Book Review & Excerpt: The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

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The Son and His Hope by Pepper Winters

Release Date: February 12th

Scroll down for my 5 Star Review and an Exclusive Excerpt.

This is one of my all-time favorite books!!!

 

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The Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters.

“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:

I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.

I am happy being alone.

And that is all I ever want to be.”

JACOB

The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.

It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.

That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.

And nothing and no one could change his mind.

HOPE

I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.

He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.

I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.

I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.

We shared similarities.

I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.

But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.

He stayed true to his vow to never fall.

*** READ MY FIVE STAR REVIEW HERE ***

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Exclusive Excerpt:

It’d been a long time since I’d seen her, and this new woman in front of me didn’t compute with the waifish girl I’d done my best to scare off.

“I couldn’t sleep.” She blinked with eyes too hooded to be innocent. She spoke with a voice too rich and feminine to belong to the annoying Hope Jacinta Murphy.

My hands curled, fighting away sick appreciation. For years, I hadn’t bothered mingling with anyone other than family. Back when I’d attended school, the girls showed off their newly formed bodies and flaunted their sexual preference. Their obvious flirting turned me off rather than on. They all seemed so desperate to impress, so eager for a connection that would end up destroying them.

Hope, meanwhile, was none of those things.

She was shy beneath strength. Quiet beneath conversation. And when she’d hugged me?

God, she’d shown me pain had multiple levels.

A hug from family could sear and sting.

But a hug from her?

It drew blood.

“It isn’t safe to wander around this late on your own.” My hands balled, my voice thickened, and I did my best to keep my eyes on her face because there was no way I could look at her body. No way I could permit myself to see the change in her, the growth, the knowledge that she might drive me to rage and disturb my carefully perfected world, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.

Soft but sharp. Trusting but careful. Fragile but brave.

All the things that drew out the best and worst in me. I wanted to be kind, so she was happy. I wanted to be cruel, so she’d leave.

I didn’t have the strength to fight both instincts or convince myself I was content with being alone. My phobia of getting close to anyone ordered me to back up and point at Mom’s house. “Go back, Hope.”

She bit her lower lip, looking at where I pointed before capturing my stare again.

I didn’t stand a chance with the way she studied me. The same way she’d watched me as a child with a certainty and calmness that made me fidget and bristle. Only now, a deeper element was there too. A terrifying welcome. A petrifying invitation that had nothing to do with the years we’d danced around each other and everything to do with this new torturous existence.

“I don’t want to go back yet.” Her voice whispered through the grass, sounding part breeze, part shadow.

“What do you want?” My jaw clenched.

What the hell sort of question is that, and why did I ask it?

She cocked her head, hair tumbling, eyes searching. “To walk.” Taking a hesitant step toward me, she smiled softly. “Want to walk with me?”

“What I want is for you to get off my property.”

Her smile warmed instead of cooled. “Can I walk on it first? Then I’ll get off it.”

I couldn’t understand her. Was she joking with me? Teasing? Being plain exasperating? Crossing my arms, I raised my chin. “Walking it would take hours. It’s big.”

 

About Pepper:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released

titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

Connect with Pepper:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pepperwintersbooks/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lLHxdG

Twitter: @PepperWinters

Facebook Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1511645192400372/

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New Release: The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

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The Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters, is LIVE! This book is gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and brilliantly beautiful! Every tear you cry is so worth it. It will be one of my favorite all-time books – added to The Boy & His Ribbon and The Girl & Her Ren. Pepper Winters has written a masterpiece once again!!

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“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:

I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.

I am happy being alone.

And that is all I ever want to be.”

JACOB

The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.

It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.

That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.

And nothing and no one could change his mind.

HOPE

I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.

He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.

I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.

I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.

We shared similarities.

I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.

But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.

He stayed true to his vow to never fall.

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Download your copy today!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HUEKLf

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/SonHopePW

AppleBooks: https://apple.co/2UOVBAP

Nook: http://bit.ly/2GAdbEP

Kobo: https://goo.gl/yUJUqc

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2RQr8EN

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About Pepper:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released

titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

Connect with Pepper:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pepperwintersbooks/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lLHxdG

Twitter: @PepperWinters

Facebook Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1511645192400372/

Never miss an update! Sign up for Pepper’s newsletter today!

http://www.subscribepage.com/www.pepperwinters.com

https://pepperwinters.com

 

Review: The Girl & Her Ren by Pepper Winters

The Girl and Her Ren (The Ribbon Duet, #2)The Girl and Her Ren by Pepper Winters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pepper Winters has ruined me for all other love and life stories. This book duet, and The Girl and Her Ren especially, have a special place in my book lover’s heart. I know without a shadow of doubt that these books will forever be favorites of mine. Ren & Della’s story was written so beautifully and flawlessly. It is raw, real, and will transport you to every forest, river, small town, and meadow they battle life and love in.

This book continues the story of Ren & Della right where The Boy & His Ribbon left off… they are both fighting past demons and trying to find solace in the real world without the other. But, the ribbon that forever ties them together never breaks. Their connection and bond is one of, if not, the strongest I have ever read. They are both passionate, giving, loving, strong human beings who simply cannot exist without the other.

Their story is beautiful and heart-wrenching. I cried – like ugly cried – for most of the end of the book. But I could not stop reading their story. I was living it with them by then. I was experiencing their love, their pain, their sorrow, and their joy. I lived in that farmhouse with them. I worked in the fields, painted the houses, and felt their passion in the wild. That is forever what they would be – Ren & Della Wild. I love them like no other characters, and I mourn saying goodbye to them…for now. Their story will always be in my heart, and I will forever think of Della when I see a blue ribbon. Thank you Pepper Winters for this beautiful story of love and life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! XO

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Review: The Boy & His Ribbon by Pepper Winters

The Boy and His Ribbon (The Ribbon Duet, #1)The Boy and His Ribbon by Pepper Winters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this book…this book. I have been putting off this review for a couple of days because it left such a huge mark on me; and now I am reading the 2nd in the series, A Girl and Her Ren, which is a must-read if you read The Boy and His Ribbon. This is not a romance story – it is so much more!! It is about unconditional love through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. It’s about loyalty that never strays, determination to survive with nothing but human love to cling to, and the power of human connection.

Ren Wild and Della Ribbon will steal your mind, heart and soul. Their bond from the beginning of their time together was indescribable from the start and only magnified as the years went on. Ren’s passion for living a simple life with just him, Della and the land is so innocent; yet the fierceness of his desire to protect and give Della everything she needs makes him seem older and wiser beyond his years. Although he has never had any type of schooling, he is “the smartest person I know” according to Della. He is fearless, determined, passionate, and yet oh so broken. He will break your heart as he wages an internal war between his care-taker role for Della and a deeper form of love.

Della Ribbon is everything Ren needs. She pushes his limits – and her own. She is feisty, beautiful, and daring at even a very young age. She loves Ren with all of her heart and doesn’t care who knows. The connection that grows between them over the years is tied by a ribbon that only the two of them understand and can navigate. Their incessant need to be together, and the transformation of their relationship from caretaker and child, to siblings, to friends and more will take your breath away.

Pepper Winters has outdone herself with this book. You will devour each page and it will bring you joy and heartache. You can’t help but fall in love with Ren and Della and their amazing story. This book will forever be one of my all-time favorites, and I can’t wait to read it again…and again. Well done Pepper Winters!! XO

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