* It’s Live * Release Day * Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet, Book 1) by Pepper Winters * Blog Tour * Book Review *

Posted January 31, 2017 by Maria in Blog Tour, Book Recommendation, Book Release, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

* It’s Live * Release Day * Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet, Book 1) by Pepper Winters * Blog Tour * Book Review *Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet Book 1) by Pepper Winters
Also by this author: Dollars (Dollar, #2)
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eARC

From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a delicious sinful hero.

“I met the man I wanted. But then he vanished, and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”

Noelle Charlston lives a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

However, two meetings with two men changes her happy existence forever. First, she meets the man who makes her heart sing. Three years later, she meets the man who makes her blood quiver.

Broken-hearted from a teenage romance, Noelle’s freedom is no longer hers. It belongs to the stranger her father believes is her perfect match. The stranger who pulls his lies over everyone he touches.

Including her.

Seduced and manipulated, Noelle gives into the mysterious Penn Everett. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he weaves—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she is and turn her into something else.

Until her past collides with her present.

And it’s her turn to lie.

To everyone…including herself.

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~ Maria’s Review ~

“Thieves can become saints. Saints can become thieves. Most of us deserve a second chance.”

Author Pepper Winters has written yet another original, captivating and fantastic story. Crown of Lies is the first book in her newest duet series. It is engaging and provocative, filled with twists and turns that had me turning pages as fast as I could read them.

“The man who first stole my body and then stole my heart was the ultimate magician with lies.” 

One of the things I love about Pepper Winter’s writing is how she creates the perfect anti-hero. Penn Everett is such a man. He is arrogant, cocky, sarcastic, manipulative, sexy, dangerous. He is not nice. At. All. Yet, I’m pretty sure he’ll redeem himself, and deserve my love, even though redemption is not what he’s seeking. But, you never know with our dear author! I battled with myself for wanting our heroine, Elle, to be with him. To surrender to him. He is everything that isn’t what the one for her should be, but, I wanted them together anyway.  Even knowing Elle is independent, smart, sweet, naïve, innocent didn’t dissuade my desire for her to be with him.

“I want to take you, own you, control you.”

Their push / pull and interactions had me riveted.  I love that Elle is a strong woman, even with her doubts and insecurities. She’s no push- over. She is conflicted. Her thoughts and what ifs, feeding my theories and hopes. Realistically, I knew that there would not be confirmation or rejection of my thoughts, because this is book 1 of 2. However, I couldn’t help hoping I’d uncover some hidden clue that would let me know if Mr. Everett is truly friend or foe. But author Pepper Winters is too good. She gives just enough to keep you hooked and then, BAM, plot twist! Gahhh…so many questions! Can the truth become a lie and a lie become the truth?

I cannot wait for the conclusion to Elle’s story. Throne of Truth is coming February 28th and that can’t come fast enough for me! I highly recommend Crown of Lies. Fans of dark romance and of author Pepper Winters will not be disappointed.







About Pepper Winters

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.

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