The Boy and His Ribbon (The Ribbon Duet, #1) by Pepper Winters

The Boy and His Ribbon (The Ribbon Duet, #1)

“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.You lie.”RENRen 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 ...

Details The Boy and His Ribbon (The Ribbon Duet, #1)

TitleThe Boy and His Ribbon (The Ribbon Duet, #1)
Release DateApr 1st, 2018
PublisherPepper Winters
GenreRomance, Dark, New Adult

Reviews The Boy and His Ribbon (The Ribbon Duet, #1)

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS |⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2! The Boy and His Ribbon, book 1 of 2. A coming-of age tale of fate, survival & a burning yet forbidden love!Books in The Ribbons duet should be read in order:Book 1: The Boy and His RibbonBook 2: The Girl and Her Ren “…the only thing I loved, the only girl I ever needed, the only friend I ever wanted…” The Boy and His Ribbon (book 1) follows Ren Wild and Della Mclary aka D...
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    "The sensation of holding her was one of coming home after being lost for so long, and I ached." This was both one of the most unique and outrageously hooking trips I have taken in a while. Let's see how that looks in bold. This was both one of the most unique and outrageously hooking trips I have taken in a while. Damn, still the same feeling.... ________________ “Ah! It’s not squirms, it’s sperms!” I think it's safe to start this review...
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS THE BOY AND HIS RIBBON: is the first book in Pepper Winter’s ‘The Ribbon’ duet. In this we meet Ren and Della. Told in ‘Dual Perspectives’ About a boy and a girl…2000: Ten year old Ren has escaped the terrors of his captivity, dodging bullets just to get away from the terrors that held him captive at a run down old farm house where his mother had sold him two win...
  • Elizabeth
    ★4.5★ "Ren was simple. Ren spoiled me. Ren kept me in line. No one else came close." The Boy and His Ribbon is the first book in The Ribbon Duet. This is a heartbreaking and beautiful story of a boy who finds himself taking care of a girl. This is the story of their journey. "Humans were complicated creatures, and smiles were full of poison." Ren was eight years old when he managed to escape the brutality that existed in his world. Once he w...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    This book. This god damned book. It gave me anxiety coupled with stress sweats. It is emotional. It is tragic. It is beautiful. It’s filled with relationships that are so unconditional and bonds that are so strong. The story of The Boy and His Ribbon is NOT a simple one. It’s not easy, and it will have even the most open-minded moral compass quivering at times, but Pepper Winters does a flawless job with this story. The book is told in two PO...
  • Olga therebelreader
    *****ALL THE STARS***** I was in the mood for an emotional love story and this delivered it in spades. Provocative and utterly mesmerizing! Ren and Della are involved in a dangerous relationship, but they can't seem to let go of each other and what they feel when they are together. As the relationship builds and as the characters spend more time together you start to slowly question the tension of the relationship, the ethics and moral dilemmas b...
  • Snow
    one of my fave authors...wrote the story of love.unconventional love...that is NOT suppose to survive as such...NOT in a romantic leastand yet, the crushing moment when the realization hits the main characters, Ren -the boy who escaped the cruelty of a life as he was sold into a child labor at the farm among other unfortunate souls...but he escaped at age 10 and took, by a set of accidental circumstances, a little life along with him-...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Live amazon Unique Stars The Boy and His Ribbon is an unforgettable story!5 stars isn't enough for this one, if I could I would give it more!I fall in love with this story so much, my heart was aching all the time and I'm thinking about it all the time!!This is by far my favorite book from Pepper Winters and I have read and loved all her books but this one was something else!The writing was poetic,beautiful a...
  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    "I'm a living proof that a heart can be broken a thousand times and still function, still keep you alive— desperately hoping that it won’t happen again, all the while knowing it will." *ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤ “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...
  • -S♡
