Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters ( Truth and Lies Duet, #1)

Crown of Lies
by Pepper Winters


Duet: Truth and Lies - Book 1
Publication Date: January 29, 2017
Publisher: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark Erotic Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 313 pages

“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.

Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters ( Truth and Lies Duet, #1)
Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet, #1)Her life was like a fairy tale, but she felt like the princess trapped in the ivory tower. At nineteen, Noelle wanted just one night to be normal, not to be the heir-apparent being groomed to take over the family business. Sheltered all her life in her upper Eastside world, Noelle stole one night for herself and the night would have stolen her life if not for the mysterious young man in the ragged clothes and hoodie. Noelle’s knight in tarnished armor never gave her his name, but he gave her an evening of freedom, her first kiss and the gift of discovering what a passion for life truly was.

Events interceded and she never saw him again. But, he had stolen her heart and her fantasies.
Years later, another mysterious man would come into her lie, arrogant, handsome and overbearing, a man her father approved of, but who pushed every button Noelle had….and yet…he was interfering with her fantasies of her unnamed hero.

Penn Everett is a force to be reckoned with. Apparently wealthy, very alpha and a control freak and he taunted Noelle at every opportunity, just to let her know he could and she found she wanted him to dominate her, whether she liked him or not, he held the key to a fierce passion she didn’t know existed within her. He is a liar, he is mysterious and he is manipulating her into something she never thought she would be. He is also bringing her past into the present and the collision could be devastating.

Pepper Winter’s CROWN OF LIES is overflowing with intrigue, passion and grit. Dark in the most alluring of ways, there is erotic passion threaded through every page with a promise of more heat, more gut-clenching intrigue and NOT reading from start to finish was impossible for me! I was mesmerized at Ms. Winter’s ability to create a mood and an atmosphere that slices its way through every sentence! Her characters are simply amazing, the plot gritty and the steam, off the charts! Well crafted, and magnetic, don’t miss this one!

I received this copy from Pepper Winters in exchange for my honest review.

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