Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: Twisted Together by Pepper Winters

Title: Twisted Together
Author: Pepper Winters

Series: Monsters in the Dark #3
Publication: June 3rd 2014
Genre: Adult ~ Dark Erotica
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo
Cover Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5 

The highly anticipated conclusion to the Monsters in the Dark series.

“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.

"Our souls are that of monsters born in the dark."

Twisted Together was a great conclusion to this amazingly intriguing and dark Monsters in the Dark trilogy. Everything ties up nicely and it was just as exciting and twisted as the two other books. I really enjoyed this final book.

Tess and Q are absolutely some of my favorite characters. They're both very different to read about but on the other hand they're very much the same. I liked reading their points of view equally and as always they were very interesting to read about. Even after two books with them I still had a lot to learn about both of them, especially Q. He still managed to surprise me with his darkness as well as his love for Tess. He's pretty damn amazing. 

Aside from it being a little too long in my opnion, I really liked the story. In my eyes it was divided in three parts: 
The beginning - where Tess and Q dealt with the aftermath of everything that happened in Quintessentially Q. I'm so glad Q got through to Tess eventually. There were a lot of really intense scenes there that I loved. They were absolutely amazing. Pepper really kept surprising me. 
The middle - where it seems that Tess and Q are both getting back to their own selves, sort of... but then it soon goes to hell again. My reaction literally was: they just can't catch a break, huh? But at least it makes for a very exciting story.
And lastly, the end - It was a bit too drawn out for me. A little too long but in the end I really liked how it ended. I must admit I had to fight some tears because I felt emotional with it being the end and all. 

I also really need to mention Franco. I've always liked him. Well, maybe not in the beginning but he really stood out in this book and I feel like Pepper has set the beginnings for a story of his own. I really hope that will eventually happen because he's such an intriguing and great character. So maybe someday soon!

And as always the writing was gorgeous. Pepper Winters really has a beautiful way of forming words. Her writing is probably some of my most favorite ever. I couldn't get enough of it all... The story, the characters, the darkness, the writing... It was all pretty damn great!

Favorite Quotes:
"I've never spoken about what Q did to find you, but you're stupid to let the fear keep you hostage. If you saw what he's capable of... You wouldn't be fearing anyone but the monster in your bed."
"You may have become richer in bank balance—but Tess... you made me richer in my heart. And that's fucking priceless."
"Life taught me an eternal love will demand the worst sacrifices. A transcendent love will split your soul, cleaving you into pieces. A love this strong doesn't grant you sweetness—it grants you pain. And in that pain is the greatest pleasure of all."

About the Author:

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 Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)

Her Grey Romance books include:

Upcoming releases are:
Debt Inheritance (Indebted Series)

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