Thursday, March 13, 2014

Destroyed by Pepper Winters ~ Review and Giveaway

Title: Destroyed
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark (Lighter) / Romance (Grey Romance)
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated. 

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd do to get free. 

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

One secret destroys them.

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It’s no secret that I am a huge Pepper Winters fan.  She absolutely nailed the title of this book….Destroyed pretty much sums up the characters and how I felt as I was reading.   Obsidian Fox is a very dark character; don’t go into this story looking for a knight in shining armor.  I’m not going to lie, parts of this book hurt me to read it.  I was gutted reading Roan’s (Obsidian’s) story….I ached for him and Zel…I was scared of him and feared throughout the majority of this book that he was not going to find his redemption. The thing I really enjoyed was the storyline, it was original and unique! Destroyed gets 4 dark, raw, and intriguing stars!
"She thought she could fix me, and I wanted her to. Too bad it would never have a happy ending."
"Destroyed" is the story of Roan “Obsidian” Fox and Hazel Hunter.  Hazel meets Obsidian by chance when she is out with a friend.  These two are instantly drawn to each other, but Hazel is put off by Obsidian’s cocky, controlling behavior but there is no way Obsidian is going to let Hazel escape him, he has never been attracted to a woman like he is Hazel…this chance meeting changes their lives forever.  After a huge struggle they strike a deal of sorts…after all, Zel will do anything to try and help the one she loves.  The problem?  These two are scarred, and one is scarred almost to the point of no return…where his life is a living breathing nightmare.  Can they help each other heal and overcome their pasts for a chance to live a normal life…for a chance to just be human?

What I struggled with…
The mini-intros at the beginning of each chapter just didn’t work for me.  While I respect that Pepper tried to do something different, I just didn’t care for them and honestly they just kind of confused me and made the book longer than necessary.
Her touch shattered me. Her touch awoke me. Her touch destroyed me.

Another enthralling Pepper Winters story I would recommend! Pepper writes damaged, twisted, heroes in a way that you can’t help but find the beauty in them and pray for their redemption. 
*Reviewed by Brandi

*About Pepper*
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 speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at

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