“Life taught me an eternal love will demand the worst sacrifices. A transcendent love will split your soul, cleaving you into pieces. A love this strong doesn’t grant you sweetness—it grants you pain. And in that pain is the greatest pleasure of all.”
Q made me the happiest esclave in the world. He gave me his heart, his empire, his ruthless unforgiving love. And life finally left us in peace.
A man like my maître has special needs though, growing stronger as our lives intertwine. The only way to survive his monster is to agree to all his desires.
Including his latest wish.
And I won’t refuse
I kindly received an Arc in exchange for an honest review
Opening up this book was like visiting old friends. Pepper seamlessly picks up these characters as if she has never left them and maybe she hasn’t. Being my first dark read, they certainly have stayed with me and the Monsters in the Dark trilogy is one of my ‘go to’ series when I get some downtime of my own.
I loved Tess and her feistiness in this one and her utter honesty of what she needed from their relationship. Tess had a horrendous few years but at no time has she ever tried to justify her needs and desires or put it down to her past suffering. She is not a victim and she owns her sexuality.
I also loved Q. He was so grumpy at times but you can’t help but smile at his inability to say no to Tess and his futile attempts at a ‘vanilla’ relationship.
I personally think this novella (probably a full length to some but not Pepper 🙂 tied up the series perfectly and once again I am sorry to say goodbye to these two characters. Oh and did I mention it’s hot like super red hot chilly hot 😉 If you love your dark reads and don’t mind a little SM with your B&D then go one click ….
Rockette Rating – 5 stars