Monday 6 July 2015

✪ Ruin and Rule (Pure Corruption MC #1) ✪ Pepper Winters ✪



"We met in a nightmare. The in-between world where time had no power over reason. We fell in love. We fell hard. But then we woke up. And it was over . . ."


She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .

He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.

Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?

 ARC received from Hachette Australia via Netgalley for an honest review

I am not a huge MC genre reader - I feel for a long while there that the market was saturated with biker books.

But when one of my favourite authors releases a MC book - well then there is no chance that I won't read it.

In tupical Pepper Winters style, Ruin and Rule is a dark, gritty story that I could not put down.  The whole time I was reading, I felt like I couldn't relax.  I had a death grip on my kindle, I think I held my breath for most of the read.

In fact, this is how I imagined Ms Winters at home as us readers get through Ruin and Rule:

Whilst Ruin and Rule is a MC book, it is so much more.

As the story progressed, it was like a fog lifted, not just for me but for our lead characters as well.  There was so much history, so much darkness in their lives, it is like a ray of sunshine punching through the clouds during a storm.  Letting us see that there is light after all the darkness.

"Everything I believed had been a lie.

The people I loved had not only stolen my life, but my ability to find goodness in others - including myself.

She was right in front of me all this time.
In my bed.
In my arms.

Yet my blind hatred and absolute conviction to never be hurt or deceived again had almost cost the girl I loved her life.

What did that make me.

And how could I ever fucking deserve her after what I'd done?"  ~ Kill.

I got absolutely lost in Ruin and Rule.  It was as only the world of Pure Corruption MC existed.

There was so much "who's that?", "what's happening?"  And a whole lot of 
And then, just as I was ready to believe things would turn out OK...

We were cliffhangered! 
BUT!  In this case, this is not a bad thing. This is giving me time to process all that has happened in Ruin and Rule,  and steel myself for what is to come with Sin and Suffer.

Well played Ms Winters, well played!