Wednesday, July 8, 2015

review || RUIN & RULE by Pepper Winters


Forever | July 7, 2015 | Romantic Suspence/MC
Pure Corruption MC, book 1


"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?

RUIN & RULE is a full-length book at 436 pages and ends on a cliffhanger. Cleo and Kill's story continues in SIN & SUFFER.
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There's not a whole lot I can say in regards to this book without putting a giant spoiler warning on it, so I'm going to keep it short and sweet...

...well, short and sweet in the word of Mignon. It could still get lengthier than a normal person's "short and sweet" because this one is going to turn into a conversational piece, but don't you worry, I plan on going full in to everything this book entails when SIN & SUFFER releases.

I was in a major book rut. It happens when you're a reader like me, who puts away too many books a week and eventually gets to be overwhelming but you have two tours today and four tomorrow and three the next day and let's not forget the releases happening this Tuesday and you have to read some of them because your NetGalley shelf is getting awfully full and...

Yeah. Get it?

So I was reading books and not connecting and I totally blame that and that alone for the huge number of 4-stars I've been dishing out the last few days.

But then I decided to do a July 7 release. Looking at the list of 6 that were releasing, I thought that RUIN & RULE had the best cover (oh yes, I went there) and chose that one.

My goodness gracious, I didn't see the rest of the world for six hours.

Now to be fair, I should add that this book scared me a bit (it was long) and I did my whole 'read all over the place' thing that I mentioned in my review of FIGHTING THE FALL -- which was probably the last time I serious read a book inside out. 

I saw how long the book was and buckled down to start. Curiosity got the better of me, as it always does, and I read the last chapter. Went back to where I was. Read a bit, decided to go to the last couple of chapters. Went back to where I was.

I was probably a good few chapters (from the beginning) in before I stopped taking sneak peeks to the end. But that's just the way I read. I can't stand suspense (yet I love the genre...).

Arthur "Kill" Killian is the president of Pure Corruption MC. After going to prison for a crime he didn't truly commit and being framed by his own blood, he takes over a motorcycle club of one of the men he met on the inside. Having grown up in the lifestyle, Kill knows what he wants his club to look like and makes changes to the down and dirty club, making it a better one.

Years ago he was in love with a girl nearly four years his senior. Not such a big deal now, but then she was barely fourteen. He tried hard to keep his distance from the girl he'd loved since they met ten years prior -- but it was his attraction to the club's president's daughter that started the whirlwind of events that eventually lands him in prison.

When his Cleo died, Kill wanted to go with her -- he just has things to do first.

One of these things involves trafficking of whores, but when the blindfold is taken off of the sixth (of a promised five) woman, Kill's world comes tumbling down. Aside from the tattoos and scars, the girl looks like his Cleo would if she'd been able to grow up.

This girl, though, has amnesia and doesn't remember anything from before being taken this time.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved watching everything unfold and watching 'her' memory come back in pieces. Her story is a complex one. My heart hurt for Kill -- even though the story was told mostly through 'her'. Kill had brief introductions to the chapter, and then he had a chapter of his own, chronicling the previous chunk of story. I enjoyed the family unit Kill has with his MC -- but equally I loved the twists and turns the story produced.

The one thing that drove me absolutely bonkers, though, was what 'she' chose to share of her memory coming back. Sometimes I wanted to just reach through the pages and strangle her, telling her if she'd just divulge in that information, things would be different.

I am so pumped for the next book. We're left on a pretty steep cliff at the end of this -- just when you think everything is finally going to be good, bam! January's release of SIN & SUFFER cannot come soon enough.

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