The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters
The Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters.
Title: The Son & His Hope
Series: A standalone in the Ribbon world
Author: Pepper Winters
Genres: Coming of Age/ New Adult
Release Date: February 12, 2019
“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:
I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.
I am happy being alone.
And that is all I ever want to be.”
The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.
It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.
That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.
And nothing and no one could change his mind.
I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.
He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.
I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.
I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.
We shared similarities.
I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.
But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.
He stayed true to his vow to never fall.
The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"I wanted to curse and kiss her all at once. This damn girl. This aggravating, irritating, troublesome girl."
While this story can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend that you do yourself the favor of reading the whole series. It's amazing and life-changing. I've read many books since the first book, The Boy and His Ribbon but I still can't stop thinking about it. I think this series would make an epic movie, I can already see it in my mind. The author managed to pull every emotion from me. She made me feel so deeply, and it didn't stop at the last page. There are so many beautiful moments that I will treasure forever. This collection definitely deserves a place of honor on my bookshelf.
Jacob is beyond broken. He was born into a home filled with love. He felt it, he remembers it, he mourns it. He loved so hard that the loss he suffered caused him to close himself off, protecting himself from future loss. He saw the happiness love brings and the pain that follows. So, he's decided that's not a road he wants to travel. He'd rather sacrifice one to avoid the other. Sounds like a plan, right?
My heart broke for the boy he was then and the man he became later. I wanted to spank him and hug him at different times, but I loved him from beginning to end. I felt his pain and understood his disillusionment, but I yearned so hard for him to let himself feel again. I anxiously waited for the time that Hope would come into his life and shake it up.
Hope is my hero. She gave and gave and gave, offering support and friendship and love. Jacob was a jerk. And though she offered, I can honestly tell you that he didn't take and take and take from her. He tried to avoid her, but she wouldn't let him. He tried to hate her, and would never admit that he didn't. She pushed and he evaded. He pushed her away and she kept coming back. Until she didn't...
What would it take for him to risk his heart? That's something you will have to learn for yourself. It's a journey that will have you questioning your sanity and your sobriety. It's hard and soft, bitter and sweet, devastating and beautiful. It's...everything.
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.