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“There is a message for everything. From handwritten to verbal, seen and unseen. Messages exist all around us.”
But what if you don't see?
What if you don't understand?
What if, by ignoring the message, your life is never the same again?
Estelle Evermore morphed from nobody to somebody overnight.
Galloway Oak put his past behind him and endeavoured to make his fortune using his trade.
Multiple unseen messages.
From sky to island, they find neither fame nor skills can save them. Stripped from society and left alone to survive the elements, the very task of staying alive outweighs all other needs.
Until survival turns to desire.
And desire turns to danger.
Pepper Winters and dark reads go hand in hand. Pepper Winters + contemporary romance = SAY WHAT??? When this lovely author announced she would be stepping away from the dark side to write a book that was so different to what we were used to getting from her, to say I was intrigued is an understatement. This was a book she was writing for herself. It was a story that had started off almost autobiographical but had developed into so much more. And the more I heard about "Unseen Messages," the more excited I got. However, I will put my hands up and admit, there were moments I wondered whether she would be able to pull it off. Would Pepper Winters (the queen of darkness) be be able to put pen to paper and keep the story completely contemporary romance or would a smidgen of the dark stuff creep in? Well, she wrote her story and I read her story and holy hellfire, she absolutely smashed it!!!
I was stupid to jump the gun and ruin something so perfect.
But it was ruined, and I didn't have the strength to salvage it.
"Unseen Messages" was nothing like what I expected it to be. It was so much more. Estelle and Galloway's story was one I lived and breathed. Every high, every low, every ounce of happiness and devastation, I was there right alongside the characters, my heart soaring and breaking as curveball after curveball threw me off kilter. It was a journey that consumed me for two days, holding my emotions hostage without reprieve until the last page had been turned. And even then, I just couldn't move on, my mind still buzzing and my feelings still rife with thoughts of the characters and all they had been through. This was no ordinary love story. This was an epic journey of survival and sacrifice, of hopes, dreams and fears. It was a story about self discovery. It was a story about redemption and honest to god, it was breath takingly beautiful.
His touch felt like a million fireflies- bright, flickering,
and completely alive against my flesh.
Estelle and Galloway (in equal measure) stole my heart. Here was a couple thrown together by... fate? Destiny? Or was it those unseen messages that appeared to go unnoticed time and time again? Either way, from the moment the pair met, their lives would be changed forever. They would be tried and tested, their limits pushed and then pushed some more. Struggle after struggle, conflict after conflict, challenge after challenge, I watched them grow both as individuals and as a couple and I was blown away. How could something so beautiful be born out of such adversity and hardship I couldn't say but this journey felt so realistic and believable and for me, absolutely took a course that felt so natural for the story being told.
We'd been so happy. So Naive. If only we'd known what was coming for us.
There is no doubt the talent this author has, not only in the stories she gives us but equally with her enchanting, almost poetic use of words that mesmerise and entrance the reader. I loved added touch of the lyrics and notes at the start of every chapter. They really added something special to the book. The question was, were they unseen messages for the reader? Were they a clue, a red herring or simply words and inner thoughts of the characters? You'll have to wait and see. "Unseen Messages" was a powerful, moving, heart wrenching story that was told with such passion and vigour, that it was difficult not to be affected by what I was reading. This was a story that was original, thought provoking and poignant and it was blood brilliant. I could tell that this author really had put her heart and soul into this one.
Pity fate couldn't talk. If she could, I would've heard three-ply.
She's your beginning. Your end. Your salvation.
Pepper Winters got contemporary romance down to perfection. She really did and if this book is anything to go by, I'm really hoping and praying that she continues to spread her literary wings because I for one, would love to see what else she has to give.
"Unseen Messages" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me.
About Pepper Winters:
Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.
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