    ★6 Stars! The boy and his Ribbon... Is the most painfully heartbreaking, soul shattering, addictive, unforgettable, and most beautiful masterpiece I have ever read! Rating: { ★★★★★★ }”Ren is my favourite word. I love every history attached to it. I love every pain lashed to it. I love the boy it belongs to.This masterpiece will destroy your entire being. As I have said time and time again, Pepper Winter never disappoints. And she ...
  • Sophie
    5 powerful stars Wow, I have no words. This was a fantastic read for me. If I could categorize this book I would say it belongs more in the fiction genre, than romance. But it is a story that follows a love story. The story follows Ren a ten year old who was sold in a family and mistreated him along with other kids. One day he can’t take it any longer and runs away. Somehow he ends up with Della, the family’s infant. "I didn’t want this. ...
  • Selene
    3.75 starsGenre: RomancePOV/s: First person, dualPace: Bloody slowTaboo element? (view spoiler)[There was a ten-year age gap between the main characters but no physical intimacy scenes between the two of them. They did have sex with other people, though. (hide spoiler)]Darkness level? (view spoiler)[Non-existent! (hide spoiler)]Ren ran away from his captors when he was just ten years old. He was sold by his mother to a farmer and forced to labor ...
  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    “There is no me without him." Sweet baby Jesus, what a ride!! I’m so emotionally exhausted right now, I can’t even articulate the right thing to say. I knew this was going to be different story and I couldn’t wait for that, but what I never factored in, was to be so emotionally invested in these characters. They took a little piece of my heart with every heartbreak and survival mode they had to endure and if you think you know how this s...
  • Alessandra Torre
    This morning I finished The Boy and His Ribbon by Pepper Winters. I loved it. It’s a non-traditional romance, but it is definitely a love story. It pushes boundaries. It made me question everything I was feeling. It held me to the pages and that’s a very difficult thing to do. I can’t wait for the second half of this story and I HIGHLY recommend this novel. Absolutely my favorite Pepper Winters novel to date. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! This morn...
  • Susan
    “I would die for her. I would live for her. I would kill for her.”Once again Pepper Winters has captured our hearts and imagination with a harrowing tale of childhood abuse, its aftermath on the survivors and a moral dilemma that tears at your very soul. She does it with a compelling tale of two children, one a mere babe, surviving on their own battling hunger to the point of starvation. These poor lambs are also exposed to the harshest eleme...
  • Heather
    "He cared with his entire soul and committed with his entire being." This book begins with an 18 year old Della telling the story of her life, her survival and her love. Its a tale that spans close to two decades. Its about a ten year old boy running from the horrific family that bought him. He just never expected to find his ribbon soon after his escape. The entire book is about love. Not only the romantic kind but an all consuming love. One tha...
  • Sophie
    I received this advanced reading copy from the author via NetGalley but it had no influence whatsoever on my always honest review. 4,5 stars  Dear Professor Baxter, I know you asked us to write something true that reads as fake, but I have a problem. I’m not trying to be difficult and refuse to do the assignment but...well, this problem of’s a fairly big problem. You see, I’m not allowed to tell the truth. Ever. Like literally,...
  • Jen
    4.5 StarsI finished this a couple of hours ago and I'm still trying to come up with a way to convey everything I'm feeling without giving anything away.Guess what? I'm not that talented of a reviewer.This is my first (que!) Pepper Winters book and I'm absolutely kicking myself for not reading her sooner. I went into The Boy and His Ribbon blind and I'd suggest you do the same if given the chance. Ren and Della's tale was hard for me to take from ...
  • Myla
    Words are not enough to express how much I tremendously enjoyed this book. I was consumed by the story of Ren and Della from beginning to end.Ren's POV tells us how he faces the challenges life throws at him. He's smart, quick-thinking, and protective of the people he loves. And for someone who's barely a teenager, he knows what responsibility is-- his responsibility that is Della. He's committed to giving Della a normal life as much as possible....
