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“Life taught me an eternal love will demand the worst sacrifices. A transcendent love will split your soul, cleaving you into pieces. A love this strong doesn’t grant you sweetness—it grants you pain. And in that pain is the greatest pleasure of all.”
Q made me the happiest esclave in the world. He gave me his heart, his empire, his ruthless unforgiving love. And life finally left us in peace.
A man like my maître has special needs though, growing stronger as our lives intertwine. The only way to survive his monster is to agree to all his desires.
Including his latest wish.
And I won’t refuse.
Pepper Winters "Monsters in the Dark" series was my first introduction to the world of "dark" reads and I haven't looked back since. I fell in love with Q and Tess and was absolutely gutted when their story came to an end in "Twisted Together." Yes it was a perfect conclusion to the couple's journey but (like so many of you) I wanted more. I wanted to know what happened "after." I wanted to know what the future look like for Mr Mercer and his esclave? Did they live blissfully happily ever after and if so, what did that look like? After all, this couple were as far from conventional as could possibly be.
She drew the darkness from me when I did my best to forbid it.
I wasn't the master. She was.
So I got my wish!!!! Pepper Winters gave us one final instalment to Q and Tess's story in"Je Suis a Toi" and wow, this couple really did choose to go out with a bang. This was no hearts, rainbows, flowers and walks in the park that's for sure. Instead what I found in this conclusion to the Tess and Q's story was a certain level of uncertainty, reluctance, hesitation, vulnerability and inner conflict. My heart dropped with a sudden sense of foreboding that just wouldn't leave me. Don't get me wrong, the love and affection between my King and Queen of darkness was never in question and I could tell with every ounce of my being, how much these two truly meant to one another. This was something else and I just couldn't put my finger on what, my mind working overtime with thoughts of what it could be. I just hoped that whatever it was, it didn't tear them apart.
We were so convinced of our love for one another. Yet so distrusting of it, too.
As much as there was some angst and sadness, there were also some very beautiful, tender moments as well as those very kinky, hot moments that go hand in hand with Tess and her Maitre. I love Pepper winters writing and the words in "Je Suis a Toi" remained true to this series with the visual imagery absolutely perfect. I loved coming back to the Monsters in the Dark series. From the minute I the first page and I very quickly felt like I'd come home to family. I loved catching up with Suzette and Franco as well as Frederick and Mrs Sucre and seeing where life had taken them.
This was a brilliant ending to such a crazy but amazing story. Did it come with bells, whistles and balloons? You'' have to wait and see.
This woman made me come alive. This woman would end up killing me.
A perfect ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ for a perfect conclusion to the "Monsters in the Dark" series in "Je Suis a Toi.
“Don’t struggle. You know I’ll keep you safe.” Q’s murmur danced down my back.
My panic receded as trust billowed fast and true.
Q was born into darkness, but he’d never baptized me in his blackest desires. And because of that, I could implicitly say he spoke the truth. No matter what he did to me, he would never truly harm me.
Q paused, his tattooed chest soaking. His feathered sparrows fluffing off droplets almost alive on his skin. “I told you once never to fall for me. That I didn’t want the curse of breaking your heart while I broke so many other pieces of you.” His hands landed on my breasts, cupping them reverently. “Yet you fought me, just like you said you would. You fell for me, just like you promised me you would. And now, you’re willing to give me what I need even after I tricked you and lied.”
I swayed as I fell even deeper for this complex husband of mine. Q was all my fantasies in one glorious lifetime. The fact he finally wanted to share me with his child spoke volumes about his capacity to love.
“I’m so glad you ignored me, esclave.” His fingertips branded my nipples with pain. “So fucking happy you married me.” Pushing me backward, he smiled harshly as my spine met the pool wall. His chest strained as he sucked in a heavy breath. “You’re so fucking beautiful.”
My heart hammered in my ears as he kissed me.
His tongue laced with mine, and I sank into the sweet embrace, knowing it would be the last I received tonight. The air crackled with an impending storm. Q’s control frayed every second, his eyes drenching in determination and the salacious need to hurt.
Breaking the kiss, he opened his hand, revealing the other item he’d retrieved.
A tiny pair of silver scissors.
Pepper Winters 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.