Monday, December 30, 2013

Book Review: QUINTESSENTIALLY Q by Pepper Winters

Genre: Dark romance
Publication Date: 16 December 2014


“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right."

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.



O.M.G. This is the most powerful and painful book I've ever read!

Tears of Tess (book #1) was scary, twisted, and painful yet so incredibly addictive. My initial expectations for Quintessentially Q were that it was probably going to match ToT intensity so I felt kind of prepared for it. Soon enough, I realized I was wrong because QQ almost killed! :'(  

Again this is a very strong, violent, intense, and painful story but it's amazingly consuming. It's a magnificent and unconventional love story about surviving the worst and conquering at the end. And that's exactly what I look for in a romance book and QQ completely delivered on that one hundred percent.

In QQ Tess and Q are trying to figure out their relationship and in doing so they push each other's limits to a new level which in return strengthen their connection even more. However, the dark demons that follow Q are still around and although his feelings for Tess are there it's too hard for him to let go of his control and aloofness because that's all he's ever known. Tess on the other hand, is determined to break the walls that separate them and fight with everything to be Q's. But a very horrific occurrence changes their lives forever stealing away any chance of happiness. That's when the plot turns from twisted to excruciating...

Both Tess and Q are forced to live their worst nightmares and suffer like never before. My poor Tess... In ToT she was so strong and courageous but in QQ she endures too many horrific situations that completely break her and my heart broke in a million pieces right there with hers. I cried and feared a lot for Tess and at times I almost lost hope but I kept remembering this story has a beautiful point promised by the author:

“This is a story of eroticism, horror, and sweet tragedy. It contains graphic scenes, but there’s always light in the darkness.” 
~Pepper Winters

And YES, there was BEAUTIFUL light in the darkness at the end...♥

This book made me love and admire Tess more than I ever did before. She's the strongest heroine I have ever read about; she's a total fighter in all meanings of the word. Her tragedy is awful but it plays such an important component to the story where other amazing and beautiful things happen as consequence. So it could almost be said that the suffering was worth it because it had a purpose.

The biggest transformation in this story for me was Q. I got to love him in ToT but now I completely adore him! I love his ferocity, power, determination, vengeance, and evilness. He's a monster yet a beautiful monster with a kind and conflicted heart. There are no words for all that he does for Tess; he's her avenger, her angel, her savior, and her monster. His absolute devotion, passion, and protectiveness over her are mind blowing. His suffering and vulnerability broke my heart many times too and I couldn't wait for him to raise from the hell he was living so he could get to the light.

I loved, loved this book! There was so much suspense and uncertainty in the plot that almost everything took me by surprise. Now the horror in the story made me awfully attached to the characters for everything that they went through and for how they dealt with those adversities. Both Tess and Q are fascinating charters and I can't wait for Twisted Together (book #3) to see the happily ever after that they absolutely deserve. ♥

Oh, yes the ending! Every tear, every heartache, and every fear that I suffered in this book was totally paid off at the end. Tess and Q find healing, peace, and love in such beautiful and meaningful ways. It was a thrilling and heartwarming ending full of symbolism and raw passion. I LOVED IT!

This is a must read series for me! :D

Favorite Quotes:

“I’m sure to break other parts of you, but I don’t want the curse of breaking your heart.”
“You can’t break something that is freely given.”

“You’re my wings. You made me fly.”
“You stole my loneliness. I may have given you wings, but you've become my gravity. I’ll never be free of your force.”

“You’re my obsession, I’m your possession, you own the deepest part of me”

“Q had created an entirely different emotion—one I’d never be free of: utter madness. I would never be free from the craziness of falling for a beast.”

“You’re my monster in the dark, and I’m yours.”



Connect with Pepper Winters on:
#1 - Tears of TessAmazon US * Amazon UK * My Review
#2 - Quintessentially Q: Amazon US * Amazon UK
#3 - Twisted Together: Amazon US * Amazon UK * My Review

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