Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters

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Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters
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Series: Pure Corruption MC #1
Published by Forever on July 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Women's Fiction
Pages: 416

Heat Rating: four-flames

Audiobook Narrator: Kelsi Nesser
Audiobook Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins

I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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"We met in a nightmare. The in-between world where time had no power over reason. We fell in love. We fell hard. But then we woke up. And it was over . . ."


She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .

He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.

Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?

My Review

Imagine being a math geek born to an alphahole, violent father who was VP of a motorcycle club.

That’s Kill. He wasn’t born. He was MADE, mafia-style. I’m going to warn you right now. There is a CLIFFHANGER at the end of this book. There are a TON of questions left unanswered, and believe me I WANT TO KNOW! I hate cliffhangers, except these kind. Talented authors like Pepper Winters leave us begging for her next book. This is my first Pepper Winters book, so how do I know this? I know this because I’ve read a LOT of books, and I recognize talent when I see it.

Our h isn’t named at the beginning of the book, so I won’t spoil that for you. Just know that she is one strong woman, the strongest I’ve seen in a while. Her brain is even stronger, shielding her, using amnesia to protect her from remembering the violence and horror of her past. When she begins to remember, it’s a beautiful thing.

3% into this book, I found myself already covered in goosebumps and uncomfortable in my own skin. I love getting ANY kind of feels reading a book, and I’ve heard the author’s previous books are even darker. I’ll be getting to those as soon as I can. They’re already waiting on my Kindle. I trust I’ll love them more, if that’s possible. The darker the better.

I definitely would not call this book dark lite. It’s dark. Her previous books would be labeled darker than dark, if they must be labeled. I’ll be watching for the second book in this series. There are at least three characters that Kill trusts that I DO NOT trust. My heart aches for his eyes to be opened, and for him to finally get the life he wanted in the first place, without interference. I want answers, and I want vengeance for Kill. Is he going after the right people? We’ll see.


About Pepper Winters

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She 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. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

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