Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

Title Quintessentially Q
Series Monsters in the Dark
Author Pepper Winters
Romance Dark


“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… screwed up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs do make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

This is a story of eroticism, horror, and sweet tragedy. It contains graphic scenes, but there’s always light in the darkness.


According to me a Prologue or the 1st Chapter of a book is THE reflection – SO it must capture my attention from page 1 I will continue a few more chapters to give the Book a fair chance to change my mind!
My review!


“Let yourself feel. Let yourself accept. You’re more human than you want to believe.”

This book was written in a dual POVs, so we get the indulgence in both Q’s and Tess heads their thoughts and reason behind their actions.

My reality was something I could no longer endure as I’d dirtied it, torn it to smithereens, and filled my soul with corruption.

How I felt


Although I loved book 1! Book 2 just irritated the living shit out of me, in some parts – my reason for 3 stars – well according to me that strong fighter Tess was gone – and so was my love for her – NOW Q on the other hand stole my heart!

Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures :

Q MERCER is a sadist, and a mean bastard – but Alas I fell in love with this character – well just look at him LOL who WILL NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM 😀


Tess annoying as hell!

Relationship development


Q gives up in order to support Tess and I wished she f_cking she opened her eyes earlier

(I really got mad at her in this book – must say she was a bit of a pain)

BUT alas get your Kleenex ready. There is a gut wrenching scenes that broke my heart. Q may be dark and damaged, but he has a heart that outshines many others. And once he realized that his feelings for Tess were love, he embraces those feelings.

“I may be a controlling bas****, but the moment Tess stalked into my life I lost my balls to her.”

“Tess was my phenomenon. The once in a lifetime dream that I never thought I’d get.”

“Tess had changed. And I feared I’d never get her back.”

“I had no effing life before you. You are my life. Without you, I might as well take a shotgun to my head and join you in the dirt because, Tess, if you leave me—if you’re so fling weak not to fight, then that is what will happen to me. You’ll crucify me.”


Tess is resolute to get Q to sweeping up all his past secrets and sharing his life and riddles with her!

BUT alas I WANTED TO SHOUT AT HER AND SAY LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND – BUT OH NO – let’s just block out the past and puss him past his breaking point TESS!

Q has asked for time since he is struggling with his shadowy needs and desires to keep Tess innocent. But Tess is annoyed and pushes him too hard causing Q to lose control.

“Let yourself feel. Let yourself accept. You’re more human than you want to believe.”


Chapter Development
As much as I loved Tess in book 1 I was so damn angry at her attitude and her readiness to give up without a fight shame on you Tess!!!


A few paragraphs / quotes → I loved


“My needs transcended middle-class kink and verged on life threatening. I didn’t want fake
fear or tears. No. I wanted the whole damn truth. I wanted to possess and obsess and
consume. I wanted to be the air that Tess breathed. I wanted to be the water she drank.
Keeping her alive all the while wanting to kill her.”

“The knowledge she let me bring her to the point of such weakness made my heart swell
until it no longer fit in my rib-cage. I didn’t think I’d find anything as satisfying
as causing pain, but the complete submission and trust was the ultimate aphrodisiac”

And then there is Tess. Who is starting to discover what she likes? What she needs. “I liked pain. I loved the taboo line of pleasure in accepting a whip’s kiss or a flogger’s smack-subservient entirely to my master’s whim.”

“You stole my loneliness. I may have given you wings, but you’ve become my gravity. I’ll never be free of your force.”

“You returned to me. This isn’t a vacation, enclave. You don’t get to come and go as you please. You belong to me and I can do what I want to you.”

Epilogue! →

The end, when you turn the last page, you are left wanting more….. or maybe – read the book for yourself to find out!

“You’ll never be free of me. I’ll never be free of you. It’s fate who decides, and fate gave us each other.”

Recommend to the following type of readers: →
Over 18 etc

Why my rating?→
I liked the book but Tess irritated me just straight thoughts that!

So I am not so sure if I can give higher than a 3 star rating!


Queen – I Want To Break Free

Will I read it again?→

My feelings while reading this: →
Uggh I said it all above

To the Author
The book was well written! No fault with the writing so THIS IS ALL ME NOT YOU type of review!

PW writing was superb and therefore I will most certainly read more of your books OH YES AND HOT AS HELL!


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