ARC Review: Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters

8 Jul 2015

Book Title: Ruin & Rule
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Pure Corruption MC #1
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Genres: Dark/Angst, MC Romance
"We met in a nightmare. The in-between world where time had no power over reason. We fell in love. We fell hard. But then we woke up. And it was over . . ."

She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .

He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.

Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?




  "We met in a nightmare, loved in a prayer. We gave everything until both were laid bare."

I can easily say that I have a long list of favorite authors who are my auto-buy or go-to but sadly, I can't deny that there are times I've been let down. However, I've never gotten that with Pepper Winters. Ruin & Rule is her slight departure from the dark erotica side and venturing into the MC genre. And let me say, she did not disappoint at all. If anything: she came, she delivered and she abso-fucking-lutely conquered. 

 Get ready to meet your new book boyfriend, Arthur 'Kill' Killian. Genius. Sexy. Alpha-male. President of the Pure Corruption MC. A true romantic.


  Ruin & Rule is a story of vengeance and undying love; Kill is a man on a mission in the name of love. After losing the love of his life, he has vowed to avenge for her death and would stop at nothing till he succeeds. But one night changes everything when one of his captives bears the resemblance of the ghost in his past. Staring into the green eyes of a woman who reminded him of his one true love, it takes everything in Kill to protect his heart again from the devastating loss he once felt.


 I don't want to give too much away but holy hell, this book was nothing like what I expected and to say that I'm blown away is a huge understatement. In a true Pepper style, she leads you on a path thinking you know what's ahead and while the clues are obvious, she still manages to throw some curveballs in your way that sends your head and emotions on a tailspin. She pushes you near the edge but to only pull you back by a thread, trickle feeding you with past and present moments that constantly keeps you guessing. 

 It's definitely not as dark like her previous works but what's new is that she really dished out the angst here. OMG that glorious, delicious angst. Hands down, this is Pepper's most angsty book to date. I swear this woman is a true wizard of words because this book had me exploding with all sorts of emotions. The confusion, the anguish, the fear, the despair of losing the love of your life; all these emotions cut me so deep and left me feeling so raw from this read. But above all, I was enamoured by the all-encompassing love as you find yourself reading a love story that transcends many.


 Yet another brilliantly crafted and well-written story, Ms Pepper absolutely did not disappoint. When it comes to her, I expected nothing less. Instead she gave me much more and brought me on an intense ride that I won't be forgetting anytime soon. This was one heck of a powerful, addictive read that had me devouring in one entire setting and currently stands as my favorite Pepper book to date. She put her own unique spin to the MC genre and made it her own. 

 I know there are readers who will be wary about certain controversial subject matters when it comes to this MC genre but rest assured, I felt that Pepper handled it well and there was hardly anything that will leave you squirmish. It had its gritty moments but nothing overly brutal. Also as far as the cliffy ending is concerned, I thought it was well suited with this read and the author left me with enough to wait till the next book. 

 I say this with absolute certainty that this is definitely not a book to be missed. Pepper Winters is a force to be reckon with and if you still haven't pick up her work, I suggest you do so now because there is nothing quite like it ;) 

  Ruin & Rule is the first part in the Pure Corruption MC duet series. 

  ARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 


Pepper Winters

 Pepper Winters 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.

 Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

 Her Grey Romance books include:

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