Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2) by Pepper Winters
5 sparrow stars
“Fly away, esclave, if that is what you want. I won’t stop you.”
^^Me while reading this book.
Well, it’s clear that Pepper Winters is a fear of ripping hearts out and stomping all over them. There were so many goddamn feels packed into this book I may need a Xanax.
Quintessentially Q takes place four days after Tess has returned to Quincy in France. The two of them are learning to trust each other and navigating their way through a new relationship for them both. I, as sick minded as I am, found it hilarious that Q’s biggest fear was literally fucking Tess to death. He had nightmares about it! And here I am giggling to myself, thinking that he’s the real life version of Edward Cullen (the only resemblance being that sparkle boy was also afraid of fucking his girl to death). But this is where the funny part ends because Pepper Winters certainly threw me for a loop with this book.
“You’re my obsession, I’m your possession You own the deepest part of me You crawled into the darkness, set my monster free So scream, bleed, call out to me But never say stop, never flee.”
The beginning of the book started off slow with a lot of steam but not a lot of tangible plot. This alll changed very quickly with one incident so unreal I actually thought I was reading a nightmare dream sequence… except that character never woke up. I cannot say any more, you just have to read it, but I am eating my words when I said in my review of book 1 that it wasn’t as dark as I expected. Because Pepper Winters brought on the fucking dark in this book.
“I’d kill for you, Tess. I have killed for you. Don’t undermine me by fearing others. Fear me. Let me rule you!”
Once the plot got moving I loved every second of the story. Tess for being as strong as she could be, and Q for doing anything in the world for the woman he loved. These two are a couple made for each other and while it made me a bit squeamish at times, while it broke my heart at times, ultimately I loved watching their journey and love for each other unfold.
After reading this book, I needed to go to a happy place. I literally wished I didn’t have feelings while reading this book. So I put the kindle down and went and hugged my dogs. That’s how dark this book is, you will literally need to go and hold a form of happiness after reading it!! Enjoy 🙂