BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters


Throne of Truth, the thrilling conclusion to Crown of Lies from New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, is now LIVE!


Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.


Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.


To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.


For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.


For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.


For me to walk out the door.


For it all to be over.


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It’s incredibly difficult to see the truth amidst a crown of lies, and unfortunately, both Elle and Penn have to learn this lesson in a way that could not only destroy any chance of them having a future together but also put their very lives in jeopardy due to their lack of trust in one another and life not providing them a chance to make things right between them.

It’s easy for people to see what they want to see and not acknowledge the truth out of fear, selfishness, or guilt; Elle and Penn made assumptions about each other without a shred of hard evidence and those doubts forced them to fail one another, further burying any facts that could have been garnered with a simple conversation…without jumping to conclusions and forcing them to make decisions that led them in the opposite direction of one another.

And, even when their past connection was discovered and amends were attempted, outside forces still threatened them…still put them in precarious positions where they failed to see what had always been right in front of them, making it difficult to fix what both of them fractured by their lack of faith and honesty.

But if there’s anything readers have learned from Pepper Winters’ heroes and heroines, it’s that they’re fighters, and even though hatred drove both Penn and Elle at different points in their relationship, the reality of what they mean to one another and what they’re willing to do for each other becomes paramount as Throne of Truth continues, showcasing their tenacity as they both fight for a chance at something real.

I have to admit that I didn’t see Penn and Elle’s story heading in the direction it takes about halfway through Throne of Truth, and that’s not a bad thing because I very much enjoyed where Winters’ characters drove the storyline. Understanding Penn’s past and how he found himself in the difficult positions he did was essential for truly acquiring a full view of the boy he was and the man he became. I actually see Throne of Truth as more of Penn’s story than Elle’s…of course, they both play a pivotal role in how everything plays out, but Penn’s backstory and those involved with it are part of the reason things turn out the way they do, which is necessary to acknowledge in order for the plot to come full circle.

Pepper Winters does a fantastic job of layering the story, transitioning between the past and the present in a way that illustrates the whys and the hows of the position Penn finds himself in and the connection he has to the events that played out three years ago.

Neither Penn nor Elle truly saw each other for who they were, even when deep down, it was obvious due to the chemistry between them, and it almost destroyed any chance to make amends and acknowledge the truth because in the grand scheme of things, Penn and Elle’s choices as well as their disbelief lead them down a path they never would have traveled if they would have seen the truth for what it was at the very beginning. But perhaps, that wasn’t possible…perhaps the hellacious situations had to occur for them to truly see the truth beneath the lies or at least the façade of what they thought each other represented.

I remain in awe of Winters’ storytelling and her ability to send readers into darkness, holding on for dear life, hoping that at the end of the line, the light will find a way to break through and give her characters a second chance at love and at life. It’s easy to put our trust and faith in Pepper Winters and the path we and her characters must endure as long as long as the conclusion gets her hero and heroine where readers hope they would be!

4.5 Poison Apples

About the Author

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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