Tears of Tess Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Tears for Tess by Pepper Winters
Release date:  September 6, 2013
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A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”
Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.
For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.
But lusty paradise is shattered.
Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.
Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?


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My review
There is so much wrong with this story, yet so much that is so right.  This is not a happy-ending fairy tale by any means.  That, in itself is one of the things I absolutely love about it!  I liked the “darkness” of this book.  It wasn’t too graphic, yet graphic enough to get the point across and to keep the reader not wanting to put it down. 
Tess and her capture find themselves wanting to resist one another and wanting to want one another.  Everything about their connection screams psychological issues on both ends.  The battle they both fight borders on unhealthy and healthy at the same time.
One would almost think that Tess eventually suffers from Stockholm syndrome, but the complexity and similarity between her and her captor make more sense than we would want to admit, given the circumstances.  Finding solace in something so horrible is almost unthinkable. 
This book is one of the most real and unreal reads I have read.  I cannot seem to get it out of my head.  The seriousness and danger of this book is unimaginable.  Yet, when I sit back and think about it, I get cold-chills from the realization that the idea of this story could actually happen.  Maybe not in its entirety, but ideally it could.  I think that’s what makes this book so ingenious!  I couldn’t put it down.  I couldn’t wait to find out what kind of ending was in store for me.  I was captivated by all of the happenings throughout the entire book. 
The story will confuse you at some points, especially when Tess is first sold.  But the big picture is slowly revealed.  This is a bittersweet story of a woman lost in her dark desires, a captor trying to fight his dark desires and redemption for those who have broken these individuals. 

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Pepper Winters…
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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Comments

  1. This books sounds awesome...and scary at the same time...LOL

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  2. Loved Tears of Tess!!!Love Q and Tess soo much!!!Excited for the next book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  3. Thanks u for the giveaway!!!! Want to read this book..... bad

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