by Pepper Winters
Release Date: December 15th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Erotic Suspense Romance
Series Info: Book Two in the Monsters In The Dark Series
“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right."
Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.
He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.
In Quintessentially Q, written by Pepper Winters, we are reading the continuation of Tess's and Quincy's lives. In this sequel, we got to take a peek into Q's mind, because one chapter is dedicated to Tess's mind and the other to Q's.
Tess and Q couldn't be more happy together. They finally could let themselves go in their throes of passion, but how long will their happy routine will last? When will Q finally appreciate Tess the way she deserves and realize what he is about to lose?
When I said Tears of Tess was the darkest book I've ever read, it was totally true, but now after I've read Quintessentially Q, I have to change my statement. QQ is ten times darker and more angsty than Tears of Tess. On one hand I'm happy about this because it made me even more curious of how things would come out, but on the other hand my heart contracts whenever the characters suffer.
Tess calls Q her monster in the dark because of all his dark thoughts and pleasures, and at a certain point in QQ I think that Q can call Tess, his monster in the dark as well. Tess is going through a very hard time in Quintessentially Q, and now I really believe that Pepper Winters likes to torture her characters. At one point, I really thought that Tess would switch places with Q. Whilst in the first book Tess is the one suffering the most, in the sequel, I believe they both are tortured equally, if not Q a bit more...
Q definitely shows his influence and power over others in his mission to save Tess. I grew a special fondness for Q. My heart throbbed every time I read his thoughts and internal struggles. I think I started to love Q not only for his suffering, but for the power of his love and for his determination to find Tess. And even though Q would be too intense for me in real life, I found the softer side of Q a lot more bearable and I wish he'd remain this soft for the rest of his life…but I know I might be delusional regarding this fact.
I think that the amount of sex in this book is considerably less, but do not take it as a negative remark. Quite the opposite, really. If there was more smut, the level of angst and action of the book would be less and that would have been a real disappointment. I think that Pepper Winters manages to combine the two characteristics perfectly in order to keep the reader with his heart in his throat.
I wasn't a fan of stories full of angst and pain, but after reading Tears of Tess I fell in love with this genre, and I think that everyone could come to love the genre after reading these beautifully written books. Even if you don't come to love the genre, you will definitely appreciate the author’s writing that leaves me speechless every time. She describes every living emotion and view to the smallest detail. And don’t get me started on the very elegant and refined covers.
I recommend this awesome novel to anyone that likes full of angst books! I definitely enjoyed it. :)
About the Author:
Pepper Winters 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.
Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon.