Just had to share this. LOVE it.
6 Captivating Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!
Words CAN.NOT describe what a beautiful, emotional, gut-wrenching, soul-searching kind of read Tears of Tess was for me.
I simply LOVED it!
My emotions through-out
At 1% when I read
I wanted a new label. One that said: girlfriend who will do anything to be tied, spanked, and fucked all over rather than adored
I just knew I was going into something special.
At 11% I was like OH SHIT!
At 30 % I had a big smile on my face
At 46 % I was just a BALL. OF. EMOTIONS!!!
At 68% I couldn’t tear away from my tablet, it was just so good.
At 86% my heart was beating a million miles
At 100% I just had a book orgasm.
Tess is an ordinary girl from Australia, with an ordinary boyfriend and an ordinary sex-life. But she wants more than the ordinary sex-life… something less conventional. Tess and her boyfriend go on Holiday to Cancun Mexico and all is well until she gets kidnapped and sold to a man who goes by the name of Q. Q is no ordinary Master. He’s no ordinary man and Tess has become his new Slave.
Let’s put that disclaimer out there, because I will get asked this A LOT. First off, I wasn’t a fan of Captive and not because it was too dark. I couldn’t find any redeeming qualities in Caleb. So if you want to compare Tears of Tess to Captive, please do not. It’s not the same. Tears of Tess has its own unique writing style and plot. However, Tears of Tess does have the same feel as Captive, Consequences, and Killing Sarai. Hopefully that makes sense.
I hadn’t gone Stockholmy- I hated him, knew what he did was wrong, but my body, shit, my body didn’t care.
He would look after me as long as I pleased him
Tess is wonderful, she smart, strong, resilient, beautiful and the fact she is Australian just tickles me to no end. Tears of Tess is written from her POV and you completely, 100% FEEL FOR HER. I got her emotions, I got her struggles and yes at some times, I was gutted with shock and grief, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I loved her.
Oh God. Q. I think that is my new favorite letter. I LOVED Q. I want to make babies with Q, I want him to use me, abuse me and do it all over again. Could Pepper have written a more perfectly, beautifully damaged character? I think not. Q was P.E.R.F.E.C.T. I saw the wealthy, controlled alpha male. I also saw the tortured and vulnerable monster. Q had such conflictions which rounded his character nicely.
Q moved with power and undeniable knowledge of perfect control.
I will learn who you are one day. That is a promise. And my promises are law
The beginning starts out with a lot of character development on Tess’ part. You really get to know Tess and if you are like me, I love character development. I really got to know her and her issues. When Tess got kidnapped, I felt like I was jolted into a crazy ride and I loved it. It would not say Tears of Tess was a difficult read, I would say it was a dark read.
I love the power struggle between Tess and Q. Even though Q had all of the power, the chemistry between the Hero and Heroine just worked for me. The main reason why I love this book so much is because I understood Q. Even when he was sadistic, mean, and just didn’t seem to give a fuck, I got him and I loved him even more for it.
Only think of me and what I’m doing. There is intimacy in pain esclave. Let me make your pain my pleasure.
And the steam…. Yes they were my favorite parts. Let me clarify, I love steam, but kinky, very different and pushing the boundaries steam, well damn. I LOVE IT! Pepper did not disappoint. If you want something different, you will get it.
…put a man who wanted to hurt in front of me, with fucking on his mind and bondage in his thoughts, and I unraveled like the slut I’d become.
The monster roared, beating his cheats, salivating at the thought of what was to come.
Pepper is an excellent writer and I am completely shocked she wrote Tears of Tess in seven weeks. That’s pure fucking talent. I’ve said it before and I say it again. Reading books like Tears of Tess is the sole reason why I do what I do. It’s the reason why I pick up a book, write about it and let the world know, because when you write something that it just so beyond perfect, beautiful and good, EVERYONE should know.
An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
To read the prologue and it’s good, visit, Jacqueline’s Reads