The Girl and Her Ren by Pepper Winters
The Ribbon Duet Book 2
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Genre: Coming of Age Romance
“What do you do when you write down all your secrets? No…that’s not enough. What do you do when you write down all your secrets and the one person who should never read them does?
I’ll tell you what you do.
Ren didn’t know the meaning of love until he took Della for his own.
To begin with he hated her, but as the months bled into years, he learned the opposite of hate, dedicating his life to giving her everything.
Every sacrifice, every gift, he gave wholeheartedly.
But then love turned to lust and ruined everything.
I was stupid to write my secrets down, but I’d been stupid before so it was nothing new.
I couldn’t blame him, hate him, fix him.
I tried to move on without him.
But no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to delete the secrets I’d written.
Until something happened.
Until he came back and read my stupid secrets.
And nothing was the same after that.
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Panty Scorching: 5
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin
Ren had no idea what love was until he ended with Della in his backpack. He sacrificed everything for her and protected her the only way he could as a brother, father and best friend. But one day those feelings grew into more. Della wrote the story of them as a way to get her secrets out of her heart. She had no blame or hate for Ren. She meant to get rid of their story so no one would ever see what she’d written. But then Ren did.
“This story is no longer about a baby and a boy who were never meant to be a family, but a woman and a man who were always destined to be soulmates.”
What an unbelievably beautiful story of life, love and forever. Just when I didn’t think I could fall in love with Della and Ren any more than I did in the book of them growing up…I did so much more. My heart was just breaking with all of the obstacles keeping these two apart even if they were mostly inside Ren’s head and memories. But then this story just grew into something I didn’t even picture. Into something I could cherish. While both Ren and Della came to age, their epic love story really began from the point she was a baby. She was Ren’s soulmate. She was made for Ren and doesn’t that just squeeze your heart all up into a tight little ball! Their love story is just crammed full of emotions and tragedy and happiness and touched me so deeply all the way through. One of the best duets I’ve read this year and definitely not one to miss.
If you love a book that touches your soul and teases every single feeling out of you, you have to read Pepper’s latest books. I’m so glad I did and I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next time around.
The fallen papers crunched beneath my boot as I shifted my weight, leaning into her, seeking an answer. “Why didn’t you tell me?”
She flinched, her eyes closing beneath an avalanche of pain.
“Della…please.” My calloused thumbs caressed her silky-soft skin, catching on her young perfection with my older imperfection.
Ten years separated us.
Ten years was an eternity when she was a babe and I was a boy, but now…it no longer held such power. I refused to let it because I didn’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t touch her the way I was touching her now.
She laughed quietly, full of torture and tragedy. “I did tell you. In a roundabout way.”
“But I did.” She dared meet my eyes. “I never understood how I could touch you, hug you, kiss you, and you never knew. I didn’t know how I could hide my jealousy when you were with Cassie or later with your one-night stands. I lay awake at night analysing every sentence I said to you, amazed that you never heard what I’d been shouting for longer than I could remember.”
About Pepper Winters
Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.
After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.
Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.
Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.
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