  • Timitra
    Rated 4.5 StarsThe Boy and his Ribbon wasn't what I was expecting at all which is a great thing. I loved for the most part where the author took the story. My issues were with character's decisions and such.It's an entanglement of a few things. I loved how the author tied those things together to create this unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting but not only that it will have you running through a gamut of emotions while reading. I...
  • Akd
    ** 4 'Blue Ribbon' Stars ** /!\ Beware this review might contain spoilers /!\ ***I’ll never be ready but if I don’t, how can I ever move on?*** So different from what I expected, yet I loved every second, every word, every sentence.Everything starts when Ren decides he has had enough of his slave life ad the decision that follows will forever change his life and Della, the baby of the family who bought him.This book is all about decisions, ...
  • Dirty Dayna
    4 Ribbon Stars’d first like to mention the amazing SHH buddy read this book was apart of is an (F)BR with my Shhlutty Sisters: SueBee, Lu, Timitra, C, Myla, Ann, Sophie, Susan, Akd, Snow, Megan, Tina, and myself A ton of awesome people came together in one week to read the newest Pepper Winters novel. It affected us all in different ways. For me it was emotional and raw...
  • Ann
    4 STARS I enjoyed this story. It's a different kind of story from this author. A very unique coming of age story. Not just a coming of age story, a story of perseverance and survival.Ren is a young boy, sold by his parents to be a slave. His young life is horrific and he escapes his owners and unknowingly takes someone with him. Ren is just a child, who just wants to survive but saddled with adult choices and decisions. My heart broke for him, so...
  • Selena Lanovara-scott
    I dont even know where to begin with this review. I think Pepper has out did her self with this book its so different from anything. I loved the double POV Ren and Della. The story is told over a span of time. Im so Obsessed with this book. I wish I could give more Stars, More Rave. Its Fantastic Ren who was sold for slave work at a young age by his Mom. The more he witness on the farm and what has happened to him. He tries to find away to leave...
  • Megan
    5 "I will Always love you" StarsThis review will be short because even though I’ve taken some time, I still can’t even begin to put into words what this book made me feel. It was for me an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful coming of age story. One that I can’t recommend it enough for anyone and everyone to read. At 8 years old Ren’s life is changed forever and for two years he fights just to survive. Until finally he is able to run taki...
  • Betul
    **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**4.25 stars"She was my one weakness, and I was determined to stay immune to her for her own protection." I love Pepper Winters' dark romances, but I love her contemporary romances even more. She always gives her all in these books, and really takes her time to tell the whole story. The Boy and His Ribbon, is about a broken ten year old boy Ren and baby Della who ends up in the Ren's backpack when he...
  • Kindling Micky
    4.5 starsI don't know how to categorise the genre of this book because the story is a metamorphosis of character growth in age and maturity. THE BOY AND HIS RIBBON is a story of becoming family, escaping abuse but never really being free. This is a tale told over a number of years, everything in this book has a tangible and realistic timeline.The two characters in this book are Ren Wild the boy on the run and his little fellow escapee Della Ribbo...
  • Hollis
    I don't even know where to begin. I want to curb my snarky tongue but honestly my mind is whirring from all the stuff about THE BOY AND HIS RIBBON that I just couldn't. Couldn't believe, couldn't tolerate, did I mention the couldn't believe, and just overall.. couldn't.The first in The Ribbon Duet starts off in a dark place. And I was actually really excited about it. I've never read Winters before, despite much encouragement from a buddy, so did...
  • Shabby -BookBistroBlog
    It's not a story, it's a Fascination! ....Amazement!......wonder! The story doesn't need adjectives because it's a living, breathing entity, hence a noun. A perfect combination of grief and bliss. Making you float on pink cloud of love or be lashed by biting rain, all at the same time. LOVE changes like weather in this book, unpredictable and unexpected. Exactly like on a mountain, snow gives way to warmth and leaves that change colour.I'm afraid...