Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.
“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”
Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.
For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.
But lusty paradise is shattered.
Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.
Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?
2 1/2 Stars
Tess desires, fantasizes even about having a kinkier sex life than what she has with her boyfriend, Brax. He wants it straight laced, and she’s bored. She asks herself if there is something wrong with her.
Then on vacation with her boyfriend she is kidnapped and suddenly “gifted” as a sex slave. She’s given to “Q”. A man/monster who one minute she wants/craves, then doesn’t…then blames the situation she’s in on her “cravings for more”?!
To answer her question…YES, there is something wrong with you! You are stolen, and the first acts of rough sex/attempted rape, you are TURNED ON??? She drove me nuts!
Q’s character offered some redemption to the story for me, but not much.
Sorry, this did not work for me. I was immediately turned off and put in a bad mood. Shaking my head and rolling my eyes at the rest of the book. I love a dark, forbidden story, but I found myself skimming through this one.
ARC kindly provided through NetGalley for honest review