♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ THE BOY AND HIS RIBBON (THE RIBBON DUET#1) BY PEPPER WINTERS

TITLE: The Boy And His Ribbon
SERIES: (The Ribbon Duet #1)
AUTHOR: Pepper Winters
GENRE: Romance | Dark
 PUBLICATION: April 3rd, 2018

THE BOY AND HIS RIBBON: 
is the first book in Pepper Winter’s ‘The Ribbon’ duet. In this we meet Ren and Della. Told in ‘Dual Perspectives’ 

About a boy and a girl…

2000: Ten year old Ren has escaped the terrors of his captivity, dodging bullets just to get away from the terrors that held him captive at a run down old farm house where his mother had sold him two winters before hand, with no recollection of life before he was sold. Running with only a few supplies in a backpack on his back.

He had nowhere to go
No money
No one to help him
No guarantee of survival
No known direction to head towards
N0 food or water, no tent or blanket, no spare clothes.
Nothing..

Straight away you are pulled into the story weither you wanted to be or not, at times it’s not an easy book to read, unannounced it will grab you by the throat and it won’t let go, your heart strings will be obliterated to smithereens, Pepper Winters will have you eating her words out of the palm of her hand as she weaves her spell binding magic whilst you sit there devouring all her written words, eating the pages up as you race to see what’s coming around the corner. I was hooked beyond words.

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On the run, two mouths to feed, a burden weighing him down, foraging for food, stealing to survive. If it was just him things would’ve been a hell of a lot better, but it’s not just him there’s Della to take care of too. Della somehow had become his responsibility when he ran from hell. 


I would die for her
I would live for her.
I would kill for her. 


To Present Day: 
INTRODUCTORY ASSIGNMENT FOR: Creative writing class
PROFESSOR: Diane Baxter
BRIEF: To write a non-fiction piece about our lives that reads like fiction. 


Dear Professor Baxter,
I know you asked us to write something true that reads as fake, but I have a problem.
I'm not trying to be difficult and refuse to do the assignment but...well,
this problem of mine..it's a fairly big problem.
You see, I'm not allowed to tell the truth.
Ever. 


This is in written form in Della’s own words for a school assignment which she debates weither she’ll even turn it in or not, we read her actual memories of when she was just a toddler to her teenage years. 

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It wasn’t that I hated her because she was the blood of my enemies but because, day by day, she was robbing me of my only chance at making something of myself. 

I've tried to make this as spoiler free as I possibly could. All I can really say is that I highly recommend this book, so unique, a heartfelt story that is like nothing I have ever read before!!

* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page *

“What do you do when you meet your soul mate? No wait…that’s too easy. What do you do when you meet your soul mate and have to spend a lifetime loving him in secret? 
I’ll tell you what you do.
You lie.”

REN

Ren was eight when he learned that love doesn’t exist—that the one person who was supposed to adore him only cared how much he was worth. 
His mother sold him and for two years, he lived in terror.
But then…he ran.
He thought he’d run on his own. Turned out, he took something of theirs by accident and it became the one thing he never wanted and the only thing he ever needed. 

DELLA

I was young when I fell in love with him, when he switched from my world to my everything. 
My parents bought him for cheap labour, just like they had with many other kids, and he had the scars to prove it. 
At the start, he hated me, and I could understand why.
For years he was my worst enemy, fiercest protector, and dearest friend.
But by the end…he loved me.
The only problem was, he loved me in an entirely different way to the way I loved him.
And slowly, my secret drove us apart.


Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

Her Dark Romance books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)
Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1)

Her Grey Romance books include:
Destroyed

Upcoming releases are:
First Debt (Indebted Series #2)
Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC)
Je Suis a Toi (Monsters in the Dark Novella)
Forbidden Flaws (Standalone Erotic Romance)

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