Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Destroyed Review!!!

Publication Date:  3/6/14


She has a secret.
I'm complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can't face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn't get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn't met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd have do to get free.

He has a secret.

I've never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn't have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I'd tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

Secrets destroy them.

**Pepper Winters is known for her Dark Erotica. This book is more a Grey Romance. It isn't fluffy, and still deals with darker subjects, but it isn't brutal.**

Destroyed is a complicated love story between a man with a terrible past and a woman who holds his cure. A man who finds redemption in love and a woman who loses her heart and reason for living.

Death brings life, and destruction brings new beginnings.

Complete at 144,000 words. No cliffhanger. Stand alone. HEA

My Review:

Well it's official, my heart is broken.  This book is a hard read.  Not because Pepper doesn't tell a brilliant story, but because it seems so hopeless that you feel like you are in a perpetual downward spiral into darkness.  The story is brilliant, as is Pepper's style, but it is very very very dark.

What would you sell yourself for?  Would you give your life over to save someone else's?  Would you be able to live knowing that there is a chance that the one thing you live for, could and will die?  These are all questions that Zel has to answer in order to be with Fox.  There are so many turns in this story and both characters are horribly damaged, but it does have an HEA, one that you nearly beg for by the time you get to it.  

I don't want to give any part of this book away, but suffice it to say, I doubt I am half as strong as Zel is.   There is nothing gentle about this couple, there is no tenderness until you get towards the end.  It is a brutal reality check of what nature vs nurture actually mean.  Zel is nurturing and Fox is a product of his surroundings and training.  Pain and suffering are staples in their lives, can they ever find happiness or redemption together?

It's brilliant.  Pepper Winters makes you feel, and think.  She is just one of those amazing writers.

I give Destroyed 4 lipsticks.  


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