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All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted...screwed up to want something so deliciously dark - wrong on so many levels. But then slave 58 entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs do 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.

©2013 Pepper Winters (P)2016 Pepper Winters

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Wow just Wow

Amazing, I cried, felt their love, pain, sadness wanted to slap Tess to wake up and she did. fantastic if I could give it 10 I would.

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Love this series so far,although Tess was a little irritating in this book. Just plain dense sometimes.

Q made me cry with his passion and my heart broke for him on more than one occasion. What a man!

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  • Sharon
  • 28-01-2017

Mind Blown! Dark, Explicit, Captivating story. Loved It!

I wasn't sure how well I was going to like this book, but, the author pulled me in, as did the narrators.

This book is not for the meek or faint of heart... it's explicit and dark. But, so intricate and so well written. The events unfold with great detail and description, that I kept listening even though I found myself cringing at times.

This was a binge listen for me... I had to find out where these characters were headed and how they would end up.

I was moved to tears at times, so when a story can evoke real emotion in me, keep me involved and actually feel what the characters are going through, that's a good read in my opinion!

I would encourage you to take a chance on this book, hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

I gave it 5 stars all the way!

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  • Ms. Nicolicous
  • 19-01-2017

LAWDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Quintessentially Q to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the original- only listened to the audio version

What did you like best about this story?

The narration was beyond great- it bought the story to life. It was like watching a movie...in my brain, lol!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

O-M-G! First of all- the story IS amazing...BUT...the narration...DUDE...this audiobook has the BEST, BEST, BEST, did I say BEST?...BEST narration ever! Jacob Morgan...oh my! His voice is beauty...it's melody...it's that hot chocolate on a snowy day when coffee just won't do it. His voice is the epitome of YUM! Hannah Belle- GEEZ! She IS Tess...she made you feel like you were going through the horror right along with her. Even though I knew there was another book, I actually had to skip to the end then come back just to finish the book. Both of these actors are beyond talented. Anyway, the narration was amazing because the story was SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Uhm...double YES!!

Any additional comments?

I just hope the next audiobook doesn't take 3 YEARS to come out like this one.

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  • MVA
  • 25-02-2017

Pepper does't give you a reprieve

Just when you think a book can't get any better...it doses. When most writhers would give you a reprieve Pepper digs deeper. I felt so RAW after I listened to this story. I loved this book but also hated it....it's that good. The story takes you on a rollercoaster emotional trip. PLEASE Audible I need book 3 and 3.5 NOW!!

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  • Misty
  • 19-12-2016

I need more stars

Although I have read this book, I still wanted to experience it on audio and I'm so glad I did. There are not really words to adequately describe what happens to you while you listen to this story. No, it's not for everyone. I'm pretty sure I have about 20 people in my life that couldn't handle the depravity or the desperation that this book holds within its pages and audio. But if you can take it, the listen is far above what you have ever heard before.

This isn't a stand alone, you need to read book 1 in order to understand this book but they are equally as awesome, so you won't regret using credits on both.

I'm not going to get into the plot because I think it's better not knowing what to expect, because there are a lot of wtf moments where you will be confused as to what will happen and not only that, but what do you as the reader want to happen? It's not black and white in this book and the things you end up wishing to happen might go against your basic moral compass.

I will listen to this book over and over again. I can't wait for the rest of the series to be released. The narration is absolutely amazing. I loathe duet narration but Hannah Belle and Jacob Morgan made it flawless and easy to listen. Jacob with his French accent... omg. It warmed my cockles in places and it gave me chills in places. I am addicted!!

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  • Shawna
  • 11-01-2017

You just don't know what to expect with a Pepper Winters novel, but from start to end you will be captivated

In this second book of the Monsters in the Dark series we get to find out just how far Tess can be pushed before she breaks, just how far Q is willing to go to save her. I was so sad that Q and Tess were only reunited for a short time before she was kidnapped. My heart broke into pieces for both of them and all that they had to endure. It definitely was not what I was expecting that's for sure. That is what I LOVE about Pepper Winters, you NEVER know what to expect next. Twists and turns are what she does best! The narration for this series is perfect!!!! I can't wait until book 3 is out in audio and I especially can't wait for Q and Tess's HEA.

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  • cjw
  • 01-01-2017

True dual narration

Enjoyed this book. The narration was very good. I look for books that are read in this manner. Very entertaining

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  • J. Nevius
  • 14-04-2020

Swooning over Q

Q is a dark and dreamy alpha male while Tess is an extremely strong female making for a story I couldn’t stop reading and listening to. I effortlessly went back and forth between kindle and audible to keep the story going because I couldn’t get enough. I am disappointed that the next book doesn’t have an audio book but highly recommend Pepper Winters and this series.

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  • karen
  • 08-02-2017

love this series

i love this series and have read several times. the narrator's did a wonderful job and helped make the words come alive. i can't wait for Twisted Together

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  • princess hall
  • 29-03-2020

wow!!

10.10.10.10s across every board.....Great writing...superb narration...A devil-licious soap opera for the mind...A skill of writing that other writers in this genre should adhere to...amazing

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  • S0nz4Me
  • 25-03-2017

So darkly, beautifully Overwhelming

Holy Hell! This story was a terrifying trip to hell and back, in the most unlikeliest of ways. Nothing about the book was predictable as I listened to this powerful narration. And the absolute worst case scenarios played out.

Quintessentially Q was heart-wrenching, gut-clenching romance in the darkest sense. These two people's love -albeit so very different from the norm- was incredibly strong and deep. The dark place they find with one another is a place of redemption for two floating souls... so, so beautifully overwhelming.

Yet there were so many times when I paused to question my own sanity that I understood their motives. Then there were the doubts of humanity itself at such acts as Tess endured in her captivity, acts that had me murmuring "holy shit, holy shit, holy shit" as I listened. The moments between Tess and Quincy were amazing though, and the author's ability to convey their needs was nothing short of masterful. These characters got each other, were made for one another and together, they made their world make sense.

Here's the line that has stayed with me since reading the final page...
"I asked you once to give me your pain as my pleasure. this time take my pain as your pleasure."

I review for Guilty Indulgence Reviews.

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  • Mrs S Evans
  • 12-12-2020

great story

I loved listening to this book along with the 1st. just ashame the 3rd isnt availble on audible only kindle

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  • mikki100
  • 03-03-2020

A good read

I didn't enjoy this one as much as tears of Tess. Forgetting to take out a tracker after being sold then saved from slavery is ridiculous! After going through such horror and surviving it, removing a foreign object that you know they can use to track you would be the first thing you would do surely.. even if in shock you would be clawing to get it out. I struggled with that part of the plot and it niggled me throughout. I also felt certain points of the plot were stretched out so I found myself skim reading to get to the next part of the story. I am curious to know what could possibly happen in the next book other than them having babies. I'm sure I'll read it.. but not right now.

We learn more about Q and see another side to the obnoxious, confident, emotionally withdrawn Q which was endearing.

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  • laura
  • 12-03-2019

Fantastic

So, the first book I enjoyed, but there were things I didn’t get, some of q’s actions I was unsure of... book two summed everything up perfectly.... I enjoyed booked one, I loved book two- and I don’t even like dark romance. I loved all the secondary characters, Franko, suzett... I hated the bad guys, leather jacket, white man ... I loved tess and q in this book, love how the author ripped them open and showed them at their most vulnerable.

What this author does is fantastic, her writing, her flow, her characters- all perfect. I am going to devour each and every book from this author- bravo ms winters, what a fantastic book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-03-2019

One of my long standing faves

I love this trip of books by pepper winters. Can't wait to listen to the final book Xo

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