“From a little spark may burst a flame.” ~ Dante Alighieri
Madeline~ Life’s lessons taught me well. Dreams and happy endings are simply illusions our mind creates to soften life’s blows. I am no longer a little girl who believes in fairy tales or the existence of knights on white horses.
While I never intended to return to Chicago or to see him again, the decision was out of my control. Now I am here, and I can’t or won’t allow the spark in his piercing blue eyes to reignite my heart the way his predatory gaze sets fire to my body.
Patrick Kelly is my past—a childish attraction.
We are no longer children.
Patrick~ I may have started as nothing, but that is history.
Today I’m part of the royalty—a duke, a lord, or perhaps a knight—anointed by and within the upper echelon of the Sparrow dynasty. The wide-eyed tourists entering Chicago have no idea of what lies beneath the surface as they stare at the shimmering lake and shiny buildings.
Nothing is as it seems.
Sparrows control everything—no one enters our realm without our knowledge or catches us unaware.
No one until her.
Now that she’s here, there is too much at stake to give in to the spark that seeing her rekindles within me. Surely if it were allowed to burn, the flames will consume both of our worlds, leaving only ashes.
SPARK is book one of the WEB OF DESIRE trilogy that continues in FLAME and concludes in ASHES.
This book is undoubtedly an awesome read and definitely is a 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read and as compare to the title it’s for sure dirty and ugly But written so beautifully that i couldn’t take my self away from it not only for a moment until I finished and my mind still occupied and and still couldn’t stop thinking about the characters. This book is raw, brutal, very intense, it showed very tragic and ugly part of the society. Even though Braxton Kennedy was seems arrogant, sexy,handsome and sadistic bastard but I literally fall in love with him as soon as he picked his dirty Toy from the street to fulfil his sadistic needs. Both main characters has very troubled past, it ripped my heart to know what they have endured. As much I love Braxton as I love Jessica/ Bunny The dirty ugly Toy . She was sassy , feisty, witty, at a time was very vulnerable before she met brax, but became stronger gradually even though Brax tried and made her vulnerable, humiliated and degrade her time an time again but also help her developed strong and beautiful side of her. Whatever he wanted to do with her but ended up the opposite. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It’s very captivating, there is suspense mystery and thriller to make you keep reading till end. There are many things I want to share about the book but can’t tell as it lost all the fun so if you want to enjoy the story how Braxton and Bunny story evolved so you MUST READ.
NOTE: Highly Recommended to those who love Dark Romance.
Synopsis: Her time is over. Things are looking up.
She’s dirty and ugly. He’s wicked but handsome.
Six months to toy with her. Six months of vacation and a ton of money.
I’ll hurt her beyond repair. I’ve been through much worse.
She’s difficult to control and doesn’t obey. I’m done submitting to anyone or anything in this life.
I should hate her. I should hate him.
The game has changed. I will win.
Dirty Ugly Toy is a novel that blurs the lines of right and wrong, deals with abuse, contains dubious consent, and adult subject matter. If you are sensitive to violent sexual situations, the book may not be suitable for you. Some parts of this book are not easy to read and are not intended for everyone. However, those that keep an open mind and stick with it will not be disappointed.
This book is undoubtedly another master piece by Pepper Winters. Every time she gave us some unique and very different new story that no body before her probably thought about to write. This is a second book in “Master of trickery” named The Living Canvas and book one is . The Body Painter
As far as this story is concern it’s poignant, portrayal of some dark and disturbing reality. Even though the main character Gilbert Clark deal with colours but his own lives colours was fading day by day. It tells that sometimes love of your life is in reach but you are so helpless to have them and to protect them.
This book is about love, trust, deal with loss and helplessness, and it takes great effort to deal with all the emotions and feelings I mention prior. Where at one hand it shows us some bitter aspect of life but on the other hand it shows there is some hope still left. If the world is full of cruel, bad and vile people but there are still some of goodness left in the form of the people who take care of others and give anything to anyone selflessly and when it comes to deal with their friends and family they would do anything to accommodate their needs.
And as usual pepper winters story never end without any lesson to learn, and the moral of this story was, to be silent on some very crucial incidents in your life which impacts bitterly not only on your life but others as well, is crime, and it took sometimes very precious time and moments from your life, it also tells never ever hesitate to ask for help, and always share things that is unbearable in your life with your love ones and friends so that you can save yourself from some serious consequences.
At the end of this review I must say I like the book and its unique concept but there were some loopholes in the story and some stretched love scenes. like, in UK, school requires to be informed in case of unable to attend the school, second if absence happens more than 2 days then we need to give them some valid reasons for kids absences, otherwise authorities took matter in their hand and involves in this matter and in this story kid was absent from school for a years and plus kid father also voluntarily or part time teach painting at his kid’s school but they didn’t take any action or notice about either of their absence. But if we ignore this thing by considering this is not a real but fiction story then all is good.
Overall it was a good read, I liked it. It has some mystery and suspense elements also some thrilling action and the anticipation of what would happen between GIL AND OLIN , if they sorted out their differences or not and come to their sense that they couldn’t be without each other or chose different paths of their lives that would keep you busy in reading until the conclusion. all in all its worth read this book. if you are into some unique love stories that depicts life bitterness and reality and also shows its pleasant aspect then its completely recommended.
