Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1) by Pepper Winters
Published: August 28th, 2013
Genres: Romance, New Adult, BDSM, Erotica, Abuse
Date Read: October 7-10, 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars
From the summary of the book, I really thought this was going to be completely different than it was and I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
The book was very well written so there is definitely no confusion as to how a character feels or why something is happening. The author did an amazing job! However, I'm just not sure I can get on board with this heroine. I get that she is unsatisfied with her love life, even though she loves her boyfriend and is "settled" in her relationship. I get that she wants more from him. But, what I can't get on board with is where her thought process goes and her rationale after she gets kidnapped (I would say more but I don't want to spoil the book for anyone).
From the summary of the book I assumed the book was going to be about a girl who is kidnapped and the journey she goes on waiting for her boyfriend to rescue her. I thought there would be parts explaining what said boyfriend does to get her back. Nope. This book is about a girl who eventually falls in love with her "master" - Stockholm syndrome at it's best. Now, I can get on board with that - I've read A LOT of erotica where the girl fell in love with her kidnappers and there is nothing wrong with a book that depicts it. However, what happens to this girl before she arrives at her masters house and during just completely turned me off their relationship. I know that it's a book and anything can happen but this one was a little bit of a reach for me.
The hero, however, I definitely liked. Q was a very intense, interesting man. I liked his backstory and what he was about. I can definitely see what made the heroine eventually fall in love with him and I would have loved to have read more about this character.
Overall, this was a very good book, it was, I just couldn't get on board with everything in it. Maybe due to the issues that go on within it or maybe its just me. Why don't you check it out and decide for yourself?