Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

“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?


There are books that, while you read, you think reviewing them will be piece of cake. Then, when it comes to actually writing the review, you find yourself at a loss for words.
Tears of Tess is one of those books. I loved it. I never thought I’d enjoy a book like this so much.
By now, everyone knows what the subject is.
Unfortunately, human trafficking it’s a sad reality. Every day, girls/young women all over the world disappear to never be heard of again. This is what happens to Tess.
What starts as a romantic getaway in Mexico with her boyfriend, turns into a nightmare. She’s drugged, kidnapped and sold.
I appreciated the fact that Pepper didn’t tried to embellish the situation. If that was the case maybe I wouldn’t have liked the story so much.
Tess is a strong girl and she proves this by fighting her captors all the time. No matter what, she won’t accept her situation. Especially when she’s sold to the mysterious Q.
What can I tell you about Q?
In the beginning he appears as an eccentric rich guy who enjoys having girls as slaves. At least that’s what Tess thinks.
He doesn’t treat her bad, not like those who took her from Mexico but he’s not kind either. Even so, she can’t help but feel attracted to him.
She loves her boyfriend and they’ve been happy together but she’s always wanted something “more” when it came to the love making. Something she knew he won’t be comfortable with.
Tess enjoys pain.
Q never touches the women he buys but he can’t stay away from Tess. Something in her speaks to the darkness in him. He knows he shouldn’t but maybe she’s the one who’ll be able to handle his kind of life and give him what he wants.
This is NOT a love story. If it’s that what you’re expecting then stay away from Tears of Tess. I can’t even say that it’s BDSM erotica because this book takes BDSM to a whole new level.
This is the story of a girl snatched away from her perfectly safe life and sold as a sex slave. Do NOT expect a romantic, fairytale happy ending because you won’t get it.
Both Tess and Q are two damaged people who enjoy giving and receiving pain beyond what’s safe in a bedroom play.
But there’s so much more to this story. I recommend it to those over 17 years old. Not just for the sex scenes but for the subject Pepper decided to address. Not something for a 14 years old. There are things that can really affect you emotionally.
One more thing – before making a judgment, wait and read Quintessentially Q too. You’ll understand better the how’s and why’s.
Great job, Pepper!

Happy Reading!

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