Ever Since Pepper Winters share the idea of The Body Painter very 1st time years ago I want to grab a hold on that book . It was my Most Awaited and very highly anticipated book of the Year. And I must say it was totally different than I anticipated beyond my expectations. Story is as usual Very unique with completely new concept that one never could think about, Gripping, heart wrenching , soul shattering, full of thrill, suspense and mystery, unable to put down, very captivating and extremely painfully beautiful. Pepper winters’ s word has magic that took you straight into the world she created. Where we felt all the emotions which characters were dealing. This book just sucked me whole in and I am totaly consumed By the emotions it awoke inside me. Such as Emotions of Love specifically the agony of true and pure love ,hatred towards cruelty ,anger towards ignorant and abusive family, fierce wrath on those who took advantage of vulnerability.
Let me warn you, it’s a love story but not like fairy tales kind of with full of swoonworthy romance but the opposite, twisted and dark, with full of pain , abuse, helplessness, sadness, lonlines , an agonising tale of two lonely soul who love each other immensely but the bitter and cruel reality come between them no matter how strongly they fought with the brutality of their fate but it never let them together with peace and love.
I love equally both Gil and Olin. Both were lonely , damaged, broken. I loved The way their childhood love start, the structure of their love in the Past was sooo pure, Innocent and cute that made me want to protect them from evil and wicked world but cruelity intervene and tainted their pure love and in Present their Love for each other made me cried and killed me thousand time knowing they want to be together but they couldn’t, I felt the pain every time one rejected other’s love and kindness and the one who was dismissing other one ‘s love was dealing the great pain than the one who is rejected .
One hand Olin was Soft , kind hearted, selfless, helpfull ,empathetic broken but strong. On the other hand Gil was strong but vulnerable, damaged, protective for his Loveones.
Book is written in past and present context very skilfully. There was lots of twist and turns with the tinge of Suspense and mystery that would shocked you and the end of th book one is so mind blowing, the cliff hanger just killed me. Now the wait for the 2nd book The Living Canvas is become so excruciating. I couldn’t get peace until I know the conclusion of Gil and Olin’s heart wrenching tale of love.
Undoubtedly 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read. It’s a must MUST READ. You won’t be disappointed. And HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. All in all it was just amazing and outstanding book. An other MASTER piece in litrature by PEPPER Winters .
I am so proud to say it was worth waiting The Most awaiting and highly anticipated book when the outcome is so outstanding that after finishing the book you still want more. It was way better than my expectations. It was Dark, full of thrilling twists, it’s about undying brutle, agonizing love of two sad and broken soul. This was one hell of a book while reading you have been through all sort of emotions that one could endure in the span of his/her life.
“I was Cosima Ruth Lombardi. Born August 24th 1998 in Napoli, Italian to Caprice Maria Lombardi and Amadeo Vitale Salvatore. I was not a victim. I was a survivor.
This is a story about enslavement, depravity of the elite secret society. Story of Master and his slave, it’s about the sacrifices one made for the Love ones. It’s about the Predator who was also a prey, it depicts some dark , cruel, and fucked up aspect of the bitter Reality that made your skin crawl.
““This is who you are,” he whispered into my ear, tracing the gold thorns around my throat so that I shivered. “Not just a slave, a trinket to own and flaunt and punish, but my slave, my topolina. A woman so beautiful it makes me ache. A warrior so powerful Joan and Artemis would shudder at your feet. Do you know how it makes me feel to make you sweat and cum and cry? It makes me feel like a God, fierce enough to deserve you, and a peasant, wholly unworthy of such a magnificent gift.”
As much it’s dark as it also evolve around a passionate love that start under fucked up situation and seems unhealthy but there were loyalty and sincerity in it. And then gradually it become everything a love should have
““You are mine, topolina,” he vowed with the same solemnity he had spoken his vows at our wedding. “I know this because everyone is a slave to something, and I am enslaved by you.”
““Where ever you are, however far away for whatever length of time, I’m yours.”
There’s way to much to say but won’t enough or should I say my words won’t enough to describe the beauty of the book,other than that it was undoubtedly a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ star book, unable to put down, kept you on edge till end with anticipation. And HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those who binge themselves in dark a d twisted romance read .
It was the worst day of my life.
I know most people say that about something obviously horrific—a first heartbreak, the discovery of a fatal illness, or the funeral of a loved one—but my situation was a little different.
Not only was it my wedding day, but it was also the day I chose to die.
The first, my Master, my captor, and my impossible love.
The other, his brother, a mafioso I was meant to ensnare and ruin.
If I had any hope of living a normal life reunited with my family, I had to make a choice.
End my old life as I knew it and start fresh, or take down the monsters that hunted me and haunted my Master.
In the end, the decision was never really mine to make. Because Alexander Davenport would come to claim me even in death.
** The Enslaved Duet is a standalone dark romance duet about Cosima Lombardi from The Evolution of Sin Trilogy.**
Wow! Let me tell you before i give you my complete review that it is undoubtedly 5 star read. Outstanding. You won’t be disappointed for what you read in this. Everything in this book is completely justified. Very captivated, intense, brutal,darkest, disturbing, sinfully twisted, even though I love dark read, darker the best but some of the content was extremely unpleasant to read but according to the story it has to be that way which makes the book more thrilling to read.
This book showed the ugly face of British aristocrat, a depraved secret society who thrive on degradation of women by controlling,humiliating,abusing and gaining power on them.
