Destroyed

Destroyed

by Pepper Winters

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496146236
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 487,413
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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Destroyed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not going to give you a blow by blow of what happened in this book - you can get that from almost all the other reviews. I am an avid reader of may different genres, and right now I am definitely on a romance kick. Quite frankly, I have been bored. Trying to find my next fix has been painfully difficult. Either the writing is so horrible I can hardly hang on until the end, or the premise of the book is just not what it should be. I like sex in my books - and lots of it! That doesn't mean that I appreciated straight up smut. With that said, I can honestly tell you that this book is more than worth your time. The author clearly has a strong understanding of the English language and grammar. In addition, the book's premise and plot were really quite extaordinary. The sex is great - but please be aware of the warnings that are provided. If you have issues related to sex in any way, please pass this one up. In general, I don't cry. BUT - I cried through the last quarter of this book. So much so my husband had to ask me several times if I was alright. If you are looking for a well written, deep story with volumes to share, Destroyed is one you don't want to miss!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disturbing in so many Hot ways!
swprincess More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't pout it down.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
: 3.5 stars---DESTROYED by Pepper Winters is a stand alone, dark, erotic romance focusing on illegal fight club owner Obsidian ‘Roan’ Fox, and single mother Hazel ‘Zel’ Hunter. NOTE: DESTROYED contains scenes of dubious consent, graphic content and physical abuse. Using present day, flashbacks and memories, told from dual first person perspectives (Fox and Zel) DESTROYED looks at the destructive nature of violence, conditioning, and death for one man whose life has been destroyed by the sins of the past. Fox is a man conditioned to not feel; to absorb the darkness around him; to break that which is not broken. He is damaged beyond repair; a man without salvation; a man possessed by the demons of his past. Zel is his target; a woman who calls to his blackened heart and soul; a woman who sees something that no one else can see. Our heroine believes she can fix the unfixable and when Fox makes an offer she cannot refuse, Zel finds herself a virtual prisoner in a gilded cage. DESTROYED is Zel and Fox’s story; a dysfunctional relationship; a dark, heartbreaking and emotional tale of life and loss; forgiveness and acceptance; destruction and the chaotic mind. Fox is unable to let go of the past; to deafen the monsters in his mind; to unthink the unthinkable. The story line contains many acts of a questionable nature that may be triggers for some readers. There is also a big question mark with regards to Zel’s ability to walk away from her life knowing that what she left behind may not be around when she is, once again, able to walk free-30 days is a long time when time is something our heroine does not have. And of course, Zel’s need to return to the scene of the ‘crime’, only to face the same situation time and time again leaves this reader scratching her head but such is the nature of the fictional story line. Pepper Winters is the queen of dark romance. Her stories are filled with heartache, loss, betrayal and revenge, broken heroes and heroines, damaged hearts and dying souls. DESTROYED captures the essence of a broken, cruel and damaged anti-hero; a man without the ability to feel, to love, to take responsibility for his actions but a man who is so broken, the pieces will never fit back together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I was apart of something great just from reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But still a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blah blah blah....and then i couldn't stop crying. Beautiful ending, and the book as a whole is different than you might assume.
Stormbrewin30 More than 1 year ago
Wow.... Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! I loved , loved, loved this book. Pepper you have outdone yourself again. You totally blew my mind. I can't express enough how much this story touched my heart. I cried so hard for Fox and I cried for Zel but for Clara my heart shattered and I was screaming ugly crying. Lol. Clara's character had to be the sweetest most loving and innocent soul ever. The light in her shined brighter than the north star. She made my heart swell with love for her. My heart literally ached for Clara and Zel. Pepper has such an amazing talent for describing her characters and the scenes that I felt like I was standing with Zel and Clue with the horses. As for Fox well in the beginning I absolutely hated him then as the story progressed and I learned more and more about him I understood why he was the way he was. I was screaming at my nook for Zel to leave him and never look back. Then when sweet sweet Clara awakens something inside him I start to like him and then in the end I loved him. I was still crying for Clara even after I finished the book. I started reading this book on a Saterday at about 9:00pm and didn't stop until I finished it on Sunday at about 4:00pm. Lol. I extremely recommend this book to everyone. But be warned keep lots of tissues handy. The suspense will blow you away. Thank You Pepper for another freakin amazing story.
rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Everything I've ever read by Pepper Winters is deep, dark and fantastic!!  Love every book I've read from her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story. A full novel at over 300 pages. Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beauty and the beast retelling on speed and jack daniels. There are parts that made me cringe , parts that made me cry , parts that made me hate the hero then love him , parts that made me despise the heroine then made me pump my fist in the air and say h*ll yeah for her . A strong herione , a dark and scarred hero .. and one heck of a story . This writer knows how to deliver
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Brunette_Librarian More than 1 year ago
   Hazel meets Fox for the first time in an underground fighting club. Instantly attracted to one another, she is appalled but intrigued when Fox offers her thousands of dollars for just one month of her presence. They each have secrets and dark spaces in their lives, yet these two people find what’s missing in one another.       Fox has survived horrific abuse from his childhood. Taken from his home and forced to perform horrific acts, he has escaped and now runs this illegal fighting club. When he meets Hazel, he’s attracted to her pureness. Yet, Hazel needs more from Fox than his presence...she needs money for her terminally ill daughter. Forced to take Fox up on his offer, they each keep secrets from one another while attempting to heal the other.       Extremely complex with complicated characters, Winters has built a dark world unlike anything I have read before. Filled with secrets and dark passions, Hazel and Fox are unable to find salvation by themselves so they turn to one another. I finished their journey but at certain points I felt that the drama was stretched out a little more than it needed to be. The pacing seemed off in places so it wasn’t a smooth read but overall the story was solid, sad, and heartwrenching. There may have been tears in a few places.      This is the first Pepper Winters book I have ever read. While I read it to the end and honestly enjoyed it, I must say it was quite dark. Each of the characters fights demons, both outwardly and inward. Now I’m not saying I wasn’t warned it would be dark, but it was a bit shocking to me once I had finished how dark the story actually had gotten. I’m not saying its bad, I’m just saying that I should have prepared myself a bit better.
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I wasnt sure I was gong to enjoy this at first. I was very happy with how this story turned out. Very good book!
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Dark but oh so good.