Title: Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Tour Host: As the Pages Turn
“Tess,” I growled, charging for the bed.
She let me come. She didn’t move away or try to hide under the covers. She cocked her head. “I didn’t think you’d be sleeping with me. Not after what I said.”
She wore the same white T-shirt of mine to bed, and all I could think about was her undressing before I strapped her to the cross—it felt like a century ago. We’d been happy then. I’d been tormented and scared, but happy as Tess promised she’d never leave.
I pinched my brow, trying to get my thoughts under control. “I’m not coming to bed, esclave. You and I need to talk.”
She eyed me but nodded. “Okay.”
Goddammit, where was the fire? The argument that she didn’t want to talk because I woke her in the dead of night. I needed to see tenacity and boldness. Nothing shone on her face, no ounce of emotion.
I squeezed my eyes, trying to understand what the fuck I was doing here.
Her soft voice wrapped around my heart and I struck.
I didn’t mean to. I didn’t give my hand permission to strike her cheek. It just happened. The force of her power over me made the monster fucking crazy. Denied for so long, it’d done what I was terrified of happening all along. It took away my control—made me hit her.
The soft sting in my palm and the resonating noise of connecting with Tess’s cheek was pure heaven. I’d missed it for far too long. I opened my eyes, looking at the red handprint on her skin. My cock instantly hardened.
The first fucking erection I’d had since I found Tess so ruined and weak.
Her eyes popped wide as she touched her cheek with gentle fingertips.
I waited, licking my lips—waiting for her crystal tears that tasted so sweet, but her eyes remained dry. No salt, no amazement, or accusation.
“I know you’re trying to get an emotion out of me, Q. But…it won’t work.” She broke eye contact. “I’ve tried. I hate what I’m doing to you. I loved you and can’t stand to be the reason for your pain, but they made me—” She swallowed. “My thoughts aren’t safe anymore. I can’t be myself because everything is wrapped up in such evil.” She looked up. “I’m truly sorry but you have to let me go.”
The alcohol rolled in my stomach and I lost it completely. I’m not proud of what I became. I never wanted to be so out of control, but I lost all elements of the man and showed her just how much the beast fucking wanted her.
I ripped the sheets off and shoved her into the middle of the bed. The T-shirt rode up, showing her flat belly, and I had to bite her. Had to mar that slightly bruised flesh.
With a snarl, I buried my mouth against her stomach. She flinched as I bit hard. I didn’t break the skin, but only because some miracle intervened.
I spread my entire weight over her, smothering her into the mattress. Eyes to eyes, mouth to mouth, hips to hips.
I thrust hard against her, groaning at how good my hard cock felt. It’d been too long. Way too long since I’d had this woman…since I’d wanted this woman. “Feel that, Tess. That’s for you. I want you. So. Fucking. Much. Please come back to me. You will come back to me.” I smashed my mouth against hers. Her taste intoxicated me more than any alcohol.
Writer, reader, sometimes wife.
An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult.
Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends.
Her two titles: Tears of Tess and Broken Chance are coming soon.
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MONSTERS IN THE DARK SERIES
#1 - Tears of Tess: Amazon * Amazon UK * B&N * Read My Review
#2 - Quintessentially Q: Amazon * Amazon UK * B&N * Read My Review
#3 - Twisted Together: Early 2014