The Lord Thornton, The Alexander Davenport, is British aristocrat who is brutally Ruthless, aggressive, possessive, arrogant, conceiated, powerful Alpha male. No matter how handsome he was , how rich and powerful was he , doesn’t make me stop to hate him at The beginning. I hated him and wish to kill him by myself if cosima couldn’t get the chance herself. But as the story grow, I come to understand his nature, and it was understandable why he was that way.
““This is lesson two, bella. I am your Master, yes, but the game of Domination and submission is not the only one we play. We also play the one of life and death. If you cannot learn to obey me when you must, forces beyond my control will certainly kill you, and probably me too.”
Even though he hurt her , broke her , and treat her very inhumanly, but deep down he has a soft corner in his heart, it was his job to be cruel to her and for the survival of her and his sanity. He was monster but he was her monster, no buddy can hurt her but He. When I come to see his softer side and the reasons behind his behaviour make me fall in love with him.
Cosima Lombardi young , strong, courageous , feisty, selfless women who is very much family oriented, love her family and will go any length to save and protect her family wether she has to become a sex slave even she had the choice to not to be a slave. I Loved her and felt everything what she gone through. She has not only beautiful but her innerself was beyond beautiful.
Overall I enjoy this book thoroughly, every brutal act make my blood cold and chill running down my spine by turning every single page with the anticipation what more has to come. The way this book end make me crave for more. And can’t wait to see how this story end. Will be restless until I got Enamoured in my hand
It was the biggest day of my life.I know most people say that about something joyous; a graduation, a wedding ceremony, the birth of their first child. My situation was a little different. Sure, it was my eighteenth birthday, but it was also the day that I was sold. Sold to a man with hair like a crown of gold and eyes blacker than the darkest pits of Hell. He bought me to own me, to control me, and to use me as a means to an end. I was his tool and his weapon.And through it all, somehow, I also became his salvation.
“Lust is a violent desire, destructive and uncontrollable . If you let the sensation take root, you become captive to its power , until you’re waking up in the wreckage of its path. “ Lust
Lust is the most highly anticipated book in “The Elite seven” series and Its a 1st instalment this series. This book is so intriguing, interesting, captivating, intense and full of mystery, it has everything you would love for. It got me from the prologue,and beginning was so intense that literally adrenalin soared through me with the anticipation of what was coming next. Rhett is very loving and strong character, that forced you to fall in love with him gradually and eventually , an unfortunate mishap caused him immense distress, he drowned in his sorrow and hate himself and his surrounding that he would give anything to come out of that unbearable environment and that’s made him so desperate to become a member of that secret society.
Chastity is cute, sweet, innocent and academic nerd, she also has witty, and feisty nature.
Ever since both Rhett and Chastity met , they attracted to each other like magnet, at beginning they had push and pull relation, their witty banter was very amusing,
“Sacrifice. That’s when you know you love someone, when you’re willing to give up something you want for something you need.”
She has a very strong influence on Rhett that he started to lose his main purpose, but also she brought relief in his chaotic life.
Besides Rhett and chastity there are some more strong character like Rhett’s best friend Baxter Goddard, aka God,
This book make me smile, sad , Happy and swoon, loved this completely, enjoyed every bit.
This book also introduced other member of “The Elite seven “ the secret society which is based on deadly sin, and sacrifices, and if you are chosen and assigned task and you fulfilled their requirements then in reward you get wealth , more power, and more influence,
Other member names are chosen by the sin they expected to commit to become a member of that society
I was born with wealth, athletic ability, and looks that could melt the panties off a nun. I had a clear path to success. Until fate dealt me a cruel blow, leaving me empty and in need of purpose. My only focus now is to become part of The Elite—a secret society in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.
But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you have to earn your place. Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA. The only obstacle to full initiation is my task: seduce the un-seducible, the forbidden, and lure her with the sins of the flesh. Easy for a man like me…in theory. She started as my task, but what happens when the lines between lust and love blur, and the need for power rages war with the need for her?
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.
Awe what a read. It was interesting, captivating, Mysterious, full of suspense , thriller and also a Taboo read.
This is a 2nd book in ” The Elite seven”series. A secret society club, with the powerful and influential,And filthy(filthy in all way ,Rich mind, soul,) members. Who secretly rule the society , and in every 4 years 7 new members are to be selected by them who are in power and all the selected one have to pass the sinful test to being loyal to the society and they all have to commit sin in exchange to gain power , money , influence, and every other things they wish for.
7 ruthless people , Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust. 7 deadly sin to commit,
7 different stories By 7 AWESOME authors , What more than that a book nerd want.
this series introduced me to J.D. Hollyfield this is the 2nd book of the series but my 1st by J.D. HOLLYFIELD and now I am also hooked to this AUTHOR Because she has done a marvellous job by writing an awesome story of Pride
Pride as known as Mason Blackwell. He is an Alpha of all the other seven of them. He was different than all. Not having a rich background but a very rough childhood and teen years was even worse, Never wanted to be a member of that society by choice but he has to take part to save the only living family person he care the most.
The Girl Meghan he mean to destroy her ,brought the light into his dark world And make the task even more difficult to pursue because he found himself trapped to whether to perform a task to destroy her or save her bcz he has fallen in love with her. She is teacher by profession and he is her student. She is determined, hardworking , fierce,selfless, sweet and kind hearted but she has also some very dark secret of her own and plus to make relationship with student can jeopardise her career that she made it by working so hard.
