Tuesday, February 7, 2017

[Release Blitz + Review] Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters


Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kakDJB

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“I met the boy 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.”



“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.


5 Stars!

Typical Pepper Winters...

And I mean that in the best way possible. If you aren't screaming and cussing her out by the end of the book, then she didn't do her job. I started reading at a nice even pace and ended up turning those pages faster and faster as the story built. The woman is a wizard with words. And of course, like all of her other books, Crown of Lies will be difficult to review without spoilers.

"I could never explain the emptiness inside when I was so blessed on the outside."

In Crown of Lies we are introduced to Noelle Charlston, a woman that seems to have everything. Everything but her own life that is. Groomed from a young age to take over her father's business, that is now all she knows, business. She thinks she needs some adventure in her life and boy does it find her.

"I don't have to know you. I feel you."

One night changes the course of her life for the next few years. One night she obsesses over, trying to put all the pieces together even as the memories start to fade. She was told to forget him, yet she can't. Until another enters the picture.

"People with lies could never make friends. But people with trust could never make enemies. Both were weak."

Lies upon lies is all we get from him. At one point I wanted to jump into the book and shake the truth out of this guy. Either that, or tell Elle to move the eff on. The back and forth was excruciating at times. Sexy, but painful.

The book is well written and a fantastically annoying set up for the second. We are left with a million questions and zero answers, which is why Pepper Winters is a go to author for me. I tend to like her kind of torture.  




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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