Destroyed [NOOK Book]

Overview

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd have do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I ...

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Destroyed

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Overview

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd have do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

Secrets destroy them.

**Pepper Winters is known for her Dark Erotica. This book is more a Grey Romance. It isn't fluffy, and still deals with darker subjects, but it isn't brutal.**

Destroyed is a complicated love story between a man with a terrible past and a woman who holds his cure. A man who finds redemption in love and a woman who loses her heart and reason for living.

Death brings life, and destruction brings new beginnings.

Complete at 144,000 words. No Cliffhanger. Stand alone.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149218271
  • Publisher: Pepper Winters
  • Publication date: 3/6/2014
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,565
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex...her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She hangs out on Facebook all day every day, so if you want to pop in and say hi, she's always ready to reply.
If you enjoyed this book or her others, Pepper would love you forever if you could leave a brief review on Amazon.

Her other books include:

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)

Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3 Coming May 2014)

Debt Inheritance (Indebted Series. Coming Soon)

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    It's hard not to be speechless after reading Destroyed...I was a

    It's hard not to be speechless after reading Destroyed...I was absolutely addicted to the story (and Roan). Hazel and Roan have pasts that are littered with pain and secrets, yet they both kept living, just going through the motions. The chemistry and attraction they had for each other was instantaneous, yet falling in love wasn't an option. While it seemed like Roan and Hazel completed each other, getting to a point they could call themselves whole wasn't easy, wasn't without heartbreak, wasn't without immense pain. This journey touched me, stayed with me, and drew me in like a total addict. Their tale had so much depth, so many layers, and I could feel both their grief and love...and it was worth every ounce of sadness to get to the end. Thank you, Ms. Winters, for writing characters and a story that will stick with me for a very long time.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

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    Destroyed is one of the best dark erotic novels I have read!  Th

    Destroyed is one of the best dark erotic novels I have read! 
    The story is written very well from both Hazel and Roan's perspective. 
    This novel is intriguing, heartbreaking, fast paced and the sex scenes are HOT, HOT, HOT! 

    Hazel finds herself in a desperate situation that prompts to make a decision that changes her life forever. Regardless of her past experiences and struggles, she is loving, courageous, strong and stands up for herself.

    Roan aka Fox is damaged, tortured by a tragic past, without hope of finding redemption, until he meets Hazel. She is the only woman that sees past Roan's charade, the only woman that can save his soul.
    Roan's character is by far, the most damaged male character I have read. I felt all the pain that he went through in every scene.

    This is the first novel I've read by Pepper Winters and it is fabulous!
    I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys dark, erotic love stories. 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    *I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review and for

    *I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review and for the blog tour*

    “Invisible impenetrable, invinicible.”
    "Kill, sever, bleed, devour."

    Love, touch, weakness, and emotion are unacceptable.

    My thoughts: Omigah! I’m still trying to comprehend what I just read!

    Fox was a conundrum in itself and always made me tremble with great trepidation as to what or how he was going to react! Everyday is a struggle and every day he sees less and less hope to find redemption for his sins. That is, until one woman (and child) shook his entire foundation and showed him that he did have a heart and soul after all!

    I must have gasped, cried, raged, and held my breath throughout this entire story! What an emotional rollercoaster about angst, despair, helplessness, and even absolution!

    I envied Hazel’s unwillingness to break and let her or Fox’s gritty pasts get the better of her. She really was a mixture of strength, beauty, determination but with an underlying hint of sadness and my heart really broke for her (and Fox) when that tragedy she had been dreading had finally occurred. It just made me sob and sob. I mean, I knew that it was going to come but at the same time I was still hoping it wasn’t.

    *gets teary eyed*

    Nevertheless, despite this tragic revelation, I think it was necessary because it set off a set of events that taught our characters to even more to cherish life and each other. It allowed for even more healing and exoneration to take place and for both characters to grow and find peace once and for all.

