Tears for Tess is the first book in the Monsters in the Dark Series by Pepper Winters. OMG!! I love this series sooooo very much. I have read it several times now and still love it as much as I did the first time. Ms. Winter’s work was the first ‘dark’ romance that I had ever read, and I was hooked. No ifs, buts or maybes- I was completely under her deliciously dark spell, and through her, my reading world expanded to include books with a darker and edgier tone.
Her books are breathtaking, mesmerizing, and incredibly addictive. I was devouring each of her books and thinking to myself that I shouldn’t like what I was reading, but I DID- I loved it- and couldn’t put the book/s down. I had to know what would happen. In every book I read, Ms. Winters tears me apart and then slowly, piece by piece, puts me back together again.
Her stories are definitely not for the faint of heart- they are not fluffy lolly pops and rainbow romances. They are intense, overwhelming, gritty, raw, brutal, erotic, emotionally devastating- with electrically charged chemistry that sizzles right off the pages. Ms. Winter’s made me want things that I had never considered before. And I liked it.
Reading her books is a sensory experience, everything is heightened, at times I felt like my nervous system was in overload. My heart’s in my mouth and I am on the very edge of my seat with wide eyes, dry mouth and heart palpitations. Sometimes the story got so intense that I felt I needed to close my eyes, but still I kept reading. ALL of her stories are on my favourite reads list- and she is my go to, one click, I don’t care if it’s her shopping list I’m going to read it, author. If you haven’t read her work before, do yourself a favour and take a walk on the ‘dark’ side- she really is an exceptional author….but be warned, her stories contain subject matter that may cause triggers for some people. All I can recommend is to buckle up, because you’re in for a ride you won’t ever forget!
Tess and her boyfriend are on a romantic vacation, life seems perfect, then Tess is abducted by sex slave traffickers- she’s abused and degraded, experiencing the depravity and brutality of the lowest forms of humanity- then she is sold….. Her life would never be the same!!! Will Brax be able to save her? What happens once she is sold? Can she ever return to her old life? Who is Q, and how does he come into play in this whole story?
I cannot recommend this book/series highly or strongly enough. If you like a ‘darker’ read, you will love this book- and if you are looking for something to add some intense flavour to your otherwise vanilla existence- then this book/series is definitely the one for you!!
A must read!!!!
Thank you, Ms. Winters!
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 20 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Pepper Winters
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 9 June 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B01GS23X6G