Thursday, June 7, 2018

Blog Tour — Review: The Girl and Her Ren by Pepper Winters

The Girl and Her Ren by Pepper Winters 
The Ribbon Duet Book 2 
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018 
Genre: Coming of Age Romance

Title: The Girl and Her Ren
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: The Ribbon Duet #2
Publication: June 5th 2018

Genre: Coming of Age Romance
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Rating: 4/5

“What do you do when you write down all your secrets? No…that’s not enough. What do you do when you write down all your secrets and the one person who should never read them does?
I’ll tell you what you do.
You hope.”

Ren didn’t know the meaning of love until he took Della for his own.
To begin with he hated her, but as the months bled into years, he learned the opposite of hate, dedicating his life to giving her everything.
Every sacrifice, every gift, he gave wholeheartedly.
But then love turned to lust and ruined everything.

I was stupid to write my secrets down, but I’d been stupid before so it was nothing new.
I couldn’t blame him, hate him, fix him.
I tried to move on without him.
But no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to delete the secrets I’d written.
Until something happened.
Until he came back and read my stupid secrets.
And nothing was the same after that.

My emotions are all over the place right now after reading and finishing The Girl and Her Ren. I definitely loved it more than the first book, The Boy and His Ribbon. If you have read that book and loved it, the second book will absolutely transcend it all. It was so much more of all the feels. But oh it was sad. So very sad. I still can't quite believe everything I read and the turn the story took. On the one hand I can't exactly say I'm happy with it but on the other I feel like it was worth it to read this beautiful story. 

The story continued where the previous one ended where Ren had left Della because of their feelings for one another. Luckily it didn't take too long for Ren to get his shit together again and to realize he loves Della and return to her. After that they actually spend time together being happy. But eventually we start getting warning that this book might not have the greatest ending and if it does or not I won't say because I'm trying my best not to spoil this book but it's kind of hard. 

I still can't say this duology is my personal favorite of all time by Pepper Winters but this was a very special story. And I do think it's one of her best ones. It wasn't just a coming of age romance for me, it was so much more. Somehow the two main characters, Della and Ren found their way into my hurt, causing me to be so affected by the whole story and especially the ending. Honestly I had expected this book to go in a whole different direction so I was definitely surprised by it all, which was actually a really good thing.

Even now as I'm writing this review I kind of want to cry because I just finished reading the book and it's all still pretty fresh in my mind. But I can't say enough how touching, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful this story was. I hope anyone who's planning on reading this book has tissues because you'll definitely need them.

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The fallen papers crunched beneath my boot as I shifted my weight, leaning into her, seeking an answer. “Why didn’t you tell me?”

She flinched, her eyes closing beneath an avalanche of pain.

This hurt.

Everything hurt.

“Della…please.” My calloused thumbs caressed her silky-soft skin, catching on her young perfection with my older imperfection.

Ten years separated us.

Ten years was an eternity when she was a babe and I was a boy, but now…it no longer held such power. I refused to let it because I didn’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t touch her the way I was touching her now.

She laughed quietly, full of torture and tragedy. “I did tell you. In a roundabout way.”

“You didn’t.”

“But I did.” She dared meet my eyes. “I never understood how I could touch you, hug you, kiss you, and you never knew. I didn’t know how I could hide my jealousy when you were with Cassie or later with your one-night stands. I lay awake at night analysing every sentence I said to you, amazed that you never heard what I’d been shouting for longer than I could remember.

About the Author:

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 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six 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. This duology sounds amazing! Thank your sharing your thoughts and the excerpt too.

  2. I've been waiting on your review of this one!! :D

  3. Oh man, I know sometimes not having a good ending makes sense, but I can't deny it hurts when it does!

  4. Glad to hear you ended up having a greater time with this second and final instalment! I personally love emotional reads a lot, so I think I'll have to give this duology a go at some point :)


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