Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters
Book 2 of 3: Quintessentially Q
Genre: Adult, Erotica, Dark Romance, BDSM
Story Rating: 5 out of 5
Kink Factor: 5 out of 5
I ache to see your flesh bleed, scream for me, give me what I need, let the rivers run, the monsters inside have won…
In Book 2 of the Monsters in the Dark series, Pepper Winters does an outstanding job bringing to life the complexity and darkness of Q. She shows up his struggle, takes up deep in the raging storm of chaos that battles inside of him between what is good and evil. Q is a soul on fire. He battles the demons of his childhood and locks himself away from the very thing he hates but that part is with him. Tess came into his life and shattered his resolve. She awakes the monster inside and all the while feeds the darkness that he has struggled to cage. This nail biting story shows us two characters who both have to come to face a part of themselves that they never wanted to face. But on this road to release, there are heart stoppers. Q has to come to terms with the fact that Tess is stolen from him and the despair that he may never see her again sends him down a dark path of destruction, murder, and rage. Rage so bright there is nothing that will stop him until he has her back. He will unleash his monster to bring her home. Pepper leaves us almost as broken as Tess is by the time Q is able to locate her and bring her home. Tess is broken. She has locked herself away in a tower far from the extreme unthinkable situations she was forced to in captivity. Somehow, helpless and out of ideas, Q has to battle to find a way to bring her back from the depths of darkness that have swallowed her. He makes the ultimate sacrifice at a last ditch effort to save his Tess from being lost forever.
Captivating, Riveting, and Gut wrenching. This book will take you places so dark you see no light. Then it brings you hope when all seemed lost. I found myself caught up in the characters struggle, their nightmares, the love that has to be strong enough to provide the healing that is needed in this book. I love that in order for these characters to save one another they have to be broken almost beyond repair to heal one another. This book made me question a lot of things in life. The depth of need and love one can have and truly the sacrifices and unthinkable acts one would go to to save the one they love. The hunger and need between these two characters is soul gripping. This book is a wonderful read and will leave you yearning for more of the journey with Maitre and Esclave.. Q and Tess… One another’s Monsters in the Dark.
Be sure to continue the series with Book 3: : Twisted Together.
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Reviewed by Kristina Pelkey