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Publisher's Summary

"My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect. Then it all changed. I was sold."
Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.
For their two-year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.
But lusty paradise is shattered.
Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can't save her from the horror of being sold.
Can Brax find Tess before she's broken and ruined, or will Tess's new owner change her life forever?
©2013 Pepper Winters (P)2016 Pepper Winters
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4 out of 5 stars
By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 06-14-16


Would you listen to Tears of Tess again? Why?

IDK....This is a sick and twisted story...I am curious for book 2 though...

What did you like best about this story?

WOW...I dont know that this is a story you can say you like...its a bit overwhelming...its very dark...and well written...and the concept is just brutal..did I like this story? I like the book and the performance? YES!

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I felt for Tess the whole time...she is very strong willed...and I probably would have really hated this dom/sub relationship if it wouldn't have been Tess who really wanted this...and that is how true dom/sub relationships work.

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This book was a struggle for me emotionally...I have a hard time with dom/sub forced relationships...this is a brutal story of human trafficking and forced slavery....and if you can not wrap your mind around how some people like pain, crave pain and want pain in there sex lives, and that that is the only way they are satisfied, you do not need to listen to this book!

Tess has always been missing something, she has dark fantasies and is not truly happy with her sweet boyfriend Brax, she also has parental issues and has never really felt good enough, or truly loved. Her and Brax take a vacation in Mexico and it all goes to hell, I mean literal hell...Tess is kidnapped and sold like property...she just so happens to end up in France with the dark and very sinister Q! Both these people are really messed up...he sees the fight in her, her intelligence, her passion and it is on!

I had to review my feelings on this book several times, and although I really did like this book, and I want #2 asap...I dont like stories like this on the norm..I know a lot about this lifestyle...the extreme BDSM lifestyle and I probably would not have finished this book if I could not have clearly saw that Tess wanted this, needed this...she was actually more in control of this situation than Q ever really was, and this is what it took for both of them to be set free is definitely a sick sick sick and twisted world out there...and don't just think this kind of stuff happens only in fiction, because you are sadly mistaken if you do!

On the narration I think Hannah was ok, but the wrong choice for this book, and why didn't she have an Australian accent, if Tess was from Australia? Jacob was awesome!



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5 out of 5 stars
By Minks on 02-25-17

Hot and Twisty and Depraved Oh MY!

WOW...what an Dark and Depraved read. Lets just say 50 shades doesn't have nothing on this! I couldn't believe the depth and detail in this story. I love how Pepper stories are all narrated. No spoilers here, but some advice..... DO NOT read close to bedtime, you will be up all night!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jake on 08-20-17

Dark Romance indeed

My first book in this genre, normally i do fantasy or historical.
I must say Tears of Tess is a wild story, all the stop's have been pulled. The book stays clear of usual cliche's and is unpredictable which is great and its easy to get "captured" by the story.

The performance was exceptional, Hannah Belle's voice is so beyond perfect. Like liquid sugar for your ears.

Highest recommendations

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5 out of 5 stars
By LilleyLoohLah on 09-25-16

Fantastic as Audio

Holy Moly Guacamole! This had me gripped from the first page! Intense doesn't even begin to describe this book. From the get go I had my ideas as to how this book should pan out, I had so many theories. I literally had no clue, everything I presumed, guessed, thought I knew was all so far from the actual plot that I found it completely and utterly refreshing. I always pride myself on seeing the outcome of books, I couldn't have been more wrong. This book is dark and deals with some extremely sensitive issues, (kidnapping, sex slaves, drugs, rape to name but a few), any bad thing you can think of, it happens. That being said it has to go down as one of my favourite reads this year. The synopsis gives you all the plot details, I just want to say, if you like dark this is a must read, the characters are perfection, the story beautifully written. Full five stars.

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5 out of 5 stars
By IMEE B on 06-12-17

Mind blowing

Tears for Tess is raw uncensored dark and decadent delight. It makes fifty shades look like a young adult romp in comparison. The emotion it dredge from me is indescribable. The passion, danger and dark and dangerous needs of a broken man and the dark desires of a young woman and their twisted yearning of the flesh and the need to dominate and to submit gives this story the edge and filled with unrelenting passions. The narrative is excellent for both narrators, the conveyed every emotion that the characters felt and it made me feel everything.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carcoura on 11-28-16

Dark, sexy and perfectly narrated

Loved this audio book so much! I'd struggled to get into the book while I was in a bit of a reading funk then came across the whispersync option. Sooooooooooo glad I did! Great story, brought to life with fabulous narration. OK, so not a lot of effort went into making Tess sound like an Aussie, but that's easily forgiven thanks to the French accent both narrators delivered. Really worth a listen.

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