“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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
For me, reading is an escape. So I don’t particularly get the appeal of reading “dark” books, those of abuse and especially of women treated as sex slaves and being owned. Yet, it seems that something about Pepper Winters’ writing keeps drawing me in.
It honestly took me forever to finally read Tears of Tess but it only took me a few hours to conclude that Winters is a very talented writer. She further cemented herself as such with this follow-up. She was able to make something supposedly so horrible very tasteful for someone like me who wouldn’t normally pick this to de-stress.
Quintessentially Q didn’t give me a mindfuck, thank God – or too bad, depending on how you look at it – instead, it reminded me of a really cool Emo song. 😉