There are many incidents that make you jump from your seat, on many occasion your heart will cry for those who are mis treated by fate, system and society, many mysteries , some of them are open and some remained to be open in next instalment
My review will be incomplete if I didn’t talk about the puppeteer Lillian Griffin. I hated her in 1st book but as much as I come to know about her more in 2nd book my hatred towards her become more. At some point I pitied her and felt deeply sorrow for her but that doesnt make me like her bcz what she endured made her even worse human and made her dirt to the all humankind. Well her part of the story isn’t done yet , there’s has to come more of her dirty and ugly deed to come. And I can’t even wait to know what she has made Envy do and what has Wrath done under her instruction. My anticipation are running wild to know what else has to come
The story is very well executed, the sequence of events were all in flow, connected with book one and with all the next book which are expected to be out soon. Over all very well written and I f***ing loved it.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
But who said the devil was a he?
In my world, she was out to cause havoc on all our lives.
She’ll use the one thing I care most about to control me—force me into her Elite world, filled with sin, deceit, and power. And under her spell, I’ll lead a sinister brotherhood of seven at one of the most prestigious universities in New Orleans.
Seven tasks set forth by the devil herself, promising nothing less than the forbidden fruit of power. What they don’t understand is it will all end in bloodshed and regret.
They call me the alpha. The one in charge. The one with pride bigger than any task I could be given. And my pride won’t let me be anywhere but at the top of the food chain until she gives me what I truly want.
My task is Meghan Benedict.
She’s too pure for me to touch, too good for me to ruin—and the only thing standing in my way to freedom.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite.
Undoubtedly 5 star read This The Elite Seven series is f*g awesome, this introduced me some new brilliant authors that now I am damn sure going to follow them and their all books.
Claire C Riley brilliantly described Samuel story, just blowed my mind away and left me flabbergasted.
As far as this book is concern, it’s was as captivated as the previous instalment were. It’s dark, intense ,cruel , angsty, erotic , unable to put down, incidents that make you stunned, and last but not least, sinful tasks that left your heart broken and with full of rage.
All the leading characters in this series somehow has fucked up past that Leeds them to join the fucking sinful elite club.
I hated Elite club in book one and 2 but my hate intensify even more while I read this book, the things elite club make them to do are heinous. Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak… they’re for The Elite. This isn’t just my chance, it’s my legacy and reckoning. I am Samuel Gunner. I am Wrath.
Samuel gunner as known as wrath , name given by the Elite club. The club has more influential powerful and richest members. And he is chosen by them along the other 7 member and each of them has to perform a task or sin to prove that they are faithful for the club and if they successfully accomplished their task then money , success, respect would be showers upon them and their very desire will be fulfilled but if they don’t do as they asked for then every thing will be taken away from them
The Elite giveth, and the Elite taketh away.
The things that happened with Samuel just crushed my heart and the way those things happened,make me extremely angry, rage boiled in me at the limit of that I literally want to kill Lillian and asshole of her husband Griffin. He has to commit a ruthless task given by elite that cursed him and his loveones.
All the books in this series are connected and in each book you will see little bit of every 7 chosen one elite ‘s new member and in a very logically way they introduced to this story and each one played very crucial part in each book to proceed the story.
I never knew that I dislike envy before even i know him and his reasons ,why he did what he did. But I am looking Forward to know him and can’t wait more to dive in his book.
Have you got what it takes to be Elite?
7 Authors 7 Stories 7 Deadly sins. The Elite Seven Series. Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, ¨C44CGluttony, and Lust.
Highly recommended to those who like to read dark romance.
I’m a motherless son to a father who hates me. Fury has lived and breathed in my black heart for so long, it’s a part of my soul now. The only thing that’s ever mattered to me is protecting my twin sister, Sabella, from my father’s temper.
So when the chance to join a secret society presents itself, there’s no question I’ll do whatever it takes to become a member and earn my place in the ranks of only the most Elite.
With a taste for the deviant, I’m drawn to the darkest of desires, and no one ever leaves my bed unscathed. My task: seduce Patience Noelle, St. Augustine’s sweetheart and the mayor’s beloved daughter—then break her heart.
Sinning is what I live for, and deviance is my passion. Failing has never been an option.
But what happens when my sin becomes my curse—when destroying the only woman I’ve ever wanted is my key to protecting my sister? Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite.
This isn’t just my chance, it’s my legacy and reckoning. I am Samuel Gunner. I am WRATH
WOW … This series is getting better and better with every coming new instalment. And this one literally Blowed my mind away.
Will you love me through thy darkest tales? It’s time to feed my beasts who like their things a little twisted!
I have made an idea about Sebastian/Envy while I read Wrath . And truly I dislike him in that book. But when I read His book, I come to know his true self which was beyond my imagination. All the previous Elite Brothers somehow have some morals and humanity but He was the wicked one with zero morals and selfish nature. Always put his needs first, he has a very complicated personality that everyone around him find weird vibes.
” It’s funny how people think that unknown evils lurk at night, but it’s the ones that blend in during the light of day you should really be worried about.”
His troubled past made him more broken, wicked,evil, psychopath, stalker, and very complex personality. He envied every happy couple because he wanted Happy life for himself but didnt know how to achive that.He wanted a normal life but he wasn’t normal. He wanted everything he deprived in his childhood, like friends , family, loveones , even though he got a luxurious life but never been loved. He was so desperate to prove himself worth for the Elite and his uncle but the way he tried to gain things he desired , destroyed everything , him , his life and other’s lives. I tried to like him but couldn’t just sympathize him.
