Published by Black Firefly, Self Published on August 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, New Adult, Taboo
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A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.
“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”
Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.
For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.
But lusty paradise is shattered.
Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.
Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?
Tess is a normal girl. She’s in love, but wants, no needs something more. Something darker. Her boyfriend Brax is kind, maybe a bit too kind. When they take a trip to Mexico, Tess is kidnapped and trafficked. She goes to live in the house of a man called Q. Q has a dark side, and if Tess doesn’t watch out he might break her, or break her heart.
What to say about this book…..
I had to take quite a few moments while reading it. Winters is skilled at writing erotica, and have no doubts. This is erotica wrapped, and hidden under the gloss of New Adult (that cover screams it). Sure Tess is college aged, and that is about the only thing New Adult about this. It’s a hot, hot read. If you are into dark/taboo erotica. If the idea of blood play, being tied up, whipped and over all BDSM is not something you enjoy reading about, then Tears of Tess is not a book for you. There is technical abuse in this book as well. So if you can’t stomach people being slapped then just forget it. Don’t spend your money here.
I look forward to watching Winters grow as a writer. This novel is solidly written, but there is still room for improvement things could have been tightened up a tad bit, but over all it was read absolutely smoothly. It wasn’t until my second reading, where I was analyzing the book for review that I noticed the little nit picky inconsistent things. Like the fact that Q buys Tess designer clothes and Victoria’s Secret undies. Wouldn’t he be more likely to frequent Agent Provocatuer? Just look at how stupidly expensive that shit is! A man like Q would shop there. No doubt. LOL. Seriously, you know if the one thing you can pick on is something that little, it’s a good book. No, it’s a great book. But only if you are the type of person who can suspend reality and just feel it. Don’t think it, feel this book. It’s just on FIRE.
Oh and I forgot to mention Q and his magical scissors. Why are they magical? Well just read the book.
There were errors, and typos, and no I am not talking about the way Winters spells tire! I know it can be spelled tyre. I’m not a complete idiot. Just little things that are easily missed. I noticed them but wasn’t bothered by them at all. They weren’t covering the page. Not like they are covering this post. Seriously. I need a live in editor!
Winters spins a good story. It was a wild ride, and I really enjoyed it. Twice. 😮
For Lindsay’s review of Tears of Tess go HERE!