Author : Pepper Winters
Title : Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet #1)
Release Date : 31st January 2017
Crown of Lies–from New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a delicious sinful hero…..
“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”
Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.
However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.
Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.
Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.
Until her past collides with her present.
And it’s her turn to lie.
To everyone…including herself.
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Book 1 in a duet, Crown of Lies has left me gasping for book 2, like now!!! What a fantastically written web of lies, deceit, intrigue, fear and sheer animal magnetism!! I was hooked from the first page, utterly enthralled and invested in this story, completely spellbound – I was unable to put it down until I was done, though I didn’t want it to end!!
Noelle ‘Elle’ Charlston is the heiress to a massive retail empire, brought up by her father and CEO, has never wanted for anything, but has lived anything but a normal life. Raised in the workplace with spreadsheets and data instead of sleepovers and friends, she works non-stop, knowing the huge responsibility she will be taking on from her father when he passes the mantle to her. On her 19th birthday she decides she needs to escape for one night of normalcy before committing to her future as CEO forever. That night changes everything.
3 years later and she still remembers that fateful night like it was yesterday – but is now a little older, a little wiser, and running the company as her father would expect. Except her father wants her to be happy and in love – she has no time for relationships, busy working all the time, running the multi-million dollar company. But Elle’s life is turned inside out when Penn Everett appears on the scene. Hotter than hell, immaculate, but cold, dark, calculating, domineering, controlling, mysterious, egotistical and downright dirty – their chemistry is completely off the charts, but he rubs her up completely the wrong way and she doesn’t like him, but he is determined to get her in his bed and own her.
Oh the push and pull between these two is just sublime!!! Elle is a fabulous heroine, so strong and feisty on the outside able to run her business like clockwork, yet inside sensitive and naive, wanting nothing more than to please her daddy! Penn is such a piece of work – the way he is with her, full of control, domineering, powerful – yet secrets abound that he unwittingly gives away small snipets of information, emotions she spies before the mask is reapplied. He’s not easy to like, but you can’t help but love him and his determination – and the eroticness of the scenes between him and Elle are like, wow!!
The storyline keeps you guessing to the end, and then leaves you in tatters, not knowing which way to turn. But the truth will out in book 2, which my grabby little hands can’t wait to get hold of. A must read by anyone’s standards, I dare you not to be hooked in by this!!
About the Author
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.