by Pepper Winters
Published: November 18, 2016
A thief met a possession and did what he did best.
Now, he has to live with the consequences.
Including the girl he claimed.
Pimlico was stolen and sold all before her twenty-first birthday.
Two years with a master who almost killed her is over.
She has a new master now.
A master who demands everything, expects everything, and requires ultimate access to her mind.
Elder broke countless rules when he took the girl who wasn’t his.
She confuses and bewitches him, but his fascination won’t save her from his desires.
He wants to know her.
She wants to forget.
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Dollars, the second installment in the Dollar series, takes place immediately after the conclusion of Pennies. Pim claimed some dignity back from her captor, but in her want for freedom she traded in one master for another. Elder may have rescued her from one evil, but he holds secrets and she's not accustomed to the changes he expects from her. Used to the expectations of beatings and torture, Pim's voice goes unused as she seeks out the answers to questions she is afraid to ask.
Desperate for her voice, to know the woman he rescued, Elder challenges Pim and himself in an effort of forcing language. Offering medical help, food, and clothing seem to do nothing, but his force brings both progress and failure. She brings out the monster in him, her emotions drawing his to the surface and wreaking havoc on his control. He knows he should grant her freedom, but he's drawn to her and cannot let her go.
Free. I scoffed. I'd stolen her with the intention of keeping her, not freeing her.
Told in dual POV, Dollars reveals the darkness that has consumed Pim for so long and slowly reveals to readers why Elder saw her fit to rescue and keep. More than the bruises that mar her body, Pim's mind is held captive by the haunting memories of the last two years, her body trained to react only to harm. Dollars was an all consuming read, I ached for Pim, any chapter from her POV broke me down a bit more each time. Elder is a mystery, he too is haunted by a past we do not know, but he also has a kind soul we glimpse often as he cages his monster inside him when it comes to caring for Pim. Between them grows an unspoken connection, the sexual tension only the tip of the iceberg.
He wasn't a gentleman. He wasn't refined. He was chaos and uncultured and dying to be free ot invoke whatever calamity he needed to inflict.
Slow in pace and heavy with emotions, Dollars is the type of read that weighs on you. The growth of the characters is tremendous, but the undertones are dark and overwhelming. Like Elder, Dollars leaves the reader waiting for the darkness to take control, for the evil that lives inside Elder, and in the world Pim is rescued from, to take over. As Pim is strengthened her power grows and Dollars scratches just the surface of what twists are to come in the remainder of the series. The ending left me desperate for more and readers will find this dark series is one they cannot walk away from.
I need his arms; otherwise, I'd die. I needed him to hold me now he'd decimated the podium I'd stood on and left me in rubble.
I had no one else.
Not even myself.
Pennie$ Book One in the Dollar Series
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Hundreds (Book Three) - Release date to be determined
Thousands (Book Four) - Release date to be determined
Millions (Book Five) - Release date to be determined
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She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
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