I knew by singing up for this series , will introduce me some other awesome authors among those I know already. And I must say M.N. Forgy did a marvouls job by writing this book. I was spellbound throughout the book. It was very captivated,dark, brutal, intense unputdownable, and full of thrill.
Every book in this series is connected but standalone. And this is all about the secret society club named “The Elite seven” After every four years seven member are chosen by the most powerful and influential members of the club and all the chosen one has to prove themselves by fulfilling the given ruthless task that they are worth for the Elite society. Once they accomplished, they’re given everything their heart desires. Power, Money and made them as more influential for the society. They are chosen by their sin that they have to commit to make their place in The Elite Club.
” Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust.”
SEVEN DEADLY SIN SEVEN AUTHORS SEVEN DIFFERENT STORIES The Elite Seven SERIES.
*looking forward to indulge myself in next instalment. *
Highly recommended for those who like to read twisted and dark. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐star read .
People say I have everything. They’re wrong. I may have looks, money, and privilege, but I don’t have the one thing that really matters, the one thing I crave: a woman with eyes only for me. I’m searching for my woman—one who will fall to her knees because I’m her king. She’ll wear the crown of my tarnished name, and long for me when I’m not near. And when I am close, she’ll be naked across my lap, feeling the sting of my palm across her milky skin. You could say I’m a sinner because I’d do anything to have the perfect woman—compliant to my every need and whim—and I’m envious of every couple who walks around naive to the luxury they have.
That’s why I joined The Elite, the most prestigious brotherhood in the south. It’s the one place that will give me what I cannot have. Only…the task assigned to me is too much for my jealous eyes. Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite. Those who envy have no peace. My name is Sabastian Westbrook. I am Envy.
GOD DAMN what a read. GOD just took my breath, my heart, my soul away. Ever since he was introduced in Lust , I was intrigued to know him more , somehow I got understand why he is chosen as Gluttony but wasn’t sure how this sin will reform him. And what a Hell of a book he Got. I want to mention that so Far out of all Seven Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust. Baxter Samuel Goddard, as known as Gluttony is my most Favourite though Sloth and Greed story yet to come. Very beautifully written, every character was well justified, and every thing was in flow, And literally unputdownable, gripping, brutal, aswell as sweet and swoonworthy. many mysteries which weren’t reveal in previous instalment were solved in this book but there are many left unsolved which definitely will be reveal in next two and the final book I kind of took pity on Lillian Griffin BUT a little just for the part where her Brother did wrong her when she was kid, and no one support or sympathies her , that is the cause which made her a bitter and brutal BITCH ever, and for that she deserved what elite did to her at the end.
Can’t wait to know how this sinful secret society club reform the last two member of their club, how ruthless and brutal their sinful task would be. Or what will happen when it all comes to an end.
Note : all books in this series are connected so I recommend that read the earlier books in this series before div into Gluttony to understand well.
Blurb: My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon.
Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking.
But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me.
My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven. Where most candidates are chosen, I was given my place. Everything comes at a price, though. Luckily, I can afford any price—no one has more money than God.
The Elite Seven have their initiations. My assignment is personal and beneath me: steal a car and send a warning. It’ll hurt my best friend in the process, but we both made a pact going into this. There’s no line we won’t cross.
My task makes an ugly turn and I nearly take a life. Such a small, unimportant person—someone no one would even notice was gone. She’s a problem my money and power can easily sweep under the rug.
It’s what my father wants. It’s what my brothers want. But when she finally opens those big, innocent brown eyes, I realize I’ve found what I’ve been searching for my entire life. I don’t want my little problem to disappear…I want to keep her.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.
Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy. I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V. I am Gluttony.
“Idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work”.
This series is getting better and better and more intriguing with every coming instalment in “The Elite seven” series and I must say Sloth was an Epic read and the 2nd last book in this series so it has answered almost all the Questions that were unsolved in previous book. From the beginning it will hold your all interest and you find yourself glued till end, Lots of events has been happening back to back that make you captivated thoroughly through out the reading. Literally very beautifully written and the way Giana Darling portray SLOTH / RUSH DEMPSEY character is Marvellous. Who would have thought that The boy who don’t give a fuck around to anything or anybody will be so smart and hardworking and have a so big and caring heart. An unfortunate and horrible incident that changed his life Leeds him to that secret society club. Which shaped his life in a way that he never imagine. He was the most intriguing person in this whole series and was around every brother in his brotherhood in their deadly task assign by the Elite even though he wasn’t supposed to be there that make me curious to know him more than any other member of The ELITE and in his book it clears why he was there everytime, which is why, He himself put a responsibility on his shoulder to save his brotherhood ,to do the unthinkabl which seems impossible to end “The Elite ” Club.
Book is full of thriller , action and suspense, with a dark theme. many riddle solved but there’s some left need to be solved which I pretty sure will be answered in last book in this series.
can’t wait to know what will happen to “The Elite ” club . Either the new member revive it by the new rules and task or it will become even more deadly , depraved, immoral , vile. And full of corrupted and powerful members.
Undoubtedly 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read.
Note : to understand and enjoy the book you must read all the previous book in this series.
