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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Release Week Review for Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters

From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a timeless love story answering the question of what happens when everything is stripped away.

"There is a message for everything. From handwritten to verbal, seen and unseen. Messages exist all around us."

But what if you don't see?
What if you don't understand?
What if, by ignoring the message, your life is never the same again?

Estelle Evermore morphed from nobody to somebody overnight.

Galloway Oak put his past behind him and endeavored to make his fortune using his trade.

Two strangers.
One plane.
Multiple unseen messages.

From sky to island, they find neither fame nor skills can save them. Stripped from society and left alone to survive the elements, the very task of staying alive outweighs all other needs.

Until survival turns to desire.
And desire turns to danger.


My review

Then again, perhaps just as the messages exist, fate exists, too. And no matter what life path we choose, fate always has the final say.

This is not the first book about survival on a desert island that I’ve read, but it was intriguing, from the instant attraction between Galloway and Estelle to all string of fate messages and coincidences. It isn’t an easy book to read, it’s an emotional journey with many hard and heartbreaking moments.

Love doesn’t live in first glances. Life doesn’t dwell in second chances. Our path exists in unseen messages. Power to transform from unknown wreckages.

Fate has certainly something to do with the events that get seven people on a desert island in Fiji. Estelle is the rising star in music. She has everything or this is the way it seems. After one of her performs lands on YouTube and people get crazy about it her best friend gets her a contract records label and she is on tour. But she isn’t really happy. She knows that she has a lot, but all she wants is to write songs and sleep in her own bed. However, fate has other plans. An experience that almost gets her killed makes her misunderstand the signs and she makes the most reckless decisions.

All things don’t end. Love doesn’t end just because hate manifests. A tree doesn’t end just because it’s transformed into fire. Life doesn’t end just because it ceases to be what you know. Life cannot simply unexist.

Galloway has made a bad decision and he was prepared to support the consequences, but he is saved and gets a second chance. Now he builds all kinds of walls around him for protection. When he meets Estelle he wants to get far away from her, because he was never drawn like this to a woman before. Before he knows it he is broken with three other broken people, alone on an island. He cannot deny the attraction anymore, but a relationship with her has high risks, even more so in their current situation.

She owed me because she was the only person to look inside me and see redemption.

Even if the plot is similar to that of other books I've read before, it’s still different. It’s brutal. Maybe more close to reality and devastating. Unseen messages has some surprising twists that leave you with your month open and eyes full of tears. It isn’t the usual type of happily ever after you read in books and it’s not at all predictable. It’s just different... Depending on the reader, it can be a good different or a bad different. It’s all about what you expect from the book, to lose yourself for a few hours or find yourself broken from the inside out.

Every damn day, I died a little more. I craved a little harder. I dreamed a little deeper.

Happy reading!



Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

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1 comment:

alexa ioana said...

Andra, foarte frumoasa recenzia, felicitari :) acum imi doresc sa citesc si eu cartea asta :))
ah, si ador coperta si titlul cartii

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