“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”
Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.
However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.
Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.
Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.
Until her past collides with her present.
And it’s her turn to lie.
To everyone…including herself.
“I’m not letting you go. I’ve only just found you.”
“For the briefest second, he wasn’t some rich tycoon about to strip and devour me but a sweet seducer drowning beneath his own untruths. That was the problem with being guarded. People with lies could never make friends. But people with trust cold never make enemies. Both were weak.”
“Lust wasn’t just a word; it was an axe that cut off all chains of propriety. It was the gun that shot common-sense dead. Lust was a kidnapper and killer all in one.”
“Give in, Elle. You’re mine.” “You know it. I fucking know it. So let me fucking claim you.”
One of the things I love so much about a Pepper Winters book, is that I never know what to expect. She pushes all of my boundaries and provides me with the most unexpected love stories. Stories that suck me, captivate me and leave me utterly breathless.
Crown of Lies was a thrilling and exciting read. I am at a total loss for words, in the absolute best way. This story is incredibly well written and fascinating. It will take you on an intense and seductive journey. Crown of Lies will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat. Your mind will searching and begging for answers. Your heart will be begging for the truth and a happy ending. However, if you’re like me and a fan of Pepper Winters work, than you know that the road to happily ever after isn’t going to be an easy one. Our characters are going to have to fight for their love. They are going to endure impossible situations and mind-blowing twists. But, in the end, it will be 100% totally worth it.
Now, I know I haven’t told you much about Crown of Lies and that is because you honestly need to experience this book for yourself. I am at a loss for words, because I have never experienced a Pepper Winters book quite like this. It was everything and more. It was thrilling, brilliant, and sexy. It was seductive and left me with a million questions that I am desperate for the answers to. This story is so fresh and exciting and I honestly can not wait to get my hands on the conclusion. I just know it’s going to be epic.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*