I don’t give a f–k. Not about money or fame, beauty or power. I’ve had all those things since birth, and trust me, they’re a fucking snooze. I don’t give a fuck about anyone, not even myself. Until my father proves evil can exist in the most holy of places. For the first time ever, something like interest stirs in my soul. He wants me to enroll at St. Augustine. Join The Elite. Court the virginal daughter of Archbishop Savoie. Prove that I’m worth the family name? I’ll do it all. And I’ll do it so well, no one will know what’s coming. People are so quick to underestimate the wicked and lazy. They forget idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work. I am Rush Dempsey. I am Sloth.
What an epic end of this marvalouse series! written by my fav due authors who are mastered when its comes to write dark romance genre Ker Dukey and Ker DukeyK. Webster. all praise goes to them for creating such an outstanding series concept. Though every book in the series is written by indivisualy different authors and all the books are connected and having some common ground with different story line. All the seven heroes and heroins have different characteristcs and have very strong personalites.
if you are reading this book review so you most probably would know already that the whole series including this book has a dark theme . this book was also like other book in this series very captivating full of suspense and thrilller,and also contain unexpected shocking twist and turn.
not giving you full insight of this book other than this, its dark and conclueded well .
Note: if you want to enjoy this book then its highly recommended you read this whole sereis in order .
I’m hungry. My greed is insatiable. I’m a slave to the need. The drive for more. For everything. Once I decide I want something, the greed for it consumes me. I want answers. I want justice. I want vengeance. I want HER.
My best friend and his sister—the girl I vowed could trust in me and whom I would always protect—dropped off the map two years ago. My own father pledged assurances that they’d been living a life they deserved.
Lies. Lies. Lies. Hell hath no fury like a man who has no fucks to give and a mission to fulfill his promise.
I may be a greedy sonofabitch, but I’m also a loyal one. Cross me or my brothers, and I’ll come for your throat. And my teeth are razor sharp.
When I discover the corruption running deep within my own bloodline, I take a stand to right the wrongs. I had no idea their darkness would lead me to the light—to her.
The Lust I have for her will keep me grounded. The Wrath for those who betrayed us will ignite the fight inside me. And the Greed for victory will consume our enemies in a tidal wave of Hell’s fury.
They say the three gates of Hell are Lust, Wrath, and Greed. Well, open up, motherfuckers…Daddy’s home. I am Micah Dixon. I am Greed.
This is the most seductive,addictive, darkest read ever. This was my Most AWAITED BOOK by Pepper Winters and I had very high hopes with this, which I must say all fulfilled Pepper Winters never cease to amaze her reader when it’s come to uniqueness , and different plot of the story that Grab a hold on you ever since you read the blurb .
The beauty of this book just blown my mind away,it’s very captivating, spine chilling incident that made you edgy and kept you glue to the story till end.
Characters are very intoxicating, I loved both of them , my heart cried and shattered in prices for Eleanor .On the other hand , although Sully Sinclair was an ass-hole But there was something about him that pull you towards him like Eleanor she hated him but couldn’t deny the attraction she felt towards him.
Well not giving you all too much but telling you this that you won’t be disappointed.
If you are lover of Dark Romance and you can handle all the brutality and cruel acts that are inhuman then this is The book for you.
Note: HIGHLY Recommended to all the Dark readers. Must Read for sure
“There was a boy once. A boy who wasn’t strong enough to save me when I was taken.” “There was a girl once. A girl called Tess Snow who sat with me in the dark waiting to be sold.” “There was an owner once. An owner who bought me, entrapped me, and made me his unwilling goddess.”
Eleanor Grace is a naïve dreamer. Trusting and young, she believes her book-loving boyfriend can save her when her freedom is snatched and sold. Squirreled away to an island at midnight, delivered to a man even darkness won’t touch, she’s bound by a contract.
Four men. Four fantasies. Four pieces of her soul.
Sullivan Sinclair is the giver of fantasies. Any wish, any desire—he is the master at quenching even the filthiest appetites. His private paradise and perfectly trained goddesses are there for one purpose: to ensure every guest is extremely well satisfied.
He bought her. He trapped her. She belongs to him.
“To all the Darker soul who binge in dark romance read, it’s a Must read series .”
Very dark and intense story plot
1st of all just let me tell you that Damn cliff hanger at the end of this book shook me . I am literally stunned and my frustration level rose at the point that i couldnt function normally the way i do. This is the effect this book has on me. My mind is still reeling and processing all the possibilities that could take place on next instalment.
Undoubtedly, this series so far my best read of 2020. It’s very captivating, as many of us are connected to the this series from book one and you can all relate with me that the story and characters are that much addictive that you couldn’t get enough of them and as it proceed in the 2nd instalment it become more intense , darker , twisted and consuming.
No doubt , not only Pepper Winters is Queen of dark romance genre but also she is a creater of unique stories and this series has an other level of uniqueness. Very skilfully and beautifully written. Beleive me This series just suck you deep in that you would find it unable to get out of it.
