Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters

Title: Throne of Truth
Author: Pepper Winters 

Series: Truth and Lies Duet #2
Publication: February 28th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Rating: 3/5

The thrilling conclusion to Crown of Lies from New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters

Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I'd met in an alley.

Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who'd been stolen from me.

To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.

For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I've hurt her. Now, she's hurt me. I guess we're even.

For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn't what she wants to hear

For me to walk out the door.

For it all to be over.

At first I was having doubts about wanting to write a review for Throne of Truth. I decided to just do it because it would seem a little silly to have this one be the only Pepper Winters that I wouldn't have reviewed. But anyway... Throne of Truth wasn't a bad read. I didn't love it, though. But I did enjoy it more than the first book, Crown of Lies. 

I never really liked the two main characters of this duology. I don't know why because it doesn't happen often when a book by Pepper Winters isn't a five or four star read for me. I remember with the first book that I had issues with Penn being an absolutely bastard towards Elle an Elle being so freaking weak. Luckily this changed a bit in Throne of Truth. Elle had more confidence and Penn got over himself. However this didn't mean that I fully warmed up to them both. I definitely ended up being more of a fan of Elle because she said things like, "I don't need someone to claim me. I claim me." I was practically screaming FINALLY!

I do wish I had enjoyed the book a little more, though. Because of this it felt a little too long at times, especially towards the end and through Penn's jail time. Also, the whole Greg thing? It was a little ridiculous in my eyes. I'm sorry but as an atagonist he was so weak. I wanted to roll my eyes at him more than I can count. The writing, though, as always was really good. I can never say a bad thing about Pepper's writing because it's also lovely, quotable and pretty much perfection. 

It took me almost a year to pick up and read Throne of Truth but I'm glad I did it anyway because now I have read every single book by Pepper Winters! 

Author bio:
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 am glad that the writing was good and kept you interested in the book. I have a couple of series that I haven't reviewed all the books for and I wish that I had. Some because I just didn't like the book and others just because I was being lazy.

    It is great that the rest of the series is so enjoyable, though. You have been piquing my interest in it quite a bit. :)

    1. I really wanted to make sure I'm reviewing all her books because I don't do it with all authors. But Pepper is special!

  2. It sounds like these were alright books, but it sounds like it doesn't sound like this was the best of her books... So when I start trying her books I will know not to start with these ones.

    1. I've noticed that when it's a contemporary romance I don't like her books as much but when it's dark romance they're really good.

  3. You are plowing through her books o_o you're amazing

    1. I was determined to read all her books, which I have done now. And currently reading her new upcoming. Finally I'm on track! :D


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