Review: Crown of Lies


“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.” ~Elle


Pepper Winters caught my attention with Pennies.

She enthralled, shocked and enraptured me with Dollars.

With Crown of Lies, Pepper Winters has solidified her position as one of the reigning Queens of dark romance and I am eager to continue to worship her talent as she sits pretty, reigning supreme on her throne while she wears her crown!

This is one of those novels that will bowl you over and cripple you after you realize that you thought that you had an idea of where Ms. Winter’s novel was going…until she flips the script and stuns and stupefies you to the point where you sit there looking at your screen like “WTF just happened??!!!”

In Crown of Lies, a night on the town leads to unexpected consequences when the heroine, 19-year-old, wealthy heiress Elle Charlston is spared from an unimaginable fate after she is rescued by a “nameless” stranger who saves the day and then disappears into the night without a trace.

Three years later another man, the formidable Penn Everett enters the equation and alters Elle’s life as she knows it. He is commanding, possessive and cocky and this sexy mother****** has no qualms about claiming Elle for his own…and he does so without her implicit permission.

“Elle belongs to you in business. She belongs to me in everything else. ~Penn

Say WHAT??!!!

I was like Elle, outdone, mystified and in absolute lust with Penn!!! His filthy mouth, innate swagger and mysterious persona made me BURN!!! Call me hot for Penn, because I absolutely soared while I was reading Crown of Lies!!!

Pepper Winters knows how to write sizzling, torrid sex scenes that will make you feverish at the same time that she arouses emotions that will leave you a breathless, panting mess!!!! Penn and Elle are ON FIRE, burning and blistering to the point that it should be damn near be illegal to read Crown of Lies in public lest you catch a charge!!!

That is only the tip of the iceberg, because as the story progresses lies are exposed and truths are partially revealed that will introduce your jaw to the floor.

Has Elle unwittingly participated in a delicate dance between the truths that she has imagined in her fantasies and the reality of what she will be forced to deal with as a result of jealousy, deceit, betrayal and lies?

Is there a connection between “nameless,” the man who was her savior so many years ago  and the man who swooped in, mastered her body and imprisoned a piece of her soul?

Who is the hero and who is the villain?  Are they one in the same? I am DYING to know, and I am devastated that I have to wait to find out!!!

This erotic suspense will overwhelm you, control your emotions and introduce you to the type of writing and passionate story-telling that will lead to an obsessive desire for Pepper Winter’s work!  You will be enslaved and you will be Ohhhh so happy to worship at Pepper Winter’s alter !!!

Crown of Lies consumed my mind and evoked reactions in my body that should probably be banned in all 50 states!!

You better read this book!!!!!!

That is this Naughty Girl’s final word.

Overall: This is a 10 star read for dark romance!!! 👑👑👑👑👑/5 crowns!

Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5 searing, burning flames!


“I met the man 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 lives a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

However, two meetings with two men changes her happy existence forever. First, she meets the man who makes her heart sing. Three years later, she meets the man who makes her blood quiver.

Broken-hearted from a teenage romance, Noelle’s freedom is no longer hers. It belongs to the stranger her father believes is her perfect match. The stranger who pulls his lies over everyone he touches.

Including her.

Seduced and manipulated, Noelle gives into the mysterious Penn Everett. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he weaves—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she is and turn her into something else.  Until her past collides with her present.

And it’s her turn to lie.

To everyone…including herself.


Crown of Lies is NOW LIVE!

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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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