Now if we talk about the characters, I just coudlnt decide that I should Love,Hate or take pity on Sully Sinclair. How can a person is so soft hatred and cruel at the same time. Sully is cruel , heartless , and ruthless beast but on the other side he is so empathetic, soft , caring and loving. This book shed some light on his character and reveal some parts of his past life that defines him and mould him in a strange personality. Just like Eleanore Grace sometimes I hate myself to fall for him and simultaneously hate him aswell. No matter how bound , and limited her life has became but the fighter in her refuse to be vulnerable or weak. She never stop to fight for her sanity. She is an equal to his owner and I love them both.But It realy confusing how can some one love the person who sell and bought his own species for his own benefit and unapologetically cruel and brutal on his own kind. But realy there is something in Sully’s personality that attract us towards him .My eyes see him as a cruel bastard but my heart say no he is different than what he portray himself to the world. But now because of his Jinx his facade is cracking.
There are still some mysteries yet to be revealed. Because I have still some doubts on the activities that took place in Euphoria. Plus i also want to know after that cliff hanger where would that Lead Eleanor and Sully story. If he realy broke her unwantedly and sent her away or give in to his desires and make her his own.
Again I must say it’s very captivating, consuming, addictive, darker beyond your imagination, twisted, mysterious, suspenseful, full of thrilling incidents, and very very Unique.
Highly Recommended to all those who are addictive to dark and unique story.
Hats off to Pepper Winters for creating such an outstanding and marvouls story
“There was a monster once. A monster who bought me, controlled me, and took away my freedom. There was a man once. A man who dealt in myth and secrets, hiding behind his mask, making me hunger and wish to know the truth.”
Eleanor Grace belongs to the man and the monster, hating them both but unable to deny that something links them. Something she doesn’t want to feel, something that traps her as surely as the sea surrounding the island where she serves.
Sully Sinclair belongs to his past and the black and white script his life has become. He views his goddesses as commodities—possessions to be treated kindly but firmly. The only problem is…Eleanor is different.
She’s jinxed him. Cursed him. Awakened him. She’s a goddess with the power to ruin him.
As usual mind blowing , intensive , addictive extremely intoxicating, abundantly captivating, Steamy hot , and as well as angsty , emotional , darker than dark, and undoubtedly Bestest Erotica read ever as I expected it to be infect it’s more than my expectations. I loved every single bit of this book.
As soon as you dive into this book all the connection with real world disconnect and it transport you to the whole new beautiful world that can itself like a Heaven on Earth. Every thing that happen there you feel it and it feel like a real experience as it’s happening with you or in front of you . This book is an actualy portal that teleport you literally on Goddess isle.
This book itself is Euphoric experience. Every line of the book is written beautifully and which is significantly mesmerising. Through out this journey I found myself wowing and expressing astonishment and completely I was infatuated with the beauty of the book.
Though the whole book is commendable but there was one perticular scene which was very graphic that felt so real and it felt like I experiencing it myself it was remarkably megical where Sully play a game to test Eleanore’s loyalty to see if she is trustworthy as he has some serious trust issues towards his own kind. Damn I am still in the trance of that scene.
I like that Pepper’s Heroin never give up in any situation whether it’s about their survival , their honoure ,or about their feelings .
“I wouldn’t back down from this. I would suffer the consequences and the climaxes. I wouldn’t punish him the way he’d punished me. I’d give him what he needed. I’ll give him me.”
Eleanor was so determined to prove her point that she would go any length to achieve it whether she has to risk her own life and wellbeing. Because she knew there was some strong undeniable connection between sully and her and its only Sully who was in denial.
Sully’s personality has a pull that no buddy can resist As Eleanor describe herself…. “I’ve been sullied by Sully… in every possible way. Mentally, physically, emotionally.”
But there is only one thing that nag me alot and made me hate him which is he trade women and kept them captive, bound them in working contract and use them without their will. Though he take care all of them give them freedom in certain length . They have their own privacy , they are well fed , have well health care , and desired cloth to wear . But all is nothing if they don’t have complete freedom. His dark past made him ruthless , brooding, formidable. But I assume that there must be a good reason why he deal with traffickers it seems villainous but could turnout heroic you never know. Because if a heart care those who can’t speak human language and empathise with them protect them love them and against to capture and put them in cage so how could that heart can’t feel the pain if his own kind. Only this thing make me hopeful and i am looking forward to see the positive side of his that action and that only thought revive my Love for him.
As expected this book also end on deadly cliff hanger . I just couldn’t wait to see who betrayed him , and who is the traitor who caused that massive carnage on sarigala. And put his whole empire and Eleanor’ s life on risk though I have a good guess but we can’t predict what’s in author mind and I am so desperate for my next book in this series.
Note: as I always mention that when it comes to read unique and different story plot that left you in awe and flabbergasted then just pick Pepper Winters ‘s book . She is a Queen of Unique love stories. Every book is a Master piece in it’s own way.
Undoubtedly gripping , intoxicating and unable to put down, Highly recommended to all the Dark Romance lover.
P.s: I wanted to describe the actual feeling I felt about this book but as I am not native English speaker and my vocabulary is limited and unable to put creativity and technicality on my reviews but I try my best to convey my whole point of views. Simply I just can say this whole series is outstanding and you really don’t want to Miss it.
“There was hate once. Hate born from dangerous attraction and fate’s cruel design. There was love once. Love destined to kill us if we didn’t surrender to our war.”
