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Review - Ruby Tears

Updated: May 25

Ruby Tears by Pepper Winters

Title - Ruby Tears
Author - Pepper Winters
Name of Series - The Jwellery Box #1
Series Type - Trilogy
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 12th March 2024
Overall Rating - 5 / 5
Heat Rating - 4.5 / 5

“Ten thousand dollars.

That pitiful sum changed my entire life.

It bought my entire life.

A measly ten thousand dollars, given to my boyfriend by a monster to fuck me.

He took it.

The monster took me.

And I never saw freedom again.”

I’m the bastard son of a monster.

My other half-blooded siblings have their own demons…but me?

I truly have the devil inside.

I try to be good.

To do my best to ignore the deep, dark, despicable urges.

But every day it gets harder.

I thought family could help.

I reached out to my infamous half-brother, Q begging for his secrets to stay tamed.

Instead, he gave me an ultimatum to prove I’m not like our father.

Infiltrate The Jewelry Box: a trafficking ring of poor unfortunate souls, kill the Master Jeweler, free the Jewels, and don’t lose my rotten soul while trying.

Only problem is…my initiation into this exclusive club is earning a Jewel all of my own.

She sparkles like diamonds, bleeds like rubies, and bruises as deep as emeralds.

She’s mine to break.

I can’t refuse.

If I want to prove to my half-brother that I’m not like our sire, I have to sink into urges I’ve always fought, plunge into madness, and lose myself so deeply into sin that the only one who will be breaking is me.

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My Review 💋

Star Rating : 4.5 / 5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : Yes

Hero : Henri

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 7/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Overall Opinion :

Pepper is back!! I have been waiting so badly for Pepper and her brand of darkness because even after reading so many books , I have never found another author who mixes darkness and angst like her. She writes the most twisted characters but somehow always manages to redeem them in my eyes with the way they act and how she expresses their thoughts.

The same goes to Henri , who is Q’s half brother. He is twisted and broken like how everyone is in this dark world of theirs but now his path is to be even more tough. He has a toy of his own , his very own sweet diamond. She is everything that he wants but is supposed to break. How will this unfold?

I am always scared of picking up incomplete series by pepper because as much as I yearn for her brand of angst , her cliffhangers scare me more lmao. The same goes for this one , I knew I was going to be broken by the end but I do not regret it!! The angst was worth it and I know that pepper will soon give us the other books too , it's just that I am so hooked into the story z it's tough to wait 😭

Definitely recommending this one to all the dark romance loving people out there!

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