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Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3) by Pepper Winters

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Monsters in the Dark #3
Pepper Winters
Fiction, Dark Romance, Erotic Romance, BDSM
June 1st 2014

“After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.”

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside.

After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.

Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.

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in the Dark #1
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in the Dark #2
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in the Dark #3
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Val’s Review

3.75 Stars

I really liked this. I liked catching up with Q and Tess and I loved seeing them get their happy ending…however, the reason I can only rate it 3.75 stars is because it was a very slow read for me. There there was a LOT of redundancy – in both action and inner character dialogue.

At the end of Quintessentially Q, there is a note from the author in which she discusses how she originally intended this to be only a two book series, but she states:

“I can’t wrap up Q and Tess’s story in just one chapter. After everything they’ve been through, it’s only fair to give them a Happily Ever After…so, I hope you can forgive me for writing a third and final book in the Monsters in the Dark series.”

While I totally understand and respect that, I also feel that the crux of this third book could have been delivered via an extended epilogue at the end of Q or written as a third, more novella style book. Like I said earlier, I just felt that there was a lot of redundancy and, quite frankly, it seemed to drag on forever with a lot of unnecessary “issues” and scenes.

Don’t get me wrong though, I LOVED Tess and Q and I loved this series. I would recommend it to anyone and, while I may not have loved this final installment, I feel that the series as a whole was outstanding. Truly epic.