4.5★★★★ stars

Genre: Dark Erotic Suspense
Type: Book 1 of 2 from Crown of Lies Duet
POV: First Person – Female

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Noelle (Elle) Charlston; since twelve years old learned she had to take responsibility in her father’s business. The only thing she had was her father and the family business; she didn’t know anything else. She grew up with money and security and no friends. For once she wanted to know what freedom felt like. Young and desperate she ran away for the day on her nineteenth birthday. She found danger in the streets of New York City but also she found her soulmate as any young girl with dream may think.

“I shouldn’t be daydreaming about a man who tasted like candy or a kiss beneath the stars on a baseball field.”

Penn Everett; dark, handsome, and mysteries show up in Elle’s life three years after Elle’s one crazy night. He had some secrets and that’s what made him so tempting but dangerous at the same time. He was a mystery and Elle was intrigued. Somehow; she was attracted to him but she kept denying it. The struggle between what she wanted and what this man made her feel was real. Penn knew she was stubborn and he wouldn’t give up until he got what he wanted from her.

“I can make you do things, Elle. Things you want to do. Things I want to do. I particular liked when you said you’d get on your knees and call me, what was it? Oh, master?”

This story grabbed my attention from the beginning. I found myself daydreaming of Elle’s one night fantasy as well as this hotness of a man that was Penn. I could understand Elle’s internal struggle to give into her desired and I really enjoyed the sweet torture and the fight between these two. The chemistry was incredible and super-hot. Their encounters were hilarious one minute they are fighting like animals the next they are heated up with desire.

Pepper takes you to a stunning story of forbidden love with a dark mysterious feels of lies and deceptions. I honestly can hardly wait to see how this duet will end and what more twists the author has in store for us.


F(BR) with my Shhluts

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