“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 is Back in Je Suis à Toi by Pepper Winters!
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.
“We were convinced of our love for one another. Yet so distrusting of it, too.”
I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book for what seems like forever. Tess and Q are one of my favourite book couples of all time and any insight into their lives is a bonus for me. I was hoping for a certain something in this novella and I’m pleased to say my wish came true, unfortunately I wasn’t sure about the journey leading to the destination.
Pepper’s writing was true to form, she really does have a way with words and some of the passages were just beautiful.
It’s worth mentioning that it has been a while since I last visited the world of Q and Tess, their love for each other was just as hot, if not hotter, and their feelings had only intensified. I was surprised with the storyline, I didn’t expect Q’s actions and I did struggle to match them to the character I have came to know and love but with that being said, any time spend with the Mercer’s is a good time and I’m glad they got one final hurrah.
If, like me, you adore Q and Tess then you will want to see how it ends for them. One thing is certain-you will swipe the last page with a huge smile on your face. 🙂
*Copy received for an honest review.*
“Don’t struggle. You know I’ll keep you safe.” Q’s murmur danced down my back.
My panic receded as trust billowed fast and true.
Q was born into darkness, but he’d never baptized me in his blackest desires. And because of that, I could implicitly say he spoke the truth. No matter what he did to me, he would never truly harm me.
Q paused, his tattooed chest soaking. His feathered sparrows fluffing off droplets almost alive on his skin. “I told you once never to fall for me. That I didn’t want the curse of breaking your heart while I broke so many other pieces of you.” His hands landed on my breasts, cupping them reverently. “Yet you fought me, just like you said you would. You fell for me, just like you promised me you would. And now, you’re willing to give me what I need even after I tricked you and lied.”
I swayed as I fell even deeper for this complex husband of mine. Q was all my fantasies in one glorious lifetime. The fact he finally wanted to share me with his child spoke volumes about his capacity to love.
“I’m so glad you ignored me, esclave.” His fingertips branded my nipples with pain. “So fucking happy you married me.” Pushing me backward, he smiled harshly as my spine met the pool wall. His chest strained as he sucked in a heavy breath. “You’re so fucking beautiful.”
My heart hammered in my ears as he kissed me.
His tongue laced with mine, and I sank into the sweet embrace, knowing it would be the last I received tonight. The air crackled with an impending storm. Q’s control frayed every second, his eyes drenching in determination and the salacious need to hurt.
Breaking the kiss, he opened his hand, revealing the other item he’d retrieved.
A tiny pair of silver scissors.
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.