Eleanor Grace suffers an awful affliction. She’s falling for a man who doesn’t deserve her affection or her forgiveness. But there is no cure, so she does something reckless, stupid—she throws safety to the sea and leaps into danger. Sully Sinclair suffers the same affliction. He’s falling for a goddess who will never earn his trust or his heart if he can help it. However, he wasn’t prepared for the lengths she’d go. How far she’d push to either stop such a bond or kill them both trying. An elixir given to a monster. A goddess running for her life. An ending neither of them can survive
To Dark Romance lover, IT’S A MUST READ SERIES, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
As i always mention that if you want to read unique story and twisted story plot then just pick Pepper Winters books. And this book has some other meaning of uniqueness. Through out the book I was literally on edge with anticipation of what more worse might can happen next. I was dreading to turn the pages, it was captivating, mind-boggling , dark , erotic , sad, angsty. Infect every thing a dark book could contain. There is deep hurt, cruel and abusive past, a Brute sex, betrayal,decade old Vendetta, feud , jealousy , animosity, violence. But also you will find faith, loyalty , fidelity, passion, obsession, undying strong Love and Full of thrilling and bone chilling turns.
I wouldn’t say that I am head over heal in love with Sully. Though He is an ass-hole , and i understand why sully is the way he is and it’s completely justifying . actually I do love him but I have on and off love and hate relationship with him just because what he made his goddesses do.but in this book not only I love/hate him but i took pity on him, i feel the pain he gone through, No doubt his love for jinx has MADE his life upside down Ever since she put a step on his island .She changed him completely, She is the cause he realised what he was doing with other goddess wasn’t appropriate.
“Cause every life matters”
Not only my heart cried for Eleanore and Sully but my heart crushed for Jealousy As Well. Apart from Eleanor and Cal, God! she was the most fucking loyal sad soul in sully’s kingdom. (And I definitely want that Jess will get her own book) knowing her physical condition she did what wasn’t expected. Even though story proceeded with Sully and Eleanore tangled up with unwanted lust, debauchery, and seeking relieve and help to protect what matters but my heart and mind stayed connected with EUPHORIA and the activity happening in there while the leading character were suffering in their own agony. My heart was hurt and sad for the sad poor unfortunate soul of that particular Goddess. For me she felt more important in this book than h of story
Whatever events happend in this book I must say I couldn’t in a million years guess though in previous books in the series many of my guesses were on hit. But still one thing is damn sure that Drake is a walking talking Dead man but the people I am not sure about well they are jess , doctor Campbell, and most importantly now what new game fate will play in sully’s AND Eleanore’s life.
Damn! the cliff hanger that was soul sucking, a slow death as if you devour the Elixir and it’s effecting your nerves and made you helpless and in need. And the need wouldn’t be fulfilled untill you would know the conclusion of Goddess isles .
At the end I would say the whole series is outstanding and Must read.grand applause to Pepper Winters for creating this marvalouse piece of work . And I would definitely recommend who like to read dark and twisted tales.
“There was a truth once. Truth we shared in the dark and scribed scars upon our hearts. There was a lie once. A lie that shattered our hard-earned truth apart.”
Eleanor Grace did the unbelievable. She fell for a man who trades in women, dabbles in myth, and has the morals of a cold-hearted beast. However, love isn’t enough where past sins are concerned and only pain can follow. Sully Sinclair did the impossible. He gave his trust to a goddess who has the ultimate power to break him. Unfortunately, paradise is just an illusion, his islands aren’t impenetrable, and now he has to pay the price. A fledgling connection. A war they can’t stop. A future that doesn’t bow to fate.
Must Read , Highly anticipated , HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all dark romance lover. Outstanding, spellbinding
As the author mention at the end of the series … “A book is a bit like Euphoria, where we get to enjoy a fantasy that isn’t our own for a time.”
And something like that i mentioned in my review in Fourth a Lie. So I enjoyed thoroughly and didn’t devour it at once but take my time to enjoy Every Bit. Coz I really don’t want to finish it soon.
No doubt I felt every thing that Pepper Winters try to portray through her words. Whether it was the empathy towards other creatures or human being , decades old Vendetta towards Drake , tainted abusive painful past,love for Jinx , friendship , trust and loyalty between Cal , sully, and jess. Care for pika and skittle, or the passionate primal, lustfull need with undying Love towards each other mean between Sully and Eleanore. Every thing was written so beautiful that it felt all real. Even all the fantasy played in EUPHORIA seems like I was part of it and it’s playing in front of my eyes.
Damn! the way Sully took revenge and destroy Drake it was commendable. By risking his own life which he had almost lost, but Eleanor’s solid love and care and never losing hope, was the key that he was succeeded to dodge death. I wish I could describe the bond that tethered their souls. Because of that bond they felt each other Whether they were close or apart, it was exquisite and beyond me that I couldn’t describe it’s beauty in my words.
And the End , well what can I say it was Epic with the capital E.
To sum up my review I would just want to say it has every thing that a romance specially dark romance lover want to read. IT’S Dark, erotic, captivating , bit sad but with happy ending so I would say it’s a Must read series because it’s worth it and you won’t be disappointed. And as I tell you all always almost in my every review of Pepper’s book that if you want to read Unique stories just pickup her books.
“There was a beginning once. A beginning that started with being sold to a monster I fell for. There was an ending once. An ending that came cloaked in bloodshed and fury.”
Eleanor Grace is a simple mortal who has the power to topple a god. She captured his heart, fed him a different future, and fought for a fantasy that wasn’t make-believe but destiny. Sully Sinclair is a man masquerading as a monster. He let down his shields and allowed a goddess to show him a simpler path. However, neither of them could predict the war that was coming, nor the toll it would take. A fated romance. A fight that will finish in tears
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.