First Debt (Indebted #2) by Pepper Winters is LIVE!
Read the dark & sexy continuation to Jethro & Nila’s Story!
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Title: First Debt (Indebted #2)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Published: November 14, 2014
Rating: 4.5 Black Diamond Stars
~ Synopsis ~
“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.” Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out. She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it. Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever. Debts are mounting. Payment waiting.
~ Review ~
WOW!!! This book just blew me away. After reading Debt Inheritance, book 1 of this series, I was hooked but left wondering how I was supposed to feel about Jethro Hawk. He was harsh, cold, mean and not likeable at all. Still, there was something. Little cracks and glimpses that Pepper Winters gave us. A hope that there was something heroic in our hero. I put my trust in Pepper Winters and she did not let me down.
“In the short time I’d known her, she’d successfully made me feel something I had no right to feel. Don’t admit it. I balled my fists. No, I wouldn’t admit it. I would never verbalize the slow burn of possession in my gut or the confusion in my mind when it came to understanding her.” ~Jethro Hawk
First Debt picks up where Debt Inheritance left off. Nila is literally running for her freedom, for her life. Jethro lets her think she has a chance but they both know she’s going nowhere…or is she? She possesses a strength and defiance that is a paradox to her slight, fragile exterior. It challenges and infuriates Jethro, at the same time intriguing him and making him feel things he doesn’t understand r want. His debt gift is becoming a danger to him and herself.
Don’t get me wrong. Jethro does not go through some sudden epiphany. He is still the cold, methodical, twisted, mean bastard we know, but there’s a reason for it. One he’s desperate to keep hidden. However, Nila is cracking the ice, the gruff exterior and he’s confused, angry and aroused. Nila also changes or better yet adapts to her situation in order to survive. But she can’t deny that while she hates Jethro, he awakens something in her body. A passion she tries to fight then use to her advantage.
“My stomach churned with the promise. I will make him love me. My conviction wasn’t flimsy or half-hearted. And then I’ll destroy him.” ~ Nila Weaver
This story isn’t for everyone. It’s not hearts and flowers or rainbows and butterflies. It’s dark, twisted and harsh. It is graphic and conflicting, although less so than book 1. That being said, it is an awesome story about inner strength and inner demons. The fight within ourselves against what’s right, what we want and what others expect. Pepper Winters does an amazing job with character development and pacing. I was captivated from page one. Could not put the book down. Devoured it in one sitting. Some questions were answered and yet so many more developed, leaving me with wanting book 3 NOW!! Though, this book did not end with the same major cliffhanger as the first, there’s still s much more to uncover. One thing is for certain, Jethro is so much more than I anticipated. Fantastic story, Pepper Winters. I CANNOT wait for more!!
~ Excerpt ~
A small gasp fell from my lips as his fingers kissed the paper-thin skin. His eyes held me hostage. The golden brown was now a swirling bronze, raging with the same demanding hunger I knew reflected in mine. “This sort of reminds me of the forest,” I whispered. “The trees around us—no one else.” My words fell like petals, waiting for Jethro to crush them beneath his glossy shoe. But…he didn’t. Tracing one hand from my wrist, along the inside of my arm, and right to my throat, he fisted my ponytail. With intensity that stripped my soul to the very essence of who I was, he pulled my head back slowly, sensually, full of sexual power. His eyes dropped to my mouth. “I’ll let you in on a little secret, Ms. Weaver.” I panted, my neck straining against his hold, but I made no move to break the poignant awareness. “You won that night, but I lied when I said it pissed me off.” His mouth dropped, his tongue licked my bottom lip with the barest of grazes.
Debt Inheritance (Book One) Indebted Series
Amazon UK: http://amzn.uk.to/1kMqS41
~ Synopsis ~
“I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.” Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter. She is no longer free. Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey. There are no rules. Only payments. A modern day Dark Erotic Romance
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~ About the Author ~
Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. Her Dark Erotica books include: Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1) Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2) Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3) Her Grey Romance books include: Destroyed