The Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters is live!
“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.
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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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Sigh…. This book…. These 3 books… Before reading The Son and His Hope, PLEASE make sure you’ve read the first 2 books of the Duet before diving into this one.
As with any Pepper Winters book, you must allow plenty of time for reading her beautifully penned stories. Her books not only give you a story that stays with you, they take you on a journey.
Jacob and Hope, their story gutted me.
The farm is such a beautiful place. The love of the land and the love of the horses shows through out this story. But there is something missing… Jacob is a lost person. Throwing himself into the beauty of the farm. Keeping everyone who loves him at a safe distance. For fear of losing the next person he allows to get close.
Death is everywhere on the farm.
Hope met Jacob at the screening of the movie. A witty, strong willed young gal with a backbone stronger than anyone I’ve ever met! From that first meeting, she never backed down. She stood tall and gave Jacob every push he needed. But what she never expected would be, Jacob never accepting her and her strong-willed personality.
This book mentally exhausted me! I didn’t think that after reading the Duet, that this book would do the story justice. Boy was I wrong. After reading this book though, I will totally stand behind my fear of horses. They are beautiful to look at from a distance….but never will you find me standing next to one!
Live Wild. Love Freely. Be Blessed.
The saga of hopeless, forbidden love which started in Ren & Della duet, seems to climax in this book. Pepper has gone further in portrayal of Agony of Unrequited Affections by detailing a story between Jacob Ren Wild and Hope Jacinta Murphy in all the colours of anger, angst, grief, rejection and desolation.
Despite being penned with a backdrop of lush, fertile Cherry Hills farm, there’s penury in the hearts of all the characters. The void left by Ren is a gaping hole in the farm, it’s swallowing all involved and getting wider and deeper by the day. Sorrow so profound and thick like a blanket, it’s almost suffocating, but for the presence of Hope, literally and figuratively.
“You’re ruining everything.”
“Maybe.” She sucked in a breath with a blood-heating hitch.
“Or maybe I’m fixing everything.”
Pepper is a master of evoking emotions so indelible and inerasable, the remorse just rubbed off on my heart like ink from the paper transfers on the hands of the reader. Despondency and latent frustration is the mood of the story. Pepper skillfully delves into grief of left behind relatives who are struggling with Death of a loved one. This subject matter would have gone completely dark black in the hands of any less accomplished author, but I guess Pepper balances the darkness of loneliness and lightness of being, expertly. She being an introvert feels more and that transfers in her stories a lot in the form of ponderings and monologues. She lives close to nature, so her sentiments are magnified and vivid. She colours sadness inky black, the smile and vivaciousness of Hope is evident in striped pink pajamas and sunshine yellow. Della’s acceptance is calm and placid like the endless blue skies and rolling green hills.
She was shy beneath strength. Quiet beneath conversation. And when she’d hugged me? God, she’d shown me pain had multiple levels. A hug from family could sear and sting. But a hug from her? It drew blood.
The story is so vast, the growth of characters gets ample space and time. Hope and Jacob meet when they are kids, on the sets of Ren and his Ribbon movie and then the premiere. Ren’s instant dislike doesn’t deter the effervescent and persistent Hope. Much like her name, she’s a glimmer and living, breathing flame that scatters the mourning shadows from Jacobs life.
Jacob seems like a lost cause almost throughout the story. Carrying a chip on his shoulders the size of Everest, hes snarky, stubborn, depressed and volatile.
Wild as his surname baptised him. Savage as the loneliness in his heart.
Grief had swollen up like a balloon and filled his heart in all the nooks and crannies so much so that there was not a shred of space for love and he is very comfortable in the grief and self-pity.
It’s an uphill task requiring endless patience, steadfast loyalty and unshakeable belief in the power of love. All this is in the makeup of Hope. Hats off to this chit of a girl who falls for Jacob at first sight and never gives up or walks away. Literally going to the ends of the earth to salvage his broken shipwrecked soul. Such a strong girl-woman, she amazed me with her tenacity and rocklike steadfastness
“Wake up and apologise. Wake up and be brave. Wake up and accept life in all its gifts and glories, all its sadness and suffering.”
Pepper has stretched the beauty and soulfulness of Ren & Della series to this book too. Very well written, poetical and philosophical. Very intense, at times therapeutic, at times full of sick intentions, it’s bound to effect you strongly, that’s for sure. Pepper highlights the strength of human spirit to survive and heal. Very beautifully etched characters, melodramatic dialogues, witty banter, all this makes it an unforgettable read.
5 stars for Little Lace and the wild One