TeriLyn's thoughts: **Ruin & Rule generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
The story of the two main characters in Ruin & Rule bases itself upon an ugly betrayal. As readers we get the story of the wreckage left from this betrayal compounded with the vengeance of a hero overcome with anger and a heroine trying to make sense of her life. In the interest of preserving so much of the plot, I will not say a lot about the characters as there's too much mystery and clues wrapped up in them.
I enjoy reading the darkness Pepper Winters writes. Her plots are always interesting and the depth of thought gone into writing this book was obviously immense. The are many variables, players, and memories to sift through in order to reach understanding even though some of the story is still shrouded in blackness. I wasn't sure who to trust and not to trust which added to the intriguing qualities of the book. The writing in this story was good as well but there were times I got lost in the facts where I was trying to remember a time frame or person involved already mentioned. There was a lot to this book, several parts drug for me and the main characters were back and forth a lot on revealing truths. Many half truths were provided from each character and while I felt one of them justified the other character not so much. The MC factor in the book was minimal in my opinion, the use of the MC was more to introduce how the two main characters began and ended rather than a book about characters within a motorcycle club. The surrounding culture of Pure Corruption were clouded in some politics of a regime overthrown and I wasn't sure how they fit into the book.
Overall, there were parts I really enjoyed in Ride & Rule while there were other parts that were a bit too chaotic. There are a lot of questions still to be answered and as the heroine began to recognize some clues to make an understanding we had a fade to black. It's an interesting read with sexy parts and some disturbing parts that scream Pepper Winters. If you've liked her darkness before, you'll enjoy reading this story.