The Son and His Hope by Pepper Winters
Release Date: February 12th
The Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters.
“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:
I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.
I am happy being alone.
And that is all I ever want to be.”
The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.
It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.
That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.
And nothing and no one could change his mind.
I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.
He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.
I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.
I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.
We shared similarities.
I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.
But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.
He stayed true to his vow to never fall.
There is a hypnotic beauty in a love that comes from so much pain.
That sentence sums up perfectly how I feel after finishing not just this book but Ren and Della's story too.
Like many readers, I had an expectation of what Jacob would be like .. but he wasn't at all. The boy that the author wrote was absolutely perfect, when you remember the history it makes sense that he is this way. Hope like Jacob is unique there could only ever be one of them. Despite their faults, I challenge you not to fall head over heels in love with them.
Pepper is an author who never sticks to one genre who always surprises her readers and gives us stories we never knew we wanted. Her talent for storytelling only grows with each new book release. What's next I have no idea, but it'll be in the front of the queue.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I both longed for and feared this book. There's no other way to describe it. I longed for the tale of Jacob to use as a ball to my battered heart after experiencing Ren and Della's story. (Don't get me wrong, I LOVED The Boy & His Ribbon and The Girl & her Ren. I was an addict devouring every soul-destroying word.) I just knew that I needed more.
What I got was...MORE. It was not rainbows and unicorns. It was not insta-love. It was intense and heartbreaking. The Son & His Hope is painful and hopeful. It's tragic, heart squeezing, and brutal. It's love in a messy, traumatized world. It's a true Wild experience. No pain, no gain, right!?!
If you've read the Ribbon Duet, you are already so invested you probably are fighting tears with the blurb. I know I lost it in the prologue. If by some strange twist of fate you opted to take this journey with Jacob before experiencing his parents' epic romance. I wish you luck. You aren't aware yet of the kind of pain and heartache Pepper Winters can bestow on her readers. You also have no idea the amount of joy and bittersweet smiles you have in store for you.
The Son & His Hope gave me the completion I never thought possible. Pepper Winters rounds out any injustices you might have claimed from The Ribbon Duet. Happily Ever After doesn't always look the way we planned, in real life and fiction.
One of my favorite things about this series is Pepper Winters isn't afraid to give us the happily ever after our beloved characters deserve. I'm still smiling through my tears. I think it will be quite a while before both my smile and tears stop but it was worth every heartache. It was worth the fear. It was worth it all to experience the joy and uncompromising love.
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.
After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.
Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.
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