My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? ~Erin Hansen
The best feeling in the world is to get lost in a book where you’re transplanted, almost if by magic, to a new world. A world where you take flight to a new destination. Dollars by Pepper Winters was my destination to a delicious dark world, one that danced in my dreams and filled me with an infusion of heartbreak and hope. I quickly became lost in Dollars and did not want to be found.
I devoured Dollars and Dollars devoured me. I shut out the world while the dark world in Dollars became my world. Pennies was the darkness that shattered my soul. Dollars is a union of dark and light that both slayed and saved my soul. I was captivated. I was captured. I was claimed. The words whispered to me, becoming the air I breathed, as I drowned in the devastatingly beautiful Dollars. Dollars was my adrenaline…my anguish…my ache…my addiction. I WAS ALL IN.
Beautiful blue-eyed, dark-haired, and long-legged Tasmin Blythe was killed on her 18th birthday, kidnapped and sold into slavery where she became Pimlico ‘Pim.’ Her owner was an evil monster, one she extinguished after extensive physical and emotional abuse. Rescued by the gorgeous and elusive Elder Prest two years later, Pim is not sure whether her new owner is a saint or a sinner…perhaps both.
“We were worlds apart, yet for some reason, he’d not only invited me into his but stolen me to share it.”
Dark-haired, dark-eyed, and inked Elder is gorgeous. Pure perfection. A lethal mix of all alpha male, angel, and devil, Elder walks the fine line of hero and criminal. Burned by a painful past with wounds that still resonated with Elder and were under the surface until Pim opened them.
“She expected me to be a monster. I was a monster. Just one she’d never come across before.”
Pim has been to a hell so heinous that I would not wish it on my worst enemy. She has waded through the depths of darkness with only a sliver of hope as light.
“I told you, you are worth more than pennies, yet you cling to a dollar as if it’s the sum of your value.”
She wields power like a knife. On the outside, she is gaining strength, but on the inside, her worth is a penny when it should be billions.
“How did this man understand me when I’d never spoken a word to him?”
Pim may not speak, but her unspoken words speak to Elder. Their connection is a magnetic force, one forged by fate. Oh did I love their beautiful bond!
“He was no longer just Elder. My savior and captor. He was so, so much more. And it hurt because I wanted to know how deep that more went. It seemed like I wasn’t the only one.”
Pim is a bird in a cage struggling to be free. Though despite the hardship through the pits of hell, Pim is a warrior armed with her head in a battle of wills that aided her through the abuse, and the aftermath where her body is healing from internal and external breaks and bruises. I admired her courage and tenacity so much!
“She wanted to be normal. Despite her fighting me, she secretly hoped I’d smash her cage and teach her how to be free.”
Pim is beautiful despite being battered and bruised. A fallen angel fighting for her life, Pim looks ethereal with a glow that accentuates her beauty and strength, inside and out. Elder can’t get this goddess out of his head or heart.
“Forget the past and only remember this.”
(His lips crashed against mine.)
Oh did I SWOON! I did not expect Elder to melt me to mush, but he surprised me in the best way, making me fall for him even harder!
The chemistry between these two mostly strangers is fire-hot…a slow burn. Passion that permeates from a mere look. Understanding from a shared bond that neither can grasp nor get.
“I didn’t want to fall. I want to fly. With him.”
I LOVED ELDER, MY DARK HERO, SO MUCH!!! He is complex and caring, and dark and dangerous. Pim is breaking through her shell and rediscovering Tasmin. This jilted bird is spreading her wings, preparing to fly, and it’s all because of her dark king who wants his captivating queen. Elder can only hope that his beautiful bird—his soul mate—doesn’t fly home to her past life.
Oh did Dollars STEAL MY HEART, picking up some of the pieces that Pennies shattered. Dollars is hope and heart, strength and salvation, and love and war. Dollars was the hurricane to my heart, the fire to my feels, and the calm to my soul-slaying storm. Ups and downs. Twists and turns. Bruises and burns. I went on a roller coaster of a ride of gut-wrenching heartbreak fused with happiness and hope. I was utterly immersed and intoxicated, completely overcome by this story. I FELT EVERYTHING!
I felt every word I read in this pulse-pounding UNPUTDOWNABLE soul-searing story. Dollars bared its soul to me and stole mine. The spellbinding and spine-tingling Dollars shook my soul, grabbed my gut, and hit my heart so hard that my emotions bled long after the story was over. DOLLARS OWNED EVERY PART OF ME.
I lived Dollars. I breathed Dollars. I was bound to Dollars. I became Dollars, a story worth billions in gold. OH DID I FALL HARD IN LOVE!!! I did not want to deposit my Dollars; I wanted to keep every last word…every last feel…every last cent of Dollars to myself.
★★★★★ ‘worth millions of dollars’ stars
“I should never have asked for a night with you. This would never have happened if I’d had more willpower.”
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.