The Boy and His Ribbon
Book 1, Ribbon Duet
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From New York Times Bestseller comes one of her best stories to date.
“What do you do when you meet your soul mate? No wait…that’s too easy. What do you do when you meet your soul mate and have to spend a lifetime loving him in secret?
I’ll tell you what you do.
Ren was eight when he learned that love doesn’t exist—that the one person who was supposed to adore him only cared how much he was worth.
His mother sold him and for two years, he lived in terror.
But then…he ran.
He thought he’d run on his own. Turned out, he took something of theirs by accident and it became the one thing he never wanted and the only thing he ever needed.
I was young when I fell in love with him, when he switched from my world to my everything.
My parents bought him for cheap labour, just like they had with many other kids, and he had the scars to prove it.
At the start, he hated me, and I could understand why.
For years he was my worst enemy, fiercest protector, and dearest friend.
But by the end…he loved me.
The only problem was, he loved me in an entirely different way to the way I loved him.
And slowly, my secret drove us apart.
The Boy & His Ribbon is an exquisite masterpiece of divine art!
There is no real way of describing this book!
Other than it’s breathtaking, gut-wrenchingly beautiful, superbly poetic, and brutally raw!
A whole new realm of the divine world!
The Boy & His Ribbon is an exquisite masterpiece of divine art, etching it's way into your inner solar plexuses, stealing all your rational thought. Then replacing it with wrecked and utter mindlessness!
Slaying you from the very first start.
Pepper Winters has penned the novel of the century with this masterpiece!
I’d even go so far as to say it’s her best work ever!
Her writing has grown volumes, to a whole new level of unadulterated pure genius, with a calculating, precision and grace.
A unique and interesting ride
This book had me going all kinds of up, down and sideways before it even got on my Kindle.
Did I want to read it?
I’ve read Pepper Winter’s words in duet form before and I ended up on two sides of the spectrum with them. One I adored, the other not so much. So the inner turmoil was real, but my curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to go for it...because the third time’s the charm right? And while I won’t say I fell into full on adoration with the story ~ at least thus far as this is only part one of the journey ~ I did fall into fascination with it, and sometimes that’s the better option for everyone.
So why fascination?
From the very first words I was sucked into the story, it was hard not to be because we are thrust into Ren and Della’s story without apology and it isn’t a pretty one to start out with. But what that did was make me want to know more. To see how life would treat these two human beings and how it would shape and mold them, because there was nothing conventional about their situation. And that’s where the fascination took hold.
Ren and Della’s journey had me all kinds of twisted up inside. I mean the anxiety their situation gave me was real, and I’m still feeling anxious even now. But that was due to the situation they found themselves in. It wasn’t conventional and I’m not sure if saying you should be open minded about it is correct. I think you need to just roll with it and accept what is being thrown at you as truth. Their truth, even when their truth doesn’t match up with your reality. Have I confused you? Probably, but what I think I’m trying to lay down is simply feel the journey and don’t think too hard about what is going on until you hit the end. It’ll be difficult, trust me on that, but worth it.
I know I’ve strayed from my standard way of doing a review, but it was necessary, even if it is more verbal vomit-y than usual, but I’m finding that whatever emotional state the book leaves me in finds its way into the review lately, so I roll with it. But to end on a more even tone: Overall, I enjoyed this book. I really liked how the author utilized the dual 1st person POV to tell Ren and Della’s story. It gave it a unique feel that kept me turning the pages to find out what I’d be getting into next. And with the way this one ended, I will definitely be picking up The Girl & Her Ren when it comes out because the NEED to know what will become of Ren and Della is strong.
~ Copy provided via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Another Pepper Winters Masterpiece
As a boy, Ren was sold to a farmer as a slave. Wanting to be free from his horrific conditions he sets a plan in motion to escape. He never planned on a baby, Della, smuggling her way into his backpack when he did finally escape. What does a 10 year old boy on the run in the woods do with a 1yr old baby? As they grow older will they be found or can they survive alone, together in this world? This is not your typical book from Pepper but it is just as wonderful as all her books. She is a true storyteller! Part 1 of this duology is a must read and cannot wait for the second part of this story! Told in dual POV. A coming of age love story like no other!