Review: ‘Quintessentially Q’ by Pepper Winters (Monsters in the Dark #2)


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Blurb:

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

Review:

*I received a free copy of this book for my honest review. Thank you, Pepper!*

So it was Christmas and I should’ve been sitting with my family, chatting with my friends on Facebook, visiting Italy, but all I’ve done was to read ‘Quintessentially Q’, because…

Are you fucking kidding me? This book is freaking brilliant. I am so excited that I can’t even talk nicely right now. Because ‘Quintessentially Q’ was one of the best books I read in 2013. It was pure awesomeness. It’s one of those books that give yo uthe feels, you know? That book that makes you dizzy and scares you, but you can’t put it down because it’s one of the most brilliant books you’ve ever read.

Two weeks after finishing this book my mind is still pretty much wrapped around it and around everything that happened in it. I am still connected with the characters and this never happened to me before. I connected in a special way with the characters and I feel like they are realy people, like they are my friends. This is really weird, because I don’t get so attached to characters.

Pepper went to a new lever of darkness with this book. If you think that ‘Tears of Tess’ is intense and dark, well, compared to ‘Quintessentially Q’ it’s not. This book is so intense and dark that sometimes it’s scary. ‘Quintessentially Q’ scared the hell out of me because it’s so dark and so many twisted thing happen in that book and you just think ‘What if I’ll happen to me? What would I do?’. This makes you realise all the horrible things that can happen to you and all the horrible people that surround us. At some point, you will be so overwhelmed and kind of scared that you will want to put it down, but you will be too addicted to the book to be able to do that.

And sometimes, while I was reading, I was wondering ‘Where the hell did that come from?’ or ‘How did Pepper (I imagine her as a tiny, fragile woman) come up with something so dark and twisted?’. I have my dark side too. Sometimes I am afraid of what my mind or I am thinking. But I never came up with so many frightening and dark things and it’s a little hard to think that someone is so brilliant to come up with so many dark and brilliant things.

While reading, you feel like you need to put the book down for a second, rest your mind and try to come back in your world. But you can’t, because you are so attached to the characters and the story and everything about this book holds your heart so tight that you simply can not put it down. For me, ‘Quintessentially Q’ was the 4th best book I’ve read in 2013. And I’ve never thought I would love an erotic book so much, but I do. Because, let me tell you, this series, this book, isn’t just that: an erotic book. Yes, there are some really steamy scenes. But it’s more than that. You can find a complex story, a lifelesson and some badasses in this book.

Tess.was.a.freaking.genius.in.this.volume.! She is probaly my favorite character ever! She’s so strong because she could overcome everything that happened to her. At some point, she annoyed me because she refused to fight. And it was so frustating because I knew she could do it! I knew she could overcome everything and I knew that wasn’t her. Tess doesn’t give up. It’s crazy how much I can respect a fictional character, but I do. I respect Tess very much for everything she did. She amazed me in this volume!

I respect Q as well. Even though he has some really dark thoughts and desires, he’s a kind, careful, loving man. I can’t believe how many things he did for Tess, especially at the end of the book. He could’ve died, for fuck’s sake! Oh, and now I am so excited about this book that I’ve started swearing again. Let me calm down a little bit.

*Breathes deep 3 times.*

Ok, I am calmer now.

Q was as brilliant as Tess. He’s such a complicated, complex, mysterious, clever, sexy man and sometimes he can be overwhelming. He’s one of those characters that you wish you could meet and talk to. He’s simplu a genius.

Q and Tess relationship develops in a good way in this book. They’re trying how to trust, respect and love each other and in the same time they are building their own little, twisted, dark world. Probably my favorite couple ever. They are perfect for each other, and as the author says, they complete each other. “Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably.”

This book is so unpredictable that sometimes it’s annoying. You can’t guess anything that’s going to happen and there are so many plot twists and unexpected things happen in every chapter that this is one of the most captivating books I’ve ever read and UGH I want to read it again and again! Yes, I feel like reading it again because holy crap it was so amazing and my feelings are back and I need to calm down.

The point is, you can never guess what’s going to happen and Pepper has some pretty big surprises for you. Some of them you’ll like, some of them you won’t. That plot twist, that major thing that changes the entire book and series is so big (did I say it is big) that you will need to read the page again and see if what you read is true or it’s a figment of your imagination. Man, I was so angry and pissed off and sad and I want to rip that bastard’s head off! UGH!

This book blew me away! I would read it again any moment of the day if I could.

I lve the writing style. It’s so perfect and elegant and dark and it has something insane in it and some brilliance that is hard to describe. It’s hard to put your finger on what exactly makes Pepper’s writing so addictive, but I think it’s a mix between darkness, insanity (I am not saying you are insane, Pepper. I am saying you’re an insane author, if you know what I mean), and elegance.

Pepper, I think you’re an amazing, talented author. And I’d like to thank you for giving me another reason to love reading. And also, thank you for giving me such an incredible book! ❤

This book shows that love can get you through anything. Q’s love for Tess is radiating from the book. You know, it’s so obvious that he loves her. Anything he does shows us his love for her. Such an amazing thing! Not many authors are able to show us in such a simple way the love between their character and still be able to make us feel that freaking love.

I seriously cannot wait to read the 3rd book in this series, ‘Twisted Together’. I feel like there’s going to happen something super big between Tess and Q. I bet Pepper plans to blow us away again with ‘Twisted Together’. In fact, I am sure that’s what she’ll do.

The scenes are very real and vivid. You can actually see Tess going through all those awful things in your mind. You can see Q killing. You can see them being twisted together. Some scenes make your skin crawl.

‘Quintessentially Q’ was very captivating and, as I said, unpredictable. You never know what to expect from it. And there’s always something that keeps you guessing, something that makes you turn the page.

This book takes you from your world and makes you forget about all your problems. All you know is that you have to read, that you have to find out what happens between Q and Tess and what will happen to Tess.

Once again, let me say that I absolutely adored and loved and liked (haha) ‘Quintessentially Q’. It’s even a better book than the first one, ‘Tears of Tess’. I don’t know if I am prepared yet to read ‘Twisted Together’, because I haven’t ‘detached’ myself from Quintessentially Q. I don’t know what to expect from Pepper with her 3rd book.

I feel like screaming from the top of the world “People, read this book! You don’t know what you’re fucking losing!”. And I am not exaggerating. I want everyone to read this book and series, because it’s brilliant! One of the best books and series I’ve read in 2013.

I still can’t believe Pepper came up with such an amazing book. Someone, make me stop. I need to stop writing about how amazing this book is, because otherwise, I will be writing all night long.

So now that you’ve finished reading this book? Go read the first book, ‘Tears of Tess’. Then read ‘Quintessentially Q’. Attention, please! If you are offended by Bdsm, violence, abuse and erotism, don’t read it. If you’re not, then read it.

Rate: 6.4 stars out of 5

P.S.: Sorry for all the coursing and for the lack of coherence.

 

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