“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”
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“I met the man I wanted. But then he vanished, and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”
Noelle Charlston lives a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.
However, two meetings with two men changes her happy existence forever. First, she meets the man who makes her heart sing. Three years later, she meets the man who makes her blood quiver.
Broken-hearted from a teenage romance, Noelle’s freedom is no longer hers. It belongs to the stranger her father believes is her perfect match. The stranger who pulls his lies over everyone he touches.
Seduced and manipulated, Noelle gives into the mysterious Penn Everett. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he weaves—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she is and turn her into something else.
Until her past collides with her present.
And it’s her turn to lie.
To everyone…including herself.
There is something about the way that Pepper writes that transports me to another place. In this instance it's a city where a young women is trapped in her Ivory Tower and momentarily loses her way on her 19th birthday.
Noelle was raised to take over an empire and she had been doing so since a young age, until one night she wants to break away, to be free. And that night her life is altered, never to be the same again. The night she meets Nameless.
"But something tugging us to stay together, to chase whatever it was that bounced from him to me."
Fast-forward a number of years and she is still locked away in the same tower just now she in charge of her empire. She is cold and is all business. She is successful in a man's world but has never done anything for herself, except that once. For all of her knowledge and business sense she is missing important parts of growing up. She has no friends an no life beyond her office. And then she meets Penn.
"I didn't know if I'd been the one to seduce him, but he'd utterly decimated me."
Penn is her polar opposite. Elle is poised and proper, where Penn is rough around the edges and crude. Penn also doesn't know when to take no for answer, ever. Breaking her walls, ruining her sensibilities, telling lie after lie; he becomes the book's biggest mystery. Who is this man, where did he come from and and what are his plans?
In true Winter's fashion I am left dumbfounded, with half answers attempting to piece together this puzzle. I can only guess as to where this story is going to take us and what other secrets will unfold. I have a feeling not all is as it seems and I can't wait to find out.
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.