    A very lovely and strenuous story about an imperfect love that despite its obstacles could lead to the most rewarding of things!

    Pepper Winters' BEST WORK up to date!! I literally DEVOURED EVERY.SINGLE.PAGE!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Rollercoaster of Emotions

    This book definitely had me all over the place emotionally. I've never read a story like this. It left a mark on me. Especially dealing with Clara.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

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    Really good read, read it in a day, it was so exciting and a page turner.... Had this book in my library for months and I expctected a different, typical, okay read but so glad it wasn't!!
    LOVETOREAD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Really good

    Really good. Twisted, but good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Anonymous

    Read this in a day, more like a half of a day. The book is that good. It's full of darkness, compassion, angst, anger, and Fox. And the cutest 8 year old who will break your heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    A-freaking-mazing

    Wow. A-freaking-mazing. Such a raw and powerful read. I couldn’t breathe half the time I was reading this book. I literally had to take a break. This was gritty, mean, loving, warm and cold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Must read!

    Great read all the way. Dark in places, but you will not be disappointed. Breathtaking read Fox will make you hold your breath. You never know what he will do next,but hazel is the woman to tame him.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    I'm speechless...a truly amazing, indescribable,  phenomenally w

    I'm speechless...a truly amazing, indescribable,  phenomenally written story.  My emotions were all over the place.  Just fantastic!  

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Wow!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!

    This was by far one of the best books I've ever read. Pepper Winters combines so many emotions: Love, heartache,despair,redemption and forgiveness all in one. I couldn't put this down and spent nights staying awake trying to finish. I loved every part and can't wait for her next novel. Well done!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    OMG

    This book left me with hope and heart ache. Great book and what a great twist and turn with in it. Great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Anonymous

    This book was so good. It was a dark emotional rollercoaster and I loved every second of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Excelent read!

    Disturbing in so many Hot ways!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Love Pepper Winters

    Good quick read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Anonymous

    This book was intense and I really loved Hazel but Fox was just too dark. I felt either pity or fear but it was just really hard to like or feel any attraction to him. I was constantly on edge afraid of what he might do next. Almost all of the story was dark and sad. The book is like coming upon a bad car wreck. Hard to look away but afterwards wish you had.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    WOW! I finished this book hours ago and have been trying to find

    WOW! I finished this book hours ago and have been trying to find words to write a review and the best I could come up with is WOW! I know that's a bit weak since this story is anything but. Fox is a character out of nightmares you couldn't ever even imagine having. (Where does Pepper come up with this *!@%?) The torment and hell this man has endured over the course of his lifetime is what monsters are made from. He defies the odds by virtue of his body betraying him and he is released with the condition that he must kill himself. Thankfully, that's an order he doesn't follow. He's "living" in the real world when he meets Zel at his fighting club. She has not had it easy by any stretch of the imagination either...growing up in foster care, living on the streets, the abuse - and she's a single mom to a child that is dying. There's never been a bed of roses, only paths of thorns and bare feet for both of them. They are drawn together by the powers of the universe and as much as they hurt each other, neither can actually turn their backs on the other. It is a different kind of love story, but make no mistake - they love each other with everything that they are and everything that they have We're told that there's and HEA and I have to admit that I didn't really know how that was possible until I got there. My eyes nearly bugged out of my head while I was reading. I suggest you read this book. It took me a while to get through it and absorb it all because I kept having to take breaks due to their troubled pasts. My heart kept feeling for them as children. I can hear the voice of Zel's daughter clearly in my head singing the song lyric: "What's meant to be will always find a way."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Dark and Sinister

    Just amazing and twisted Pepper Winters mind is. Shes really brings out the dark in people but also turns and show there good which makes you fall for these deeply damaged characters in her books. Really Outstanding book. Love you sick and twisted mind

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    This book is a page turner

    This book had a lot of sex in it but had so much of a stoy with it i thought it was well put together

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