In this book Pim and Elder were a little bit awkward towards each other. They were at the point where they weren't sure how deep their feelings for one another went. It was clear for themselves, but they weren't sure about the other. In the meanwhile they also dealt with the growing threat of the Chinmoku, who would surely find them. It would be only a matter of time.

There were a lot of amazing and swoony scenes. The sexual tension between Pim and Elder skyrocketed in this book. There was also the masked ball at Hawksridge Hall so I knew Jethro and Nila (from the Indebted series) would be showing up. I was really so thrilled to be reading about them again. I felt like Pepper Winters was giving her readers treats by doing that. 

And then there was that ending that about killed me. I thought I had figured out how it would end. I was pretty sure the Chinmoku would show up and maybe take Pim from Elder. I don't want to say if this does happen because I don't want to spoil the story for those who haven't read it yet but the end sure had a very unexpected twists. And let me just say... it wasn't just Jethro and Nila making appearances in this book.

Thousands by Pepper Winters was a great addition to the Dollar series. The author's beautiful writing never fails to amaze me. Also, she's the queen of plot twists, which may or may not be a good thing depending on who you ask. But you can't deny that she writes some thrilling endings. It made me even more excited to get my hands on the final book, Millions. I, for one will be counting the months, weeks and days for it.  

My reviews of the other books:
#1 - Pennies
#2 - Dollars
#3 - Hundreds

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 20 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-nine times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.
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  1. I love dark romance reads and I'm all for unexpected twists, so I'm definitely going to add this title to my TBR pile, and perhaps the rest of the series ;)

    1. The first book was really dark and intense. The ending was AMAZING!

  2. This sounds like a series too maybe binge-read, rather than reading them as they publish. I hate cliffhanger endings. :/ Especially when the hero and heroine are pulled apart. Rude! Just let them like! LOL. I'm glad you enjoyed the book overall though. Wonderful review, Stephanie!

    Have a great day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Pepper released them every few months so the wait won't be very long. And it was less than 30% of the book that they were apart. But still... I just wanted them to be together again. Haha I think the next and final book comes in December. :D

    2. Oh man. My typos. This is what I get for doing comments on the Metro. 😂😂 That should have said "a series to binge-read" and "Just let them live!". Ha! I fail. I'm glad the waiting periods aren't too long! Hopefully you love the last book.

  3. I haven't heard of this series before. Aren't you glad that you kept reading? I love it when I keep reading and the book redeems itself after a rocky start. I hope that you enjoy the next book just as much. :)

  4. I've never read one of her books but I have a few on the TBR. Will add this one too.

    1. If you have Tears of Tess, you should start with that one. ^_^

  5. Another review by the wonderful Pepper Winters! Although it was a rocky start, it sounds like it got you caught up in the swoonworthy romance soon enough :)

  6. Oh man I enjoyed book 1, need to grab the next one


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