I got an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Quintessentially Q starts a few days after Tears of Tess ends. Q is determined to keep Tess and never let her go, even if it means, he may have to leash his beast. But Tess wants both the man and the beast and will will anything to make Q realize that. In this continuation of an unconventional romance, Tess and Q have to set boundaries to their relationship, or even surpass those boundaries.
When Tess is kidnapped from Q’s office, by the same men who kidnapped her the first time, Q will go to any extent to bring back the woman he loves. He is willing to destroy the company he built, he is willing to kill and unleash the monster on the world if it means he can get Tess back.
Tess on the other hand is being brutalized by her kidnappers. They are determined to break her mind, body and soul. What is left after they are done is just a shell of the woman she once was. When Q finds her, what he finds breaks his heart and he fears he might have been too late.
To find the woman who captured his soul and his heart, Q will do anything, even if it means to face his biggest fear-losing control. To get Tess back, he almost kills the best that lives inside him, but Tess is no longer there. She does not feel anymore. She is just a shell, But when his best friend Frederick tells Q that there might be a way to bring Tess back, Q knows he has to do it, even though it could kill him or scar him for life.
In Quintessentially Q we find a very humane Q. His humanity comes to the forefront. The man he is beneath the monster. We see a side of him that we could not have even expected. A sweet and caring man, affectionate and loving rather than the man who loves to draw blood and whip and hurt his woman. That is not to say that the beast was not there. Both the man and the beast got equal attention in this book. We realize that Tess is also stronger than ever with Q by her side. And that both of them together can overcome even the worst of the circumstances.
Again a very well written book. Full of raw, human emotions. Like Tears of Tessis book also made me cry, both for Tess and Q. Quintessentially Q was written in dual POV, so we got both Q’s and Tess’s side of the story. It will touch your heart and make you feel like nothing else.
The ending was quite unexpected, though welcome. Tess and Q deserve their Happily Ever After. Now the wait for the final book in the series will not be easy.
A 4/5 stars for Quintessentially Q.