Review: Fable of Happiness by Pepper Winters

Posted June 7, 2021 by Stephanie in Dark Romance, Reviews / 16 Comments

Title: Fable of Happiness
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Fable #1
Publication: June 4th 2021
Genre: Dark Romance
Find it on: Amazon | Google Play
Rating: 4/5

It’s the start of something huge.

From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a new Dark Romance full of decadent angst, monstrous heroes, and pages chock-full of lust.

A house hidden in the middle of nowhere.
A man who’s lived alone for a decade.
A woman who trespasses on his solitude.
A love full of hate as well as hunger.

The thing about my life is…I was never in control of it.
I just I thought I was.
I thought I had everything figured out—a good career, fun hobbies, a bright future, but everything changed when I found an ivy-cloaked house, tucked in a forgotten valley, hiding a man who corrupted my world forever.
I thought I was successful, until he showed me fortune and happiness could be snatched away in an instant.
I believed I was blessed, but really, I was cursed.
Cursed to become a plaything for a monster.
Cursed to become a prisoner just because I trespassed.
Now, I know nothing.
I am nothing.
I’m just his.

TW: Sexual assault, captivity, violence, abuse

Fable of Happiness was a very dark romance even for Pepper Winters. And I loved every single bit of it. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart and I’ve added some trigger warnings above so don’t forget to give those a quick look.

The story follows Gemma who has everything going for her until she goes climbing in the middle of nowhere and stumbles upon a hidden house that she can’t help but enter. The story also follows Kassen who has a really traumatic past who’s been living in the hidden house all on his own for eleven years. And now Gemma is his.

So although this author is known for her dark romance books I feel this was very different from any of her other stories. Which is a good thing of course. It had a story and characters I hadn’t come across before in any of her previous work so this felt like something fresh and new. And it was dark as fuck!

I’m not entire sure how many pages this book has but I finished it in only a day and that isn’t something that happens a lot so that shows I really enjoyed it. My favorite things about it was the connection between Gemma and Kassen because it was just so profound and savage in its intensity. And this was only the beginning.

I’ve read a lot of books by Pepper Winters, almost all of her work actually but Fable of Happiness is something else entirely. It was an addictive and all consuming page-turner. I absolutely can’t wait to read the next one!

About the author:

Pepper Winters is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. With a catalogue of over twenty titles, she’s hit the bestselling lists over thirty times.
She loves romance, star-crossed lovers, and the forbidden taboo. She strives to write a story that makes the reader crave what they shouldn’t, and delivers tales with complex plots and unforgettable characters.
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 #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.
After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.
Represented by Trident Media, her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, Hebrew, German, and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available soon.

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