Spotlight, Teaser & Review: Dollars (Dollar #2) by Pepper Winters

Book Blurb & Info

A thief met a possession and did what he did best.
Now, he has to live with the consequences. 
Including the girl he claimed. 

Pimlico was stolen and sold all before her twenty-first birthday. 
Two years with a master who almost killed her is over. 
She has a new master now. 
A master who demands everything, expects everything, and requires ultimate access to her mind. 

Elder broke countless rules when he took the girl who wasn’t his. 
She confuses and bewitches him, but his fascination won’t save her from his desires. 

He wants to know her.

She wants to forget. 

Together…they’re doomed.

“I should never have asked for a night with you. This would never have happened if I’d had more willpower.” 


The story continues in Dollars by Pepper Winters.


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Toot's Review

“You don’t need to know what the future holds. No one does. After all, no one can truly know or predict what their next day will include. All you need to know is right now. Can you survive right now? Can you survive today? If the answer is yes, then keep going. Who cares what other people’s agendas are? You can’t control that. You shouldn’t weaken yourself by worrying. Accept that you are strong enough to endure the present. The rest doesn’t matter.” - Dr. Michaels to Pim

Well, I got this book as an ARC and finished it a few days ago but I really had to stew on my thoughts for a while because I'm not quite sure what to think or feel.

So let me get this all out, edit it and then maybe you’ll see where I’m coming from.

Sometimes it’s best when you’re reviewing a second book in a series to look back at the first to get the bigger picture. So let’s start with the first book, Pennies. Pennies was the start to the new series for Pepper and had a lot to accomplish in a short span. It not only had to set up the overall world but also had to character and story build and then create a hook to have the reader want to continue reading the next four books in the series. I’m all about analogies, so the best way for me to describe Pennies would be that it was like the slow climb up a roller coaster ride. You know in your heart it’s going to be an amazing ride. You can see where the ride is going to go and the anticipation is intense. Now with that being said, I would put Dollars as the flat part or the small little hill of the roller coaster right before you get to the good stuff! Dollars subtly adds to the overall ride and is needed to gain the momentum for the exciting parts to come.

Remember, Dollars is the second installment in a 5 book series and focuses mainly on character building as well as the relationship building between the main characters in the overall arc of the story.

So now that the gobbily-gook is out of the way, Dollars picks up right where Pennies left off. Elder has found and taken Pim to his floating fortress, a beast of a yacht called Phantom, for medical care and rehab after the injuries she sustained when he found her. He has also decided that he needs to either keep her, sell her or let her go but he doesn’t know which yet. So for 90% of the book, you have him weighing his options, the two characters dancing around each other and coping/feeling out their new realities. For the most part, we learn more of Elder's backstory, we learn more of Pim's and we get a big ol’ grand tour of Elder’s day to day life, in and out of business. There are some very memorable scenes scattered throughout the story and the ending is classic Pepper; which like any good cliffy, rolls us right up to the next installment being Hundreds.

Author Info

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.

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